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Unlock the Potential of Augmented Reality in Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing


Improve quality, throughput, and productivity with augmented reality work instructions.

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Resolve Manufacturing Challenges with Projected Augmented Reality Work Instructions

Aerospace and defense manufacturing is evolving. Products are becoming more complex, the skills gap is getting wider, and manufacturers are challenged with increasing production to meet growing demand for highly sophisticated aircraft and tactical equipment.

LightGuide’s projected augmented reality (AR) work instruction platform standardizes and error-proofs manual workflows for breakthroughs in quality, productivity, and operational agility.

Optimize Processes & Improve Quality

Builds are getting more complex.
Eliminate defects and improve efficiency by transforming manual processes into visual AR workflows for precise, real-time guidance and no-fault-forward quality control.

Bridge the Skills Gap

Attract, train, and retain employees. AR-guided training makes work instructions easier to follow and faster to comprehend, helping workers gain the skills to achieve optimal quality and productivity.

Enhance Traceability

Unlock full traceability to identify deviations at the source. Capture manual process data for a more complete view of operations and identify additional areas of optimization.

Explore the Power of LightGuide AR Work Instructions

As the premier digital work instruction platform, LightGuide’s projected AR software interfaces with industrial-grade projectors, sensors, and smart tools to guide operators through each step of a company’s key assembly, inspection, material handling, and training operations.

  • Prevent errors with interactive AR work instructions projected directly on your operators’ work surface
  • Detect errors in real time with 3D sensors and vision cameras that monitor and catch mistakes
  • Get real-time data and insights on your operators’ performance and quality
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AR Applications in Industry


  • >90% Improve Quality
  • >50% Increase Throughput
  • >30% Accelerate Training

Your Guide to AR Applications on the Factory Floor


Not all types of augmented reality are created equal. Use this guide to discover which type of industrial AR is best suited for your factory application, learn from real-world case studies, and more.


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Featured Reseources

How to Adopt Augmented Reality for Quality Control in Aerospace Manufacturing

Learn how leading aerospace and defense manufacturers like L3Harris are using projected AR to standardize complex manual assembly processes, eliminate defects and achieve higher quality.

Leading Aerospace & Defense Manufacturer Eliminates Defects with Augmented Reality

Industry leader L3Harris must ensure its products adhere to the highest standards of quality and reliability. After implementing the LightGuide projected AR platform on a line with 17 variants, the company eliminated defects and changeover per variant.

5 Electronics Manufacturing Challenges Augmented Reality Solves

Do any of these challenges sound familiar? Learn how leading electronics manufacturers are using projected AR to improve training, eliminate defects, and boost productivity.

Simplify Complex Wire Harness and Cabling Tasks with Real-Time AR Guidance

​No more deciphering complex diagrams or misplacing wires! AR work instructions guide operators in real time to error-proof complex wire harness and cabling tasks.

Error Proof High-Variation Sub-Assemblies

Can your work instructions do this? Watch how LightGuide AR work instructions make it easy for operators to switch between multiple brake hub assembly configurations.

Integrate Collaborative Robots and AR for Workflow Optimization

See how LightGuide AR work instructions integrate with other digital manufacturing technologies, including cobots, to optimize assembly, repair, and recycling workflows for efficiency, precision, and safety.


"[LightGuide] reduces the reliance on operator memory – also known as “cognitive ergonomics” – effectively turning a complex process with multiple steps into a series of simple processes with single steps."
L3Harris Engineering Manager

Let Us Design a Solution for Your Most Challenging Application

Ready to put the power of projected AR to work for you? Our proven platform, deployed across 200+ customers, can deliver predictable results for your most complex manual processes.

Factory Connected & Enterprise Ready

Connects seamlessly into your factory environment, including MES, PLC, torque tools, cameras, and sensors.

Easily Customized

Low-code and easily configured, customized, and programmed by your team.

Powerful Production Data

Captures real-time operational metrics, including station status, cycle and step times, throughput, and defect logging.

Ready to Put the Power of LightGuide Projected AR to Work for You?