The explosive growth of robots shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, especially in manufacturing. We are not quite to the level of a ‘90s action movie, but robots are certainly popping up in a lot more places these days. What may come as a surprise is the many ways companies are now using these robots, especially when it comes to metrology.
While industrial robots were once vanquished to use only in the most strenuous portions of the manufacturing process, today’s robots have shed the persona of being nothing more than automated mules hell bent on putting pieces together as fast as possible. In fact, reality is quite the opposite. Robots now play a large, and growing, role for quality control and are the go-to tool for manufacturers wanting to increase throughput along with quality and efficiency.