Manufacturing Defect Detection Using Computer Vision
How It Works
In this solution, we leverage computer vision to identify product defects in hot-rolled steel plates, widely used in construction and agriculture. Using an object detection model powered by machine learning, we achieve precise and efficient detection and classification of prevalent defects like scratches.
Traditionally, the visual inspection of steel plates is time-consuming and potentially unreliable. Our approach automates the detection process, enhancing accuracy and reducing human effort and error.
This solution is split into two phases, with model training contained in Phase 1 and model deployment with DataRobot detailed in Phase 2.
Phase 1 uses a dataset containing images of steel plates with different defects to fine-tune a pre-trained Faster R-CNN model, an incredibly powerful object detection machine learning architecture, to classify and locate scratches.
Phase 2 uses the DataRobot platform to host a non-DataRobot, pre-trained object detection model to leverage a host of ML Production features such as model monitoring with custom metrics. The specific code applied here assumes the input/output schema of the resulting FasterR-CNN model from Phase 1 but any object detection model can work with the proper data handling updates.
The output: a highly accurate and robust predictive model capable of detecting and classifying any sized scratch present in steel plates, with a DataRobot deployment monitoring model health and logging metrics.
- AI-based defect detection solution
- Demonstration of data acquirement and preprocessing
- Custom training and validation loops for fine-tuning the model
- Significantly automated defect detection process
- Model observability in production with custom metrics to evaluate performance
- Practical application insights to other manufacturing industries
About the Partner
KUNGFU.AI is a management consulting and engineering firm focused exclusively on artificial intelligence. With a deep understanding of key contributors to AI outcomes, including data, designers, users, and leaders, KUNGFU.AI tailors strategies that propel businesses forward.
The team, comprising experts in AI, machine learning, and software engineering, stays at the forefront of research to deliver cutting-edge solutions. By truly understanding client challenges and environments, KUNGFU.AI iteratively crafts solutions, optimizing AI operations at every stage. Their commitment extends beyond implementation to repeatability, reliability, and alignment with corporate objectives, empowering organizations to redirect resources toward innovation and sustainable advantage.
Whether clients are initiating a data strategy or deploying production AI models, KUNGFU.AI ensures maximum return on investment in an AI-driven future.
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