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Title: Quality status display for a vibration welding process

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

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