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LightGuide : a Company of Innovation

LightGuide revolutionized manufacturing with its patented technology, using visual augmented reality guides to standardize manual processes and improve outcomes for companies worldwide.

Our Mission:

LightGuide empowers people to build a brighter tomorrow.


We are creating a future in which frontline workers reach their maximum potential, enabled by augmented intelligence.

LightGuide, Inc. is the leading projected augmented reality (AR) work instruction software platform that transforms manual manufacturing processes for companies worldwide. The projected step-by-step work instructions displayed directly on the “operating canvas” create an immersive, interactive work experience, optimizing the performance and efficiency of the human operator. LightGuide captures real-time operational metrics, enabling full digital traceability for complex manufacturing processes.

Now a Leader of Manufacturing Technology, LightGuide Began With a Spark of Innovation.


LightGuide Projected Augmented Reality (AR) Software dramatically improves manufacturing production, quality, and training effectiveness.


After years of overseeing automotive manufacturing processes, Paul Ryznar was weary of addressing recurring problems. Paul’s solution—using visual guides to standardize assembly processes—took time to perfect, but the result was a transformative technology that has improved manufacturing outcomes for companies in the U.S. and around the globe.

Wixom, Michigan-based LightGuide, Inc. launched the first generation of its system in 2009. Today, our leading team of engineers, programmers, and lean process experts continue to hone the core LightGuide software technology and provide Industry 4.0 solutions to new manufacturing challenges.

The beauty of LightGuide is not only that it delivers dramatic results, but that it is based on the premise that people are a company’s most valuable asset. Our technology works with your team, recognizing strengths and improving processes to build the highest quality product.


"The facts show that those automotive OEM’s investing the most capital in automation are actually less competitive in manufacturing productivity and cost/vehicle than OEM’s investing less in automation."
Ron Harbour

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