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LightGuide smartAR Workstation Wins 2022 Assembly Show Factory of the Future New Product of the Year

New LightGuide smartARTM Workstation empowers human and smart system collaboration, powered by projected augmented reality work instructions software, to enhance the modern factory smartAR Workstation New Product of the Year award

LightGuide recently won The Assembly Show’s Factory of the Future New Product of the Year award for its newly released smartAR Workstation, a preconfigured, turnkey workstation solution powered by LightGuide’s patented AR digital work instruction software.  

“We’ve been a member of The Assembly Show community for over a decade and have witnessed manufacturing technology evolving at an incredible pace,” said LightGuide CEO and founder Paul Ryznar. “To be recognized at the event as an innovator in the space with our new smartAR workstation is truly an honor. This new product drives defect prevention into manual processes and enables industrial manufacturers to rapidly integrate the power of LightGuide AR digital work instructions into their factory environments, unlocking the full potential of their manufacturing workforce.”

LightGuide’s smartAR Workstation harnesses digital projection technology, displaying step-by-step work instructions onto a mobile, ergonomic production area. It offers a new way for LightGuide users to integrate AR technology into their factory and deliver immediate impacts on quality and productivity, streamlining and error-proofing manual manufacturing processes. 

“The LightGuide team is thrilled to have received this award,” said LightGuide’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Product Management, Chris Bala. “It indicates the broad support and enthusiasm for our projected augmented reality work instruction software and systems, specifically for the smartAR Workstation. LightGuide is all about augmenting human intelligence and empowering people to immediately perform at the highest possible levels of throughput, productivity and quality. We are very grateful for the award and the recognition of our mission and purpose at LightGuide.” 

The all-in-one smartAR Workstation redefines how AR is integrated into your factory, including all the features needed to get up and running quickly. Tech-forward manufacturers that have implemented LightGuide’s enterprise-ready AR work instruction software have seen a 90% improvement in quality, a 50% improvement in throughput and a 30% improvement in training effectiveness. From module assembly to ICE/EV changeovers, projected AR solves various complex manufacturing challenges. Paired with our smartAR Workstation, manufacturers gain access to a flexible, mobile solution that enhances factories across every industry. 

Explore LightGuide’s award-winning smartARTM Workstation by visiting our product page or scheduling a demo 


About LightGuide

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.

The software easily adapts to specific processes and interfaces with existing manufacturing equipment and enterprise information systems. The fully integrated approach dramatically improves the standardization, throughput, and error-proofing of manufacturing processes across a wide range of industries and use cases. Today, LightGuide, Inc. works with many leading companies in the automotive, aerospace & defense, electronics, diverse manufacturing and food and beverage industries.

LightGuide, Inc is headquartered in Wixom, MI with an EU office in the Czech Republic as well as a sales office in Suzhou, China. The software platform has been successfully deployed across more than 200 customers in 36 countries worldwide.