Industrial Vision Based Process Monitoring for Laser Cladding.pdf [article]

Keith Lorenz, Laura Justham, Michael Jackson
2019 Figshare  
One of the primary metal additive manufacturing processes is blown powder laser Directed Energy Deposition (DED), often referred to as laser cladding. This method is allied to conventional welding where a process tool provides the focused heat source, feedstock and shield gas to the substrate. The inherent nature of the process is often prone to instabilities when used for Additive Manufacturing, which can be overcome with deterministic process monitoring. This paper presents the requirement
more » ... deterministic industrial vision-based process monitoring using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for laser cladding. Additionally, the topology of FPGAs are presented and compared to traditional vision processing architecture. This work presents how some of the urgent monitoring requirements are addressed using vision specific FPGAs developed using a proprietary Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.11298059.v1 fatcat:vjqdd65nfrabjoazb45easi5nu