Speaker: Vivek Dave, Harting
Abstract: In Process Quality Assurance (IPQA) is a quality control methodology based on the analysis of real-time, in-process characteristics and attributes as opposed to traditional quality assurance based on inspection of post-process product attributes. The adoption Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet has provided new tools and capabilities but fundamental aspects of IPQA are often overlooked and therefore its full benefits are not always achieved. This talk will examine the historical evolution of IPQA, its fundamental aspects as applied to advanced manufacturing, and the current state of implementation for various processes. Future trends will also be discussed with an emphasis on significant integration of capabilities in the edge computing environment.