Moving from Manual Visual Arc Weld Inspection to Robot Vision
Most components produced by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 manufacturers are welded using robots, but the majority of the welds are still manually visually inspected.
Modern Videoscope Capabilities for Easier Weld Inspection
Nondestructive examination plays an important role in equipment diagnosis during the maintenance of welded structures. However, inspection using ultrasonic flaw detection can be difficult or even impossible if the weld is inaccessible. The good news is that new remote visual inspection (RVI) technologies have been developed that enable highly efficient and accurate weld inspection. Testing methods are also diversifying.
Three Tips for Accurate Weld Analysis Using Handheld XRF
Handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, more commonly called handheld XRF or HHXRF, are useful tools for installing new or replacement sections in a welding project. Here are three best practices to perform accurate weld analysis with HHXRF analyzers.
AWS Announces New CWI Pathway for IIW Diploma Holders New “CWI by IIW Waiver”
The American Welding Society (AWS) is pleased to introduce a new pathway for certain IIW diploma holders to achieve the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) credential, through the “CWI by IIW Waiver” program.
Inspection Techniques for Weld Applications
Nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques range from simple manual and visual tests to sophisticated technologies that can detect surface and subsurface flaws, porosity, variations in metallurgical structure, and other discontinuities without having to destroy, damage, or waste assets.
Four New Inspection Tools for Enhanced Efficiency
To conduct inspections, professionals rely on a variety of tools that allow them to assess the quality of a component and its suitability for an intended application.
CWI Corner: Meet Cole Warner
This ambitious, 27-year-old CWI has put his trade talents to good use. Do you have a cup of coffee to sip on while reading this profile? If not, go get one or fetch your favorite beverage to enjoy alongside learning about Cole Warner.