AR Applications

12September2017

4 Ways Enterprise AR is Saving American Manufacturing

The American manufacturing industry is currently undergoing a bit of a rough patch.

In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted a rise in productivity in just 21 of 86 manufacturing sectors – the lowest number since the recession in 2009. A report states 82% of today’s manufacturers are experiencing either a moderate or severe shortage of skilled workers – a gap that is only expected to grow wider. And, recalls in the automotive sector alone hit a record 53.6 million in 2016.

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12July2017

So Long Smart Arm: How AR is Improving Torque Sequencing & Cycle Times

To achieve optimal results, most manufacturers spend hours defining and refining their processes and workflow. But even a perfect process can face unexpected roadblocks.

Whether you build planes, prosthetics, circuit boards or cars, no industry is immune from experiencing common manufacturing pitfalls that stem from issues, such as component misalignment; stripped, cross-threaded or over-torqued bolts; bottlenecks or even, human error. The rework costs that can result from these mistakes can be astronomical.

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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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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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