XR Leaders in the Industrial and Manufacturing Sector
Today’s Extended Reality solutions aren’t just transforming the entertainment sector, they’re changing the way countless businesses and professionals operate on a daily basis. With immersive technology, companies can accelerate product development processes, improve team creativity, and even ensure staff members can collaborate and train in a safe environment.
XR and accompanying concepts like the Metaverse and Web 3.0 are having a significant impact on the industrial and manufacturing landscape. They’re eliminating problems with supply chains, improving the way products are tested and brought to market, and making teams more productive.
Here are just some of the companies in the XR industry currently developing solutions tailored to the unique needs of industrial and manufacturing companies.
1. Kognitiv Spark
Creating intuitive experiences in mixed reality, Kognitiv Spark supports manufacturing and industrial companies in delivering guidance and direction to employees on the move. The company’s immersive solutions are focused on optimizing everything from staff training to on-site inspections. The RemoteSpark MR performance tool combines the physical and digital worlds, creating a hands-free and supportive environment for workers to access holographic assets wherever they are.
RemoteSpark equips workers with the power to communicate and collaborate with team members, through secure, low-bandwidth video and audio calls when extra assistance is required. Kognitiv Spark’s ecosystem combines spatial computing, and communication to boost team performance.
Focused specifically on the manufacturing world, KIT-AR is an immersive technology company committed to enhancing quality assurance, reducing inefficiencies, and improving workflows. The KIT-AR platform comes with its own augmented reality environment editor, allowing users to digitize various forms of content, from procedure documents to checklists.
KIT-AR’s ecosystem also includes KIT-ASSIST, a remote assistance solution which supports subject matter experts and supervisors in guiding remote team members through processes with 3D instructions, video and sound. Plus, KIT-AR also has its own solution for automating quality assurance, as well as a comprehensive platform for collecting process data and business insights.
3. Augment IT
Fully-service provider of AR and VR solutions for modern employees, Augment IT supports industrial and pharmaceutical companies with opportunities in extended reality. The company’s solutions include the Inspect AR scalable AR platform, which empowers teams to access virtual information on the move during inspection, maintenance, training, and servicing processes.
Augment IT allows teams to work in XR offline, integrate their ecosystem with existing tools, and access tools to improve the transfer of knowledge between teams. Additionally, Augment IT also develops interactive augmented, virtual, and mixed reality solutions for businesses based on unique use cases and requirements, with end-to-end support for configuration and adoption.
ViewAR focuses on helping industrial and manufacturing companies to improve the productivity and safety of their workforces. The company’s AR solutions are specially designed for the manufacturing landscape, with advanced indoor navigation systems and tracking tools. ViewAR solutions also work with existing technologies such as ARCore and ARKit, as well as a variety of headsets and wearables.
One of the core components of the ViewAR portfolio is the Service AR solution, an all-in-one application which supports team members with visualized data and information wherever they need it. The solution is suited for the creation of virtual tours, training systems, and on-the-job work instructions. It also includes OCR tagging, IoT data visualization and adapts to various workflows.
Supporting companies with a variety of support and field services solutions, CareAR is a software company leveraging the benefits of augmented reality. With the CareAR platform, companies can create smart assets and empower service employees with interactive experiences, ready to access on a host of devices. The CareAR Experience builder enables brands to build customized self-solve instructions and guidance for both customers and technicians.
CareAR Instruct also ensures companies can create self-guided, animated, and step-by-step virtual workflows for team training and guidance. CareAR also has it’s own assistance app for remote workers, as well as the MagicLens solution for enhancing instructional content with 3D visualization capabilities.
Augmented and Mixed Reality vendor Arvizio guides companies through the use of extended reality and digital twins in the industrial and manufacturing space. The company’s XR toolkit includes the Immerse 3D platform, where businesses can visualize large digital models with 3D assets available to access across multiple locations, on a variety of headsets and smartphone devices.
Arvizio also offers the AR Instructor solution, which empowers brands to create step-by-step guided instruction manuals with extended reality. The tool ensures team members can leverage remote expert assistance with 3D models, photos, and document sharing. There’s also access to video for quick, convenient, and contextual collaboration.
7. FutureSightAR (Dauntless)
Previously FutureSightAR, Dauntless is an XR company committed to unlocking the full potential of the frontline team with mixed reality solutions. With premium software suites for building custom immersive experiences, Dauntless allows organizations from various industries to convert digital content into useful assets for team guidance and training.
Products like the Katana XR solution support rapid digital transformation with no-code workflow authoring, while the Aura solution allows brands to get the most out of their data with MR visualization solutions in 3D. Dauntless can also provide step-by-step guidance to companies throughout the digital transformation process, helping with hardware procurement and large-scale app deployment.
AR-Technology is a company committed to helping organizations discover the benefits of augmented reality. Through intelligent hardware and software, the brand allows companies to provide their workers with guidance and feedback in any environment. Companies can use AR-Technology’s tools to precisely and accurately measure spaces and objects, interact with virtual content, and animate CAD documents for individual users.
With AR-Technology, business leaders can create their own AR experiences for employees, and improve collaboration through the use of real-time comments in virtual environments. The company even offers specialist headset and stylus tools for companies to use when building AR assets, and interacting with content on the move.