Miniature Torch Speed Sensor Based Adaptive Manual Arc Welding
University of Kentucky
HII Ingalls Shipbuilding
NSRP ASE INVESTMENT: $150K
The goal of this project is to develop a cost-effective solution for not so highly-skilled manual weld operators to make smaller fillet welds in compliance with the welding procedure specification.
The objectives include:
- Demonstration system including the IMU sensor based torch based speed monitoring sub-system, control sub-system for the power source
- Lower-cost training of weld operators