Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality – a boon for Advanced Manufacturing.
Lately, the world is witnessing a lot of new trends and technologies in every sector, and our ecosystem is transforming at a fast pace. Each day, we see new innovations in technology which will help you to save time and money. Development is a never-ending process and one such technology which is collecting a lot of attention these days is Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality.
What is VR & AR?
Augmented reality (AR) is a direct or indirect live view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are "augmented" by computer-generated perceptual information.
Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated scenario that simulates a realistic experience. The immersive environment can be like the real world to create a lifelike experience grounded in reality or sci-fi.
|Fig 1.0 The use of AR and VR in the manufacturing industry|
VR & AR for Advanced manufacturing
Augmented reality systems may also be considered as a form of VR that layers virtual information over a live camera feed into a headset, or through a smartphone or a tablet device. With the help of VR & AR, we can achieve better HMI leads, to enhance the application at every step of the product lifecycle, from design – planning – engineering- execution- services. With the implementation of VR & AR, we can do better human-machine interaction which will lead to cost reduction, increase in understanding, faster development and better-quality products.
In the old days, innovation was exceptionally costly, but now with the assistance of Research and Development, and the enthusiasm of various organizations; it's getting to be much easier. Organizations like APPLE, SAMSUNG, MICROSOFT, GOOGLE, OCULUS, and HTC etc. are contributing intensely to AR and VR technology. This, in turn, will be advantageous for different organizations that will use that innovation and manufacture superior products. The innovation will be heading towards the mainstream in the following 3 to 5 years.
The primary purpose of using VR & AR in manufacturing is the predictive analysis that helps to create better designs and for error-proof production. However, VR & AR also plays a vital role in providing immersive training, as it allows the user to experience the actual parts virtually to get the detailed vision and information. A vast number of organizations in the field of Aerospace, Automotive, and Inventory Management are the primary users of VR & AR content. A lot of R&D is going on in the field of VR &AR to provide you with the customized solutions according to your needs. A key to competing in the future of manufacturing is by implementing these digital processes.