The augmented reality (AR) market is even more nascent than additive manufacturing (AM), with AR technologies only now being realized for practical deployment. This is due, in part, to rapid advances in mobile computing technology, with depth sensing integrated into smartphones providing greater spatial awareness for AR platforms.
Among the more promising applications for AR in industrial environments is remote support for complex equipment. Consulting startup 3D Alliances has sought to tackle that area through a partnership with fellow Israeli company Fieldbit.
3D Alliances is working with the AR company to develop its existing platform for providing field service technicians with real-time information and guidance to AM technology. An example of Fieldbit’s AR technology used with a manufacturing system. Image courtesy of Fieldbit. 3D Alliances CEO Gil Lavi told 3DPrint.com that the platform will allow 3D printing companies to perform remote field service, including installation, technical training and […]
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