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The Inno-Space forms an interface between the present and the future of quality management, allowing innovations to be developed and established so that they can be transferred into the series production processes at the plant. At this area a dedicated factory IT environment can be simulated, which can later be connected to the plant in a controlled way with a view to integrating new developments into the production. An in-house IT team that works closely with the quality management team is the driving force behind these brand new technologies, apps and processes. “In the Inno-Space, we can design and test pioneering concepts for the future without disrupting the plant’s normal processes”, says Albrecht Reimold, Member of the
The AR look and feel test is a typical example of how new innovations that originated in the Inno-Space are developed and implemented. GTV worked together with the Fraunhofer Society to develop a tablet app that takes the flaws found during the look and feel test and superimposes them over an image of the vehicle at each stage of the production process. First, the individual CAD data for the vehicle is read into the app and the camera in the tablet is held over a component; the CAD image is superimposed on the live image, making flaws or deviations immediately visible. The database also includes details of other parameters, such as joints. In this case too, comparing the live image with the CAD image directly highlights any joint areas that do not meet the required standard. Another advantage is that the test process can be streamed in real time to any partner or site. At the same time, the flaws detected are stored in the plant’s central database and made available worldwide. “This feature means that we benefit from numerous advantages that reach well beyond merely the testing process”, says Andreas Schmidt, Head of Quality at the
With innovations of this nature,
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