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Digital Production Management
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The SmartYard research project, coordinated by Møreforsking Molde, aims to digitize project planning and control in Norwegian shipbuilding. The integration of augmented reality, digital information assistance systems and the concept of Operator 4.0 are key to the desired process improvements in production. This enables the employees to use the information of the project planning with an optimal availability and easily understandable presentation form. In a work package on "Enabling optimal work processes through digital visualization solutions", the IPMT is developing and testing a digital information assistant (DIA), which implements the visualization of information using augmented reality as a core component. To this end, potential use cases are first identified in an analysis of the actual processes at the project partners, using the productivity measurement methods developed at the IPMT. Based on the findings of previous research projects, one focus is on the information flows within the direct production areas as well as to the indirect areas.
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Industrial Augmented Reality (IAR) has proven its potential in ETO industry by improving productivity and acting as a key technology for consistent digital information flows. In order to leverage these potentials on a significant scale, broad distribution of IAR inside a company should be aimed for. However, most applications have not yet overcome a prototype state and failed to make the step into production. Primary limiting factors are inadequate device availability and acceptance of current IAR solutions, which focus on smart glasses and tablet devices. The aim of this paper is to examine whether smartphones have the potential to serve as a platform for IAR in ETO industry. First the user interface of an existing tablet IAR prototype is adapted to a smartphone in order to later evaluate user experience. Hence a survey to assess worker preferences between tablet and smartphone devices for common IAR supported tasks is developed. The survey design is tested on a group of workers from ETO industry.
Weil Reeder und Eigner von Kreuzfahrtschiffen, Luxusyachten und anderen Spezialschiffen immer neue Ausstattungen und Attraktionen wie Aussichtsgondeln oder Achterbahnen nachfragen, ist der Schiffbau in Deutschland heute in weiten Teilen eine Unikatproduktion.
The time for maintenance operations is often restricted due to external circumstances. When conducted with inexperienced operators, additional uncertainties can arise and in case of a delay, high follow-up costs emerge. By using Virtual Reality (VR), operators may practice their skills in advance. This paper analyzes the training content and describes which parts of a generic operating cycle have the potential to be supported by VR as training technology. Furthermore, a training procedure and a resulting system architecture that allows to work efficiently with VR as a training technology are presented.