Overview:

yet2 client is seeking a method for detecting a hole in the bottom layer of multiple titanium, aluminium or metal composite sheets. Currently each layer is 5 – 20mm thick, with the full stack being 20 – 100mm thick. The hole has a standard 3/16 diameter (~5mm) and can be up to 10mm deep. Current methods of detection include the use of magnets and electromagnetic frequency.

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Guidelines/Constraints:

Solutions should:

  • Be accurate to 0.8mm at a range of 100mm or 0.3mm at 50mm.
  • Be operated by one user.
  • Be robust and suitable for heavy use.
  • Be suitable for use in high pressure, industrial environments.
  • Ideally be non-contact, if using contact sensors disposable devices must be used.

 

Solutions should not:

  • Cause components of the structure to move or shift when applied or removed.
  • Be affected by air gaps of up to 5mm.
  • Use conductive gels that would add application and clean up steps to the process.
  • Put the operator’s health at risk.
  • Obstruct the detected hole in any way.

 

Possible Solution Areas:

  • IR thermography
  • Machine vision
  • Medical imaging
  • Automotive sensors

 

Desired outcome of the solution:

Looking to partner with a solution provider with a technology in development that can be adapted, upgraded and improved to fit requirements.