This project aims to optimise and, where possible, automate the gas metal arc welding process in order to deliver consistent high-quality welds.
Construction & asset management
Infrastructure, utilities & transport
Robotics and automation
Wireless communications & Internet of Things
Auditory cues are critical for expert welders to adjust the weld process and maintain quality. The challenge lies in using these sound emissions to develop an automated process that enables weld quality to be controlled remotely. As the mechanisms underpinning sound generation and control are not well understood, this project will develop fundamental knowledge of sound emissions from welding process.
The UTS Tech Lab team is developing a model that correlates the acoustic signal with other weld parameters for gas metal arc welding. By investigating the physical mechanisms of sound generation, the key acoustic features can be identified. This knowledge supports the development of a database of multimodal weld recordings, and a prototype monitoring system based on the key acoustic features identified.