Thanks to advances in manufacturing automation technologies, medical device manufacturers can get closer than ever before to achieving zero defects. By working and communicating with machines, new and next-gen technologies increasingly are minimizing raw materials, process and assembly variabilities, among others, that, when left unchecked or done manually, more often lead to errors. They also are enabling manufacturers to address menial, repetitive tasks, and reserve skilled personnel for higher-level roles that require cognitive agility and decision-making.