August 23, 2019
After several years of development and extensive testing at Innerspec’s facilities using parts produced by many European manufacturers, OPTIBLANKS has taken the leap to the production lines of TWBs, where the system has been finally integrated and validated.
This validation has been held at Gestamp Solblank’s facilities, global leader in the manufacture of automotive parts. Gestamp Solblank has one of the biggest TWBs production as well as some of the latest TWBs production lines throughout Europe.
July 1, 2019
Alongside OptiBlanks’ deployment, Innerspec has carried out several trips around Europe (Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland), mostly to Tailor Welded Blanks (TWBs) manufacturing plants, in order to showcase this novel solution and also to get end-user’s feedback to build a system which meets industry specifications.
Feedback from manufacturers have been very positive as this industry has been demanding a solution capable of inspecting 100% of their laser welds for several years.
These trips have not only been limited to TWBs manufacturing plants, Innerspec also visited other potential end-users (such as TWBs line integrators, tubes, roll and flat product manufacturers) which could also benefit from the advantages of the Hybrid system. These industries have also seen a great potential in this solution and are looking forward to seeing the system working in their manufacturing lines.
June 18, 2019
OPTIBLANKS’ team is getting ready for next on-site trials which will take place by the end of June. The system will be installed and fully validated in a Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) manufacturing line at full operational speed. These trials will be the last step of OPTIBLANKS development before it reaches the market.
June 13, 2019
June 5, 2019
Read the Spanish version of the public Paper for the OPTIBLANKS Project which will be showcased at AEND 2019 Congress in Vitoria, Spain.
Innerspec was one of the 871 exhibitors presenting suitable solutions for quality assurance in industrial environments. The world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance, CONTROL, took place in Sttutgart (Germany) from 7th to 10th June. Among other NDT solutions, Innerspec showcased OPTIBLANKS, our novel hybrid inspection system (EMAT-Vision), as this is the ideal marketplace for this product portfolio.
The system was well received by the fair attendees as inline testing is gaining a stronger and stronger foothold in industrial manufacturing environments. For the 34st Control international trade fair next May 2020 Innerspec will be ready to deliver OPTIBLANKS as a product not just as a project.
April 3, 2019
Innerspec Technologies, as member of the EUREKA Metallurgy Europe Cluster, has taken part in the Metallurgy Europe event at Brussels on 3th April 2019 to discuss about new collaborative projects within the European R&D framework. It was a pleasure to deal with this cluster focused on developing strategies to solve major challenges in the European metalworking industry.
Innerspec took this opportunity to showcase its novel hybrid system to the most demanding European entities representing the metal industry. OPTIBLANKS was found really useful to solve some of these challenges, such as automotive security as well as material scrap rate reduction.
March 28, 2019
From 19th to 21st November Innerspec will be at the Belgian Welding Week event in Antwerp, Belgium, introducing OptiBlanks solution to the most renowned welding institutions across Europe. For the first time, Innerspec will have the chance to show OptiBlanks’ product capabilities in real time and not only to the industry but also to research organizations and universities.
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Innerspec Technologies Europe is proud to announce that our OPTIBLANKS project has been awarded an SME Instrument Phase 2 within EU Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and Innovation programme.
Learn more about our novel solution for weld inspection: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211711_es.html