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The Internet of Metals – How to Trace the DNA of a Coil

09 Dec 2020, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Production, Technology

When people think of DNA analysis they often think about shows like CSI, which portray DNA samples coming into a lab and immediately pulling up a picture of the suspect. It is fascinating how only a single DNA fragment can be used to draw conclusions about a person! This concept can also be transferred to the metals industry: the company coilDNA has developed a revolutionary technology that gives individual pieces of metal an identity, tracks its history and turns them into an intelligent product. 

Chicken or the Egg – How to Perform Root Cause Analysis in 3 Steps

Chicken or the Egg – How to Perform a Root Cause Analysis in 3 Steps

02 Dec 2020, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Production, Technology

“I ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. I’ll let you know which one comes first!” Unfortunately, metals production is too complex for a simple answer like this. Production defects can often only be detected when it is already too late. So what if you could identify the root cause of a defect and thus once and for all answer the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Data Input Validation With AI - Triple Boost for Data Consistency and Increased User-Friendliness (2/3)

18 Nov 2020, Artificial Intelligence, Logistics, Production, Technology

The processing of forms with many input fields is widespread in companies. In order to prevent the data to be transmitted from being mixed up or swapped, data entry validation with AI is used to provide both a syntactic and a semantic check of the data in a fully automated manner.

Advanced Quality Evaluation – Why Quality Engineers Love Both Cats and Foxes

11 Nov 2020, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Production

A quality management system should be reliable and fast, like the cat in the Aesop fable, where he perfected one trick and climbs a tree in order to escape from the dogs. At the same time the solution has to be intelligent and versatile – just like the fox who analyzes numerous strategies to find the best one. Quality experts often face similar challenges – they have to ensure the quality and react quickly and flexibly to unforeseen quality problems.