Augmented Reality for Industry 4.0 – What is it and how does it help your manufacturing process?

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Start Date

April 27, 2021 12:00 pm

End Date

April 27, 2021 01:00 pm







This introductory workshop is part of the NERDIC Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem program for small manufacturing enterprises in the defense supply chain. 

Augmented Reality is the overlaying of digital content into the physical environment. Specifically, to manufacturing, this can include any type of virtual parts, data, photos, videos, and work instructions. These assets can be transposed on to a machine in the real world for easier training and troubleshooting through a device such as a phone or headset.

Our engagement is specific to HoloLens 2 which is an advanced augmented reality headset created by Microsoft. HoloLens 2 has comprehensive voice recognition, gesture recognition and is a hands-free heads-up display.

Workshop participants will be invited to apply to participate in a pilot demonstration project utilizing this technology.

You must employed at a manufacturing company to attend. This session will be recorded and made available on-demand.


  • Rhode Island manufacturing Executive Management
  • Human Resources / talent professionals at Rhode Island manufacturing companies


Learn how augmented reality can:
• Expedite training and onboarding
• Standardize work and procedures for employees
• Improve remote troubleshooting
• Reduce travel to physical locations with virtual tools


Eric Smith, SphereGen Technologies

A Technology Demonstration follows this workshop and is scheduled for  Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST (1 hour) 


The New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC) will deliver a series of Industry 4.0 Readiness workshops and demonstrations to showcase how emerging technologies can be used to help optimize manufacturing processes in the New England defense manufacturing supply chain.

Each session explores a different technology, including generative design, additive manufacturing, and augmented reality. The overall aim is to help increase capability and competitiveness for the region’s defense manufacturers. For more information, please visit



This event page was prepared under contract with the State of Vermont, as fiscal agent for the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration, with financial support from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, U.S. Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Regional Defense Collaboration and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.

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