Combined Augmented and Virtual Realities Bridge the Gaps between Manufacturing, Training and Maintenance Operations Thanks to DIOTA and ESI Group

Regulatory News:

DIOTA, leading software provider of Industry 4.0 solutions
integrating Augmented Reality and automated control, and ESI Group (Paris:ESI),
leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for
manufacturing industries, formalize their partnership to develop
solutions bringing previously disparate engineering, manufacturing and
maintenance processes into integrated end-to-end workflows.

Facing Industry 4.0 challenges, manufacturers need to transform their
processes and tools to enhance their efficiency; increasing their
productivity while helping their operators to find their place in
brand-new lines or plants. New technologies such as virtual reality and
augmented reality are already used but typically at different stages of
product lifecycle; the first mostly in the product and process
engineering phases, and the second mainly in manufacturing and
maintenance operations.

ESI IC.IDO help engineering, service & manufacturing managers address
challenges related to shorter product lifecycles, globalization and new
technology trends. The solution fosters risk management of Product &
Production Targets achievement, through context-rich virtual validation
of human centric product integration and service & production processes.
ESI IC.IDO facilitates early identification of issues and opportunities
for improvement, while reducing the need for physical trials & expert
opinions.

DiotaPlayer is a solution that brings engineering data onto the shop
floor to guide operators through assembly, quality control, maintenance,
and training tasks, via various devices (projection, tablets,
head-mounted displays, desktop/mobile workstations…).

ESI and DIOTA have decided to break silos and to develop solutions to
bring a stronger joint value proposition to their industrial customers.
In this partnership, they will deliver integrated, end-to-end workflows
for the efficient generation of industrial grade, digital-assisted
guidance.

“Thanks to our partnership with DIOTA, we’ll be able to bring more
value to our customers with both VR & AR. These two technologies used
together will transform products’ Engineering, Manufacturing and
Maintenance with an efficient and optimized user-centric approach.” comments
Peter Larsson, Director Solution Management, ESI.

Used jointly, the solutions will reduce the time and effort required
to validate and perform assembly and service procedures, limit human
errors and optimize the need for creation and deployment of traditional
documentation & training material.

“Taking direct outputs from an assembly/service validation tool like
ESI IC.IDO assures that already tried out, valid and optimized
procedures are brought to shop floor operators via the DiotaPlayer
platform. We thus ensure efficient digital continuity.” adds Thomas
Perpère, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DIOTA

Through the delivery of such workflows, the combination of ESI and
DIOTA’s solutions will provide tangible, measurable, disruptive value
by minimizing design risk, decreasing human error, accelerating ramp-up
times, and significantly reducing costs.

About ESI Group

ESI
Group is a leading innovator in Virtual
Prototyping software and services. Specialist in material physics, ESI
has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers
replace physical prototypes by virtual prototypes, allowing them to
virtually manufacture, assemble, test and pre-certify their future
products. Coupled with the latest technologies, Virtual Prototyping is
now anchored in the wider concept of the Product Performance LifecycleTM,
which addresses the operational performance of a product during its
entire lifecycle, from launch to disposal. The creation of Hybrid TwinTM,
leveraging simulation, physics and data analysis, enables manufacturers
to deliver smarter and connected products, to predict product
performance and to anticipate maintenance needs.

ESI is a French company listed in compartment B of Euronext Paris.
Present in more than 40 countries, and addressing every major industrial
sector, ESI
Group employs about 1200 high-level specialists around the world and
reported annual sales of €135 million in 2017.

For further information, go to www.esi-group.com.

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About DIOTA

A recognized player in the Industry 4.0, DIOTA designs and develops
cutting-edge digital software solutions. Embedding advanced technologies
such as Augmented Reality, of which the company is the European leader,
and automatic control, these solutions create digital continuity between
industrial information systems and field operations, allowing for
increased performance throughout the product lifecycle.Consolidated
by an ecosystem of leading partners and sound expertise in industrial
deployments, these solutions make DIOTA a key partner in digitization
and process optimization for major industrial players in France and
Europe, notably in the aerospace, the heavy industry, the automotive,
the energy and petrochemicals.

For further information, go to www.diota.com

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