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Manufacturing – Technology

I had a nice conversation with Luke Allen recently regarding the importance of using technology to update work instructions.

Here’s what he had to say, “Updating work instructions is very important for documenting changes in processes and keeping employees aware of those changes. Technology gives companies the opportunity to apply continuous improvement to work instructions as well as guarantee that employees notice every change improvement. Some of these technological improvements for the future could include AI feedback on work instructions’ effectiveness and the most effective methods to use. These opportunities are very important to take advantage of in today’s rapidly changing business climate.”

He also added that advances in technology have aided the manufacturing process, “Technology has many opportunities to aid in manufacturing processes. CAD programs, the internet, and other technology-related assets will continue to enhance and improve manufacturing processes. Other less-developed technologies like AI and Deep Learning have the opportunity to revolutionize manufacturing in the near future. The current COVID-19 crisis could easily become the catalyst in many world-changing technologies as people are forced to adjust to the current state of our world and develop preventive measures for the future.”

Luke is a believer in technology, and for his thesis, he created an automatic internal thread checker and he shared some details regarding this, “Currently, human operators use hand gages and make a subjective decision on good and bad threads. My machine was designed to test internal threads using a measured torque (according to OEM specifications) and a create a consistent and repeatable method to objectively call threads good or bad.”

Anyone who is involved in manufacturing, must also be strong technologically as the future of manufacturing will be driven by it.

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Matt Hannah

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Matt Hannah

Matt Hannah joined SCN as a Recruiting Specialist in 2014, was promoted to Sr. Recruiting Specialist in 2018, was promoted to Manager of Technical Recruiting in 2021 and was promoted to Director of Recruiting in 2022. Matt leads and manages a larg...

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