Automated digital processes in factory production to improve quality control.
A pan-industry team of large and small industrial technology companies, software developers and research centres have applied cutting-edge digital solutions to tackle issues around quality control. The Augmented Reality for Operative Productivity & Continuous Quality Analysis (AROPCQA) is a smart headset that blends together a suite of digital innovations - from Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, to Artificial Intelligence, 3D modelling and live video feeds. By sending rich data and images from the site to manufacturing teams overnight, these digital tools allow construction operatives to work with confidence and accuracy, while completing the necessary quality assurance alongside their installation work. The team has demonstrated the effectiveness of AROPCQA on a live project at Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. With sights set on a 20%+ increase in productivity, the team also hope its innovation will improve collaboration in the supply chain and attract new skills to the sector.
Innovation type: Digital, Process
Organisation type: ACE (Architect / Consultant Engineer), Construction tier 1 contractors, Innovative SME, Research centre, Supply chain