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Production line NDE of welds in air-bag inflators
Author(s): Stephen R. Schaps; A. Van Clark; Ron Alers
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Paper Abstract

NIST, in joint venture with a manufacturer of automotive air-bags, investigated and developed a system using EMATs to test all production parts and to reject weak welds in them without slowing the production line. After qualification tests were completed, the transducers and associated instrumentation were packaged for operation under mass production conditions in a factory environment by a commercial supplier of EMAT systems. This system was designed to inspect parts immediately after the weld stage while they may still be hot from the welding process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2948, Nondestructive Evaluation for Process Control in Manufacturing, (15 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259200
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen R. Schaps, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
A. Van Clark, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Ron Alers, Sonic Sensors, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2948:
Nondestructive Evaluation for Process Control in Manufacturing
Richard H. Bossi; Tom Moran, Editor(s)

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