Industry 4.0 Through the Eyes of Metrology

In “Industry 4.0 Through Metrology’s Eyes,” the authors look at how precision 3D laser and CT scanning of workpieces can be a source for a lot of “big data” directly from the shop floor.

man works on portable CMM and laptop on shop floor.

 

Portable CMMs are only one of the means available to capture inspection and measurement data.

Inspection and measurement are often considered non-value-added processes. The theory being—and it’s a theory—if the process is stable, there should be no need to check parts.

Well as with many theories, putting it into practice is usually much different. In an article we published, the authors look at how precision 3D laser and CT scanning of workpieces can be a source for a lot of “big data” directly from the shop floor. This data can populate a shop’s Industry 4.0 systems helping close the loop on data-driven manufacturing.

The article is authored by two experts from Exact Metrology, which is a comprehensive metrology provider. The technology of metrology is moving very fast and shops need to keep up with what is happening and coming in this important field. Your customers are demanding it.

Read “Industry 4.0 Through Metrology’s Eyes.”