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How Augment Reality will alter the landscape of the manufacturing industry-Part2

Streamlining of logistics 

With regards to order fulfillment and warehouse management, staff members must multitask to handle orders during the course of their daily responsibilities. Let’s say that an order is received – when this happens, an employee has to verify information, identify the required products, goods, or services, scan it, and report the information, provide it to the loading dock, and then authorize the order. That’s a lot of tedious work, which can increase the time required to finish a process that ought to be simple, and straightforward. 

With emergent AR advancements, these same employees could leverage a connected system that informs them exactly where the things they need are, enabling to function at a much quicker pace. Even better, they can scan the required data with the help of the AR system, which could then be developed to propagate the order. After that, the staff member would only be needed to retrieve the product and give it to the appropriate party. 

Mainstream shipping and freight service-provider DHL is already deploying and testing mobile AR systems in localized environments. DHL staff members utilize smart glasses from electronic wearables solutions experts, Ubimax, that greatly facilitate productivity. In addition, they drastically assist in error minimization. The organization started using smart glass solutions way back in 2015, but has recently shared its expansion plans with regards to augmented reality, robotics, process automation, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) in 350 of its 430 facilities in the North American region. With the explosive expansion of e-commerce, the organization intends to make an astounding 300  


Visualize your maintenance team viewing precisely what equipment and hardware required servicing, in addition to any prospective issues. Even better, visualize if that exact same system were improved to display operation times, possible points of failure, time of last service, and a lot more. 

Maintenance units could put on an AR wearable that overlays this data each time they go to the factory or warehouse premises. This would take guessing out of the equation, enabling for quicker repairs and maintenance, faster response and recovery times, and improved operations across the board. 

The U.S. Marines have already deployed a system very much like this for their mechanics. 

Product Design and Development 

Conceptualizing, prototyping, and conventional design can be very lengthy and resource-heavy processes. They also need various back-and-forth revisions and interactions, communications between related entities. That’s prior to anything even being sent into production or manufacturing, while also needs extensive review prior to the launch of a finalized production. 

AR can remove some of the tedious aspects of this process, this is done via augmentation and improvement of the activity at hand, and streamlining collaboration and interactions between parties. Visualize a director or executive seeing the actual product being developed and constructed in real-time via AR. They could furnish insights and guidelines that would reduce the back-and-forth revisions that many conceptual systems need. 

Thyssenkrupp is including these updated technologies into product design and development of mobility solutions. The organization included HoloLens solutions to render more personalization to the design process for clients, and to lessen turnaround times. The HoloLens AR technology has electronically transformed the process throughout several stages of production, from the start of the sales cycle all the way across through to the manufacturing process. 

With the assistance of HoloLens, the digitization of sales and manufacturing has minimized delivery times by 400%. That’s staggering improvement right there. 

Complicated Assembly 

Contemporary manufacturing consists of putting together several thousands of piece together in complex assembly, in as minimal time as possible. Regardless of whether you’re producing the most technologically advanced smartphone or tablet device, or the planet’s largest airplanes, assembly instructions have to be adhered to. 

Every Boeing 747-8 Freighter, has 130 miles of wiring in it, and this market-leading industry innovator, and aviation giant simplifies the activity of putting all of that complex wiring together with the help of Smart glasses and the Skylight platform from Upskill. Skylight is a wearable tech that provides Boeing technicians the guidelines they require in their viewfinder. Including voice command functionality, and bar code readers, this provides huge time savings and has enhanced productivity, generated improved quality, and enhanced ergonomics. 

The outcome? Boeing has reduced the times for wiring production by a quarter and minimized error rates to essentially zero. With no scope for error when constructing an airliner, Boeing takes a variety of measures to make sure that their airplanes are developed adhering to the highest standards. 

Specialist Support 

It’s no secret that AR is turning into so much more than just putting virtual filters over machine assemblies on a factory floor. AR tech is also being included into maintenance and support applications so organizations can furnish better service to their clients. 

Leybold, an industry-leader in vacuum pump manufacturing, has included augmented reality apps into its onsite client assistance and sales functions. The organization collaborated with REFLEKT, to develop the Leybold maintenance app with their new TURBOVAC i/ix range of vacuum pumps. The application enables clients to visually explore parts and features of the pump on their iPads, and HoloLens. Specialists are able to utilize X-Ray vision to see the pump digitally to look at components without having to go through the pump disassembly process. 

The Future of Manufacturing 

It’s critical to remember that instances spoken about in this blog article are just a little sampling of the vast possibilities this nascent technology provides, particularly in manufacturing and product development applications. We’ll have to sit back and observe where the present market scenario evolves from now on, as there are almost definitely some scenarios which we thought never possible or viable before, maybe never even dreamed of. Manufacturing, with the help of AR, is a light that’s set to shine bright indeed. 


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