Virtual reality (VR), together with augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) can be used in incredible new ways to modernise and revolutionise the workflow of a great many industries. We’ve seen it be picked up of course by the health and education industries, but also in automative industries where AR and MR visualisation offer a massive advantage in production.
Now, OPTIS are partnering with the Virtual Engineering Centre to bring the capabilities and possibilities to light for a variety of industries in the UK. Business clients can access the facilities at Daresbury, near Warrington and Central London, and use the digital technologies to test their products and processes in a digital environment.
Last year OPTIS introduced new software designed for VR prototyping, using Nvidia Quadro GPUs to power full-scale 3D prototypes with high levels of detail and realism. The VR environment allows team from across the globe to collaborate in a shared space.
Virtual prototypes save money on physical prototypes and allow designers and companies to view their creations in real time and quickly highlight any design issues. The Virtual Engineering Centre hope that this will bring together industry professionals and find new ways to increase productivity and keep the UK competitive in the global market when it comes to new technologies.
Fabrice Mekersi, Vice President EMEA of OPTIS, comments on the partnership, saying; “With OPTIS’ human vision and light simulation expertise coupled to the Centre’s facilities and skills, we can offer real benefits to our industrial partners and win them a competitive advantage in their Markets. As of now, UK businesses can explore how immersive virtual reality can be integrated into products and manufacturing processes, as OPTIS’ VR solutions make it possible to simulate every step of the industrial process from the very first prototype to final validation.”
Dr Charles Patchett, Technology Expert at Virtual Engineering Centre has also said; “Virtual reality is a sheer luck for industries to gain valuable manufacturing time, and to get a head start on future: this is the issue of our agreement.”
We can only hope that the new partnership will enable many businesses to see the benefits and potential gains to productivity that can be achieved by incorporating new technologies into their work flow. As VR is adapted more and more, you’ll read about it on VRFocus.