THE EFFECT OF INTERACTIVE MANUFACTURING WORK INSTRUCTIONS AS A TRAINING TOOL FOR ASSEMBLY TASKS
In the current manufacturing industry, static work instructions (WI) are still widely used for manufacturing assembly training and they lack the dynamic information that interactive work instructions can offer. Augmented Reality (AR) training systems are receiving increasing interest in the scientific community, but there is a limited amount of research done on the long-term effect of the AR training systems compared with static training systems. This thesis study was done to investigate if interactive WIs such as AR WIs and 3D PDF WIs have an advantage on training efficiency and knowledge sustainability compared to static paper WIs. Within an experiment, it was observed that there are no differences between the three training methods when it comes to training efficiency, but AR WI proved to be more effective in sustaining the user’s long-term recall precision than paper WI.