Augmented Reality (AR) technology is a technology with great potential in various manufacturing related fields. In fact, AR devices like Microsoft's HoloLens and Google Glass are targeting industry giants who want to increase employee productivity, security and accuracy.
In a manufacturing facility, AR headsets allow technicians and engineers to project schematics and assembly instructions directly into the real world. Think of a stage in an assembly car where workers with AR can see a detailed "decomposition" view of the car in their field of view. Service technicians can place manuals and detailed checklists in their field of view to ensure they don't miss any steps.
Augmented reality allows for extremely detailed simulations to map the real world without the risk of the same damage or equipment failure. Machine operators can verify calibration settings without the risk of damaging the machine and reduce startup time by reducing real-world trial and error.