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30May2017

Power to the People: How Humans are Heading Back to the Factory Floor

For decades, the trend in automotive manufacturing has been a dramatic increase in automation, in which complex robots replaced human operators to perform assembly and production tasks efficiently. But, today’s new and emerging technologies are making it possible to bring human workers back to the factory floor.

In this Manufacturing Technology article, Light Guide Systems Founder and CEO Paul Ryznar outlines this trend and provides clear insight into how augmented reality tools can work with humans to tackle the ever-expanding range of options available in an assembly line.

When robots can’t handle the high degree of individualization and variety available today, it’s time to send the humans back in. Click here to read the full article.

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Brian Close

Brian Close is the Executive Director of Sales for OPS Solutions. Brian has over 10 years of experience managing sales, manufacturing and engineering operations including managing implementation of new manufacturing equipment and processes with processes and managing $20M+ portfolio of contract engineering projects. Brian holds a BS, Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.
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