Augmented / Assisted Reality

COMMON USES / COMMON PROBLEMS SOLVED

  • Manufacturers use this technology if they have dangerous or dirty tasks that are difficult to train employees on
  • Knowledge capture and sharing
  • Difficulties with repeatability in a manufacturing process
  • Quality control challenges
  • Trainings where the trainer is remote or cannot be present

AUGMENTED REALITY COULD BE A GOOD FIT IF:

  • You do not want to stop equipment to train
  • You don’t have a large space to train
  • You have many employees that you’d like to cross-train
  • High turnover on the production floor requiring constant training of new employees
  • Read more about the benefits

 AUGMENTED REALITY MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD FIT IF:

  • You don’t have a specific application in mind
  • You are unable to establish a network connection in your training environment

FAQ 

What are the restrictions on this technology?  

  • Requires network connection
  • Not able to perform in a moist or wet work environment

Will I need special equipment to operate this technology?  

  • AR headset or compatible mobile device is required 
  • PC or compatible mobile device is required 

Do I need any special training or certification to operate this technology?  

  • Device UI training is required. The typical training time is 5 minutes. 

work instructions to aTHE FACTORY OF TOMORROW EXPERIENCE

  • Work instructions/training for how to assemble a cutting tool

EQUIPMENT IN THE LAB  

The Factory of Tomorrow demonstrates real-world applications in a low volume, high mix environment. Made possible by our partnerships with national, regional, state, and local organizations, The Factory of Tomorrow is here to offer new opportunities for the real-world application of advanced manufacturing technologies.

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