The combination of Augmented Reality with 3D printers and the intuitive usability convinced the jury to award the Eagle5 EOS KI AR project. Together with netTrek, Additive Minds Academy, has developed an app that helps with the commissioning and maintenance of industrial 3D printers. It recognizes the type of machine and superimposes three-dimensional learning content on machine operators in real time so that errors can be corrected with the help of live instructions.
The low training requirement exemplifies the potential for increasing efficiency that AR applications offer especially for technology companies. The app is laying the groundwork for this, to be expanded with further functions in the future.
After the digital transformation from classroom training to blended learning paths and modules, we are now reaching the next stage with augmented and mixed reality, which allows us to interact with the digital printers in a context-sensitive manner, using the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to display vital data and, in the case of necessary intervention, to show how to solve the task at hand. In the future, the knowledge database will be searched automatically by machine type and error code, and solutions or learning programs will be displayed.