One of the hottest topics of conversation in the industry right now—and a big part of the mission of organizations like the Manufacturing times Digital institute (MxD) in Chicago—is the digital thread, and the related concept of the digital twin.
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For manufacturing professionals, quality and consistency are paramount. In today’s manufacturing environment, there’s no room for assumptions: creating and monitoring meaningful, precise and verifiable metrics is essential.
While virtually all manufacturers are gathering data on a day-to-day basis, the quality of the captured data varies dramatically. And because that data isn’t always reliable, it’s subsequently not useful.
Fortunately, the ALCOA+ framework outlines a specific set of principles designed specifically to ensure data integrity.
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.
At a time when enterprise augmented reality is on the rise, manufacturing and technology companies are recognizing the power and potential of this transformative tech paradigm. A recent Business Insider article explains that it’s more than just “the next big thing,” and has already dramatically changed the way big companies do business.
From automotive and aerospace engineering to medical device manufacturing, augmented reality has broad applications across a wide variety of industries.
Currently, there are three main types of AR being used to support manufacturing and assembly operations: projection-based AR, tablet AR and wearable AR.