Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

The 4th AREA Research Project

Barriers to AR Adoption in Manufacturing

This Case Study, featuring a small company with high customization and high value products, provides the results of interviews with key stakeholders in manufacturing and offers a preliminary framework for breaking down barriers.

While many companies which make products in controlled environments have conducted proof of concepts and pilots and have demonstrated clear benefits of AR to address challenges in manufacturing, there remain relatively few implementations outside of highly controlled laboratories.

The full report is available only to AREA members. This project was commissioned to crystallize the most important factors that have delayed deployments in live factory/build settings and to recommend steps that can be taken by different stakeholders in a company to reduce the impacts of those barriers. The research seeks to capture attitudes of factory workers during a quantitative phase of the project.

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