New Research Project OptED

In the beginning of May a new research project was launched: OptED focuses on the use of data glasses during the manufacturing process of electronic components. Budelmann Elektronik develops an innovative software solution which supports quality assurance during manual circuit board assembly.

A significant increase in efficiency is expected, since the employee does not need to shift his gaze in order to switch between the assembly and its assembly diagram. The assembly quality will increase since mistakes will be prevented. The data glasses guide its user through the course of assembly by fading in the single components in the right order. After the finalization of the project its results can also be implied to cable manufacturing. The goal is to create an Industry 4.0 solution for small and medium-sized companies working in the field of electronics production.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research granted support of 400 000 €. The project will run until spring 2018.