Augmented Reality future of Manufacturing

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Abstract

A basic introduction of Augmented Reality ( AR) and the key concepts of this technology. This explains the future of car showrooms with AR technology. Any of the features of Augmented Reality applications for possible cooperation of the automotive industry will be explored and this paper will include an outline of them. Future paths are being addressed.

Introduction

Augmented Reality (AR) refers to the fusion of physical and synthetic (computer-generated) worlds. The original image is captured on camera, while the real-world picture is "increased" with layers of digital content.

AR Basics

Augmented reality is often confused with virtual reality (VR) which varies greatly in their implementations. VR lets people put on a headset to immerse themselves in a futuristic environment, while AR overlays details to visual objects on the physical world.

Exploring AR

Augmented reality has been around for some time now. However, the crossroads between optical processing technology, computer processing technologies and computational capacity unexpectedly made mixed reality approaches realistic. Augmented Reality plays an important role in the design and development of products. The immersive aspect of AR allows you to create visual designs without the need to create them physically. Thus, the ultimate process is quick, easy to reach, time-consuming and relaxing, since the commodity has no practical use until it is completed.

It would not be surprising if we were to say that the manufacturing industry is the mother of all other industries. There must be some manufacturing processes related to the product when there is a product. And this manufacturing industry is of immense significance to the ancillary industries. Manufacturing is an industry where every second matters. Modern automated factory floors never stop running, and even the tiniest mistake in design or layout can cost untold millions. That’s the reason why augmented reality is important for this particular sector. The ability to simulate anything from the floor of manufacturing to the most intense edge of the finished product is indispensable, and the potential to do so quickly and conveniently free of charge renders AR a revolutionary tool for manufacturers.

In the current highly competitive business and manufacturing environment, the manufacturing industry is facing the constant challenge of producing innovative products at reduced time-to-market.Increasing developments in globalized manufacturing environments include real-time exchanges of knowledge between different nodes in the product life cycle, e.g. design, set-up planning, production management, machining, assembly, etc., as well as smooth coordination between these nodes.

Benefits of using AR in manufacturing sector

Work Can Be Done Faster- Information portrayed onto real-world engineers can get their work done faster. In terms of assembly, engineers needn’t rely on schematics and can get all the help from the AR application.

Expert Support-The built-in AR system would be more efficient and intuitive with remote feedback at the hands of the staff. This allows both the specialist and the engineer to precisely envision live views to illustrate specifics or to monitor multi-step solutions. This lowers the output lead time or the turnover of the system operation.

Support-The current support requires a physical human personnel presence on site to better explain a problem and solution. AR can help with telecommuting. Technicians and experts can collaborate and see the same thing all the while sitting at their respective offices and guiding the engineer to fix the issues appropriately.

Product Assembly-The assembly process requires careful working and assembly of hundreds of parts correctly and in a very fast manner. Usually, this information is made available in the PDF technical document, which is very long, static and monotonous. It's pretty hard to read and understand what the various assembly processes do and don't do in a textual format. Companies often require separate individuals who can interpret and write such documents. With the use of AR, all this process can be made easy and interactive.

Health and Safety-AR can boost the health and safety of workers’ tasks in the manufacturing information. The use of wrong equipment and the deviation from standard processes are a common cause of safety incidents of the manufacturing units. As a remedy, manufacturers are deploying wearable technologies in AR applications, which facilitate workers and technicians to access the risk of a given task.

Quality Assurance-Every great product that rocked the markets have gone through rigorous quality assurance. Current quality assurance requires human vision to identify problems, but digital product overlays can be projected through AR and shortfalls can be easily identified. Such technicians can detect the smallest problems with greater speed and precision.

Augmented Reality is being applied to various manufacturing environments to find out how technology can aid in meeting productivity goals. As the hardware and software for AR improve, this embryonic technology will gain more potential to disrupt the traditional industrial environment eventually.

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