Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Regular research article
16 Sep 2022
Regular research article |  | 16 Sep 2022

En route to automated maintenance of industrial printing systems: digital quantification of print-quality factors based on induced printing failure

Peter Bischoff, André V. Carreiro, Christoph Kroh, Christiane Schuster, and Thomas Härtling

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Short summary
Tracking individual parts in manufacturing processes helps to lower production cost by assigning a full record of production steps to each part, and therefore enabling targeted quality control. A novel approach is presented, which shows that the printing quality can be monitored using images of the printed result only. Analysing data from long-term tests shows which characteristics of the part marking are suitable to be used as indicators for maintenance needs.