SOLUTIONS AND APPLICATIONS / Smart Factory Technology Tackles Skills Shortage

According to the World Economic Forum, 10 million jobs with manufacturing organizations cannot be filled today due to a growing skills gap. This has become a market trend today which drives to industrial disruption.

The disruption has created a huge pressure on the manufacturing line to build or expand their business in the long run.

Customer challenges:

Lacking of skilled workers become a challenge in a manufacturing line with the surge of retiring baby boomers and lesser younger generation willing to work in the manufacturing environment. With the widening skills gaps, it has become one of the challenges for a manufacturing company especially when the order demand is high.

With the fierce competition in the industry, it is important to reduce the production cost in order to stay competitive in the market. High labour cost of skilled maintenance technician has indirectly increased the production cost. With limited skilled technician in the market, the turnover rate of technician is getting higher and employer tend to keep the technician with higher pay. The organisation may need to find alternative ways in order to stay competitive in the market.

XtructureD Solution: Rapid Augmented Reality (AR) Application

Vuforia is the most widely used platform to develop rich, immersive augmented reality (AR) applications with robust tracking and proven performance.

Vuforia Studio is an authoring tool that helps industrial companies discover the power of AR in a quick and easy way. Built on top of Vuforia Engine, Vuforia Studio connects both digital and physical workspace and transforms the way the company operates by simplifying the process of contextual IIoT data transfer. it helps to quickly create and widely deliver the AR content operations, facilitates knowledge transfer, and improves profitability in industrial companies.

Vuforia Studio enables animated, actionable 3D communications with facilities, processes and objects in the industrial world.

Vuforia Engine, famous with its advanced computer vision, calibrated performance and cross-platform reach, is one of the most popular AR software tools, provides a handy SDK for those who looking to develop an AR application platform. Vuforia Engine’s recognition and tracking capabilities can be used on a variety of pictures, objects as well as a wide range of 3D objects. It enables the Object Targets to be created by scanning the physical items and also allowed user to create apps that recognize and track intricate rigid items. It acts as information triggers in your application. In addition, this AR development platform provides support for leading phones, tablets and eyewear.


Vuforia AR experience can be used to empower service technicians with guided step-by-step work instructions. This helps to improve the assembly time and boost the process efficiency in manufacturing workflows with lower costs.

Vuforia Studio’s drag and drop interface makes it easy for even non-coders to develop compelling and scalable enterprise-ready industrial AR experiences. This reduces the development costs by allowing users with little or no coding experience to quicken content creation using existing 3D CAD models. It creates compelling AR experiences that help improve work efficiency and build safer and better products.

Vuforia Engine offers both a web app and APIs that allow users to upload and manage targets. Its platform is useful in delivering unique, engaging, and interactive mobile experiences that bring people closer to brands and products. It is touted as one of the best SDK for immersive AR experiences for users to build industry-ready solutions.