Team leader: Dr. Alfons Schuster
Quality for production: inline, please!
Inline, of course – that's how the quality assurance of tomorrow should work. Thanks to the focus of the DLR Center for Lightweight Production Technology in Augsburg on the production-integrated real-time acquisition of manufacturing data in combination with specialised sensor systems for quality parameters adapted to the process, production can be continuously monitored and readjusted in good time before rejects even occur.
Methods for inline QA: Exploiting the full potential
Our QA methods include
We are also happy to develop tailor-made solutions with you. The holistic approach is particularly important to us – measurement data is not just data, but is directly related to reality: to components, design, construction drawings, material parameters, simulation and much more. For example, the depth-resolved 3D thermography developed at the ZLP Augsburg allows defect localisation directly in the component coordinate system. In this way, test results can be immediately fed back into design and simulation.
Full-scale and inline: The key to productivity
Carrying out measurements on large components quickly and cost-effectively and never losing sight of the big picture – that is our expertise. From a detailed CAD model that perfectly matches with reality, to tailor-made offline programs or autonomous automation solutions, through to 3D-localised measurement values on full-scale components – only the fusion of all data sources produces reliable quality. Inline and full-scale for the quality assurance of tomorrow – our vision for the future that we are already working on today.
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