The Buhler 360 Experience

The Bühler Group is known for their incredible in-person tours that showcase not only their impressive facility, but the wide range of sustainability products that they offer. Wanting to extend these tours to everyone, the Bühler Group tasked Gravity Jack with developing a website that features an immersive 360º tour that gives their web visitors first-hand views of Bühler’s equipment located at their Minneapolis facility.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are some examples of successful augmented reality implementations in manufacturing?

There are several ways AR can be integrated into the manufacturing sector, a few examples of note include using augmented reality for assembly guidance, where workers receive step-by-step visual instructions overlaid onto the physical components they are assembling. Gravity Jack specializes in developing customized AR solutions tailored to the client’s needs. These customizations can include but are not limited to creating intuitive AR interfaces that promote worker efficiency and accuracy on the assembly line. Additionally, we’ve helped companies deploy AR-based maintenance and repair guides, allowing technicians to access crucial information hands-free, reducing downtime, and improving overall productivity. With Gravity Jack’s expertise in AR development, we can design and implement solutions that optimize manufacturing processes and drive tangible business outcomes.

How can virtual reality be implemented in manufacturing?

VR is making huge strides in the manufacturing sector by offering immersive training simulations that replicate real-world scenarios, enabling employees to practice tasks in a safe and controlled environment. These training modules allow manufacturing personnel to familiarize themselves with complex machinery and procedures without risking safety or production disruptions. Additionally, VR facilitates collaborative design reviews, where stakeholders can interact with 3D models of products and factory layouts, leading to more informed decision-making and streamlined production processes. VR solutions for manufacturing also can extend to remote equipment operation training, enabling employees to gain hands-on experience with machinery from anywhere, reducing the need for costly travel, and minimizing downtime. With Gravity Jack’s expertise in VR development, we empower manufacturing companies to harness the full potential of virtual reality for training, design, and operational efficiency.

What are the barriers to entry for manufacturing leveraging AR & VR technology?

Integrating AR and VR solutions into existing manufacturing processes requires investment in hardware, software development, and employee training. However, our team at Gravity Jack works closely with clients to develop cost-effective solutions tailored to their specific needs and budget constraints. Additionally, concerns about compatibility with existing systems, data security, and privacy may pose challenges for some manufacturing companies. Gravity Jack addresses these concerns by providing comprehensive consultations and developing customized AR and VR solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing workflows while prioritizing data security and compliance.

Our process is unique to our company. How does Gravity Jack account for that?

We understand that each manufacturing company has unique processes, challenges, and goals. That’s why we take a personalized approach to every project, ensuring that our AR and VR solutions are tailored to meet your specific needs and requirements. Our team of experts collaborates closely with your company to gain a deep understanding of your operations, allowing us to develop custom AR and VR experiences that align perfectly with your business objectives. At Gravity Jack, we excel in creating custom 3D models and animations that accurately represent any machine or manufacturing process. Our team of experienced designers and developers has the expertise to recreate even the most complex machinery with precision and detail.

Can AR & VR be used in our team’s sales process?

Both AR and VR can significantly enhance the sales process in manufacturing by providing immersive product experiences, interactive demonstrations, and virtual showrooms. AR can be used to overlay digital information onto physical products, allowing sales representatives to showcase features, specifications, and customization options in real-time. This interactive experience helps potential buyers better understand the value proposition of your products and makes the sales process more engaging and memorable. VR, on the other hand, enables virtual product demonstrations and simulations, allowing customers to experience your products in a virtual environment. Whether it’s showcasing complex machinery in operation or giving clients a virtual tour of your manufacturing facilities, VR provides a powerful tool for visualizing products and conveying their benefits.