Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that enhances a users experience of the real world environment with superimposed computer-generated images. AR is here to stay and will have a big impact on your business. Why is that?
Challenges in the manufacturing industry
The workforce is shrinking. Within the next ten years, people born during the 1950s and 60s will retire, significantly reducing productivity and the number of skilled manufacturing and services workers available in the labor pool.
To combat this problem, many manufacturing companies have already implemented AR to help bridge the skills and knowledge gap between new and experienced employees. AR can drastically speed up onboarding processes, preparing new employees with the necessary safety information and training for a smooth and quick transition to the assembly floor.
What’s more, Industry 4.0 has opened new avenues for automation and the digitization of data-centric manufacturing industries. Smart factories are now equipped with machines that are connected with each other. These machines can predict system failure long before it occurs and recommend preventive measures to avoid malfunctions and subsequent downtime.
With AR, all of this new, digital data and information can be overlayed with the real world in real time, making AR a vital tool for improved business efficiency.