When new technologies come out, developers that work with those types of things often leap at it making new applications immediately. There is a glut of releases in the market early and all at once.
A few times in the world it happens that certain technologies adopt slower because of the overlap of knowledge required. Augmented Reality (AR) industrial applications falls in this realm. Augmented Reality (AR) requires both software knowledge and modeling knowledge, the people and companies who have both these skills typically operate in gaming. We’re a few years into Augmented Reality (AR) and most of what’s been done is fun, cute things, without real progress into practical applications.
There isn’t much competition. It’s time someone step up.