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Microcomputer Checks Butt-Weld Accuracy
Author and Affiliation:
Clisham, W.(Martin Marietta Aerospace);
Garner, W.(Martin Marietta Aerospace);
Cohen, C.(Martin Marietta Aerospace);
Beal, J.(Martin Marietta Aerospace);
Polen, R.(Martin Marietta Aerospace);
Lloyd, J.(Martin Marietta Aerospace)
Abstract: Electrical gage and microcomputer eliminate time-consuming manual measurements. Alinement and angle of plates on either side of butt weld are measured and recorded automatically by hand-held gage and desk-top microcomputer. Gage/micro-computer quickly determine whether weld is within dimensional tolerances or whether reworking is needed. Microcomputer prints out measurements while operator moves gage from point to point along weld. Out-of-tolerance measurements are marked by an asterisk on printout.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1982
Document ID:
19810000062
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 81B10062
Subject Category: MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number: MFS-25557
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 6; 1; P. 62
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: BUTT JOINTS; INSPECTION; MICROCOMPUTERS; WELD TESTS
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
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