How Hilti optimizes quality assurance processes

Client Hilti AG Artificial Intelligence

Jan 2021,

“The performance-driven, agile development approach was key to accomplish this project together.”

Martin Pitsch

Head of Production Diamond Inserts, Hilti

The
Challenge

Hilti aimed to improve the quality assurance process for one of their production processes. The challenge was to detect production defects that are almost unrecognizable with human eyes.

The
Outcome

The interdisciplinary solution that we developed not only detects production defects through, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

The
Impact

Improved production processes and product quality through a system with unshakeable accuracy.

How can almost unrecognizable production defects in highly specialized processes be detected and monitored?

In one of their digital transformation projects, Hilti aimed to improve the quality assurance process for their craftsman tools.

The problem was that production defects, which occur in highly specialized and detailed processes, are almost unrecognizable with human eyes. But Hilti did not want to compromise on product quality.

That is why they needed a solution that recognizes the smallest defects with an unshakeable accuracy – something better than any human eye. In order to achieve that, Hilti first identified the quality KPIs for the product.

To create the biggest impact, Hilti decided to look for a partner with expertise in new technologies to complement their extensive industry know-how.
Hilti and Motius set out to develop a cutting-edge solution to improve production processes and further enhance Hilti’s digital transformation.

Computer Vision and IoT for high-accuracy product defect detection

For high-accuracy product defect detection, we needed sophisticated computer vision algorithms. It was the only technology that could reliably achieve the high-quality standards that we needed to achieve in this project.

As soon as the requirements were clear, it did not take long for Hilti and Motius to sketch a vision for a first minimum viable product (MVP) and get the project going. However, as the long-term plan was also to integrate it to a productive system, we needed to do more.

In this project, “more” meant interdisciplinary work. We used IoT to develop a system that not only detects production defects, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

The Impact: optimizing quality assurance processes

The cutting-edge solution has enabled Hilti to improve their production process and bring up the product’s quality. It can be integrated to a productive system that not just detects production defects, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

Key to this accomplishment was the performance-driven agile development approach that Hilti and Motius used. This close collaboration was the best way to combine Hilti’s industry-specific knowledge with Motius’ technological expertise.

hilti-martin-pitsch

“With emerging technologies and talented people, Motius approaches problems in a unique way. They helped us to first explore the whole range of cutting-edge technological solutions and then get to the outcome that we defined in the very beginning.”

Martin Pitsch
Head of Production Diamond Inserts

Want to build a product of the future?

The
Challenge

Hilti aimed to improve the quality assurance process for one of their production processes. The challenge was to detect production defects that are almost unrecognizable with human eyes.

The
Outcome

The interdisciplinary solution that we developed not only detects production defects through, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

The
Impact

Improved production processes and product quality through a system with unshakeable accuracy.

How can almost unrecognizable production defects in highly specialized processes be detected and monitored?

In one of their digital transformation projects, Hilti aimed to improve the quality assurance process for their craftsman tools.

The problem was that production defects, which occur in highly specialized and detailed processes, are almost unrecognizable with human eyes. But Hilti did not want to compromise on product quality.

That is why they needed a solution that recognizes the smallest defects with an unshakeable accuracy – something better than any human eye. In order to achieve that, Hilti first identified the quality KPIs for the product.

To create the biggest impact, Hilti decided to look for a partner with expertise in new technologies to complement their extensive industry know-how.
Hilti and Motius set out to develop a cutting-edge solution to improve production processes and further enhance Hilti’s digital transformation.

Computer Vision and IoT for high-accuracy product defect detection

For high-accuracy product defect detection, we needed sophisticated computer vision algorithms. It was the only technology that could reliably achieve the high-quality standards that we needed to achieve in this project.

As soon as the requirements were clear, it did not take long for Hilti and Motius to sketch a vision for a first minimum viable product (MVP) and get the project going. However, as the long-term plan was also to integrate it to a productive system, we needed to do more.

In this project, “more” meant interdisciplinary work. We used IoT to develop a system that not only detects production defects, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

The Impact: optimizing quality assurance processes

The cutting-edge solution has enabled Hilti to improve their production process and bring up the product’s quality. It can be integrated to a productive system that not just detects production defects, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

Key to this accomplishment was the performance-driven agile development approach that Hilti and Motius used. This close collaboration was the best way to combine Hilti’s industry-specific knowledge with Motius’ technological expertise.

hilti-martin-pitsch

“With emerging technologies and talented people, Motius approaches problems in a unique way. They helped us to first explore the whole range of cutting-edge technological solutions and then get to the outcome that we defined in the very beginning.”

Martin Pitsch
Head of Production Diamond Inserts

Want to build a product of the future?

The
Challenge

Hilti aimed to improve the quality assurance process for one of their production processes. The challenge was to detect production defects that are almost unrecognizable with human eyes.

The
Outcome

The interdisciplinary solution that we developed not only detects production defects through, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

The
Impact

Improved production processes and product quality through a system with unshakeable accuracy.

How can almost unrecognizable production defects in highly specialized processes be detected and monitored?

In one of their digital transformation projects, Hilti aimed to improve the quality assurance process for their craftsman tools.

The problem was that production defects, which occur in highly specialized and detailed processes, are almost unrecognizable with human eyes. But Hilti did not want to compromise on product quality.

That is why they needed a solution that recognizes the smallest defects with an unshakeable accuracy – something better than any human eye. In order to achieve that, Hilti first identified the quality KPIs for the product.

To create the biggest impact, Hilti decided to look for a partner with expertise in new technologies to complement their extensive industry know-how.
Hilti and Motius set out to develop a cutting-edge solution to improve production processes and further enhance Hilti’s digital transformation.

Computer Vision and IoT for high-accuracy product defect detection

For high-accuracy product defect detection, we needed sophisticated computer vision algorithms. It was the only technology that could reliably achieve the high-quality standards that we needed to achieve in this project.

As soon as the requirements were clear, it did not take long for Hilti and Motius to sketch a vision for a first minimum viable product (MVP) and get the project going. However, as the long-term plan was also to integrate it to a productive system, we needed to do more.

In this project, “more” meant interdisciplinary work. We used IoT to develop a system that not only detects production defects, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

The Impact: optimizing quality assurance processes

The cutting-edge solution has enabled Hilti to improve their production process and bring up the product’s quality. It can be integrated to a productive system that not just detects production defects, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

Key to this accomplishment was the performance-driven agile development approach that Hilti and Motius used. This close collaboration was the best way to combine Hilti’s industry-specific knowledge with Motius’ technological expertise.

hilti-martin-pitsch

“With emerging technologies and talented people, Motius approaches problems in a unique way. They helped us to first explore the whole range of cutting-edge technological solutions and then get to the outcome that we defined in the very beginning.”

Martin Pitsch
Head of Production Diamond Inserts

Want to build a product of the future?

The
Challenge

Hilti aimed to improve the quality assurance process for one of their production processes. The challenge was to detect production defects that are almost unrecognizable with human eyes.

The
Outcome

The interdisciplinary solution that we developed not only detects production defects through, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

The
Impact

Improved production processes and product quality through a system with unshakeable accuracy.

How can almost unrecognizable production defects in highly specialized processes be detected and monitored?

In one of their digital transformation projects, Hilti aimed to improve the quality assurance process for their craftsman tools.

The problem was that production defects, which occur in highly specialized and detailed processes, are almost unrecognizable with human eyes. But Hilti did not want to compromise on product quality.

That is why they needed a solution that recognizes the smallest defects with an unshakeable accuracy – something better than any human eye. In order to achieve that, Hilti first identified the quality KPIs for the product.

To create the biggest impact, Hilti decided to look for a partner with expertise in new technologies to complement their extensive industry know-how.
Hilti and Motius set out to develop a cutting-edge solution to improve production processes and further enhance Hilti’s digital transformation.

Computer Vision and IoT for high-accuracy product defect detection

For high-accuracy product defect detection, we needed sophisticated computer vision algorithms. It was the only technology that could reliably achieve the high-quality standards that we needed to achieve in this project.

As soon as the requirements were clear, it did not take long for Hilti and Motius to sketch a vision for a first minimum viable product (MVP) and get the project going. However, as the long-term plan was also to integrate it to a productive system, we needed to do more.

In this project, “more” meant interdisciplinary work. We used IoT to develop a system that not only detects production defects, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

The Impact: optimizing quality assurance processes

The cutting-edge solution has enabled Hilti to improve their production process and bring up the product’s quality. It can be integrated to a productive system that not just detects production defects, but also gathers further production metadata, and visualizes them on a central KPI dashboard.

Key to this accomplishment was the performance-driven agile development approach that Hilti and Motius used. This close collaboration was the best way to combine Hilti’s industry-specific knowledge with Motius’ technological expertise.

hilti-martin-pitsch

“With emerging technologies and talented people, Motius approaches problems in a unique way. They helped us to first explore the whole range of cutting-edge technological solutions and then get to the outcome that we defined in the very beginning.”

Martin Pitsch
Head of Production Diamond Inserts

Want to build a product of the future?

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