This paper presents a computer vision system for evaluating the quality of deburring and edge breaking on aluminum and steel blocks. This technique produces both quantitative (size) and qualitative (quality) measures of chamfering operation from images taken with an off-the-shelf camera. We demonstrate that the proposed computer vision system can detect edge chamfering geometry within a 1–2mm range. The proposed technique does not require precise calibration of the camera to the part nor specialized hardware beyond a macro lens. Off-the-shelf components and a CAD model of the original part geometry are used for calibration. We also demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed technique on edge breaking quality control.

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