Laser welding adaptive control system

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Training event for RADICLE system sensor

During August 2017, at The MTC in Coventry, partners of the RADICLE project attended a dedicated training session for one of the Laser welding in-process monitoring sensors used in the RADICLE system.

The objective of this training, provided by the sensor manufacturer, was to showcase the features and possibilities it offers, while increasing the partners’ expertise on the technology, to integrate it with the complete RADICLE system better.

6th Consortium Meeting – Month 24

During February 21st and 22nd, 2017 the partners involved in the RADICLE project gathered together for the 24-month meeting to discuss about the progress of the Horizon2020 project.

At this meeting, each partner presented their work developed so far, exchanging good practices and taking the pulse of the project’ progress.
One of the main outcomes of this meeting was the successful debate on the design of the RADICLE laser head.
This meeting was organized by TWI and took place in Cambridge, UK.

Radicle Project is reaching its second half

On the 1st and 2nd of September, the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting will organise the M18 meeting of the Radicle project. This meeting marks a turning point in the project since it will mean that the project is entering its second half.

In this meeting, hosted by EWF, representatives of different companies will be present: General Electric (GE), Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA, Rolls-Royce PLC, GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, Laser Optical Engineering Limited, Permanova Lasersystem AB, The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT and TWI Limited. This list of partners demonstrates the potential impact of the Radicle project in companies that use laser welding as one of their manufacturing process.

RADICLE presented at the 69th IIW Annual Assembly in Melbourne, Australia

European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting presented RADICLE project on 11th of July 2016 at the Commission IV “Power Beam Processes”, during the 69th IIW Annual Assembly which took place in Melbourne, Australia.

Radicle project’s objectives and results were presented to the audience, as well as the laser welding process monitoring split in three main loops (Seam tracking and pre-process adaptive control, In-process Monitoring, Post-process Welding NDT/NDE) and pointing out the project focus in developing this laser welding monitoring system in accordance with the identified industrial needs and requirements. The uniqueness of this approach is in the use of data from all three loops of laser welding monitoring to inform the control system and adjust the weld parameters in order to control and fault preventing or fixing.