Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Learn how the HoloLens facilitates your manufacturing activities. From leveraging digital twins to assisted repairs and automated calculations.


Use cases

HoloLens used at manufacturing plants

The HoloLens opens a whole new spectrum of opportunities for the manufacturing industry.  Some pioneer companies have already discovered the potential of the HoloLens. Take a look.

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Airbus drives innovation and accelerates production

Airbus has made a commitment to transform traditional industrial processes through use of mixed reality. The company has partnered with Microsoft to use Azure mixed reality and HoloLens 2 as a way to accelerate the design and manufacture of aircraft, while increasing safety and functionality and ensuring professional development opportunities for employees.

HoloLens 2 powers faster fixes for Mercedes-Benz USA

As modern cars have become computerized machines packed with AI, augmented reality and other fancy tech, the work required to keep them on the road has become more complex – and technicians’ dreams aren’t yielding as many easy answers. To help its service technicians more efficiently repair and maintain its models, Mercedes-Benz USA is outfitting all of its authorized American dealerships with HoloLens 2 headsets.

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Thyssenkrupp customized stair lifts

with Microsoft HoloLens, thyssenkrupp is revolutionizing its home mobility solutions business, making the process faster, easier and more helpful for customers.  A thyssenkrupp salesperson can use the HoloLens to quickly measure a staircase during an initial visit and automatically share data with manufacturing teams and accounting systems via Microsoft Azure.

Solutions

Creating new, innovative solutions

The HoloLens enables faster onboarding, instant problem solving, a more efficient design process, …
With HoloLens, the possibilities are endless.

New employees up-and-running from day one

The HoloLens is a great asset when training new employees, or when introducing new systems to employees who have been at their job for years. With MS Guides or MS Remote Assist, no custom development is required!

Instant problem solving with Remote Assistance

With HoloLens and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, your on-site employees can instantly receive support from remote experts. This significantly improves efficiency and reduces costs.

Factory 2.0 with computer vision

As the HoloLens is equipped with multiple cameras, this portable smartglasses device can leverage computer vision technology to optimize your day-to-day activities.

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3D visualization of machinery, installations & designs

The HoloLens allows you to display representations of machinery, systems, installations, designs, and so on. There are many benefits of using digital twins in your manufacturing plant. Creating virtual simulations or validating your designs in a shared experience are only a few of them.

Resources

If you are looking for more information

Whether you are looking for more information to go through with your team or you have some specific questions to be answered… we’ve got you covered!

Download HoloLens Value Canvas

Download our easy step-by-step guide for implementing the HoloLens in your organization. Discover what smartglasses are, why we focus on the HoloLens, how it provides added value to your business, and learn how to get started by answering all the questions on the canvas.

Book HoloLens workshop

Let’s identify new business opportunities! Depending on your needs, we offer four different workshops. To provide the best experience, we always adapt our workshops to your industry or business in specific.

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We offer the following four workshops: 

  1. Discovery Online
  2. Discovery workshop
  3. Ideation workshop
  4. Dynamics 365 workshop

Get started with the smartglasses guide

Discover the possibilities of smartglasses for your business. Our Smartglasses Guide covers:
  • Introduction to smartglasses
  • Why we focus on the HoloLens
  • HoloLens 1 vs. HoloLens 2

Good to know

Some useful facts for you

All the above information might leave you with some practical questions. That’s what this segment is for!

Buy or rent HoloLens 2

Interested in buying a device? Check out the Microsoft website. For those who don’t feel like buying one yet, at Mr. Watts, you can rent a HoloLens for €250/month, with a contract that can be cancelled month by month.

Easy cleaning of the HoloLens

Your HoloLens device can easily be cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol. The brow pad can be cleaned with antibiotic soap, or can be replaced entirely. Every user could for instance have its own brow pad, or a new brow pad can be attached after a certain period of usage. Buy extra or new brow pads here.

HoloLens 2 specs & certifications

The HoloLens is certified for use as protective eyewear, with an IP50 rating for dust protection in construction zones, for instance, and it conforms to the basic impact protection requirements of ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3 and EN 166.

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Connect to WiFi, 4G or 5G

Even though one of the biggest strengths of the HoloLens is the fact that it’s actually a standalone untethered computer that can be used in the field, for some use cases, where cloud computing or integration with other platforms is needed for example, you need to Leverage WiFi, 4G or 5G .

Luckily, with HoloLens 2, you can connect to a WiFi network or you can leverage the USB-C port to connect to a 4G, 5G or LTE dongle.

HoloLens 2 Industrial edition

Microsoft heard strong demand for HoloLens 2 to operate in environments that have rigorous requirements or are regulated by industry certifications. In the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries, operators require a device that meets particle emissions standards to enter and operate in their highly controlled clean room environments. In the energy sector, operators need a device that can function safely in potentially hazardous environments,…

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