Augmented Reality in Industrial Design


Industrial Revolution with Industrial Technology

There are currently 10 different car groups in the BMW lineup with over 25 variations of models. Imagine presenting each model with a new color or even conducting analysis for a single model! That’s why BMW is known as one of the pioneers of Augmented Reality Technology.

Industrial structures include a wide range of motors, tools and machines used in industry. Many years have passed since the introduction a whole new Level of 3D design to the production process of tools, structures and equipment. Many softwares have been developed to expedite 3D modeling processes up to the point when all you need to do for making 3Ds is a computer, a software and a 3D artist. That being said, what is seen as the output of the software still does not provide designers and engineers with a proper understanding of the dimensions and true sense of the designed model; that’s why, an immersive technology plays an important part in today’s world. Augmented Reality can change the playing field of industrial design with visualization of objects and showing a visual structure in real world for the decision-makers, designers, users and those involved in the process. Thanks to ARindu’s unparalleled accuracy, errors in computation and design are addressed in a blink of an eye. Examining structure and device related connections, actual dimensions of an object in real environment, the object’s position in regard to the other objects and the way thy all work together are one finger-touch away via augmented reality technology in ARindu application.

Save Time, Save Cost, and Have Fun in Prototype Building

Delay in delivering a product to the market along with the high cost of designing a new product cause many projects to fail at the initial stage. Plus, due to the costly nature of prototype creation, at the end, many industrial objects are not built into prototypes. AR allows engineers and designers to obtain real-life prototypes for reconsideration and modification of the features without the need to spend time and money on prototype building. For instance, one can simply prepare all the plans for a refinery in the form of an AR model and before spending any money to buy a single item such as a screw, walk around the refinery a real-world like environment and study, review and modify all the designed structures. Also, one can hardly argue with the fact that, aside from being convenient, using augmented reality to prepare a plan of action is really fun.

Interaction with devices in real-time; a world-wide showroom

Cars find their own true identity when they move. Seeing a motionless 3D model may not be of much benefit to anyone. ARindu lets us see the industrial object in action and interact with it. Thanks to AR, one can move parts of a device in operation, turn it on and off, change parts, and consequently see how it works. Although designing a model that includes all these features may be more troublesome, the end result is worth the effort because any single feature may be tried out and examined. Imagine your potential customers were interacting with your produced car, opening and closing the doors, playing with the buttons and experiencing car options; that would be the best universal showroom you could ever offer to a wide range of customers.