It was a real pleasure to present our Guaranteed approach towards first-time-right, zero-defect manufacturing in WAAM during the session on automation and new welding processes at the Welding Symposium organized by the Belgian Welding Institute.
GUARANTEED’s focus is on repairing or rebuilding large slow-moving components beyond conventional techniques, thereby prolonging the life of ageing industrial equipment, reducing long lead times and eliminating storage costs. As a tight respect of lead-times is important to our customers, we work with proven & robust industrial components to ensure high TRL-level and reliability of our production equipment. In-situ process monitoring capabilities allow for closed-loop process control to minimize the risk of defect formation, while on-line NDT implementation guarantees any residual defects are detected and corrected on the fly in order to achieve zero-defect manufacturing capabilities, fully aligned with the GUARANTEED brand.
The first-time-right zero-defect capability of our process is key in achieving both short lead-times and high quality components. For this purpose, GUARANTEED uses the most advanced WAAM process software currently available which is developed by one of our strategic partners. This is complemented with in-house developed unique specific welding, metallurgical and in-use property simulation capabilities which ensure the selection of optimal production parameters from the very first produced part.