Illumination

Insights and trends on augmented reality and advanced manufacturing technology
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.

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!

27November2019

Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family tomorrow, we want to provide a public thanks today to our Light Guide Systems® team. The combination of their many talents and contributions has allowed us to implement our augmented reality Light Guide Systems® technology in 28 countries worldwide with great operational results. In summary:

Thanks to the diligent and devoted skills of the Integration team.
Thanks to the inspired and passionate logic of the Dev Ops team.
Thanks to the creative and enthusiastic expertise of the Spec Ops team.
Thanks to the eager and inspiring efforts of the Engineering Co-op team.
Thanks to the industrious and dedicated promotion of the Sales and Marketing team.
Thanks to the productive and insightful knowledge of the Operations team.

We also are very thankful for our worldwide customer base which has seen the value of our industrial augmented reality product Light Guide Systems® to help their companies realize greater quality and efficiencies.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

 

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.

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12August2019

Meet OPS Solutions Senior Director of AR Sales Ed Sosnowski

As a leading global provider of practical augmented reality technology, OPS Solutions would be nothing without the world’s greatest team making it all happen behind the scenes.

In this week’s employee spotlight, we’re featuring Ed Sosnowski, a senior director of augmented reality sales who plays a key role in bringing Light Guide Systems to manufacturing organizations around the world.

Continue reading to learn more about Ed’s background and how he helps support our industry-leading team.

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