Project: Multidimensional reflectometry for industry

A customer will often choose a product based on the way it looks. Consequently, many industries invest time and money in developing sophisticated visual effects such as metallic paints, sparkle effects and matt finishes. Visual attributes such as colour, gloss, texture, transparency, graininess and sparkle all combine to give the appearance of a particular surface and this project will focus on making better measurements of this overall appearance, as experienced by a potential customer. The project will reduce measurement time and uncertainty and strengthen the traceability of measurements of effects such as goniochromatism, gloss and fluorescence. It will consider how different effects combine to produce a final finished appearance, and will relate measurements to the visual sensation of the end-user. This work will benefit quality control, for example when ensuring that different bodywork panels on a car appear similar or that a finished product matches the description or image a customer was given.

Acronym IND52 xDReflect (Reference Number: IND52)
Duration 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2016
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2012 - Industry, SI Broader Scope and Open Excellence

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Conservatoire national des arts et metiers Coordinator France
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Partner Spain
4 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
5 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
6 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
7 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
8 Callaghan Innovation Observer New Zealand
9 Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven vzw Belgium
10 Universidad de Alicante Spain