Illumination

Insights and trends on augmented reality and advanced manufacturing technology
21June2017

Humans Replacing Robots in Auto-Manufacturing Roles

Over the past few decades, the automation trend in auto manufacturing has steadily replaced growing numbers of human workers with sophisticated robots, with the goal of reducing errors and decreasing cycle times. But in what may seem like a surprising twist to outside observers, a recent trend embodies exactly the opposite phenomenon: now humans are replacing robots.

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14June2017

How Augmented Reality is Revolutionizing Medical Manufacturing

When it comes to medical manufacturing and pharmaceutical engineering, the cost of making a mistake could mean the difference between life and death.

In an industry where the stakes are high, manufacturers must be confident that their medical devices are built the same way every time, every day, shift to shift. But with so many factors involved – the most common being human error – it can be difficult to maintain such a high level of consistency.

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26May2017

Augmented Reality Training Tools for Manufacturers

While different industries and manufacturing environments may have varying practices and priorities, no manufacturing pro will dispute the importance of high-quality training.

Great training leads to a safer, more productive and more efficient working environment, and employees who are confident and capable contributors.

Manufacturing decision-makers are always on the lookout for training innovations and improvements, and one of the most exciting new and effective types of training tools on the market delivers plenty of both: enterprise augmented reality.

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18May2017

Man-ufacturing: The Return of Man Over Machine in Factories

The last few decades have seen a steady trend toward more automation in manufacturing. Sophisticated robots have gradually replaced human workers on many factory floors and assembly lines, as manufacturers work to reduce error rates and improve cycle times. Given that long-term trend, what is happening today (particularly in the automotive manufacturing space) may seem surprising: in certain circumstances, humans are replacing robots.

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27April2017

Michigan Capital Advisors Invests in Light Guide Systems Augmented Reality Technology

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Michigan Capital Advisors (MCA) and welcome Charles “Chip” McClure, Managing Partner of MCA, to our Board of Managers.

Our company has been at the forefront of using augmented reality to drive meaningful productivity gains in manufacturing, and MCA’s growth equity investment will add new horsepower to our rapidly growing company.

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13April2017

A Look Back at Automate 2017

Every two years, the manufacturing industry’s biggest players come together at Automate – the largest automation solutions expo in North America – to discover the latest cutting-edge robotics, vision and motion control technologies.

Hosted by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the expo showcases new and emerging solutions in automation technology that challenge conventional norms and redefine industry standards in manufacturing.

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6April2017

A Day in the Life of an AR Applications Engineer

To help you learn a little bit more about what it’s like working at OPS Solutions, we’re starting a new series featuring some of the talented people that are helping us revolutionize the enterprise augmented reality industry. First up is Brad Foley, an AR Applications Engineer on our crew.

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