AR Applications

7March2018

Sheltered Workshops and AR Tech Help Disabled Individuals Excel in the Workforce

Being an AR sales engineer at OPS Solutions, I frequently travel to events and tradeshows to showcase Light Guide Systems’ practical augmented reality technology.

At one tradeshow in particular, the organizers let a group of special needs children explore the various booths on the floor. A number of kids stopped by our booth and took turns participating in our interactive demonstration, which challenged participants to build a ballpoint pen using guided augmented reality work instructions. I noticed that the kids paid more attention at the booth than anyone else at the show.

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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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