Track 2: Automated PAUT of FSW, a case study from the space industry

Thursday, 30 September 2021 12:00 - 12:30

The presentation will discuss what has become to be known as the best method for the inspection of friction stir weld (FSW), phased array ultrasound, and how it has been automated for various weld configurations in the space industry as a potential approach for the inspection of hydrogen tank welds in aviation.

Case studies for circumferential and longitudinal FSW inspection will be presented along with a look into the future with an example of how an autonomous, cobot-mounted inspection system combining Industry 4.0 and established ultrasonic technology could be deployed in the aviation industry.

Etienne Grondin, Business Development Director, Evident Scientific, Olympus IMS