Augmented reality is considered as one of the most important latest technology which helps in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing industries are exploring major benefits from augmented reality where hardware and software qualities have improved and thus trends have gone up due to this technology. Following is considered as the product cycle where augmented reality would be applicable:-
1) Product design-Augmented reality will be used in designing planes or car which was otherwise difficult to construct.AR models play a major role in understanding the functionality of the design and thus can be used to optimise it. Major benefits related to AR are as follows:-
a) Enhanced preview-With the help of AR, constructors can get multiple ways to create products prototype and different types of unrestricted views.
b) Enhanced feedback-Because of the feedback, designed products can be matched easily with the physical products. Getting visual and digital data’s can help in designing improved products in a better way.
c) Detailed models-3D models in association with AR, give a chance to showcase future products without overlapping the programme interface.
2) Quality Control-Because of AR, manufacturing companies are making the highest use of this technology in quality control check of their products or prototypes. The market feels huge loss whenever they have to deal with product returns but AR brings a reduction in such risk factor right in the starting phase. This will helps in improving the quality of their products or their prototypes.
3) Manufacturing-In this process, two phases are generated like making of complex assembly and required training.
A) Assembly-With invention of conveyor line by Henry Ford, production assembly have increased with the production pace and in many cases, it’s considered as completely automatic. Augmented Reality helps in giving detailed information about visual displays of their products, assembly line information or any 3d model design related instruction. Another example is about AR smart glass which crafts hand free works
B) Training-Because of AR application, training helps in the production process in many ways as it not only trains new employees but also creates new instructions for their existing experienced staff employees. Other benefits are
*Improved quality of work because all employee have detailed information
*Takes lesser time while preparing new employees
4) Maintenance-In Production stage, augmented reality plays a significant role in the manufacturing division especially in the maintenance segment. Like such technology creates higher accuracy, real-time diagnostic data, labelling of the components, safety warnings, allows off-site collaboration.