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Manufacturing Space Design

Description

In AR-assisted manufacturing space design use cases, users analyze the current status of facilities by registering positions of equipment, generated with CAD models. Proposed environments can be visualized in Augmented Reality if any modifications or new equipment are necessary for optimal spatial layouts.

AR Technologies

AR-assisted manufacturing space design uses any technology for authoring, detection, recognition and rendering. The display options for AR-assisted manufacturing space design can be a mobile platform, including head-mounted displays permitting the user to roam freely in the enclosed and mapped space, or stationary (e.g., desktop or projection) display technology installed in the space with a central or well-understood vantage point. The user interface for AR-assisted manufacturing space design can be enabled with a touchscreen to permit rapid exploration at low cost, or gestures in the case of head-mounted displays.

Advanced AR-assisted manufacturing space design systems can support remote user interaction and feedback with integrated video conferencing and collaboration tools.

Benefits

  • Realistic visualization of existing or future manufacturing equipment in physical world settings
  • Rapid assessment of feasibility of deploying manufacturing assets in a given space
  • Reduced risk of poorly optimized use of space
  • Accelerated timelines for evaluation and feedback solicitation from local and remote constituents

Organizations

Manufacturing organizations operating in industries such as automotive & heavy equipment, electronics, defense, aerospace, telecommunications, logistics, power & automation, energy & resource, naval engineering.

Users

Facility layout planners who optimize the layout of spaces for manufacturing and production.

Example Scenarios

  • Planning for installation of upgraded production line robots
  • Assessment of renovation project for replacing valves and drainage systems underneath a building