2021 Top Article - Quality in the Era of COVID-19

Every day in 2020 has been somewhat of a surprise, but probably the biggest surprise of all has been how well manufacturers and quality teams have navigated all of the new rules, restrictions, PPE requirements and product mix changes that emerged.

AI for End-to-End Quality

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining favor as a solution for quality problems, but many manufacturers struggle with the perceived cost and complexity of implementing new technology.

Designing Zero Defect Manufacturing Systems Post-Pandemic

In the time of lean manufacturing where almost no company is fully vertically integrated, companies simply cannot have defective parts show up at their doorstep or build in lag time to allow for additional inspections that could have otherwise been avoided.

Readers Choice 2020: Quality 4.0: The 3 Most Important Technologies for Manufacturers

This article will explain the three technologies, that, based on Boston Consulting Group's Quality 4.0 study - will be deployed by most manufacturers who are planning to improve their quality management.

Modular Cubes with Modular Connection System for Smart Factory

KOSF's key project are the Smart Cubes, which are modular blocks that perform a dedicated task in the automation process, e.g. quality inspection, testing cells, robotic assembly, packaging and many more.

Three Ways Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) Benefits Plastic Injection Moulding

Plastic injection moulding is a difficult application for machine vision. The highly reflective surface of plastics is hard to illuminate, and the fact that the same production line can create items of different colours and shapes is problematic for traditional solutions.

The Real World Quality Journey

Quality 4.0 blends technology with traditional methods of quality, in order to help manufacturers achieve operational excellence. It leverages technology to collect data enterprise-wide to provide visibility into the complete product lifecycle and manage workflows.

New Laser Welding Process Monitoring Systems Ensure Data Traceability

Ensuring seamless laser weld quality control and manufacturing traceability, the monitors catch weld errors as they occur in real time, instead of reacting to defects downstream. This ultimately increases yield, improves quality, saves labor, and increases savings.

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