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Overcoming the Mikado of Metals Production: With Industrial Intelligence Toward Higher Quality

21 Apr 2021, Production, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence

No stick can wobble and in the end there is none left - Mikado is a world-famous game whose origins are lost in the past. To win this game of skill, you need to avoid your moves getting out of balance - otherwise the construct may collapse. Sometimes, something similar happens in metal manufacturing, too: an unfortunate intermediate step in production can turn into a defect in the final product. 

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?

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. 

How Industrial Intelligence Takes Quality Management to a New Level

29 Oct 2020, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Production

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere: it’s there when we search the internet or drive our smart cars. The explosion of new AI applications is directly related to the digitalization of our society. But AI is also increasingly playing an important role in industry, especially in the metals production. Learn how new technologies like AI or Machine Learning can help improve your production quality and to finally reach the silence on the shopfloor.