It is much easier today for modern companies to avoid product recalls, which saves time as well as money. How does that work? For automatic screw connections, for example, all data are recorded and checked in random samples. The error rate is reduced towards zero with continuous (including retroactive) re-testing.
For automotive customers, it is possible that a supposed OK curve shows minimal deviations which will be identified as false OK results with continuous digital checks very early on. This avoids grinding in rework. Of course, money has to be invested in digital applications initially. In the medium to long term, however, this investment will definitely pay off for companies with complex, worldwide operations.
So-called “digital twins” now make it possible to visualise all prototypes perfectly on digital platforms. This means that advance simulations can be used to save time during commissioning and start of production.
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