Research Mission

The UAntwerp Op3Mech research group couples state-of-the-art industrial knowledge in the key areas of advanced mechanical design and industrial 3D-vision technology. The Op3Mech team members also share important expertise with respect to Computer Aided Engineering including finite element methods and optimization techniques.


Focus on industrial knowledge in:

  • Advanced mechanical design and CAE
  • Industrial 3D-vision technology
  • Optimization techniques


With the recent advances in 3D-vision technology, a strong coupling is reached between optical measurement techniques, robust design methods and industrial production methods. Design, modeling and optimization of point clouds, response surfaces including 3D interpretation is the core research of the Op3Mech group. By means of scientific publications, initiation of doctoral research, participation in projects and consulting activities, the group aims to increase the expertise in the key domains but also wants to share the knowledge with small and bigger enterprises on a national but also international level.