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Fully Automated Battery Manufacturing, Part 2

December 29, 2021 | Automation, Precision Assembly

In the second part of our series on a project to develop a fully automated battery manufacturing line, we examine how to identify and overcome key challenges and develop a comprehensive system to meet our client’s needs.

Fully Automated Battery Manufacturing, Part 1

August 9, 2021 | Automation, Precision Assembly

The rapid expansion of the electric vehicle market is driving battery cell manufacturing. Learn about a recent project to develop a flexible, high-throughput battery manufacturing line using advanced conveyance/motion control, precision web handling, and assembly.

Data Integrity and The Digital Twin, Part 2

May 4, 2021 | Metrology, ZeroTouch

In the second installment of Data Integrity and the Digital Twin, we delve deeper into the value of big data, tactile and non-contact measurement errors, and the magic of mathematics.

Data Integrity and The Digital Twin, Part 1

March 22, 2021 | Metrology, ZeroTouch

Metrology is moving from the lab to the manufacturing line, which brings non-contact techniques, digital twins, and the integrity of point clouds versus discrete measurement data under increased scrutiny.

Responsive, Adaptive, Connected Manufacturing

January 28, 2021 | Automation, Smart Factories

Industry 4.0 can help manufacturers increase business value by enabling a more connected, cost efficient, responsive, and quality-driven production process.

2020: The Year We Made Lemonade

January 14, 2021 | Automation, ZeroTouch

Few would argue that 2020 was a transformative year. From the pandemic to racial justice protests and increased efforts to address climate change, this past year tested our ability to respond and adapt to challenging situations and the new normal.

How to Ensure Success in Automating Complex Dispensing Applications

November 11, 2020 | Automation

Overcoming the most vexing challenges and meeting the toughest requirements often requires different approaches to design and build innovative dispensing solutions for complex applications.

Ensuring Pharmaceutical and Medical Inspection Compliance with Machine Vision

August 25, 2020 | Automation, Inspection

Machine vision offers an accurate and efficient method of inspecting package seals in medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, providing companies a means to comply with device testing regulations and avoid costly recalls.

Overcoming Challenges in High-speed Inspection Using Non-contact Metrology - Part 2

July 30, 2020 | Inspection, Metrology

Using advanced sensor technologies, high-speed, non-contact metrology and inspection systems have proven crucial to meeting industry demand.

Overcoming Challenges in High-speed Inspection Using Non-contact Metrology - Part 1

July 17, 2020 | Inspection, Metrology

When product quality and throughput are vital, performing high-speed, quality inspections presents unique challenges that require precision solutions.

Risk Mitigation: From Concept to Production

June 15, 2020 | Automation, Project Management

Automating precision solutions is a process of identifying, managing, and reducing risk, which makes selecting the right precision automation partner the most critical step.

How Transparent is Your Contract Manufacturing Relationship?

June 3, 2020 | Build to Print

Improving transparency with our contract manufacturing partners is critical to optimize the total cost in our global supply chain.

Automation Trends Post COVID-19

May 21, 2020 | Automation, Smart Factories

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for companies to analyze their supply chains and explore new means of risk management through automation.

Cost Drivers in Build to Print

Apr 27, 2020 | Build to Print

Performing a total cost of ownership analysis for Build-to-Print manufacturing must include a specific set of cost drivers and risk factors.

Six Key Reasons to Automate Your Manufacturing

Apr 1, 2020 | Automation

For manufacturers considering automation, the decision to automate should be driven by a combination of several factors, including these key value drivers.

Improving Product Quality Through Automation

Mar 24, 2020 | Automation, Metrology

Precision metrology is an indispensable part of the production process, and automating that process can improve product quality and production efficiency.

Changing How We Do Business

Feb 28, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility

Our corporate social responsibility group made improving our presence in the community and environmental impact a primary focus for 2019, and achieved impressive results.

Removing the “Programming” from Part Inspection Programs

Sep 11, 2019 | InspectionZeroTouch

With a simple, graphical interface for creating part inspection plans, ZeroTouch® eliminates the complexity from part inspection programming.

3D Printed vs Machined Fixtures and ZeroTouch®

Sep 5, 2019 | InspectionZeroTouch

By leveraging the advantages of 3D printing, ZeroTouch reduces the time and cost of designing and creating traditionally machined inspection fixtures.

Project Management Ensures Success of Automation Projects

Dec 20, 2018 | MetrologyTech Careers

Project managers are vital in planning and executing automation projects, ensuring that high speed assembly and metrology systems are delivered on time and within budget.

Training an Agile Manufacturing Workforce

Nov 15, 2018 | Tech Careers

When rapidly scaling up its workforce, DWFritz uses innovative onboarding and training strategies to ensure a consistent high level of skills among production workers.

Improving Yield Using High Speed Non-Contact Metrology

Nov 19, 2018 | InspectionMetrology

Speed, precision measurements and real-time data from non-contact metrology platforms make a difference in reducing scrap and improving yield for high volume consumer electronics manufacturers.

Choosing the Right Lighting for High Speed Inspection

Dec 7, 2018 | InspectionMetrology

Lighting and timing are key factors when measuring parts in high speed motion. By using short bursts of high intensity lighting, the vision system effectively freezes the motion for inspection.

IMTS 2018: Focus on Automation and Digital Technology

Oct 24, 2018 | Inspection, Metrology

Automation, data, and the need for speed were the driving forces behind the manufacturing quality assurance trends featured at IMTS 2018.

Measuring Complex Part Geometries

Oct 26, 2018 | Metrology

Tightening dimensions are a trend both for components and for an increasing number of parts and devices. Incorrect part dimensional measurements can lead to failure and costly recalls.

Smart Cosmetic Defect Detection Increases Productivity

Nov 7, 2018 | Inspection

Using deep learning, smart machine vision systems can inspect complex surfaces and parts for cosmetic defects, increasing manufacturing productivity and throughput.

Scaling Up to a Smart Factory with Automated Assembly

Sept 28, 2018 | Precision AssemblySmart Factories

Automated assembly stations provide higher productivity and product quality while lowering product costs and the space required for conventional tooling.

Benefits of Consolidating Metrology Operations into One System

Oct 8, 2018 | Metrology

Automated metrology platforms ensure high quality finished goods and lower total cost per part by consolidating multiple operations into one system.

Why Material Handling Stage Design Matters

Oct 11, 2018 | Metrology

When high volume manufacturers need 100% inspection of parts, non-contact metrology stage design should not only maximize sensor use, but also easily measure different parts on the same system.

Improving Long-Term Performance of Metrology Systems

Aug 2, 2018 | Metrology

Three key factors that influence the long-term performance of automated metrology systems installed in uncontrolled environments.

Deciding Between a Non-Contact Metrology Platform and a Traditional CMM

Aug 4, 2018 | InspectionMetrology

Understanding the features of a non-contact metrology platform versus a traditional contact CMM helps manufacturers choose the right inspection equipment.

Speed Wins in Contact vs. Non-Contact Surface Profiling

Sept 27, 2018 | InspectionMetrology

In surface morphology, non-contact optical methodologies provide the same measurement results as a conventional contact profiler in a fraction of the time.

Automated Seal Inspection Improves Reliability of Sterile Packaging

Aug 1, 2018 | Inspection

Medical device manufacturers improve sterile package reliability while decreasing packaging failures and product contamination with automated seal inspection.

The Power of the Office Space

Aug 2, 2018 | Tech Careers

Office design can affect more than productivity. Flexible workspaces, communal spaces, and natural daylight help create a healthy, productive workplace.

3 Key Benefits of an Automated Non-Contact Metrology System

Aug 3, 2018 | Metrology

Microns and milliseconds matter when inspecting medical staples, fitness trackers, and smartphones to meet government regulations or consumer standards.

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