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Network-based production quality control
Author(s): Yongjin Kwon; Tzu-Liang B. Tseng; Richard Chiou
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Paper Abstract

This study investigates the feasibility of remote quality control using a host of advanced automation equipment with Internet accessibility. Recent emphasis on product quality and reduction of waste stems from the dynamic, globalized and customer-driven market, which brings opportunities and threats to companies, depending on the response speed and production strategies. The current trends in industry also include a wide spread of distributed manufacturing systems, where design, production, and management facilities are geographically dispersed. This situation mandates not only the accessibility to remotely located production equipment for monitoring and control, but efficient means of responding to changing environment to counter process variations and diverse customer demands. To compete under such an environment, companies are striving to achieve 100%, sensor-based, automated inspection for zero-defect manufacturing. In this study, the Internet-based quality control scheme is referred to as "E-Quality for Manufacturing" or "EQM" for short. By its definition, EQM refers to a holistic approach to design and to embed efficient quality control functions in the context of network integrated manufacturing systems. Such system let designers located far away from the production facility to monitor, control and adjust the quality inspection processes as production design evolves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6762, Two- and Three-Dimensional Methods for Inspection and Metrology V, 67620G (10 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732503
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Yongjin Kwon, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Tzu-Liang B. Tseng, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Richard Chiou, Drexel Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6762:
Two- and Three-Dimensional Methods for Inspection and Metrology V
Peisen S. Huang, Editor(s)

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