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8 technologies that will drive your digital transformation

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Aug 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Many opportunities and challenges were brought by Industry 4.0 to the manufacturing industry. The new technologies connect digital and physical assets, which changes all the business processes. To embrace this radical change, companies must understand and master all the steps from product conception to selling. However, only Digital Champions have adopted these technologies today, and others will likely struggle to keep competitive. So far, only a few companies have emerged as Digital Champions and gotten all the benefits from Industry 4.0.

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Topics: AR/VR, CAD models, Digital Twin, manufacturing

Top 5 VR headsets for engineers: what are the best VR headsets?

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Jul 20, 2020 3:17:43 PM

There are several VR headsets types on the market, but the ones that are the most suited for engineering are PC-powered headsets because they rely on a powerfull system. Depending on your use case and the scale of your project, you can tailor your system to your needs in terms of processing power, screen resolution, storage, and so on.

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Topics: VR software, AR/VR, 3D Visualization, VR systems, VR hardware

How VR body tracking improves workplace ergonomics for manufacturers

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Jul 6, 2020 6:02:30 PM

Industry 4.0 and digital revolution brought many innovations, new methodologies and tools to the manufacturing industry. Virtual Reality technologies enable businesses to design products and better their production process by simulating 3D prototypes in a virtual environment. Besides saving time and resources, this new approach also enables to optimize the manufacturing lines and improve the workplace ergonomics.

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Topics: VR software, AR/VR, manufacturing, Industry4.0, body tracking

VR history, a race for improvement

Posted by Thibault Damians on Jun 24, 2020 11:56:19 AM

Virtual Reality is not as young as you thought it was, but don’t worry, it is common to think of VR devices as a new technology just arriving in our society as it became accessible to a larger number of people only recently. Since its first apparition, this cutting-edge technology constantly evolved, giving rise to a constant race for progress…nevertheless, it all started way sooner than you think.

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Topics: VR software, VR systems, VR hardware

[Best Practices] How to clean your VR Hardware

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Jun 15, 2020 11:52:30 AM

Why is it so important to keep your VR hardware clean? Even if you’re not taking the current covid-19 situation into account, keeping your equipment free of dirt and germs is very important, especially if you share the same HMD or VR goggles with your colleagues. Would you like to get dry sweat, sebum and bacteria every time you get into a VR session? No thank you!

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How VR helps manufacturing industries embrace Industry 4.0

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Jun 2, 2020 1:04:27 PM

Today, we are witnessing the digitization of manufacturing, a transformation so complete it compels the sector to find new business models and innovative solutions to increase productivity, profitability and safety of their employees. This transformation is called Industry 4.0. and deals with the huge amount of data that we are generating every day, and how to use it. One of the most effective ways to visualize and exploit this information is through Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). This enables new opportunities, especially for manufacturing industries.

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Topics: VR software, AR/VR, CAD models, manufacturing, Industry4.0

How BIM and VR boost the construction industry [Examples]

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on May 11, 2020 1:35:20 PM

In 2020, there are 3 main trends you should follow in construction industry:

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Virtual reality (VR)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

These technologies drive the digital transformation of the construction sector. BIM and VR are most important because they offer the chance to experience the project while still in the design phase. They are already bringing about a fundamental change in the way construction industry plans, designs, develop and manage a construction project. They enable all the people collaborating with the project to have the same level of information, while making the process more reliable, productive and cost-effective.

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Topics: VR software, AR/VR, CAD models, 3D Visualization, Construction industry

Beyond teleconferencing: working remotely with Virtual Reality (VR)

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Apr 10, 2020 2:13:49 PM

With the recent democratization and availability of VR technology, many companies are racing to adapt Virtual reality (VR) to the workplace. If it may be too late for business to develop a new set of policies for remote work, they can still make the experience productive and engaging for their employees. Especially by giving them the right equipment to keep collaborating competently on their projects.

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Topics: VR software, AR/VR, CAD models, 3D Visualization, VR systems, shipbuilding, manufacturing, Construction industry, VR hardware

A guide on VR headsets for industry use

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Mar 24, 2020 1:38:09 PM

Companies are relying on virtual reality (VR) more and more for business use. However, finding your way through the market offering of Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs), which is the fancy word for headsets. Picking the wrong system could end up limiting your ability to use VR Technology effectively. Here are some terms and concepts that might need some clearing up to choose the best VR headset for your company.

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Topics: AR/VR, VR systems

Improve your project management with point clouds in virtual reality

Posted by Sandrine Lasserre on Mar 6, 2020 11:42:18 AM

A point cloud is a set of points in space, generally produced by laser scanning (LiDAR) or photogrammetry. Depending on their density, these points help you visualize the external surfaces of objects or environments. Therefore, they are often used in the construction industry, along with BIM models.

But such sets of data can do a lot more for your industry. 3D scanning technology enables you to capture a digital copy of an object, when creating a CAD model from scratch can be long, costly and complex. Let’s see why point clouds in virtual reality can be a great asset for your industry and how to use it efficiently.

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