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Xiris Recruits Dr. Patricio Mendez as Special Adviser

Developing world class technology for the welding industry does not happen on its own. Instead, it involves a well curated team of technical experts in Optics, Electronics, Mechanical Design and Software, working hard to develop new and innovative technology. It involves listening carefully to our customers to make sure that …

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Pivoting Welding Education in the Future Post Covid-19

No one knows what education is going to look like after the COVID-19 crisis, particularly welding training in vocational schools. Will schools resume with online-only education? Will they come back at all? Or will they come back partially, with students partially enrolled for some online training and some in classroom …

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MQTT Interface for Lincoln Power Wave® Welding Systems

MQTT, or Message Queuing Telemetry Transport, is an industry standard communication protocol rapidly appearing in the welding industry where many of the major welding power supply companies are building equipment that is MQTT compatible. The Xiris Blog

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Weld Cameras for Union Skills Training  

Unions with members who do on the job welding need to provide regular skills training upgrades and re-certify their members’ skills.  The UA is one such union whose locals train and re-certify their members in three technical areas: welding, steam fitting, and plumbing.  Recently, one of their locals reached out to Xiris after hearing that other UA locals had …

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Inspection of Extruded Coatings on Liquid Fuel Tubes

A multinational Tier 1 automotive parts manufacturer had a problem.  They make single wall liquid fuel tubing with an extruded corrosion protection coating.  The completed tubing is used in various automotive applications where a compression fitting is made over the tube, requiring a perfectly smooth surface finish to avoid any leak path that …

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Imaging CMT Welding with a Weld Camera

Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding is a variant of the GMAW process developed by Fronius.  It uses a method similar to a short-circuiting transfer process,1 where the wire moves forward but instantly retracts back as soon as the short circuit occurs, which detaches the droplet and reduces heat input during …

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Future Possibilities for Audio Monitoring of Welding

Xiris has been at the forefront of weld monitoring for more than a decade by continuously innovating and developing new technologies.  With our new audio monitoring solution entering the market, our team is already anticipating what we will learn and how we can build on this technology to further enhance …

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A Unique Application for Xiris Weld Cameras: Schlieren Imaging

At Xiris we are all about viewing weld processes in ways you’ve never seen before. Surely most people have not seen the imaging capabilities of a weld camera in a Schlieren application, which is why we wanted to share it. The Xiris Blog

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Thermally Enhanced Weld Camera Improves Productivity in HSAW

A challenge most fabricators face when using Helical Submerged Arc Welding (HSAW), also known as spiral welding, is ensuring that the welding torch is aligned with the seam during the inner diameter weld.  As a granular flux is used in HSAW, it usually covers the welding process, obscuring the operators’ …

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Using Weld Cameras to Monitor Laser Bed Additive Manufacturing

In an effort to accelerate the industrialization and adoption of metal additive manufacturing (MAM) processes, fabricators have been pursuing in-situ process monitoring with the help of weld cameras.  The Xiris Blog

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Using Template Matching to Locate Features in a Weld Process

Xiris has recently introduced a new version of its WeldStudio software with a powerful set of template matching tools.  Template matching is a technique in machine vision that finds small portions of an image which match a template, or model, image.  When used in imaging welding processes, it can have …

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Using Edge Filters on Weld Camera Images

Xiris Weld Cameras generate video that allow operators to monitor their welding process remotely.  Sometimes it can be difficult to see subtle features or detect details of the weld process that can be used by the operator to adjust the process.  Advanced Edge Detectors are software tools that highlight regions …

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Pre-Recording Buffering of Weld Image Video

A key feature of the Xiris Weld Camera includes being able to record and playback video of captured weld processes. Sometimes when starting to record a weld video, it can be difficult to capture the initial moments of the weld process. This could mean missing desired points of the weld …