The AR/VR technology reduces waste expenditure by allowing the designers in design to visualize and test them in a virtual environment before creating them physically. The technology helps in identifying the flaws in designs, supporting improvement the functionality, and reducing the number of prototypes as needed for reducing the material waste and associated costs.
A 3D virtual model can be created with AR/VR for design and testing in various scenarios such as different lighting conditions or usage contexts. The identification is allowed by the process and also addressing any design failure issues in its early stage before any of the physical production processes begin.
As we can see clearly, it helps in reducing the physical iterations and prototypes needed for the production to be reduced and hence it leads to a reduction in material waste.
Another advantage is the collaborators being facilitated to allow the designers and stakeholders to view and interact in the early stage of development in the virtual environment rather than making any needed changes in the later stage and going through the process with the physical product once again.
The AR/VR technology showed its immense potential by significantly reducing the waste expenditure to optimize the design process, reduce the cost (one of the important factors in the manufacturing plant) and also reduce the need for physical prototypes.