Recently, the manufacturing sector has discovered the potential of AR and VR in cutting costs and increasing safety and productivity. But what exactly are the applications of this revolutionary technologies in the factory?
AR is one of many tools GE is applying to fulfill its vision of the digital "Brilliant Factory." Last week the company announced plans to train workers for the arrival of 3D printing, big data, robotics, digital and lean manufacturing, and other advanced technologies on the factory floor.
In manufacturing, a MR system can indicate the name and attribution of parts by displaying virtual labels overlaying the objects. The system can guide an assembler, showing virtual arrows as to where the part goes into an assembly.
The most effective applications of AR technology are designed to error-proof and streamline manual assembly and manufacturing processes, utilizing a combination of industrial strength projection technology and sophisticated software to present an intuitive and interactive visual guide.
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Disruptive technologies and market changes are transforming the manufacturing industry, requiring a new focus on optimizing use of data and information. It all adds up to a new industrial revolution called Industry 4.0.
Organizations who want to realize the potential of this revolution need to "Industrialize their data," making it a core asset to deliver better products and customer service, navigate complex business environments, and transform for the future. MarkLogic customers are delivering on this vision for data with a proven architectural pattern called the Operational Data Hub that simplifies the integration of data along the digital thread to power operational and analytic use cases across the enterprise.