Immersive Technology is helping to advance the Manufacturing Industry
Immersive technologies, i.e., Augmented and Virtual reality, have a significant role in the manufacturing industry to
create real-time benefits. Immersive tech isn't new to manufacturing, but with the recent surge and global attention to
AR and VR, businesses are looking to employ these technologies for improving their business-critical operations.
AR, and VR the user's visibility into the process and display accurate information at the right time, are proving to be
perfect for manufacturing processes in businesses.
Manufacturers undergo several changes with their products with the altering demands of their customers. On this account,
the manufacturing process must be open to changes and be highly flexible. When such a condition occurs, the business
requires the skill of human hands and the decision-making of human brains; then, the process is automated using
Since humans can't process massive amounts of information quickly like the general-purpose robots with their superhuman
information capabilities, we can't make decisions based on the little information available. We won't sense or see the
hidden patterns that an artificial intelligence-based system can do. So we require assistance while performing the
different stages of the manufacturing process, from design and visualization to training and final inspection.
Application of Immersive tech in Manufacturing processes
The adoption of immersive tech in manufacturing from the budding phase to the completion is proving to be a
game-changer. AR and VR improve efficiency, worker productivity, and design in all different levels of the manufacturing
processes. Learn more about the application of immersive tech in manufacturing below -
- Design and Visualization : To get the right design of the goods, designers use CAD models to test and try products. Using physical prototypes,
designers test the product design in real-time. However, the prototypes are difficult to make; at the same time, it's
difficult and expensive to redesign the physical prototypes for trial and testing. It also increases the time to market
(TTM) since physical prototyping requires multiple redoing of the model, and every iteration takes time for their
Using virtual reality, designers can design products in 3D space and test until it's finalized. It reduces the time to
market and allows manufacturers to test products under standard conditions and extract design flaws that aren't provided
via conventional testing methods. With the help of VR, your products are proven to be perfect by design and less likely
to experience product failure.
- Efficient Decision-Making : To be agile enough to meet the market and customers' changing demands, manufacturing operations must make quicker
decisions while undergoing a thorough and detailed analysis of all the information.
The amount of data that needs analysis to make a safe and effective decision is quite large. Therefore, delaying the
decision-making process further delays the necessary action and ultimately causes downtime.
With data visualization, decision-making is becoming more and more enhanced, offers solutions to all questions, and
diagnoses new problems that can increase higher performance and growth. Incorporating visual and augmented reality in
manufacturing-related data visualization accelerates the process of decision-making at all levels.
- Improved Maintenance & Error Detection: In the manufacturing plant, the equipment, machinery, and components can experience an unexpected breakdown that
requires an immediate response. Sometimes, the maintenance teams might not restore the equipment to full-functionality,
resulting in a significant loss. Using AR and VR can help make maintenance easier and save the business from a high
cost. Using AR equipment to guide the maintenance repair personnel helps to fix problems without a long delay. The AR
application can accurately overlay real-time video images to guide you through the process of repairing.
With more manufacturing companies using Augmented and Virtual reality technologies to increase efficiency and
productivity, its benefit in different manufacturing processes is incredibly massive. Aximind
uses immersive technology services for businesses to reduce training costs, increase knowledge retention and get their products to the market
quicker than ever.