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Welding 1: intersection of two pipes

Author
: Dr. John Stockie
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This is a problem that arose from a consulting contract with the welding industry. The question is this: How does one control a robotic welding torch so that the welder follows precisely the joint between two cylindrical pipes? A typical pipe weld is pictured in the photograph in Fig. 1, where the joint between the two pipes is clearly seen to describe a closed curve. In the most general situation, the company must be able to form welds between pipes with differing cross-sectional radius and arbitrary joint angle.

Application Details

Publish Date: June 19, 2001
Created In: Maple 6
Language: English

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