We have 20 years experience in learning technologies and Advanced Manufacturing.
Scenario based training for skills practice using Virtual Reality (VR) - CNC Machine Operator training
Practeria has proven benefits of employing immersive technology into skills training. As part of work conducted for the Innovation Centre for Industry 4.0 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, we blended VR & AR applications with on-the-job training which resulted in a traditional 18-month CNC Operator course being reduced to 12 weeks. The VR scenario of machine coordinates setting has provided risk free and engaging ways of developing practical, job-specific skills for CNC Machine Operators on how to set up machine coordinates.
Potential of AR in teaching Engineering and Construction
To prove that visualisation of objects in 3D can help Engineering students to read and understand complex technical drawings, we have built this AR scenario. Here the learner must match physical drawings with its equivalent in 3D. The 3D models represent parts of an injection mould. The learner must assemble the mould putting together parts in the right sequence. This includes mould components, screws, and other elements. The scenario allows students to visualise each part and practice the assembly process over and over before assembling the actual mould. AR technology has great potential in Engineering and Construction where object design and technical drawings play a vital role in many processes.The VR scenario of machine coordinates setting has provided risk free and engaging ways of developing practical, job-specific skills for CNC Machine Operators on how to set up machine coordinates.
VR application for visual comprehension and procedural instructions - model of smart factory for Innovation Centre for Industry 4.0, Saudi Arabia
The solution will form part of the Industry 4.0 training to help participants to visualize how the end goal of the transformation process should look like, i.e. how a transformed factory could look like. The learners were able to take a virtual tour around a model smart factory and see visual representations of key concepts such as automation. Furthermore the scenario displayed key mechanisms operating within a smart factory and showed the interdependence between different role players within the supply chain. The outcome demonstrated how a smart factory can achieve greater efficiency and better quality parts and services.
Educating decision makers - Understanding Industry 4.0 for SBH
As part of creating awareness around Industry 4.0 an event was hosted in collaboration with Salem Balhamer Holding( SBH) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The purpose of the event was to expose decision makers from education, industry and business owners to Industry 4.0. The presentations clearly explained the key concepts of Industry 4.0, the transformational change it will have and discussed also the benefits it will have for the future. It is clear that it is a journey and that every case will be different. The message was clear: Start now, start small but start.