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Laser welding quality of motors inspected by lock-in infrared thermography
Author(s): Yan Huo; Yue-jin Zhao; Cun-lin Zhang; Da-peng Chen
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Paper Abstract

Laser welding has the advantages such as non-contaminant process, no thermal stress and etc. It has been broadly used in manufacturing especially in producing motor components, but the quality of the laser welding products is influenced by laser power, laser welding velocity and so on. To ensure the quality of the laser welding, various different detecting technologies need to be applied. Lock-in infrared thermography (IRT) is an active nondestructive testing technology utilizing modulated heat source to incite surface of samples and recording thermal response from the samples by infrared camera. The article uses FFT tool to process date received by the infrared camera, the phase difference between the defect area and the healthy area indicates the information of defects. The article uses the Lock-in IRT to detect welding quality of six stainless steel welding samples of the motors, wherein four of them are produced with different welding powers, the others are formed with the different welding velocities. Phase images acquired at a lock-in frequency of 0.3Hz show that the lock-in IRT has the ability to evaluate quality of the laser welding samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7383, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2009: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications, 738310 (5 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.836223
Show Author Affiliations
Yan Huo, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yue-jin Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Cun-lin Zhang, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Da-peng Chen, Capital Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7383:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2009: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications
Jeffery Puschell; Hai-mei Gong; Yi Cai; Jin Lu; Jin-dong Fei, Editor(s)

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