ABSTRACT: We propose in this work a study of an image processing engine able to detect automatically the features of electronic board weldings. The engine has been developed by using ImageJ and OpenCV libraries. Specifically the image processing segmentation has been improved by watershed approach. After a complete design of the automation processes, different test have been performed showing the engine efficiency in terms of features extraction, scale setting and thresholding calibration. The engine provides as outputs the storage of the cropped images of each single defects. The proposed engine together with the post-processing 3D imaging represent a good tool for the management of the production quality of electronic boards.
KEYWORDS: ImageJ, Image Processing, Watershed Segmentation, OpenCV, Electronic Boards Quality System, Welding Defects.