Reduced manual effort
Streamlined inspection process
Quality assurance in manufacturing is a critical, yet traditionally manual, cumbersome and time-consuming process. The customer, one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, had a quality analysis process which involved a combination of manual and computer-based decisions across the plant.
Manual inspection is necessary due to a high error rate that leads to higher costs, lost productivity, and increased time to production. Therefore, they wanted to empower their Quality Inspectors by augmenting their plants’ capabilities with a machine learning-based model that detects potential defects on a V6 engine casing after the final assembly.
Quantiphi developed a custom and highly accurate computer vision model that identifies the type of defect and localizes the region of the defect in the assembled engines. The model provides a real-time pass or fail test on defects on the V6 engine casing. An active learning pipeline was also built that allows the Quality Inspectors to label a sample set of data for incremental improvement of the model performance over time. The model retraining is scalable globally and enables plants to share information directly at a station level.