VR Training for Manufacturing: Why Your Factory Needs It

Looking to the future, VR/AR applications will have a notable impact on the manufacturing field in the years to come.

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Description

VR training simulator for manufacturers provides the most engaging, efficient, and experiential training, allowing manufacturing companies to advance employee performance, effectively train new workers, diminish costly errors, manage possible risks, and control emergencies.

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Industry

  • Manufacturing

Challenge

In the afterword of the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact, manufacturing is trying to head back to normal again, developing and expanding its numerous branches across the globe. Unfortunately, modern manufacturers usually face a severe challenge – a serious shortage of skilled labor. As far as manufacturers spend considerable sums to attract new talented professionals, they simultaneously face problems with providing qualitative and costly training. These shortages in budget negatively affect the organization of the proper training process. In an enterprise that puts a premium on productivity, efficiency, and profitability, a shrinking pool of qualified workers and inadequate training is a guarantee for wastes of time, losses of resources, and costly mistakes. Hence, current manufacturing requires a more innovative, quicker way to grow their employees’ capabilities instead of increasing their training funds. As a substitute for such shortcomings, manufacturers need a solution that lessens training duration, improves skills transfer, and offers real-world practice without real-world risk. Luckily, a VR training simulator not only may solve all of the mentioned problems but also can place the manufacturer on the top of the current competitive environment.

Traditional vs. Modern Approach

According to a recent survey, 38 % of manufacturers think VR will become a mainstream initiative in their organization in three to five years. This statistic proves that traditional methods of training are going to become the thing of the past, while VR inevitably enters the global business stage as a powerful and competitive technology. In contrast to costly traditional training, VR/AR solutions for manufacturers decrease expenses due to faster skills transfer, enhanced knowledge retention, and better acquisitions of enterprise knowledge within an organization. Moreover, complex manufacturing processes sometimes may be dangerous for inexperienced workers. Most companies do not have enough resources to buy expensive simulators appropriate for each hazardous situation. Thus, employees remain unprepared for a wide variety of dangerous scenarios they can face over a career. Fortunately, perilous situations can be safely simulated with our VR manufacturing application. Virtual reality allows trainees to regularly practice essential procedures while preventing harm to equipment and evading physical injury. In addition to all of the above, it is critical to remember that manufacturing relates to practical experience rather than theoretical preparedness. While trainees that use written instructions cannot gain qualitative knowledge, the VR training simulator is based on active participation in the exercise. All in all, VR manufacturing training allows trainees to receive hands-on training in a virtual environment.

Solution

When trainees wear a headset, they plug into the highly realistic and interactive virtual environment. Detailed visualization and clear directions make it possible to provide users with a full-scale immersive experience. Our VR training allows manufacturers to teach their workforce with virtually simulated equipment. Thanks to this feature, manufacturers can lessen the downtime of productive materials. It is essential to note that manufacturing is a complex industry, which includes multiple complicated processes, tasks, and operations. At the same time, it is also a very standardized sphere that requires a high level of accuracy concerning each action. Given the paramount importance of these critical needs, we have managed to create a VR training simulator for manufacturers that allows training people within a shortened period of time, reduced expenses, and comfortable conditions. By the time trainees are ready to use real equipment, they are already prepared to perform their work correctly, as well as to cope with different accidents or errors of the production process.

Train, Retrain, and Solve Emerging Problems!

As we have mentioned before, VR training simulators for manufacturers have plenty of beneficial characteristics, including cost, time, safety, accessibility, etc. However, these are not all prosperities of this innovative technology. One of its most critical advantages is associated with the ability to repeat the particular training again and again. Let’s imagine the scenario: newcomers start their first working day. Although they are aware of basic instructions and have already completed the traditional training, they still don’t have enough experience to perform their work quickly and effectively. This leads to work interruptions that, in some cases, may even cause accidents or machine errors. Such situations harm not only the production of the one segment but also slow down the functioning of the whole factory. On the contrary to this negative tendency, VR training simulator minimizes these risks because it provides life-like practice before the start of the actual work. What is more, employees may use a VR training simulator to retrain skills and refresh their knowledge concerning particular actions or emergencies.

Successful Use Cases

More and more manufacturers are using VR training as an effective solution to improve the quality and efficiency of their employee training. For example, Boeing utilizes VR to train mechanics in the construction and installation of landing gear into their new aircraft. This method allows mechanics to get a first-hand survey and gain an in-depth understanding of all essential processes months before they actually begin the real installation. As emphasizes Sir-Sain Leong, 737 MAX manufacturing senior manager, “our mechanics are able — in a virtual scene — to see how landing gear will be installed, how it will look, and what kind of tools we’ll be using.” Another representative example refers to Porsche. This corporation adopts VR to educate its employees about the different components that make electric vehicles work. Their engaging VR simulation plugs users into the captivating exhibit (both an animated electrical part and an interactive quiz about it) guided by a narrator. An interactive virtual environment boosts employees’ retention and overall educational effectiveness. Porsche is a huge global corporation that requires its training to be both compelling and simple to share and access company-wide. Hence, the VR training simulator satisfies all of these crucial demands. Porsche and Boeing represent only a tiny part of a considerable number of corporations that successfully implement VR training, so do not lose your chance to become a part of leading manufacturers right now!

VR Training Platform for Manufacturing

More and more manufacturers are using VR training as an effective solution to improve the quality and efficiency of their employee training. This method allows mechanics to get a first-hand survey and gain an in-depth understanding of all essential processes months before they actually begin the real installation.

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