In the manufacturing industry, most augmented reality-enabled tools are still in their infancy, but they have great potential to revolutionize the industry.
FREMONT, CA: More than two centuries ago, German philosopher Immanuel Kant described virtual reality as existence within our minds. Today, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is a recognized technology that has been deployed in several industries, including gaming, marketing, and manufacturing.
Here are ways AR in manufacturing will revolutionize the industry:
1. Workers can work faster and in a natural way
Generally, fighter jet engineers find it very difficult to assemble an aircraft because it would take years of training to do so. But AR glasses can utilize other equipments like cameras, depth sensors, and motion sensors that overlay images into the real world during work, and enables engineers to see renderings of bolts, cables, part numbers and instructions on how to assemble components. This also increases the accuracy of engineers up to 96%, and they can work faster in an easy way.
2. AR can solve daily shop floor problems
When the manufacturing industry has to face all of the pain points of the shop floor, teams require real-time access in order to deal with the issues at hand. Augmented reality in manufacturing can directly show all of the issues to the maintenance teams and engineers.
3. Helps to access data easily
The AR-enabled mobile app can quickly help Service engineers and manufacturers to gather the data and information required. With the help of that, they will have access to the object’s location, specs, inventory, and lead times.
4. Can be used for training purpose
When it comes to training, both AR and VR have great potential. In so many things like training for military operations, aircraft pilots, maritime operations, and advanced surgery, VR plays a significant role. But on the other hand, augmented reality in manufacturing has been less successful application-wise.
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