Manufacturing Intelligence

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

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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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ASQ Quality Conference: How to leverage AI for robust quality

Recorded presentation demonstrating successful Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in manufacturing. Learn how Instrumental's manufacturing optimization platform saves dollars per unit and closes production quality loops.

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Manufacturing Innovators: Video defining Industry 4.0

An interview with Juan Luis Aparicio from Siemens Head of Advanced Manufacturing Research conducted by Anna-Katrina Shedletsky. Learn how leaders are defining Industry 4.0 and investing in technologies like AI.

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