Walter Augmented reality to solve customer problems
Germany-based tooling expert Walter AG has revamped its Technology Center at its headquarters in Tübingen to offer customers, partners and staff global access to the company’s latest developments and test results as well as demonstrations of high-technology solutions for machining systems of the future, the company says.
According to Walter, the 5,000 m2 centre embodies German engineering heritage by combining “interactive experiences” with a research and development focus where, for example, the digital factory of the future can become “reality” with production, logistics, engineering, control and management processes all digitally connected and communicating in real time.
"Customers expect reliable and bespoke processes and our new centre will allow them to develop the most highly efficient and effective machining processes,” says Mirko Merlo, Walter's chairman.
This reinforces the company's work in shaping the Smart Factory by developing intelligent products that demonstrate new levels of optimisation for customers and solutions as per their requirements.
The company acknowledged the importance of digitalisation, visualisation and networking some years ago and the Technology Center builds on this by enabling customers to “see” the lifecycles of real-life components, by testing and watching the tools, machining processes and digital applications in a futuristic factory.
Customers can create and optimise complex machining processes in a “plug and play” production environment based on the use of Augmented Reality.
In addition, Walter staff and distributors will also be able to take part in global training sessions in the auditorium that also features live broadcasts from the nearby production areas.
Customers can experience Augmented Reality by downloading the Walter AR app here.