PTC announced its primary research series in January 2018 to analyze the emerging industrial augmented reality (AR) market. We’ve recently released the third State of the Industrial Augmented Reality report measuring the impact of the largest adopters of AR, industrial enterprises. The bi-annual reports tap into PTC’s 30 years of technology expertise, 30,000 global customers and 1,000 services partners and leverage proprietary survey data from PTC customers complemented by market projections and case studies.
The report digs into these industrial enterprise adopters and examines how they are using AR to recognize value drivers for improving operational efficiencies and lowering costs, among others. These value drivers are derived from use cases that fall under the instruct/guide, visualize, and interact capabilities of AR. Instructing through virtual overlaid work instructions and guiding by remote expertise are two AR capabilities solving prudent skill gap and worker challenges through improving knowledge transfer, scaling expertise, supplementing training programs through immersive experiences, and enabling in-situ asset servicing.
A range of use cases and related business value are folding underneath these capabilities; with the AR instruct experience BAE Systems was able to train new employees 30-40% more efficiently.
This report examines the growing AR ecosystem within industrial enterprises with analysis of use cases across design, manufacture, market and sell, operate, service and train, the current AR hardware adoption trends (tablets, AR headsets) and the rapid shift from ad-hoc to full-scale production.