An information and simulation framework for increased quality in welded components
Journal article, 2018

The recent trend toward using simulation models with real-time data as digital twins is rapidly increasing in industry. In this paper, a digital framework supporting real-time geometrical quality control of welded components, is presented. The concept is based on a structured process model for all operations included in typical welding, strategies for selective assembly, automatic adjustment of fixtures and optimization of weld sequence. The concept utilizes recently developed algorithms for fast welding simulation and in-line scanning to be used in the optimization loop of an automated welding station—a digital twin for a welding cell.

Welding

Quality assurance

Simulation

Author

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science

Kristina Wärmefjord

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science

Julia Madrid

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Samuel C Lorin

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Anders Forslund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Lars Lindkvist

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology

0007-8506 (ISSN)

Vol. 67 1 165-168

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Tribology

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.cirp.2018.04.118

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