5 Ways Augmented Reality Enhancing Industrial Production
Augmented reality is not a really recent invention. Scientists had started to explore this area in the late 1950s. But because of the hardware limitations, the real development boost happened only within this last decade when low-weight and high capacity devices became a part of our lives.
Augmented reality applications are now widely used in various industries, with industrial production and manufacturing not being an exclusion. Many facilities have integrated AR into their operation since they saw the benefits of this technology.
5 ways manufacturing can benefit from augmented reality
1. Personnel training
Companies are spending millions of dollars each year on employee training. Enhanced reality can reduce these costs by providing pieces of training through applications. For example, AR has already been used by Jaguar Land Rover in partnership with Bosh.
Employees spend a good portion of their work time looking for something in warehouses. Augmented reality technology can simplify this process by providing workers with all information about the items’ placements, minimizing the time they spend on that process, and boosting their performance instead.
When you are running a production company, it becomes troublesome to maintain all your equipment in working condition. Enhanced reality applications can help your service team to find and identify potential issues faster. A good example would be the US Marines who already adopted AR into their routine
4.New products design and development
The design and development process is resource-intensive since it requires a lot of communication and approval between involved parties. AR apps can help to reduce the time spent on new products’ creation.
5. Complex assembly
When it comes to creating complex devices and equipment, like cars, smartphones, and even aeroplanes, AR can play a crucial role by reducing error risks, as well as simplifying the process. This is now used to manufacture and maintain Boeing 747-8 Freighter.
As you see, augmented reality in manufacturing can play a key role by reducing failure risks, upskill personnel, speed up the process, and many others. And if you are looking to change the way your company works, hire augmented reality experts.
But all of that was just barely scratching the surface. In the weeks to come, I’ll be dwelling deeper into the topics presented in this text, elaborating more and more on use-cases of AR in different industry branches, and some really interesting implementation that we ourselves did for our clients. Stay tuned for our weekly blog!