What are we doing?
This industrial application use case investigates the use of augmented and mixed reality technologies for assembly, maintenance and inspection activities, for example manufacturing instructions. The digital instructions will be fed directly to a worker at the point of use via devices such as wireless hand-held tablets and personal headsets.
It will integrate the digital work instructions with CAD designs to help engineers carry out production and maintenance activities. Low latency instructions, enabled by 5G technology, could save about five seconds per instruction read compared with traditional methods. In addition to augmented reality, this industrial application use case will also investigate the review and approval of CAD designs.
This industrial application will test the use of visual inspection to validate the positioning of labels and the parts they attach to in order to validate that a label has been positioned correctly and attached to the correct part; defect detection of misaligned labels; augmented and mixed reality connected via 5G; sequential digital work instructions; and simulated integration with planning systems using synthetic data.
To understand the impact of 5G, all data will flow through the 5G network to realise the effects, impact, benefits, and constraints of 5G on the manufacturing processes.