Jason McGlynn, commercial manager at industrial metrology specialist, The Sempre Group shares a model for success for unifying fragmented data throughout the product lifecycle and realising Industry 4.0, as well as the benefits that come with it.
Metrology is fundamental to ensuring a medical device operates to design intent and therefore meets the safety and performance requirements for the patient, such as measuring critical features of an insulin pen or inhaler device to ensure that it dispenses the correct dose. Medical devices are becoming more complex and less intrusive, bringing added complexity. Customers require nano and micro precision measurement equipment that is repeatable, reproducible and compliant. From dimensional to surface characterisation and contamination, there are many applications for measurement throughout the product lifecycle.