With the application of immersive technologies within the manufacturing sector, new business models and solutions have been implemented through innovation that helps increase production and monetary gains with even more safety for the factory workforce. All these improvements that the digital era has brought are called Industry 4.0.
However, according to a study published by PwC, in 2018, only 28% of companies have applied some immersive technology strategy or device in their production areas.
Industry 4.0 and the implementation of virtual reality in training.
Applications created with virtual reality and used for training new employees in a manufacturing company have opened the door to multiple digital options that allow users to interact and get a more real experience with the product, as there is very little that can be taught through manuals and presentations to a worker.
With the use of manuals for training, it was more likely that production would be error-prone when the individual began interacting with the machines, as there was no physical or interactive practice before performing the job.
The introduction of these new digital processes and tools to training is a clear sign of the transformation into Industry 4.0.
The manufacturing industry can combine the benefits of a classroom with the training of their work in a virtual environment (through VR), where users can learn theoretically about a product or machine and immediately start practicing virtually on 3D platforms.
Product design and virtual reality: With virtual reality the design production can know, even before the development or construction of a machine, if it presents any problem, which in turn helps the company perfect their products avoiding risks and delays.
Marketing and virtual reality: With the implementation of virtual reality in different fields, marketing and sales departments have taken advantage of this digital and technological era to introduce the benefits of products and services in a more realistic way to consumers.
Industry 4.0. has brought innovations which we thought were expected to be seen in the distant future, however with this revolution they have appeared faster, bringing improvements in the production of goods and services to the present day.
New Discovery Agency’s TECH unit has extensive experience in helping large companies, dedicated to different industries, to implement technologies that will bring them closer to this industrial revolution.
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