A non-destructive test mechanism is needed to detect fracture toughness, hardness, and microstructure properties of 1/8" steel weld zones. The device must measure the characteristics of flash upset welding of steel. In addition, the standalone technology should not function in a continuous, in-line manufacturing process. The detection system must also identify properties of a welded region, compare these results to both good and bad profiles, and alarm the operator of a specific failure type.
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