Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.

Faculty Advisor

Putnam, Craig B.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to automate the process of inspecting blisk root fillets for GE Aviation. The Blisk Inspection System utilizes an ABB robotic arm equipped with a custom end effector, actively communicating with a programmable logic controller and custom turntable. This system is primarily controlled through a windows application, serving as a user interface while also managing computer vision and logging inspection results. Quality analysis of bladed disk (blisk) root fillets is currently being performed by hand, requiring excessive labor and consumable costs. This system will serve as a suggested solution to reduce overall cost of production and increase factory output.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2018-04-29

Major

Interdisciplinary

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Robotics Engineering

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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