A novel method of analysing the thermal profile of autogenous TIG welds using an infrared sensor is being developed at TWI.
Work has shown that a top face monitoring and control system can compensate for changes in plate thickness from 1 to 3mm and can also detect misalignment and poor seam tracking.
This system is now ready to be developed from a prototype into a manufacturing tool.
Any company wishing to join the project can contact the Structural Integrity Dept at TWI. ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).