For years our industry danced around the idea of AI, speculating about what it could
do for PCBA manufacturing, but until very recently, there wasn’t a large pull from electronics manufacturers to put in the effort to properly give AI a try. I used to even joke that AI in electronics manufacturing was more like a science project, not something that was ready to make a tangible difference to my customers.
How times have changed – everywhere I turned at the show, I either saw or heard the term AI. Personally, I am unsure if these claims can be substantiated with proven use cases, but it’s encouraging to see everyone so interested.
One thing I do know for certain is that together with our parent company, iTAC Software AG
, at Cogiscan we have AI-powered tools with field proven use cases to provide advanced analytics and feedback loops for electronics manufacturers to better optimize their performance
by reducing defects, maximizing output, and increasing overall throughput. These new tools genuinely have the power to revolutionize factory intelligence and prediction – I’ve experienced it firsthand.