NEWS 2019-08-12T10:15:46+00:00

VirTra Launches Driving Simulators for US Law Enforcement

By | October 18th, 2019|

VirTra Inc. will be introducing driving simulators specifically designed for U.S. Law Enforcement at the IACP Conference in Chicago, Illinois. These simulators have been specifically designed to fit the unique needs of U.S. Law Enforcement. The hig- definition environments and decision-making objectives ensure that the focus of training is on the driver’s cognitive learning and decision-making rather than just the operation of a vehicle. The V-DTS combines [...]

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Aberdeen Drilling School to open four new training centres

By | October 16th, 2019|

  Aberdeen Drilling School (ADS) is inventing more than £1 million to open four new training centres in RelyOn Nutec facilities by the end of the year. The move comes after a fifty percent increase in contract wins in the past six months, said ADS, which is part of the RelyOn Nutec group. The new centres are in Houston, U.S., Cuidad del Carmen in Mexico and Bergen [...]

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Varjo Announces Two New Human-Eye Resolution HMDs

By | October 15th, 2019|

Varjo Technologies has doubled its product line offerings with two new state-of-the-art VR headsets – the VR-2 and the VR-2 Pro. These two new products (in addition to the VR-1 and XR-1) are part of Varjo’s ‘Resolution Revolution’, a product line committed to delivering human eye-resolution (over 60 PPD) and fidelity to the professional market. Both the VR-2 and the higher-end VR-2 Pro include support for SteamVR [...]

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Australian miners Byrnecut partner with Immersive on training technology

By | October 8th, 2019|

Australian underground mining contractor Byrnecut have partnered with Immersive Technologies to fit its technical training centre with new simulators. Immersive has installed two IM360-B simulators to the Perth facility. It also delivered machine modules for a CAT Truck and LHD, Sandvik Truck and LHD and Epiroc (Atlas Copco) Truck. Some 350 new and experienced staff have gone through the centre in the last nine months. "The establishment [...]

CM Labs Hosts Webinar on Reducing Safety Risks

By | October 8th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations is hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. EST to show how simulation-based tools are helping to reduce the safety risks associated with operator training, while at the same time lowering training costs by up to 75 percent. The webinar will be presented by Drew Carruthers, director, Training Solutions, CM Labs Simulations, and the topics include simulation technology, work site [...]

Miller Fabrication Solutions Inspires New Generation of Manufacturers

By | September 30th, 2019|

Miller Fabrication Solutions will offer free plant tours to the general public as part of its involvement in the national Manufacturing Day celebration on Friday, October 4. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT at its two Brookville, Pennsylvania locations, Sandy Lick and Maplevale. Guests will be able to watch demonstrations of the fabrication of large metal parts, including robotic and [...]

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Alcoa to use VR training at its Australian alumina refineries

By | September 26th, 2019|

  Aluminium producers Alcoa will use virtual reality to prepare staff for high-risk tasks at its alumina refineries in Western Australia. The company has developed a training module, with a replica of one of Alcoa's refinery sub-stations, to simulate how to safely isolate electrical switches to avoid arc flash incidents. “With safety being our top priority, this training allows our employees to experience high-risk hazards and the [...]

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CNC Machines Annual Skills-Gap Scholarship Now Open

By | September 25th, 2019|

CNC Machines is accepting applications for a $2500 scholarship for students pursuing a certification, certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree in a manufacturing-related area of study. The company introduced the CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program in 2018 and awarded its first round of scholarships earlier this year. The amount of the award has increased to from $2,000 to $2,500 since then. Over the past several years, the [...]

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Serious Labs Awarded for Safety Innovation

By | September 24th, 2019|

At the recent Access Lift and Handler (ALH) Conference and Awards, Serious Labs’ new ESP Scoring software feature won the Access Safety Award for enhancing the safety of the industry. A new feature of the Serious Labs MEWP VR Operator Training Simulator, ESP Scoring is a scoring system designed to translate standardized training metrics into practical terms to better communicate the value of simulator training. “Being able [...]

Emerson Partners with San Jacinto College

By | September 23rd, 2019|

Emerson has helped design, equip and provide training tools for San Jacinto College’s new Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology (CPET), designed to empower students of all levels with the skills and training needed to support careers in petrochemical and refining industries. The new, 151,000-square-foot complex is the largest petrochemical training facility along the Texas Gulf Coast. The industry estimates it will need to replace as many [...]

Omexom Enhances Processes with SightCall Visual Assistance

By | September 20th, 2019|

SightCall and Omexom are collaborating to enhance field operations and worksite safety with (Augmented Reality) AR-powered video calls. Omexom has now implemented SightCall across a variety of business units including software, nuclear power plants, hydro dams and electrical substations. “SightCall has enabled us to realize new efficiencies and digitally transform processes that previously required manual solutions,” stated Arnaud Banner, Technical and Innovation director, at Omexom. “The ability [...]

Kalamazoo Valley Community College to Host Skilled Trades Expo

By | September 19th, 2019|

West Michigan students, parents, teachers and employers are invited to attend a Skilled Trades Expo on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus. The event is free and open to the public between 4-7 p.m. A sizable professional trades shortage exists in Michigan and is expected to continue through 2024. Professional trades will account for more than 500,000 jobs in the Michigan [...]

CM Labs Hosting Webinar on Work Site Safety

By | September 18th, 2019|

CM Labs is hosting a webinar on Oct 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. EST to show how simulation-based tools are helping to reduce the safety risks associated with operator training, while at the same time lowering training costs by up to 75 percent. Drew Carruthers, director, Training Solutions, CM Labs Simulations, will be the presenter. Topics of the webinar include simulation technology, work site safety and operational [...]

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Advanced Training Systems Expands With New Facility

By | September 17th, 2019|

With an increasing nationwide demand for its high-tech simulators and driver training methodology, Advanced Training Systems (ATS) recently expanded with the opening of an additional facility in Vista, California. The new facility will house an enhanced simulator research, development and simulator-based training facility. The company’s current headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida. “Virtual reality simulation is able to train and assess, objectively, driver performance, whereas traditional driver [...]

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MASA Group to showcase its AI-based M&S software

By | September 17th, 2019|

  Training and simulation specialists, MASA Group will showcase its AI-based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software and expertise for the defence market at a range of upcoming events. MASA will exhibit SYNERGY & XVR at Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers (exhibition for Firefighters) during September 18-21 in Vannes, France. Strategic partner XVR is a leading supplier of first responder training solutions. MASA is becoming more active in the [...]

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Varjo Accelerates Global Expansion with US Headquarters

By | September 12th, 2019|

Varjo announced the opening of its US headquarters in the Washington D.C. area. The company, which is celebrating three years of business this month, has seen unprecedented momentum to date in the industrial virtual reality space, having brought to market the human-eye resolution headset (Varjo VR-1); launched a reseller program for local, on-the-ground customer support of its VR-1 device; and announced several integrations with software partners in [...]


Varjo VR-1 Integrates with UNIGINE

By | September 12th, 2019|

Real-time 3D engine UNIGINE has announced support for the Varjo VR-1 in its 2.9 release. UNIGINE is a global company focused on real-time 3D technologies, delivering industrial solutions for simulation, visualization, scientific research, virtual reality systems and more. Current industry use cases for UNIGINE include safer training for transport; readiness of first responders; visualization of projects in fast, real-time 3D; and virtual exploration of inaccessible or hostile [...]

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Construction sector in New Zealand looks to VR for training

By | September 12th, 2019|

In a bid to boost training and employment opportunities, the construction sector in New Zealand is using VR technology. The Ministry of Social Development has partnered with Joy Business Academy (JBA) to develop the Skills for Industry Virtual Reality Training and Employment Tool. Its aim is to improve job opportunities and help employers in the construction sector, upskilling people anytime and anywhere. "Jobseekers can try out tasks [...]

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CM Labs Introduces New Crane Simulator Training

By | September 10th, 2019|

CM Labs’ new Mobile Crane Training Pack features new assessment tools and training exercises, including the industry’s only tandem lift exercise for mobile cranes. The tandem lift exercise teaches the lead crane operator how to safely and efficiently manoeuver a steel pipe load in tandem with a secondary crane, operated from another simulator connected in a multi-machine virtual environment. This type of team-based training can be difficult [...]

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CM Labs Announces Major Updates to Vortex Studio

By | September 4th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations announced Vortex Studio 2019b, a major version update to Vortex Studio. Adding features that strategically enhance the capabilities of Vortex Studio, this latest update makes it easier-than-ever for users to install, build, test, and deploy high-fidelity real-time simulation. CM Labs announced a new, expanded Deformable Terrain zone with features that go beyond digging and pushing soil. While still allowing the deformation of a given [...]

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RGU brings world-first decom simulator to SPE Offshore Europe

By | September 4th, 2019|

  Visitors to this week's SPE Offshore Europe can try out a suite of simulators, including the DRILLSIM:5000 Decom Simulator. The DRILLSIM:5000, and the associated software which it runs, is a world-first. It supports decommissioning activities in the UK from its home at Robert Green University in Aberdeen, Scotland. A collaboration between RGU, OGTC, KCA Deutag and Drilling Systems, the simulator focuses on well-plugging and abandonment (P&A). [...]

Schneider Electric Strengthens College of Southern Nevada Partnership

By | August 30th, 2019|

Schneider Electric announced a $100,000 donation to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Foundation, contributing to a $3-million challenge match issued by the Engelstad Family Foundation, to support the new CSN and Nevada State College Engelstad Health Sciences building on CSN's Henderson Campus. "Support for the CSN Foundation from corporate partners is vital to our ability to generate the world class technicians and professionals desperately needed by [...]

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BHP miners trial virtual reality trainer

By | August 29th, 2019|

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance is trialing the use of virtual reality headsets to prepare miners for life underground at its Broadmeadow Mine in Queensland, Australia. The technology allows miners to enter a safe, simulated Broadmeadow Mine and test their responses to hazards. "Virtual reality will revolutionize the way underground miners are taught about safety," said Nathan Parsons, Manager for Special Projects at Broadmeadow Mine. "Up until now, the [...]

KBC Announces Strategic Partnership with AVGI

By | August 29th, 2019|

KBC (A Yokogawa Company) is extending its engineering simulation capabilities through a strategic partnership with AVGI, a source of simulation and optimization software for modeling olefin technologies. The software solution will deliver capital efficient plant design and optimization through end-to-end modeling of integrated oil refining, aromatics, and steam cracking complexes. Petrochemical demand growth is rapidly becoming the largest driver of global oil consumption. The International Energy Agency [...]

CS Energy Wins Award for Promoting Culture of Safety

By | August 28th, 2019|

CS Energy (formerly Conti Solar) won the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Certificate, for achievement in the prevention of occupational injuries during calendar year 2018. Part of the 91st Annual Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program, the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Certificate is awarded to “an establishment that has participated in the program for three consecutive calendar years.” Recipients must have previously received [...]