CAD2SCAN Named Best Innovation in Machine Vision at the VISION Show

Kitov.ai is pleased to announce that its CAD2SCAN software has received the VISION Award for best innovation in the machine vision industry.

Israel-based smart inspection planning company Kitov.ai is pleased to announce that its CAD2SCAN software has received the VISION Award for best innovation in the machine vision industry. The award was presented at the VISION show on October 5, 2022, in Stuttgart, Germany.

“Being recognized with the VISION Award reflects on the incredible capabilities of our CAD2SCAN technology as a leap forward in automatic inspection planning,” said Dr. Yossi Rubner, founder and CTO of Kitov.ai. “We would like to thank VISION for this honor and congratulate the other finalists on their innovative technologies.”

CAD2SCAN technology significantly simplifies setup of robotic inspection systems using CAD-based automated inspection planning. It expands the capabilities of Kitov’s software platform and allows for complete automation of product inspection from the CAD to the actual manufacturing line. Quality engineers can define their inspection requirements directly on a complex CAD model, simply and intuitively, saving weeks or even months compared to manual programming.

Particularly useful for parts with complex geometries, CAD2SCAN automatically extracts specific geometric and semantic information for each inspection requirement marked on the CAD. This information is passed on to the relevant semantic detectors performing the inspection tasks. In addition to having built-in semantic detectors such as surface, label, screw, and existence detectors, Kitov.ai’s open software platform allows easy integration of third-party detectors that can benefit from the planning and reporting services provided by the platform. CAD2SCAN also optimizes inspection plans with accuracy and throughput in mind, guaranteeing full coverage while reducing robot motion and the number of images needed to cover all regions of interest, minimizing total inspection time.

Automatic CAD-based inspection planning is a game-changer for industries that manufacture complex parts and products. CAD2SCAN technology is implemented as a plugin to common CAD software systems. (It’s currently available for SOLIDWORKS and Creo.) It also supports the evolving QIF (quality information framework) ISO standard and can parse visual inspection requirements embedded into it.

The CAD2SCAN project was funded by the Israel–U.S. BIRD (Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation and completed in partnership with Capvidia, a provider of true model-based definition technology.

For more information on Kitov.ai’s intelligent automated planning and inspection systems and how they are used in the electronics, automotive, defense and aerospace, and medical industries, email us at info@kitov.ai.

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