In today’s rapidly evolving Industry 4.0 economy, we’ve earned our reputation as one of the most innovative and progressive manufacturing technology companies. By harnessing the power of augmented reality (AR) technology, we’ve helped companies around the globe make their manufacturing facilities smarter, safer and more efficient.
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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.
Being an AR sales engineer at OPS Solutions, I frequently travel to events and tradeshows to showcase Light Guide Systems’ practical augmented reality technology.
At one tradeshow in particular, the organizers let a group of special needs children explore the various booths on the floor. A number of kids stopped by our booth and took turns participating in our interactive demonstration, which challenged participants to build a ballpoint pen using guided augmented reality work instructions. I noticed that the kids paid more attention at the booth than anyone else at the show.
The automotive industry is in the midst of another revolution that’s being driven by an explosion of connectivity, shared mobility and automated technology.
As the automotive capitol of the world, and one of the fastest growing technology and entrepreneurship hubs in the country, Detroit is at the forefront of this incredible transformation in manufacturing technology, known as Industry 4.0.
The American manufacturing industry is currently undergoing a bit of a rough patch.
In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted a rise in productivity in just 21 of 86 manufacturing sectors – the lowest number since the recession in 2009. A report states 82% of today’s manufacturers are experiencing either a moderate or severe shortage of skilled workers – a gap that is only expected to grow wider. And, recalls in the automotive sector alone hit a record 53.6 million in 2016.