At ARC Specialties we are big advocates for video monitoring of the welding process. We add cameras to most of our systems. The late Don Alexander once told me that he could see 100 different things in the leading edge of the weld puddle. I’m only up to 86 😉 but I agree that much can be learned by watching the weld.The problem is the differing light intensity between the arc and the part. A whole industry has evolved around high dynamic range cameras using many different filtering technologies.
We plan on showcasing an interesting weld each week. You will see video of the arc weld in progress as well as the finished part. I will explain the technology of both the weld and the video system along with the back story of how the weld is used in industry.
For our first episode, we went into the archives and found videos created with Stenning https://lnkd.in/ewMGFfd and Xiris Automation Inc. These are hot wire gas tungsten arc corrosion-resistant overlay welds. The welds are beautiful but the real challenge was the software to automatically position the hundreds of weld starts and stops at intersections of the internal bores.
Contact me if you have a weld made on an ARC Specialties machine that you would like to showcase.