Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Manufacturing Beauty

Category: Transformative technology

An artistic geometrical image made by an arc-welding robot

This artwork was not created by a human, but by an arc-welding robot, demonstrating its precision. However, work done by such robots still needs to be quality checked. Currently done by hand, it is the slowest link in the supply chain and subject to human error, but Strathclyde researchers are developing ultrasonic weld testing at the point of manufacture, enabling defects to be detected and repaired as they develop. 

Entrant: Momchil Vasilev , Electronic And Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Momchil Vasilev

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Grant no: EP/R2096858/1


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