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Title: Quality status display for a vibration welding process

Abstract

A method includes receiving, during a vibration welding process, a set of sensory signals from a collection of sensors positioned with respect to a work piece during formation of a weld on or within the work piece. The method also includes receiving control signals from a welding controller during the process, with the control signals causing the welding horn to vibrate at a calibrated frequency, and processing the received sensory and control signals using a host machine. Additionally, the method includes displaying a predicted weld quality status on a surface of the work piece using a status projector. The method may include identifying and display a quality status of a suspect weld. The laser projector may project a laser beam directly onto or immediately adjacent to the suspect welds, e.g., as a red, green, blue laser or a gas laser having a switched color filter.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1410561
Patent Number(s):
9,827,634
Application Number:
15/433,274
Assignee:
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI) DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0002217
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Feb 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Spicer, John Patrick, Abell, Jeffrey A., Wincek, Michael Anthony, Chakraborty, Debejyo, Bracey, Jennifer, Wang, Hui, Tavora, Peter W., Davis, Jeffrey S., Hutchinson, Daniel C., Reardon, Ronald L., and Utz, Shawn. Quality status display for a vibration welding process. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Spicer, John Patrick, Abell, Jeffrey A., Wincek, Michael Anthony, Chakraborty, Debejyo, Bracey, Jennifer, Wang, Hui, Tavora, Peter W., Davis, Jeffrey S., Hutchinson, Daniel C., Reardon, Ronald L., & Utz, Shawn. Quality status display for a vibration welding process. United States.
Spicer, John Patrick, Abell, Jeffrey A., Wincek, Michael Anthony, Chakraborty, Debejyo, Bracey, Jennifer, Wang, Hui, Tavora, Peter W., Davis, Jeffrey S., Hutchinson, Daniel C., Reardon, Ronald L., and Utz, Shawn. Tue . "Quality status display for a vibration welding process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410561.
@article{osti_1410561,
title = {Quality status display for a vibration welding process},
author = {Spicer, John Patrick and Abell, Jeffrey A. and Wincek, Michael Anthony and Chakraborty, Debejyo and Bracey, Jennifer and Wang, Hui and Tavora, Peter W. and Davis, Jeffrey S. and Hutchinson, Daniel C. and Reardon, Ronald L. and Utz, Shawn},
abstractNote = {A method includes receiving, during a vibration welding process, a set of sensory signals from a collection of sensors positioned with respect to a work piece during formation of a weld on or within the work piece. The method also includes receiving control signals from a welding controller during the process, with the control signals causing the welding horn to vibrate at a calibrated frequency, and processing the received sensory and control signals using a host machine. Additionally, the method includes displaying a predicted weld quality status on a surface of the work piece using a status projector. The method may include identifying and display a quality status of a suspect weld. The laser projector may project a laser beam directly onto or immediately adjacent to the suspect welds, e.g., as a red, green, blue laser or a gas laser having a switched color filter.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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