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In-process monitoring and quality control of hot forging processes towards Industry 4.0

Onyeiwu, Chimaeze and Yang, Erfu and Rodden, Tony and Yan, Xiu-Tian and Zante, Remi C and Ion, William (2017) In-process monitoring and quality control of hot forging processes towards Industry 4.0. In: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017, 2017-06-20 - 2017-06-21, University of Glasgow.

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The importance of quality control in any manufacturing process has always been recognised. However, now more than ever before, it is a key requirement in order for manufacturing companies to remain competitive in the digital age. Because of the complexities and globalization of the manufacturing supply chain, real-time product quality analysis has become an important issue in the global manufacturing industry. However, in the metal forging industry, the attainment of efficient real-time quality control within forging processes has been faced with many technological challenges. These challenges are associated with the need for more sophisticated process modelling and simulation tools, cost-effective self-tuning sensors and a lack of robust and efficient in-process monitoring and quality control technologies for the forging industry.