Smart manufacturing focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies and tools which are enhanced by integrated information technology. Increased regulatory insights from the past two years have forced businesses to be on their toes when it comes to quality and compliance. The purpose of smart factory metrology is to give higher visibility of the complete supply chain. The inspection process and skills of inspectors are important for all manufacturing sectors. The recent advances in every sector are focused on the precision of work through automation. Inspection has a wide range of impacts on many areas like economics, energy, health, manufacturing, and consumer confidence.
It is a known fact that for every simple manufactured product, there is always more to inspect. Measurement is critical to the advancement of smarter upcoming factories. Industry 4.0 has been adding great value by merging operation technology with information technology. The step change in the industry was the introduction of smart camera vision that combines vision software in the same device. These activities need appropriately designed cyber-physical infrastructure that supports collection and analysis of relevant data and ability to act on any decisions driven by this process. The automotive industry is a microcosm of the entire industrial world. Manufacturing sectors are more cautious to create high-quality products during every stage of the assembling process. For over half of these quality checks, visual inspections are mandatory to ensure quality.
Manufacturing has become more automated and computerized today. An emerging form of production integrating manufacturing assets of today, and the future with sensors, computing platforms, communication technology, and predictive engineering, is smart manufacturing. Smart manufacturing makes use of concepts, cyber-physical systems spearheaded by IoT, cloud computing, AI, and data science.
The future trends in smart manufacturing are captured from digitization of manufacturing and material product process phenomenon to enterprise dichotomy and standardization. According to a new study carried out by Accenture, industry 4.0 might contribute $14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030, driven by smart factory technologies. With the rise of industry 4.0, it’s never been more pressing to adapt metrology to the requirements of the industry. In almost every sector of manufacturing, polishing techniques are applied. Despite the high scope for automation today, the polishing processes are often performed manually since the required tasks demand high cognitive effort. Symplexity closes the gap between automated production processes and manual polishing of complex geometries by creating a safe environment of collaboration between human worker and robot.