Virtual Learning Factory on VR-Supported Factory Planning

Conference object English OPEN
Weidig , Christian ; Menck , Nicole ; Winkes , Pascal , ; Aurich , Jan , (2014)
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44745-1_45
  • Subject: Virtual Reality | Digital Factory | [ INFO ] Computer Science [cs] | Factory Planning | Learning Factory
    acm: ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS

Part 13: Virtual Reality and Simulation; International audience; Learning Factories are becoming popular as tangible measures to teach engineering methods while making use of them in an industrial-like environment. Their core component is usually a factory demonstrator, users are physically working with. For factory planning such approaches can hardly be adapted, due to long lasting realization phases.To overcome this obstacle a virtual learning factory has been developed whose core component is not a real factory but a digital factory model. Based on an exemplary product and production model participants learn how to use factory planning methods for a clearly defined use-case. They apply software tools coming from the digital factory and learn how to use VR-systems for validation purposes. The comprehensive digital planning facilitates the collaboration between multiple planning participants. Further extension of the approach towards distance collaboration and use-cases covering the whole product engineering process are proposed.
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