DIY: How 3D-Machine Vision is Transforming Robotics
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DIY: How 3D-Machine Vision is Transforming Robotics

A high-speed machine experiences a wide tolerance for cutting a hole because of tool wear over the life of a piece of capital. This tolerance compromises the downstream manufacturing steps leading to a scrap rate of 15 percent. This rate reduces the number of parts the machine produces in a day, so engineers shut it down to reprogram. The next iteration is better, but the scrap rate is still 8.5 percent. To make up for the downtime and scrap, the team decides to accept the scrap rate to increase fabrication speed to avoid further downtime to reprogram. The increased speed improves throughput, but the high tolerance increases the scrap rate to 12 percent. Capacity continues to lag. Soon production is so far behind management must approve another shift and overtime.
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