The use of Augmented Reality (AR) allows to advance individualized production and assembly as well as achieve improved quality control. AR-supported assembly makes it possible to project assembly instructions on the AR glasses of the assembly operat, increasing the flexibility due to allow working on products without the need of knowing all details of the assembly plans. This results in an increased flexibility necessary for individualised production or assembly. In connection with an intelligent tool, the worker is shown which torque he has to apply, for example for certain screwing operations, and whether the assembly step has been completed. This reduces errors, documents the assembly process and ensures better quality control.
In addition to data transmission, an exact and reliable positioning of the AR device is necessary so that the augmented reality always corresponds to the real environment. 5G has the potential to provide positioning for supporting AR applications from Release 17 onwards, with gradually higher localization accuracy and lower latency.