Holo-Light Manufacturing

Case Study - Manufacturing
Automotive Supplier Magna uses HoloLens for Quality Control

02.10.2017, Luis Bollinger

In the automotive industry, several forward-thinking companies had problems which could be solved using innovative MR solutions. The global automotive supplier Magna is working toward the intelligent factory of the future , the smart factory. One of its most beneficial use cases is guided quality control using Microsoft’s HoloLens. Every year, its facility in Graz produces more than 150,000 cars. Each car has to be checked for potential defects before it can be delivered to the customer. The worker responsible for the quality control process has a cycle time of six minutes to check the car manually and document the process with pen and paper. In order to reduce the cycle time and facilitate more precise work, Magna and Holo-Light developed a software solution.

Using Microsoft’s HoloLens, each part of the car which needs to be checked is highlighted by the software. The worker is guided around the car, able to check everything with precision and take pictures of anything that could be a problem. This process is much faster than the former, manual one, and the documentation of the process is automatically recorded so that the data can be perfectly utilized. A reduction of the cycle time by 1 minute per car saves 100 days of work in Graz alone. Furthermore, the MR process can be used to teach new employees the quality control process. The next step for Magna and Holo-Light is to create a product solution, so that this process can be controlled individually for every car model and component.

Holo-Light, manufacturing automotiv

Problem: Having no uniform way to check quality control issues costs the manufacturer unnecessary time and money

Solution: Application which combines real-time information visualization, data entry, and documentation

Benefit: Cost-effectiveness, reduction of current cycle times, simplification and standardization of the working process

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