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Is test data actually being incorporated into the smart factory process control flow, and, if so, how? Can a manufacturer extend the useful life of the inspection machinery already on their line, or will they need to buy all new? It’s this shifting role for test and inspection that we set out to study in the November issue of SMT007 Magazine.
How does the role of test and inspection change? What are manufacturers asking of their inspection equipment? What are the equipment manufacturers supplying in response? Who’s leading the changeover—equipment manufacturers or their customers?