The Centre will use the information to study the correlation between component characteristics and process variables in order to develop PM inspections systems using ultrasound.

“We have developed an online database to allow anyone in the PM industry to upload information about defected parts,” said Dr. András Bulkai, research engineer and project coordinator. “We realise that this is can be time consuming, so if companies upload some information, in return they get access to the database to learn from it. As a result we will produce a large and unique database that could be used to improve the quality of PM parts.”