The perfect part. The Holy Grail of manufacturing today is to produce parts with absolutely no quality defects, zero scrap rate, and no time required for change over to new product builds when required.
This basic driving force behind manufacturing has now transformed into the Industry 4.0 concept of the ultimate flexible manufacturing line. It is clear that embedded or in-line quality and measurement systems will play an integral part of future manufacturing systems.
What do some of these concepts look like today and where are we going in the not so distant future with the automation of in-line metrology?