Rishi Ranjan, CEO and Founder of Grid Raster Inc., and Dijam Panigrahi, co-founder of Grid Raster Inc., say the company has seen an increased use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies in the past 18 months as the technologies have improved and become more useful in various applications. With these technologies, engineers can more rapidly develop products or make last-minute changes. What once took days or weeks can now be designed and evaluated in hours. These technologies can also benefit training of employees, helping overcome the skills gap in both engineering and manufacturing environments. AR and VR technology can help speed up the learning process for newer employees and bring them to a skills level that might otherwise take years to achieve.