AR Applications

22October2019

Automotive Interiors Expo Featuring Mike Koper

Automotive Interiors Expo

Come and join Mike Koper, Senior AR Director at OPS Solutions,  at the 2019 Automotive Interiors Expo.  He will be a featured speaker on October 23rd at 9:30 in Room 2 at the Suburban Showplace in Novi, Michigan.  His talk is titled “Introduction to augmented reality for interiors manufacturers: automate or augment.”  

Augmented reality can provide the leap in productivity that all managers have been seeking for years but have been unable to attain.  AR is a blend of advanced technology coupled with human performance. It can improve productivity and reduce or eliminate mistakes.  AR can take a good process and make it a best practice.  AR also provides manufacturing innovation to meet customers’ ever-tightening quality requirements (IAFT-16949). It is also scalable.

Case studies include an automotive interiors manufacturer achieving a 30% reduction in training cost and time, 40% increased throughput and error reductions of 96% with digital certification.

alcoa-data-standards
2May2019

What Does AR Technology Have to Do With ALCOA+ Data Standards?

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.

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lean manufacturing
15November2018

Lean Best Practices & The Role of AR as a Lean Manufacturing Tool

As a lean practitioner of many years, I have had the privilege of applying lean concepts in many different businesses including project engineering, repetitive manufacturing, process manufacturing and even in a sales capacity. I’ve had to apply lean principles in areas where the cycle times ranged from seconds to days, which allowed me to apply lean manufacturing tools in very different ways.

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26July2018

Working with Light Guide Systems: Our Team Shares Their Own Enterprise AR Case Studies

Here at OPS Solutions, we’re constantly thinking about new ways of using augmented reality to overcome complex operational challenges.

In working with world-class manufacturers across a wide variety of industries, each member of our team has had the opportunity to work on rewarding projects that have made a profound impact on our company and clients.

In this post, they recall some of their shining moments and share case study-worthy examples of how we’re using practical AR technology to drive innovation in manufacturing facilities around the world.

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1June2018

A New Type of Pick-to-Light Solution for Part Kitting

pick-to-light technology

Our team is continually identifying new ways our practical AR technology can be used to solve common manufacturing challenges, including the ability to improve part kitting processes for increased accuracy, efficiency and quality.

While every step within a manufacturing sequence is critically important, ensuring operators have the right parts—at the right time—is foundational to ensuring every other step in the process can be completed seamlessly.

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