Ply-by-ply inline thermography inspection for thermoplastic automated tape layup

Neha Yadav, Beate Oswald-Tranta, Ralf Schledjewski, Karol Wachtarczyk

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Automated tape layup (ATL) largely employs post manufacturing manual visual inspection techniques for defect detection, which severely affects the productivity. Inline monitoring and defect prediction can help in making the process faster and more reliable. The presented work details the use of thermography as an inspection tool for thermoplastic tape material. A new online monitoring system is developed containing Infrared camera integrated on a purpose build ATL test rig. The capability of the tool to identify various defects is analyzed. Moreover, detailed temperature and cooling behavior analysis is done for defect prediction.
Seiten (von - bis)49-59
FachzeitschriftAdvanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science
PublikationsstatusElektronische Veröffentlichung vor Drucklegung. - 13 Sept. 2021

Bibliographische Notiz

Funding Information:
The authors kindly acknowledge the contribution provided by Mr. Antonio Galic, FACC Operations GmbH, for results elaborated in active thermography. The authors also acknowledge the financial support through project InP4 (project no. 864824) provided by the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology within the frame of the FTI initiative “Produktion der Zukunft,” which is administered by the Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Furthermore, we would like to acknowledge the helpful support of our project partner FACC Operations GmbH.

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