Highlights from Forum Ingegneria 4.0

18 Gennaio 2024

The 3rd anniversary of the Forum Ingegneria 4.0 marked a significant milestone in its growth, culminating in a spectacular event held last month at the Auditorium della Tecnica in Rome, hosted by Confindustria. This year’s edition, centered around the hybridization of Industry 4.0 and the Construction sector, witnessed a strategic collaboration with the Istituto Italiano della Saldatura, bridging diverse industries such as naval, energy, transportation, and aerospace.

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, Augmented Reality (AR) emerges as a pivotal technology, driving Digital Transformation across various sectors. Companies are strategically investing in AR to empower remote workers in diagnosing, inspecting, operating, and efficiently managing assets in challenging environments such as hazardous areas, industrial settings, offshore platforms, and remote sites.

The three sessions of the Forum, following its tradition, were expertly coordinated by three distinguished Chairmen, each opening with a strategic speech. Anilkumar Dave, a prominent figure in the Space Economy with extensive experience in technological transfer with the Italian Space Agency, led the session dedicated to Industry, aiming to share best practices inspiring the Construction sector. During this session, Denise Amedei and Corrado Vesentini, Marketing Manager and Head of Sales @VRMedia, took the stage to present the innovative Kiber solution.

The Kiber helmet is at the forefront of enabling businesses to leverage AR. Augmented Reality employs diverse technologies, ranging from text overlays on car windshields to visual or auditory images, seamlessly interacting with the real world and delivering real-time information to users – the operators. As of now, no established standards are ensuring the superiority of one AR technology over another.

From computers to headsets, devices to wearable suits, a variety of technologies are harnessed to achieve augmented, extended, and assisted reality. These technologies integrate real-time information from databases and algorithmic processes into the operational and production workflows of companies, driving Innovation, Safety, and Sustainability.

The Kiber technology, adopted by over 100 companies, proves to be flexible and particularly valuable in key sectors:

🔧 Production Assistance: Enables remote monitoring of operators during production processes, ensuring real-time quality control.

🏗️ Engineering & Construction Support: Enriches construction, programming, and implementation actions with remote participation of experts.

🔍 Inspections, Audits, and Certifications: Facilitates prompt remote control actions and expedites certification procedures.

🎓 Training and Supervision: Replaces the need for on-site expert assistance, allowing quick supervision at every stage of production processes.

🔧 After-Sales Support: Facilitates monitoring the startup of facilities and machinery by engaging with on-site operators from a distance.

For companies, this translates into increased sustainability by reducing the need for expert personnel travel and machinery downtime, resulting in a lower carbon footprint. The manufacturing of a Kiber helmet emits significantly less CO2 compared to air travel and contributes to greater productivity among operators.

Denise Amedei, Corrado Vesentini, Forum ingegneria 4.0

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