Insights and trends on augmented reality and advanced manufacturing technology

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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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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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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Combining Collaborative Robots and Augmented Reality

Today’s technologies open up big possibilities for manufacturing assembly operations—such as pairing up collaborative robots with augmented reality technology. Automation World explores this match up in an article featuring Light Guide Systems and our partnership with Kubica Corp. and Universal Robots.

The article features a video demonstration of Light Guide Systems in action from our booth at Automate 2017.

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Matching the machine: ‘Augmented Reality’ has potential to boost business productivity

Augmented reality has found a frontier in manufacturing, driving new efficiencies and operator productivity while reducing errors and improving the bottom line. The business sense and broader operational capabilities of projection-based AR tech in the manufacturing space is the focus of a feature story by Dustin Walsh in Crain’s Detroit Business.

The piece details our innovative AR technology and outlines critical applications for manufactures in a number of industries.

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Introducing Light Guide Systems Pro, A “Blended Reality” Tech Tool

As the world’s leading augmented reality tool, Light Guide Systems has transformed manual assembly and manufacturing processes for companies across the globe.

In an ever-changing enterprise landscape, we’re constantly seeking out ways to make our technology even better – that’s why we partnered with global computing giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) to launch Light Guide Systems Pro.

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How Practical AR Tech Tools Can Transform Manufacturing Processes

In a Q&A interview with Manufacturing Tomorrow magazine, OPS Solutions President and CEO Paul Ryznar talks about how VR, blended reality and AR tech tools can integrate into existing manufacturing systems to improve processes and opportunities for human operators.

Our visual AR guidance system is remarkably universal. Not only is it able to adapt to near infinite applications, but it engages operators in an intuitive and user-friendly manner that makes completing a complex sequence of steps as simple as following the lights.

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