Industry Innovations

31March2020

Light Guide Systems Practical AR Webinar

Light Guide Systems webinar, hosted by Automation Alley, showcases our Industrial Augmented Reality technology, capabilities, and case studies.  The webinar is now online and available for viewing on-demand.  In the webinar you will learn about:

  • What does a practical industrial AR system look like on the factory floor?
  •  How quickly can you deploy an Industrial AR solution?
  •  How does industrial AR work in a high-mix, high-variation environment?
  •  How can industrial AR be used for training my manufacturing workforce?
  • What are the economic levers for a profitable industrial AR scale deployment?

To view the presentation online, please click the following link.

23March2020

Light Guide Systems for Medical can Help

Light Guide Systems for Medical

We want to extend our deep gratitude to all the health care professionals and first responders who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle.  With the massively increased demand for medical equipment and supplies of all kinds, we understand that increased capacity and output is a significant challenge and we recognize the difficulty of ramping up to meet that challenge.  Light Guide Systems specializes in helping companies build complex products, as efficiently as possible and with the highest possible quality.  We believe that Light Guide Systems for Medical can enhance our collective ability to ramp output of these critical, life-saving products and are hoping to have the opportunity to do so.  Learn more about Light Guide Systems for Medical in this video: link.

10March2020

Luxottica Deploys Light Guide AR for Quality and Training Improvement

Our latest Case Study shows positive results for Luxottica utilizing Light Guide Systems (LGS) industrial augmented reality (AR.)  Luxottica controls 80% of all glasses and sunglasses brands in the world, including Rayban, Oakley, Prada, Chanel, and Versace.   “ Light Guide has been a key driver in reducing breakage (scrap) and increasing efficiency.  The Light Guide System made a process that was very complex for associates to think through into an easy ‘follow the light’ process. Using the Light Guide Systems in this area essentially error-proofed a complex manual process,” stated Todd Butts, Manufacturing Operations Manager from Luxottica. Light Guide Systems created visual guidance for the loading and unloading sequence of lens trays resulting in 29% reduction in training times, 19% improvement in quality and an ROI of less than a year. To view the complete Case Study online, please click the following link.

4February2020

Manufacturing At the Speed Of Light with AR

Tech Takeover

Industry 4.0 is moving fast, and smart companies are seeking the best tools and technologies that are both proven and practical to drive immediate results within their organizations. Return on investment for Industry 4.0 projects can vary widely, oftentimes causing business leaders to be wary of starting a digital transformation journey. But what if you could see ROI within weeks of beginning a project? With augmented reality (AR) it is possible.  Paul Ryznar, President and CEO of Light Guide Systems recently hosted a Tech Takeover presentation at Automation Alley, focused on how AR is transforming manufacturing in multiple industries including automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics. The presentation addressed how AR is it being used in these industries to drive higher levels of quality, productivity, and training.
To view the presentation online, please click the following link.

29January2020

Augmented Reality in a New Era of Manufacturing

Augmented Workforce Matrix

The Economic Forum published a white paper recently entitled: “A New Era of Manufacturing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – $7 Billion of Possibilities Uncovered in Michigan.” The topics include Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to drive competitiveness and sustainable growth in manufacturing such as Augmenting the Workforce with Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Collaborative Robots, 3D Printing and Smart Digital Twins.

AR/VR technologies are key technologies that, when deployed within the right manufacturing applications, can drive significant cost savings and quality improvements. “Augmented workforces account for $2.6 billion of that value by increasing worker productivity, reducing training costs and streamlining the product design process. Augmented workforces can help bridge Michigan’s growing skills gap and create more than 7,000 jobs in the process.” To read more and download the report click on the following link.

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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