At OPS Solutions, we’re always looking to innovate and evolve our Light Guide Systems technology. It’s what keeps us on the cutting edge of the industry, especially at a time when enterprise augmented reality is on the rise.
New and emerging digital technologies and Industry 4.0 trends are accelerating manufacturing growth. In a recent UI Labs’ workshop at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, our patented AR technology was showcased in collaboration with systems from HP and Siemens to demonstrate how digital disruption is being used to create factories of the future.
We recently had the privilege of joining forces with key tech innovators from Siemens and HP to host an experiential workshop as part of UI Labs’ “Digital Disruption: The Future Factory Transformation” event at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago.
The inventive spirit of Detroit that put the world on wheels started with the automotive industry and has progressively expanded into other markets across the state, making Michigan one of the fastest growing technology and entrepreneurship hubs in the United States. And Detroit, in particular, is on its way to becoming a tech mecca.
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.
Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of representing OPS Solutions on a nine-day trade mission to China.
Organized and led by Governor Snyder and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), my trip consisted of one-on-one meetings with more than 40 prospective manufacturing partners in several major Chinese cities – including Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.
Since the arrival of the industrial revolution more than 150 years ago, manufacturing has been a vital component of economic growth and job creation. Historically, the manufacturing industry has had no problem attracting a consistent supply of skilled workers to fill factories.
Here at OPS Solutions, innovation is the foundation of everything we do. Since 2005, we’ve been at the forefront of the enterprise augmented reality (AR) movement, developing state-of-the-art solutions for companies around the world.
In the never-ending pursuit of perfection, manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to make every component better. The bedrock of every manufacturer is quality. In order to be considered valuable, any new tool or technology used to enhance efficiency and boost productivity must do so without sacrificing quality.