Despite the constant progress of automation in industrial production, including quality control, it is still necessary to professionally monitor the quality of a given product via visual inspection. In order to modernize, optimize and unify this process, you can use an application that uses augmented reality technology.
It is obvious that a production company must be able to deliver high quality products. Launching a defective product on the market can cause huge financial losses. Conclusions derived from the study The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Infrastructure for Software Testing published by The National Institute of Standard Technology (NIST) and later continued by the IBM Systems Sciences Institute indicate a principle known as the 1-10-100 rule. This states that the cost of correcting a problem in the design/creation stage is equivalent to 1 unit; this cost rises to 10 units when products are corrected after manufacture and increases up to 100 units when the defects are detected by the costumer. It follows that in order to stay on the market, enterprises must constantly improve and modernize their quality control procedures.New technologies, including augmented reality technology, may be helpful in this respect. Augmented Reality complements the real world by applying virtual objects to what the user sees, allowing full interaction in real time. This is achieved via a set of special goggles (HMD) such as Microsoft Hololens or mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. The image of the surroundings and the objects contained within are captured by the camera, shown on the device’s display and “extended” with additional information. The technology can be implemented both on the Android operating system as well as iOS or Windows.
Despite the constant progress of automation in industrial production, including quality control, it is still necessary to professionally monitor the quality of a given product via visual inspection. In order to modernize, optimize and unify this process, you can use an application that uses augmented reality technology. The application displays graphic instructions that tell you how to carry out inspections, so as not to omit any element or part. The technician performing the check follows the subsequent instructions appearing on the display without taking his eyes off the subject of the inspection. This shortens the inspection time and avoids errors that may occur if some elements are overlooked.
All parts are reliably checked against their defined essential quality features. Only parts that are completely free from defects proceed to subsequent production processes. This reduces the high cost of defective parts and labor-intensive further processing.
Augmented reality (AR) as a tool for visualizing information can also be used in the manufacturing industry to display post-control data, which facilitates the creation of reports and decision making in a short time