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Automatic and Assisted Defect Recognition (ADR) in X-ray

In most inspection processes, the majority of parts contain no defects. But operators must still spend time evaluating each part to determine if it should be "accepted" or "rejected." Automatic (or Assisted) Defect Recognition (ADR) can identify and screen defects, freeing the inspector's time for relevant images only. In this free guide you'll learn how ADR works, and how it increases reliability.

What is Automated Defect Recognition?

  • Automatic: No operator required, fully automatic inspection of images with a decision provided without operator intervention
    -OR-
  • Assisted: The system processes the images and indicates potential defects to an operator who then uses this information to make the final decision
  • Defect: The system is taught or can infer what a defect is
  • Recognition: The software analyzes the X-ray image and makes a decision or recommendation using characterizations, measurements, etc.

Why is it important?

  • Provides consistent and reliable evaluations by removing human variability
  • Reduces cycle time by replacing manual inspections with automatic or assisted evaluations (i.e. reduces part cost)
  • Helps addresses scarcity of Inspectors in the NDT industry by reducing workload