With more than a decade of hands-on experience designing, delivering and implementing manufacturing AR solutions in various industries, our team has learned some valuable lessons about what it takes to be successful in this unique and rapidly evolving industry.
2018 was a fantastic year for us at OPS Solutions, and for augmented reality (AR) as a whole.
As more businesses around the world realize the power of AR, our team has done a fantastic job establishing OPS Solutions as a leading provider of enterprise AR solutions.
As a lean practitioner of many years, I have had the privilege of applying lean concepts in many different businesses including project engineering, repetitive manufacturing, process manufacturing and even in a sales capacity. I’ve had to apply lean principles in areas where the cycle times ranged from seconds to days, which allowed me to apply lean manufacturing tools in very different ways.
As one of the fastest growing enterprise AR companies, we have taken root not just in the United States, but in other regions of the world where manufacturing is strong.
After a successful MEDC-sponsored trade mission to China in July 2017, we knew our company had to take advantage of the opportunity again this year. With several different regions to choose from globally, we ultimately landed on India–one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and a country from which we receive a high level of interest in Light Guide Systems.
Today’s rapidly changing technology landscape demands constant innovation, and we could not be more proud of our team’s relentless focus on continuous improvement.
In 2005, we figured out a way to use augmented reality to help manufacturers drive operational processes with precision and speed and have been harnessing the power of AR technology ever since.
Here at OPS Solutions, there’s no manufacturing challenge our team can’t solve. As a leader driving the next wave of manufacturing innovation, we’ve proven that augmented reality (AR) technology can be used to build anything—from cars, circuit boards and cookies to pacemakers, jet turbines and even yachts!
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.
Beginning in September 2018, many automotive suppliers will need to adopt new specifications and standards in order to maintain current business, and be awarded new business.
At the start of each year, more than 200,000 people descend upon Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show – the world’s largest conference for new and innovative consumer technologies, and the chance for leading tech manufacturers to show off their latest products.
Augmented reality (AR) has been picking up mainstream appeal for a few years now, a trend that is slowly but surely spilling over into the enterprise world.