Optical Measurements Migrating Process Control to Process Knowledge
Metrology is manufacturing is migrating its role from quality control to being integral to the manufacturing processes whether it be near-line or in-line. Utilizing the metrology data immediately to adapt manufacturing processes is becoming the new norm with ‘time-lagged off-line quality control no longer serving the new dynamic employed in state of the art manufacturing following the Industry 4.0 ethos.
Current trends in advanced manufacturing metrology include:
- Tactile measurement systems migrating to high point density optical measurement
- Automated solutions replacing manual measuring systems
- Relocation of measuring systems from quality room to manufacturing floor
- Quality measurement v statistical process control