Optimised Inspection of Complex Geometries

Brierley, Nicholas; The Manufacturing Technology Centre; United Kingdom

Brierley, N.; The Manufactoring Teechnology Center; United Kingdom

ID: ECNDT-0026-2018
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Session: Additive Manufacturing – radiographic methods
Room: H1
Date: 2018-06-11
Time: 14:10 - 14:30

The inspection of complex-shaped components, such as those enabled by additive manufacturing, is a major challenge in industrial quality assurance. The paper describes work seeking to address this challenge by the use of numerical optimisation coupled with a simulation capability as a means of incorporating prior knowledge about the inspection into the inspection design as a means of obtaining an improved capability. The focus of the work is radiographic imaging, but the algorithm described can readily be adapted to other image-based inspection modalities. The algorithm devolved is described, alongside the initial, promising results obtained.