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http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...laser-welding/

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A new high-speed X-ray video camera, now the fastest in the world, can see through molten metal and watch weld-weakening flaws form in real-time.

The $670,000 device successfully captured X-ray footage on Nov. 23 at 5,000 frames-per-second (fps), or five times faster than previous X-ray cameras (and 83 times faster than a consumer camcorder). The high-speed video above shows a laser welding solid aluminum in visible light, followed by the new X-ray-light welding clips.

“With visible light, we could only see the surface of the welding process. You couldn’t see what was happening inside,†said Felix Abt, one of the camera’s designers at the University of Stuttgart. “The only way to see pores that weaken weld seams was to cut the metal into pieces.â€
Video at the source.

Watching that thing is... hypnotic
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Wow
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The shipyard uses xray, and ultrasonic to examine welds. I dont see the point in using a camera to examine it in real time.
    
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The shipyard uses xray, and ultrasonic to examine welds. I dont see the point in using a camera to examine it in real time.
No more wasted time in finishing all of the welds, then going back to check them?

If they can do it in real-time, they can check the welds as they are being made to discover flaws right away.
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where the hell is the video?
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