Manufacturing is set for the next era of revolution and XR is going to be the key driver
Traditional manufacturing and industrial practices are in the phase of a major transformation spanning the entire manufacturing/production cycle and value creation processes in the name of Industry 4.0. It creates manufacturing systems that are interconnected, communicates, analyse, and use the information to drive further intelligent action. At the heart of this transformation is a combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and extended reality (XR).
Immersive technologies of VR, AR, and MR can be applied across all industries evolving with Industry 4.0, with many of the biggest leaps likely coming from the manufacturing sector, finding a wide range of opportunities in maximizing productivity from maintenance, training, sales & marketing, safety compliance to ensure simplified work procedures from Field Technician Solutions to Marketing Solutions and what not. XR can help developers and engineers communicate during each stage of the design process in real-time, helping the teams stay on the same page, reducing errors that could cost the company, and thereby reducing the product development cycle.
XR technologies provide powerful, largely unexplored application areas in Industry 4.0, that will revolutionize the way we work, collaborate, and live our lives.