CoolScan InSitu NDE for real-time quality measurement of composite prepreg hand layup and robotic AFP builds
Xi Analytics has developed the CoolScan InSitu NDE system for the real-time quality measurement of composite prepreg hand layup and robotic AFP builds. This confidential report describes the technology, its capability, and is covered by patents and patents pending.
Xi's CoolScan InSitu NDE system utilizes thermography and vision cameras integrated into a robot head, and monitors the layup of thermoset and thermoplastic materials. The thermal and video images are streamed into a computer for real-time Ai analysis, along with the coordinates of the robot head and related process data. The quality analysis of the composite build is presented to the operator as the part is being built. This allows the operator to repair any defects at the time of build, in order to make high-quality parts and greatly improve manufacturing efficiency.