Technology News

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.

27January2020

Light Guide Systems presents TrainAR at CES2020

 

Light Guide Systems presented an industrial augmented reality training system, TrainAR, at CES 2020.  We demonstrated the great versatility of the LightGuide AR platform as a complete training tool.  TrainAR includes an intuitive user interface and pre-templated training program examples and received great feedback from both current and new customers attending the event. TrainAR provides the ability to author step by step visual guidance lessons, confirmation of lesson completion, training metrics, and testing  – all ensuring operational training success.

We were featured in the following informative articles as a follow-up to the show and our presence in the Orbbec booth. Click here to view Findbiometrics.com article and here for the Aithority.com article.

While there was an increased presence of AR/VR products, our Light Guide Systems and new TrainAR offering stood out as a practical solution for use in an industrial environment. Our LightGuide AR software application can be deployed via multiple form factors — including both projector-based and wearables — that are ideal for industrial applications including assembly, logistics, part kitting and sequencing, and of course training!

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