May 2019

Tradiebot appoints Director of Engineering and Operational Technology

 

Tradiebot Industries is proud to announce the new addition to our team, Dr Kristan Marlow who will be undertaking the role of  Director of Engineering and Operational Technology.

Dr Marlow has completed his PhD in robotics at Deakin University’s Centre for Intelligent Systems Research with a focus on the design and kinematic performance analysis of parallel robotic mechanisms. Dr Marlow will be responsible for the leading the team in development, maintenance and infrastructure of our global application whilst working with some of the brightest minds in Industry 4.0, Materials and Digital Technologies.

We would like to congratulate and provide a warm welcome to Dr Marlow to the Tradiebot Industries team.

 

3D Scanning Technology Collaboration for Automotive Applications.

Media Release

22/05/2019

Tradiebot Industries and Shanghai Digital Manufacturing (SHDM) today launched a collaborative project directed at developing 3D scanning technologies.

The collaboration will focus on advancing technologies in 3D scanning, reverse engineering and damage assessment of automotive car parts, bodies and components.

A meeting was held at SHDM where both parties agreed that the mutual focus on advancing 3D scanning and CAD processing technologies will greatly benefit their respected industries.

Dr Yi Zhao, Chairman, founder and CTO, Shanghai Digital Manufacturing:

“It is great honour of SHDM to have opportunities to work together with Tradiebot to advance the progress of Industry 4.0. As a high-tech enterprise and expert workstation, we will spare no effort in providing the high-end 3D technology.”

Mario Dimovski, CEO, Founder, Tradiebot Industries:

It’s rewarding to build such relations with a forward-thinking organisation as Shanghai Digital Manufacturing. Their advancements in industry and government sectors has seen significant achievements in 3D scanning technology. It is also a testament to Tradiebot and our team on the progress we are making in digital transformation and innovation being able to explore such opportunities with industry leaders such as SHDM.

Dr Shilong Liu, Chief Systems Engineer, Tradiebot Industries:

We are looking forward to having Shanghai Digital Manufacturing as our collaboration partner in advancing 3D scanning technology software and hardware systems. The professional expertise in 3D scanning technology and planned development that SHDM possesses will bring much added value to the collaboration.

Media information:

Tradiebot Industries Mario Dimovski, mario.dimovski@tradiebot.com, +61 (0) 416 699 044
Shanghai Digital Manufacturing Lora Sun, digitalmanu_3d@sina.com, +86 18917055095

ABOUT THE PARTNERS

Tradiebot Industries is developing the workshop of the future using Industry 4.0 Technologies – creating and adapting modular automated systems and smart platforms that improve efficiencies and drive productivity in the automotive repair environment. Our systems integrate and evolve seamlessly within each business, providing solutions for cost reduction, productivity gains, quality management, faster repair times, workforce up-skilling and waste minimisation.

www.tradiebot.com

Shanghai Digital Manufacturing, Co., Ltd (SHDM) is a high-tech enterprise and the academician workstation in Shanghai. SHDM is a professional company focusing on R&D, manufacturing, sales of hightech 3D printers and 3D scanners that provide the overall 3D printing solution. SHDM is headquartered in the industrial area of Brilliant City, Pudong district, adjacent to many first-class international companies. SHDM has established branch companies and offices in Chongqing, Xiangtan, Tianjin, Ningbo and Shenzhen.

https://www.digitalmanu.net/

Tradiebot Attends 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

What a great night at the Victorian Manufacturing Awards with the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC). This event highlights the excellence of Victorian companies and individuals across the state’s manufacturing industry, recognising those who are innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial.
Tradiebot would like to congratulate all the deserving winners.

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Tradiebot Presents at Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) Conference 2019

Our CEO, Mario Dimovski had the opportunity to present at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) conference held in conjunction with National Manufacturing Week in Melbourne! Bringing together industry and research participants – thought leaders, industry experts, researchers and students to share insights, discuss industry trends and shape the conversation about what is next in manufacturing innovation. Mario covered the topic of Digital Transformation, Automation and 3D printing in Automotive Repairs.

MARIO DIMOVSKI NAMED AS ONE OF THE SPEAKERS AT : INDUSTRY 4.0 CONFERENCE – KUALA LUMPUR

Congratulations to our CEO Mario Dimovski on his first International Speaking Event! He will be one of the distinguished speakers at this years prestigious Industry 4.0 Conference hosted in Kuala Lumpur. Joining an elite group of professionals from around the world representing various industries such as defence, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, robotics and more. His talk will be on: The Digital Transformation Journey, adopting industry 4.0 technologies in your business.

What is ( AR ) Augmented Reality? Use in Auto Repairs, Training & Services

INTRO TO AUGMENTED REALITY ALSO KNOW AS ( AR )

Augmented Reality (AR) is the technology currently making a big impact with industrial applications allowing technicians to perform service and repairs by accessing the latest digital repair processes and service manuals. The technology is also being used for training providing a new level of digital knowledge like never before. AR Apps enable the user to view the real world with overlaid computer-generated images (CGI) – part design information, CAD data, text and animations projected in the users field of view.

AR has been a topic of interest in the automotive industry with many of the leading manufacturers beginning to explore digital systems in conjunction with the internet of things (IoT). Technologies have matured becoming cheaper, advanced analytics using AI, and a new wave of automation coming with the Industry 4.0 theme. These advances are making it possible to gather and analyse data across machines, enabling faster, more flexible, and more efficient processes to produce higher-quality repairs at a reduced cost. This in turn will increase productivity, shift economics, foster industrial growth and modify the profile of the workforce—ultimately changing the competitiveness of companies and regions.

Target Detection

Target detection and stability is a critical success factor for leading AR applications. Being able to move around a large object such as a vehicle or machine with a consistent target lock and correct overlay is essential for a satisfactory user experience. Whilst most AR developer platforms have some limitations with light reflections and is limited to 2D targets determined from a chosen view angle of a 3D object rather than full SLAM capability with persistent location in the user environment. The virtual overlay in many cases drifts away and becomes misaligned from the real object as the user moves around beyond the original target viewpoint.

SMART ( AR ) Devices : Phones, Tablets & Smart Glasses

The most common AR devices are everyday smartphones and tablets. More recently a range of AR headsets have become available, though they are restricted on performance due to screen size and information accessibility also costing a significant amount more than a phone or tablet. All AR tools can detect real world objects and allow CGI and data interaction with these objects on the digital platform. These systems also enable interactive real-time video streaming, remote communications and information exchange via a multiuser platform.

CAD – Computer Aided Design

CAD, or computer-aided design and drafting(CAD), is a technology for design and technical documentation, which replaces manual drafting with an automated process. CAD in most cases is the key driver in AR applications allowing these digital parts to be engaged and interacted with.

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR AND SERVICE

Information at your fingertips

For applications in the automotive repair and service industry, AR provides several significant benefits. The primary benefit is hands-free context relevant information such as technical data sheets, schematics and step by step procedures appearing in the users’ field of view without obscuring the view of what they are working on. This makes the information more intuitive and can help the user pinpoint the location or object that is the subject of the information. Applications may be applied to show a technician an “x-ray like” view of the assembly highlighting where parts are and how to disassemble or reassemble them.

It’s also useful for showing technical notices on what can and cannot be repaired or modified without compromising the safety and integrity of the vehicle structures or systems.  Other applications include maintenance procedures and operating instructions for equipment. For design and development applications, a virtual overlay of design changes can be projected onto the real assembly allowing the user to see if the part has the correct geometry or if there’s adequate clearance with adjacent parts in the assembly

Manuals and OEM Procedures

OEM repair and service procedures, training manuals or data from equipment can be presented on a virtual dashboard. Similarly, virtual quality control check sheets can prompt the user to verify the status and condition of the job including capturing data and images for quality records. No more lost time searching for information or asking other technicians as this new technology, accessible via your smartphone, tablet or an AR headset, directs your attention to its exact location and provides information live at your fingertips. Even for consumer use changing a tyre or setting car controls via AR provides a new level of virtual assistance.

Training & Instant Knowledge

AR technologies are going to play a significant part in providing both instructional information and guidance with real-time feedback during on the job training exercises. The advantages of providing real-time context-based training are being realised with improved access to relevant information and intuitive modes of learning. This results in trainees being brought up to speed in considerably shorter time frames than ever before. Instructional content and check sheets to confirm the user’s knowledge and confirm completion of the steps in correct order and/or with measurable outcomes from the target objects.

Training Apps can also focus on interactive instructional information using pointers, animations and embedded video. Training Apps may be structured for quick mode (basic level of information and prompts) and have options available for extra levels of detail such as explanations of the purpose and expected outcomes for each learning stage. Add-ons for image capture, markup, quiz results and notes may be included to provide assessment records for the student/trainee.

Job Planner and Management

For service and repair tasks the job planning will provide exploded views of assemblies on the target object with sequence and embedded standard times for disassembly. Individual parts may be tagged and marked up for dismantling, repair or replacement with an image capture function pre-programmed by admin users or by default. Additionally, individual parts may be tagged with useful information such as material type, mass and associated consumable items.

Remote Job Assistance

Provides the user with the ability to create a live connection overlay to a technical support expert who is then able to facilitate a guided troubleshooting scenario, service procedure, instructor feedback or interactive estimator quote process.

WorxAR: AUGMENTED REALITY SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

by Tradiebot Industries

The WorxAR (AR) software is designed to digitally support business in achieving their goals by providing intuitive access to technical information, new skills development, quality control, time management and waste reduction. Available as a standalone mobile App or online enterprise software tailored to your business or product requirements.

Enterprise Software & Stand Alone Mobile Applications

WorxAR is an Augmented Reality software providing seamless and intuitive delivery of context relevant information via your own online platform or mobile App.

This ground breaking AR technology will help businesses better connect, adapt, comply, assess and repair with your staff, customers or network.

 

WorxAR software solutions are offered both online or in mobile formats that can be tailored to suit each customer and their product requirements.

 

Example of some of the cool features available via the AR Technology

WorkAR Technology Objectives

  • Eliminate time wasted looking for current technical and procedural information.

  • An interactive and intuitive method of providing up to date standard operating procedures.

  • Engaging method of delivering training with assessment feedback.

  • Planning and managing jobs with standard times and inventory data.

  • Easy method for delivering and capturing job data or QC records shared on a multi-user interactive platform.

  • Digital user manuals and product information for consumer use.The solution live at the AAAA / Collision Repair Expo Melbourne 

The solution live at the AAAA / Collision Repair Expo Melbourne

Recommendations

The proposed Augmented Reality systems will enable seamless integration with business information systems facilitating standard operating procedures, training, vehicle damage assessment and job estimation linked to procurement, claim application data entry and job workflow management for continuous improvement.

Example of the SATA Spray Gun Maintenance Service App

Market Opportunities

As with all service industries, continued profitability and growth are the main goals. This is realised via improved product and service quality, and operational efficiency. A clear path to achieving this is by identifying and addressing waste associated with unproductive time, excess inventory, materials handling and lack of procedural information. Capability and capacity to grow a business is also founded on the ability to build a dedicated and highly skilled workforce.

The collision and mechanical repair industry is undergoing a transformation with the adoption of digital technologies that facilitate global connectivity, greater access to critical information, lean-agile operations strategies and new modes of fast-tracked training and up

skilling of technicians. A vast majority of data and business information services have moved to cloud-based platforms offering flexibility to expand and evolve features and functionality beyond what was previously imagined.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT USING AR IN YOUR BUSINESS?

Contact: Tradiebot Industries:

Tamara Lepar : Business Development Executive

( m ) + 61 419 393 278 ( e ) tamara.lepar@tradiebot.com

www.tradiebot.com