Webinar: Human Automation: Hands-Free Industry 4.0
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When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11:00 AM (US Eastern)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: SMTA Headquarters

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Tuesday, July 21st @ 11:00am US Eastern Time

Presenter: Michael Ford, Aegis Software, UK



So many examples already exist of the utilization of Augmented Reality (AR), as it relates to assembly manufacturing operations. The vast majority of these are demos, carefully and painstakingly crafted to show the potential of the technology. Others are somewhat niche cases of real applications, again however, supported by significant customization and preparation behind the scenes, for each and every application instance.

This is only the first step however for Augmented Reality technology, which has a central part to play in our standards-driven Industry 4.0 Smart digital factory. AR provides hands-free, fully focused assembly support, when properly integrated into the latest digital MES tools. Providing interactive step by step guidance, allows operators to be fully flexible, without the need to be experts or specifically experienced in what they are doing.

This presentation details how AR technology available today, is to be a critical part of any Smart digital Industry 4.0 factory, sooner than you may think.


About the Presenter:

Working for Aegis Software provides Michael the opportunity to apply his software for electronics assembly manufacturing experience to further drive technology solution innovation, satisfying evolving business needs in modern digital manufacturing.

Starting his career with Sony, including eight years working in Japan, Michael has been instrumental in creating and evolving revolutionary software solutions for assembly manufacturing, that meet the most demanding expectations.

Today, Michael is an established thought leader for Industry 4.0 and digital Smart factories, an active contributor to IPC industry standards, including the Connected Factory Exchange (CFX), traceability & secure supply-chain. In 2020, Michael was given an IPC President’s Award as recognition for contributions towards several standards, that together now are leading to the formation of the new IPC Digital Twin standard. Michael also regularly contributes articles, columns and blogs in several leading industry publications, and was given the iConnect “Good For the Industry” award in 2020.