What is Virtual Reality (VR)?
Virtual reality is a simulated environment that is created with the use of computer technology. The user is immersed in an experience that allows them to freely interact with the 3D environment.
Manufacturing with VR in the Plastic Industry:
Listed below are different areas in the plastic industry where VR can be used:
Workplace Design and Layout
While setting up a plastic manufacturing facility, VR can accelerate implementation, minimize risk and allow engineers to identify problems. With workplace ergonomics and safety being an important factor, VR will prove to be of huge help to equipment builders, office layout designers, and plastic product manufacturers.
Plastic manufacturing companies can use VR to predict and identify potential problems before a machine is built. This would greatly minimize costly rework and delays.
VR offers a great way to train employees and help them practice skill sets and rehearse emergency drills. Not only will this help to avoid expensive downtime but also reduce the risk of errors.
VR can be used during the development phase of a plastic product. VR systems can allow product designers and engineers to view and understand the key features of a product without manufacturing a physical prototype. The benefits include cost saving, better product design and faster time to market.
Scope of VR and AR in the Plastic Industry
Workers can make use of VR smart glasses that provide them with instructions on how to operate a machine or equipment. They can get real-time insights into the performance and health of the machine.
When it comes to injection molding machines, the VR smart glasses can be used to display instructions such as hydraulic oil temperatures, productivity, scrap rates and cycle times.
Plastic extrusion manufacturers who are looking forward to launching a new product to a global audience can make use of AR technology to translate their direct mail into a multilingual piece and have a 3D depiction of an extruded profile.
Resin distributors exhibiting at trade shows can use AR to generate a buzz and make their booth stand out. They can make use of an iPad that uses AR technology to generate a hologram to show the different resin types. It serves as a great way for customers to learn about multiple resin types.
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