VR & AR: #TheNextEvolution in Manufacturing
VR/AR has revolutionized manufacturing, from the shop floor to training, in areas such as maintenance and inventory tracking, even contributing to user experience testing. Come learn what’s next for these technologies in manufacturing and ask the experts your questions during our Q&A panel.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
This event has ended.
Come experience #TheNextEvolution in Manufacturing, virtual and augmented reality!
With public gathering bans still in effect we will continue to meet virtually.
VR/AR has revolutionized manufacturing, from the shop floor to training, in areas such as maintenance and inventory tracking, even contributing to user experience testing. Using VR, Ford developed workplace practices that it believes will reduce it's injury and productivity losses by 70%. Lockheed Martin has used VR to save over $10million in the productio nline of it's space assets. And by utilizing the AR capabilities of the HoloLens to build virtual prototypes of every part and plane, Boeing believes it will increase productivity by 40%, saving the company millions.
Come learn what’s next for these technologies in manufacturing and ask the experts your questions during our Q&A panel.
What's The Format:
The virtual environments we have been using resemble physical space, so you will be able to talk with other attendees prior to the start of the presentations. If at any point it feels very loud, feel free to move your conversation to another part of the space where there are less people. We suggest that you arrive no later than 6:00pm and we will get started promptly at 6:15. Please try to get familiar with the Virtual Reality technology and environment prior to the MeetUp, as we will be unable to provide support during the event.
We will start with informal networking, then host a panel discussion to answer audience questions, and we end with more networking. We keep it simple and informal - this MeetUp is for you, our audience, and not the host or presenters. Come and get your questions answered, take your next step in XR Technology.
6:00-6:15 - Networking & Preparation
6:15-6:30 - Introductions & Welcome
6:30-7:45 - Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:45-8:15 - Networking
About VR/AR Chicago
VRAR Chicago brings together people who are interested in working with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. Our mission is to support individuals and organizations in and around Chicago that are actively working with immersive (XR) technology - providing consulting, business development, and technology development services. We are actively producing, promoting, and demonstrating VR and AR technology in our businesses and community. VRAR Chicago accomplishes our goal by producing events that are promoting and educating audiences about the real world use of VR and AR technology in their industries, and by providing production support for events that are either using XR technologies as an aspect of their event, or utilizing remote experiential technology (streaming, XR, webinars, etc.) as their event platform. for more information, visit us at https://www.vrarchicago.com.