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Title: Additive Manufacturing of Sensors and Components for Non-Destructive Evaluation Applications

Abstract

Additively manufactured machine components were designed for use in non-destructive evaluations. Additive manufacturing (3D printing) enables rapid production of simple or complex objects at a low cost for use in many fields of research and industry. 3D printed components were used to optimize an eddy current array probe to inspect various complex shaped objects, such as gears. Preliminary eddy current inspections were conducted to test the functionality and compatibility of the 3D printed components to the array probe and existing system. These were done by wrapping replica 3D printed gears with aluminum foil. The results were as expected, rough, uneven surface of the aluminum foil. Calibration scans were also executed to enable proper measurement of defect size in metal structures. For use in waveguide-based distributive sensing technologies, additively manufactured custom waveguides were designed for use in liquid environments to collect pressure and flow data. Waveguides were designed with membranes, thin sections of the walls, which would be pressed inward due to fluid pressure. Waveguide models continue to be developed and revised for most functional utility in liquid environments.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States); DePaul Univ., Chicago, IL (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1480539
Report Number(s):
ANL/NSE-18/2
146173
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Saboriendo, Brian, Heifetz, Alexander, Kozak, Peter, Elmer, Thomas W., and Bakhtiari, Sasan. Additive Manufacturing of Sensors and Components for Non-Destructive Evaluation Applications. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1480539.
Saboriendo, Brian, Heifetz, Alexander, Kozak, Peter, Elmer, Thomas W., & Bakhtiari, Sasan. Additive Manufacturing of Sensors and Components for Non-Destructive Evaluation Applications. United States. doi:10.2172/1480539.
Saboriendo, Brian, Heifetz, Alexander, Kozak, Peter, Elmer, Thomas W., and Bakhtiari, Sasan. Thu . "Additive Manufacturing of Sensors and Components for Non-Destructive Evaluation Applications". United States. doi:10.2172/1480539. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1480539.
@article{osti_1480539,
title = {Additive Manufacturing of Sensors and Components for Non-Destructive Evaluation Applications},
author = {Saboriendo, Brian and Heifetz, Alexander and Kozak, Peter and Elmer, Thomas W. and Bakhtiari, Sasan},
abstractNote = {Additively manufactured machine components were designed for use in non-destructive evaluations. Additive manufacturing (3D printing) enables rapid production of simple or complex objects at a low cost for use in many fields of research and industry. 3D printed components were used to optimize an eddy current array probe to inspect various complex shaped objects, such as gears. Preliminary eddy current inspections were conducted to test the functionality and compatibility of the 3D printed components to the array probe and existing system. These were done by wrapping replica 3D printed gears with aluminum foil. The results were as expected, rough, uneven surface of the aluminum foil. Calibration scans were also executed to enable proper measurement of defect size in metal structures. For use in waveguide-based distributive sensing technologies, additively manufactured custom waveguides were designed for use in liquid environments to collect pressure and flow data. Waveguides were designed with membranes, thin sections of the walls, which would be pressed inward due to fluid pressure. Waveguide models continue to be developed and revised for most functional utility in liquid environments.},
doi = {10.2172/1480539},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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