Sensor-guided robotic laser welding

Menno Wouter de Graaf

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Robotic laserwelding is a promising joining technique for welding of continuous seams in 3D products. High quality joints can be realised provided that the manipulation of the laser beam and the product tolerances meet strict criteria. The requirements for the positioning accuracy of the laser beamcan be fulfilled using seam-tracking sensors. This thesis describes how such sensors can be integrated in a robotic laser welding system for automatic teaching of the seam trajectory, but also to correct small errors (e.g. clamping errors, heat deviation errors) from a pre-defined seam trajectory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Meijer, Johannes, Supervisor
    • Jonker, Ben, Supervisor
    • Aarts, Ronald, Co-Supervisor
    Award date6 Dec 2007
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-2564-0
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2007


    • IR-58092


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