Spark reduces pass-through by 50% in automotive parts manufacturing


Some passes previously undetected by operators are now automatically detected


Complex part faces inspected


50% of passes previously undetected by operators, now automatically detected

Client presentation

Leading automotive manufacturer in the world, at the forefront of industry 4.0, manufactures critical metal components in its own factories for the construction of its vehicles. Our client has 4 automated machining lines for these parts at one of its largest facilities in France.

Quality at the center of concerns.

Despite a high degree of automation for mass production of automotive parts, industrial vision control is often carried out by quality operators. Their subjectivity during manual inspection generates false rejects. Despite the operators' expertise, some visual defects go undetected. With significant production volumes, any error or deviation from the automotive quality standard can have a major impact if not detected quickly. As quality controls are costly and the post-machine inspection process is stringent, the client did not want to add an additional inspection phase before assembly. It was therefore necessary to find a robust solution for inspecting these complex parts. Furthermore, as the geometries of machined metal parts are often complex, single-camera quality control systems are insufficient for these inspections.

The client's objectives

  • Divide by 2 the pass-through rate generated by manual inspection and detected at the end of machining

  • Do not slow down the production rate by 5 seconds / piece

  • Inspect shiny metal part surfaces

  • Inspect all sides of the parts

  • Reduce quality control costs and drastic machine exit control procedures 

  • Check multiple defect categories (quality specifications)

The solution: Spark Multi View

To achieve these goals, Scortex has implemented its AI-powered automated quality inspection solution, Spark Multi View, equipped with multiple cameras, and has enabled: 

  • Reducing the burden on quality operators

  • Inspecting machined metal parts with complex and glossy geometry on all sides

  • Compliance with demanding quality specifications related to automotive part safety

  • Real-time access to quality data via the Web Quality Center portal.

  • Deployment support by a dedicated Customer Success team

The Results

  • 50% of the pass-throughs not detected by operators are now automatically detected by Spark Multi View, in a few seconds. 

  • Reducing the workload of operators so they can focus on other high-value tasks in the factory.

  • Inspection of 100% of shiny metal parts. 

  • Inspection of all surfaces of the parts using a 4-camera Spark Multi View device and display of complete quality data combining all 4 angles of view at once. 

  • Gradual reduction of the gray area through continuous learning 

  • Maintaining a production rate of 5 seconds/piece

“We realized that operators could not control at the same performance pace as the Scortex Spark system”

Jean-Philippe, Quality Site Director


Innovation and precision for all industrial applications

Spark is ideal for a variety of industries such as cosmetics, packaging, automotive, and many others. It is capable of inspecting various materials such as metal, glass, and plastic, thus meeting a wide range of inspection needs.

Frequent questions

How is our AI-powered automated inspection technology adapted to the specific requirements of metal parts machining for the automotive industry?

What are the functionalities of our solution that allow for the effective detection of defects on machined metal parts while maintaining optimal production deadlines?

How does our solution ensure compliance with the automotive industry's strictest quality and safety standards when inspecting machined metal parts?

How can our technology help reduce manufacturing costs and waste in the metal parts machining process for the automotive industry?

What competitive advantages can automotive manufacturers expect from implementing our AI-powered automated inspection technology in their machined metal parts production process?

Let's discuss your quality today.

Louis and the rest of the Scortex team are happy to answer your questions.

Let's discuss your quality today.

Louis and the rest of the Scortex team are happy to answer your questions.