New Forge, leaders in AR and smart glass solutions in manufacturing and logistics, will be exclusively seeking the first users for their new platform, AR Experts, the online marketplace where experts can share their knowledge on demand, at Fabtech (booth #C11165) in Atlanta this November and giving away a smart glass kit to one lucky sign-up.
AR Experts is New Forge’s new platform that bridges the gap between industries in need of specialized knowledge and experts with that knowledge using the power of AR and smart glasses.
Currently, there’s a lack of resources in the manufacturing industry, specifically a lack of skilled workers with valuable equipment knowledge. 69% of manufacturing firms report being short-staffed in skilled positions, according to the Wall Street Journal.
3.5 million skilled manufacturing workers are retiring over the next decade increasing the gap in skilled labor.
With this lack of workers and equipment knowledge, manufacturers deal with an increased amount of downtime and a decreased ROI. According to the World Economic Forum and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd, manufacturing firms experience an average of 800 hours of downtime a year, and on average, each minute of downtime costs manufacturers $22,000.
New Forge introduces AR Experts, bringing industries the expertise they need when they need it, reducing their downtime, and increasing their ROI.
End users simply create an account and search through a digital database of experts in their field. They can then schedule a call with an expert for remote help anywhere in the world, in real-time.
AR Experts additionally provides the expert library, where users can access pre-made work instructions made by experts in their field including pre-designed SOPs, Inspection Processes, Manufacturing Workflows, Routine Maintenance Procedures, and more.
New Forge is seeking their first users for AR Experts that are either:
Users that sign up at Fabtech will be entered into a drawing to win an HMT-1 kit, the hands-free smart glass solution for frontline work.
To sign up for AR Experts stop by the New Forge booth (# C11165) at FabTech in Atlanta from November 8th to the 10th or head to https://arexperts.io to fill out an interest form.