Novel research from the field of in-process ultrasound NDE is presented herein, where dry-coupled high-temperature roller-probes are deployed to assess the quality of a fresh deposit in-process and at elevated temperature. However, this roller-probe also creates a demand for bespoke ultrasound imaging approaches capable of accommodating often unpredictable arbitrary interfaces, multi-layer ultrasound wave propagation, thermal gradients and a large data volume with a subsequent need for rapid automated defect detection and characterization.
In this presentation, the authors present outcomes of research from the field of ultrasound NDE imaging developed to overcome the challenges stated above. In addition, the authors will present an overview of ongoing activities, which lead towards fully automated in-process inspection and therefore, defect-free metal additive manufacturing.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Apr 2023|
|Event||BINDT Aerospace Event 2023 - Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 25 Apr 2023 → 26 Apr 2023
|Workshop||BINDT Aerospace Event 2023|
|Period||25/04/23 → 26/04/23|
- additive manufacturing
- industry 4.0
- smart factories
- wire + arc additive manufacture (WAAM)
- non-destructive evaluation (NDE)
- ultrasound NDE