The automated quality assurance of the manufacturing process and of the produced structures is essential for an efficient line production. Therefore the Institute develops particularly in two areas the quality assurance:
1. The on-line inspection of the manufacturing processes through smart infusion facilities and manufacturing tools, e.g. an automated temperature control of the composite curing
2. Automated methods for the assessment of structural specimens, e.g. by means of automated digital pixel analysis for the assessment of the lamination quality and laminate properties like• Porosity• Fibre volume content• Fibre orientation and Crimping• Cracks• Matrix inhomogeneity
The aim of an on-line quality inspection through smart infusion facilities and manufacturing tools is the reduction of scrap rates and, in consequence, of manufacturing costs.