When it comes to manufacturing, AR is no mere marketing gimmick. The practical applications are there, and the potential benefits are enormous. There’s clearly a lot that augmented reality can do for manufacturing, but it may surprise you to learn that virtual reality can also be used to enhance manufacturing operations. In addition to helping with the assembly of manufactured products, augmented reality can be used to assist in the maintenance of manufacturing equipment. Mitsubishi Electric has been developing maintenance-support technology using augmented reality based on a 3D model that enables users to confirm the order of inspection on an AR display and then enter inspection results with their voice.