Failure Analysis

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Measurement time machine: Avoiding 5 manufacturing panic scenarios

Recently we announced Instrumental Measure, the first tool that enables hardware engineers to measure almost any dimension from any stage of assembly of any unit, at any time, without physical access to the unit or factory. 

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Beyond the Teardown: How we think about failure analysis, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edition

When Sam and I decided to teardown a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to see if we could understand why some of them had caught fire, we didn’t just rip it apart and take some photos. We engaged in a real failure analysis (FA) process. 

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Aggressive design caused Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery explosions

We acquired a Galaxy Note 7 and with a fire extinguisher close at hand, tore it down.  We used an Instrumental station to document the process.  What we found was surprising.

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Announcing Instrumental Measure: Measure whatever, from wherever, whenever

Instrumental Measure, measurements on the assembly line without trade-offs.

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The keys to productivity with assembly line images

In manufacturing, It’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words - and often hours or days. At Instrumental, we’re building an intelligent factory quality system to modernize manufacturing. 

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Designing your manufacturing data strategy

Having the right data is crucial to keeping yields high and manufacturing schedules on track. In this post, we’ll cover the questions you should consider when designing a strategy to collect the data that keeps your team productive.

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