One year ago, we announced the formation of our European headquarters, located in the heart of the Czech Republic. The move provided a convenient launch point to expand business partnerships and more readily offer sales, setup and maintenance of Light Guide Systems throughout Europe and Africa.
We are living in a society with more moving parts and pieces than ever before. Not only is there more variation in those individual products; there is more customization. From car doors to knee replacement hardware, nearly every product can be customized.
Here at OPS Solutions, we use augmented reality to help companies better visualize complex assembly processes so they can improve the way products are manufactured.
While we work hard to deliver transformational solutions for customers in a variety of industries, our team also has fun coming up with creative and amusing ways to demonstrate the versatility of our practical AR tool, Light Guide Systems—like the time we built a game of human pong for our open house event, or a bartending demo for a restaurant trade show.
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.
I founded OPS Solutions with the intention of improving manufacturing around the globe. Over the past several years, our company has experienced tremendous growth, thanks in part to rising demand for, and widespread adoption of, enterprise AR tools and technologies worldwide. During this time, our innovative spirit and global vision has led to a series of exciting breakthroughs, including several patents and new opportunities spanning a variety of industries.
The same technology that is used to create virtual playscapes for an application like Pokèmon GO or Snapchat is also helping drive the future of cars forward, faster than you might have previously thought.
The food and beverage industry is changing. Food processors are adopting digital tools and technologies, like augmented reality, to redefine how people, processes and equipment function in plants.
The prospect of wearable, augmented reality technology is an exciting one. However, like any promising technology, AR glasses have their own share of shortcomings and manufacturers of these devices are quickly evolving to create a practical product that better serves the needs of users.
The automotive industry is ever-changing, and today’s automotive suppliers are constantly faced with new challenges stemming from customers asking the question, “Can you show us some innovation?”
New and emerging digital technologies and Industry 4.0 trends are accelerating manufacturing growth. In a recent UI Labs’ workshop at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, our patented AR technology was showcased in collaboration with systems from HP and Siemens to demonstrate how digital disruption is being used to create factories of the future.