Virtual Manufacturing has used Virtual Reality (VR) as a tool to navigate and visualize since the end of the 90s. At that time a SGI Onyx2 computer was used together with a headset with 263 x 230 pixels per eye. Today we use VR within several areas:
- Layout projects
- The entire team can walk around in different concepts suggestions which will ease decision making.
- Flow simulations can be visualized in VR to increase the understanding.
- Punktmolnet från en 3D scanning kan visualiseras för att visualisera nuläget. The point cloud from a 3D scan can be visualized to visualize the current situation.
- Virtual training
- Operators can be trained in VR to be prepared before they are going out in the real environment.
- Maintenance staff can be trained in VR to streamline the work in the production.
- Offline programming can be done in VR.
- Work stations and Egonomics
- New work stations can be built in VR to get better feedback on changes.
- Current work stations can be evaluated in VR.
- Virtual Comissioning can be done in VR.