04 March 2024

Customer in the spotlight: Ionbond

AI-Enhanced Computer Vision in Quality Control: Microtechnix’s Impact on Ionbond

About Ionbond

Ionbond provides thin-film coating services and operates worldwide. Its coatings are used to improve durability, quality, functionality, efficiency and aesthetics of tools and components.

As a long-term customer, Ionbond has been working closely with Microtechnix to achieve a more efficient QC process. Together, they have successfully completed an exciting breakthrough in automating a challenging quality control step. With the help of high-end imaging, advanced robotics, and state-of-the-art AI-enhanced computer vision, Microtechnix’s Scanlab II system has played a crucial role in this collaboration. Equipped with a Zeiss Axiozoom microscope, the system ensures best-in-class image quality, creating a series of images ready for downstream analysis by a quality control expert.

Implementing the Cutting-Edge Technology: How AI-Enhanced Computer Vision Transformed QC at Ionbond

One of the key advancements in this collaboration is the implementation of AI-enhanced computer vision in quality control. Over the last 12 months, Microtechnix and Ionbond have worked together to implement AI computer vision technology, which has significantly transformed the QC process at Ionbond. By utilizing AI algorithms and computer vision techniques, the system can assist the quality control expert with image analysis and reduce analysis time. This cutting-edge technology analyzes the images produced by the Scanlab II system, providing valuable insights and speeding up the decision-making process. As a result, Ionbond has experienced an impressive 30-fold reduction in analysis time, leading to increased efficiency and productivity.

Future Prospects: The Continued Advancements in QC with Microtechnix and Ionbond

The successful collaboration between Microtechnix and Ionbond opens up exciting possibilities for future advancements in quality control. Both companies are committed to continuous innovation and improvement, aiming to further enhance the QC process and deliver even better results. In the future, there is potential for further integration of AI and machine learning technologies into the quality control workflow. This can enable automated decision-making and predictive analysis, further improving efficiency and accuracy. Additionally, ongoing advancements in imaging technology and robotics will continue to drive the evolution of quality control processes. Microtechnix and Ionbond are dedicated to staying at the forefront of these advancements, ensuring that Ionbond remains a leader in quality control and delivers the highest quality products to its customers.

Success Story: Ionbond’s Testimonial on the Impact of Microtechnix’s AI-Enhanced Computer Vision

Ionbond’s partnership with Microtechnix and the implementation of AI-enhanced computer vision technology have had a significant impact on their quality control process. Ionbond is thrilled with the results achieved through this collaboration, as it has revolutionized their QC workflow and improved overall efficiency. The 30-fold reduction in analysis time has allowed Ionbond to allocate more resources to other critical tasks and accelerate their production processes. The accuracy and consistency provided by the AI algorithms have instilled confidence in the quality control decisions, ensuring that Ionbond delivers products of the highest quality to its customers. Ionbond highly recommends Microtechnix’s AI-enhanced computer vision technology to other companies in need of an efficient and reliable quality control solution. The success story of Ionbond serves as a testament to the transformative power of this cutting-edge technology.

Bartosz Rudolf

Process project engineer at Ionbond