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Visual inspection for improved quality in manufacturing
The challenges of quality inspection in manufacturing Manufacturing operations strive to deliver the highest quality during every stage of the production or assembly process. Over half of these quality checks involve visual confirmation to ensure the...
Why quality is the obstacle to mass adoption of 3D printing
Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a hot topic. Although the technology was invented in the 1980s, only now is it getting industry traction. In fact, in 2017 Gartner’s famous hype cycle predicted that additive ...
How smart manufacturers bring Industry 4.0 principles to quality
Quality matters. Many manufacturers will tell you that poor quality affects both the top and bottom ...
Digital Twin: why business needs an operations revolution
The traditional toolbox for manufacturing is about empty; there were few items designed for digital disruption and transforming operations. Considering Gartner estimates of 8.4 Billion connected ‘Things’ by 2017, traditional tools and processes ...
Employ analytics to identify substandard supplier materials
What if your suppliers delivered materials, parts, components, and assemblies that consistently met your quality requirements? For many manufacturers this is the ideal scenario for which they strive, though rarely achieve. Cost of quality varies per ...
Quality control: a transformational opportunity with IoT
The application of statistical process control (SPC) methods over recent decades has greatly improved quality processes globally. However, headline news in 2016 clearly indicates that quality remains a costly problem – Samsung Galaxy Note7, ...
Cheat sheet: What is Digital Twin?
How the convergence of OT and IT is driving...
Reducing Weather Related Risks With Data-Driven...
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?