Industry Innovations

1December2017

Standardizing Medical Manufacturing with Augmented Reality Technology

In any manufacturing sector, standardization of assembly processes and sequencing is a critical tool for honing processes, improving efficiency and consistency, and reducing error rates. It is especially critical for today’s increasingly complex and customized medical devices.

That customization presents significant challenges. For each variation in a prosthetic or pacemaker, there are additional pain points to address. Standardization becomes increasingly elusive, and new variables are introduced that make achieving the high quality standards required of medical devices that much more difficult.

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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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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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23March2017

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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