Non Destructive Testing methods: development of innovative solutions for in-line applications
|KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Centre for design and management of manufacturing systems
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 4 500 000
|October 2010 - May 2014
|FFI - Sustainable Production
|2010-01346_publik_EN.pdf (pdf, 1218 kB)
Purpose and goal
The main objectives of the project are: 1.Industrial application of existing and new NDT methods with a wider scope in terms of defect identification and components being tested. 2.Reliable and robust NDT solutions for in-line implementation on the production lines for each case study 3.A strong and effective platform for collaboration among the research and industrial partners for successful developments both within the project and future R&D endeavours. The project has met all of its stated objectives.
Expected results and effects
Project results have contributed to: 1 - Improve the existing NDT stations and procedures for obtaining more detailed information about the produced component. 2 - Ensure 100% compliance in the early stages of the production line, by this avoiding waste of materials and energy on the parts that would eventually be discarded. 3 - Improve the industry´s own insight into the methods used and / or implemented. Another important result of the project has been the creation of a consortium of experts in the field of industrial NDT as never before.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was divided in five work packages: WP1 Project coordination and result dissemination WP2 In-line NDT of Cast components WP3 In-line NDT of Heat Treated components WP4 In-line NDT of Hard Turned components WP5 In-line NDT of Ground components A number of experts in the various NDT techniques have worked transversely through the work packages. This structure has created a strong collaboration and interaction within the project.