The AutoInspect consortium, a European Framework 7 (FP7) funded project, has developed a digital radiographic system for the real time inspection of Powder Metallurgy (PM) and Metal Injection Moulded (MIM) parts, both in the sintered and green state. This technique has been developed in order to detect small cracks, flaws and density variations in-line in PM parts produced in a factory environment.
The AutoInspect system is able to inspect PM and MIM parts in seconds. Embedded Time Delay Integration (TDI) linear X-ray detectors allow the supply conveyor to run continuously while a row of parts is simultaneously scanned.
The TDI technique creates very low noise X-ray images with resolution up to 10 μm pixel size, depending on X-ray set-up magnification. Dedicated image analysis algorithm for the automatic detection of defects recognition with pre/post processing and an enhancement algorithm is used to sentence good/bad components.
Process demonstration December 12
TWI Ltd, a consortium partner based in, Wales, UK, will host a prototype demonstration on Thursday 12th December 2013 at the company’s premises in Port Talbot.
For anyone interested in attending this event please contact
Tel: +44 (0)1639 873100
Fax: +44 (0)1639 873143
Email: [email protected]