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Future for Immersive technologies in manufacturing and motorsport

08 Aug 2018

The Immersive Technologies in Manufacturing Report explores how immersive tech is being increasingly used in sectors from aerospace to construction – motorsport and high-performance engineering and those in the production of prototypes will certainly be early users.

Although initially consumer-led, recent trends show deployment of Immersive Technology in the workplace is fast becoming the dominant driver for future growth. UK companies need to be early adopters or risk losing competitive advantage and market share: e.g. BMW already uses Virtual Reality (VR) in its design process.

Immersive Tech will unlock gains in design and prototyping; reduce costs and waste; facilitate remote maintenance and repair and make manufacturing processes more efficient. The consensus from interviews fin this fascinating report is that, in the future, immersive will no longer be a niche activity but be part of ‘business as usual’.

Over 1,000 specialist immersive companies now operate in the UK’s creative and digital sector, 66% say they are keen to exploit ‘other markets’ such as motorsport and high-performance engineering.

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