Sensing for monitoring of the laser-GMAW hybrid welding process

D. Travis, G. Dearden, K. G. Watkins, Edward William Reutzel, Richard Martukanitz, J. F. Tressler

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Abstract

Laser-GMAW hybrid welding is an increasingly accepted technology for a variety of commercial applications, from industries as diverse as shipbuilding to automobile manufacture. As applications become more widespread, there will be a growing need to cost-effectively monitor the process in order to ensure consistent high quality. To address this growing need, a suite of sensors were used to monitor the laser-GMAW hybrid welding process, while intentionally introducing a variety of process perturbations. Process outputs that were monitored include the GMAW voltage and current, as well as the arc-plasma electromagnetic emissions in both the ultraviolet and infrared regions. Intentionally induced process perturbations included fluctuations in GMAW voltage and wire speed, laser angle of incidence, and laser/GMAW separation distance. The sensor data were collected, analyzed, and correlated with macroscopic evaluations of the weld bead geometry and heat-affected-zone. The data reveal a strong correlation between process variation and sensor readings, suggesting a quality control scheme for laser-GMAW hybrid welding that could rely on relatively inexpensive sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2004Oct 7 2004

Publication series

NameICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings

Other

OtherICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/4/0410/7/04

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Gas metal arc welding
welding
Welding
laser
Lasers
Monitoring
sensor
monitoring
Sensors
perturbation
Automobile manufacture
shipbuilding
Shipbuilding
quality control
Electric potential
Heat affected zone
automobile
Quality control
Welds
plasma

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Travis, D., Dearden, G., Watkins, K. G., Reutzel, E. W., Martukanitz, R., & Tressler, J. F. (2004). Sensing for monitoring of the laser-GMAW hybrid welding process. In ICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings (ICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings).
Travis, D. ; Dearden, G. ; Watkins, K. G. ; Reutzel, Edward William ; Martukanitz, Richard ; Tressler, J. F. / Sensing for monitoring of the laser-GMAW hybrid welding process. ICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings. 2004. (ICALEO 2004 - 23rd International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings).
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