Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Article

Elimination of Weld Defects Using Quality Control Tools

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347020,
        author={Vanchinathan  S and Dheena Shewaq  R and Mohamed Afsar  A and Gokulharish  M and Akash  U and Pradeep Kumar  J},
        title={Elimination of Weld Defects Using Quality Control Tools},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICAMDMS},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={quality control tool weld defects},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347020}
    }
    
  • Vanchinathan S
    Dheena Shewaq R
    Mohamed Afsar A
    Gokulharish M
    Akash U
    Pradeep Kumar J
    Year: 2024
    Elimination of Weld Defects Using Quality Control Tools
    ICAMDMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2347020
Vanchinathan S1, Dheena Shewaq R1, Mohamed Afsar A1, Gokulharish M1, Akash U1, Pradeep Kumar J1,*
  • 1: PSG College of Technology
*Contact email: jpk.prod@psgtech.ac.in

Abstract

This research focuses on addressing challenges within the wheel manufacturing industry's assembly line, particularly post the submerged arc welding process. The welding involves an electrode ignites arc with flux for welding, and critical defects like porosity, blow holes, excessive spatter, cracks, and undercut are identified. Our study aims to minimize these defects through the implementation of quality control tools such as histogram, Pareto diagram, control chart, box plot, run chart, correlation, and scatter diagram (with interpretation of a scatter plot showcasing the defects data). The data collected during this research period serves as the basis for analysis. The overarching goal of this paper is to systematically reduce weld defects, thereby enhancing overall production quality in the wheel manufacturing industry