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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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3November2017

OPS Solutions: One Startup’s Journey to Success

The innovative spirit that put the world on wheels lives on as advances in manufacturing technology continue to move Michigan forward as a burgeoning tech hub. At OPS Solutions, we’re proud to contribute to the growth of this sector within Michigan’s economy.

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12September2017

4 Ways Enterprise AR is Saving American Manufacturing

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.

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12July2017

So Long Smart Arm: How AR is Improving Torque Sequencing & Cycle Times

To achieve optimal results, most manufacturers spend hours defining and refining their processes and workflow. But even a perfect process can face unexpected roadblocks.

Whether you build planes, prosthetics, circuit boards or cars, no industry is immune from experiencing common manufacturing pitfalls that stem from issues, such as component misalignment; stripped, cross-threaded or over-torqued bolts; bottlenecks or even, human error. The rework costs that can result from these mistakes can be astronomical.

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26May2017

Augmented Reality Training Tools for Manufacturers

While different industries and manufacturing environments may have varying practices and priorities, no manufacturing pro will dispute the importance of high-quality training.

Great training leads to a safer, more productive and more efficient working environment, and employees who are confident and capable contributors.

Manufacturing decision-makers are always on the lookout for training innovations and improvements, and one of the most exciting new and effective types of training tools on the market delivers plenty of both: enterprise augmented reality.

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18May2017

Man-ufacturing: The Return of Man Over Machine in Factories

The last few decades have seen a steady trend toward more automation in manufacturing. Sophisticated robots have gradually replaced human workers on many factory floors and assembly lines, as manufacturers work to reduce error rates and improve cycle times. Given that long-term trend, what is happening today (particularly in the automotive manufacturing space) may seem surprising: in certain circumstances, humans are replacing robots.

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