Manufacturing Intelligence

Tactical and practical advice for optimizing product and line performance for engineers.

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Coronavirus: The shifted plans and ripple effects in manufacturing

As the Coronavirus hits manufacturing hard, companies scramble to make plans that protect their people and business objectives.

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Three trends driving electronics manufacturing in 2020

Facing new constraints like post-tariff distributed supply chains and the Coronavirus, where will manufacturers invest their resources in order to optimize and support their teams in 2020? Here's our prediction.

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Instrumental detects a diverse array of post-SMA PCB defects

Solder bridge, conformal coating, and other PCB issues are common – making post-SMA inspection vital. Instrumental leverages AI to detect a wide array of issues with multiple failure modes that human inspection and functional tests may miss.

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Instrumental CEO, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, named 2019 Top Woman in Cloud

This is the first time a manufacturing-focused organization has made the prestigious list, representing a larger shift in the manufacturing market.

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Best Practices: Use Alerts to catch process shift in production

In order to catch shift as it happens, Instrumental created Alerts. Alerts send you email notifications when either defect rates or intercept rates spike over a custom threshold.

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Best Practices: Maintain Control of your Production Yield with Control Panel

Specifically designed for high volume or mission-critical production environments, Control Panel aggregates failures from all Instrumental Stations, intelligently ranks trends based on severity, and displays actionable data at decision-making resolution.

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Manufacturing Wastes 10% Of The Global GDP Every Year. Here’s Why.

Scrap, rework, and slow failure analysis loops are just the beginning of the manufacturing waste caused by inefficiencies – and Industry 4.0 alone doesn't solve it.

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Top 10 Production Defects

Access never-before-seen data on top defect types and defect rates from real production environments – a must see for engineering, quality, and operations leaders responsible for NPI, yield, and quality.

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