Monday, August 01, 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

OcuWeld Available on App Lab

We're excited to announce that OcuWeld, the welding training simulator that ForgeFX Simulations built for StrataTech Education Group, is now available for the Quest on Meta's App Lab!
https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/6904853139556100/

OcuWeld Provides Training in VR on:
• 19 different modules covering TIG, MIG, Stick, Flex-Core and more
• A specific welding process (e.g. The tools and method used)
• A particular weld position (e.g. A 45-degree pipe weld)
• And corresponding type of material (e.g. Stainless steel)

Thursday, January 27, 2022

First of Its Kind Virtual Reality Training Aims to Help Growing Demand in Skilled Trade Jobs Amid New Infrastructure Bill

ForgeFX Simulations is proud to be a training simulator development partner of StrataTech Education Group, a company that focuses on the acquisition, growth and development of specialized career education schools, particularly skilled-trade programs designed to address the nation’s growing infrastructure needs. ForgeFX worked with StrataTech and their subsidiary, the Tulsa Welding School, to develop OcuWeld™, a virtual reality welding training simulator program that teaches students how to prep, grind and join materials in a virtual environment that removes the safety and cost concerns.

ForgeFX Simulations - Welding Training Simulator

OcuWeld Welding Training Simulator

Welcome to the digital transformation of education! The OcuWeld™ welding training simulator utilizes virtual reality to enhance welding training programs using the Meta Quest VR device. Designed by welders for welders, and developed by seasoned ForgeFX Simulations developers, OcuWeld provides welding students with the opportunity to practice their hands-on training in a virtual environment where concerns about safety, access and cost are no longer relevant. OcuWeld immerses students in a virtual environment that mimics real life training experiences and provides the opportunity to practice skills independently.


StrataTech has integrated OcuWeld into the curricula of their subsidiaries, Tulsa Welding School and The Refrigeration School, to ensure that students have future-proof skills that employers are seeking. The program launches at a time when demand for skilled trade workers is at an all-time high in part due to the recently passed Infrastructure Bill. The bill, combined with President Biden’s Build Back Framework, will add an average of 1.5 million jobs per year for the next 10 years, according to The White House.

OcuWeld - Virtual Reality Welding Training Simulator

First of Its Kind Virtual Reality Training Aims to Help Growing Demand in Skilled Trade Jobs Amid New Infrastructure Bill

The growing pace of digitization is shifting the paradigm of education to lifelong learning that requires a continual evolution of technical skills and training. Alex DeClair and Chris Schuler, directors of the welding programs at The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) and Tulsa Welding School (TWS), say today’s students have different needs, and infusing technology into programs is now imperative in the modern education space. Similarly, Chase Lane, VP of Transformation for StrataTech, understands the need for digital transformation in education and its role in addressing the nation’s critical infrastructure needs.

“It’s time that higher education meets the needs of its students rather than vice versa,” said Lane. “Digital is transforming education and ensuring that these technological advances reach the skilled trades is extremely important to StrataTech and vital to the growing needs of our labor force.”

OcuWeld engages students with a mixture of gamification and education. Students enjoy learning in a fun and highly interactive and dynamic environment that mimics real-world applications.

“As educators, it is our responsibility to ensure that we infuse technology into our programs and curriculum to meet the changing needs of our students and their future employers,” said Mary Kelly, President/CEO of StrataTech. “OcuWeld will not only help our students get additional training, it will also position them to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals.”

Read the full OcuWeld Business Wire press release.



 
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

MRIGlobal Award From The Joint Project Lead For Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear Special Operations Forces Expands Use Of Augmented Reality Technology For Defense Training

 KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal was awarded a program by The Joint Project Lead for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Special Operations Forces (JPL CBRN SOF) to expand and extend the use of augmented reality technology to provide flexible, anytime/anywhere device familiarization, operations, and maintenance training for the warfighter.

In a continuing partnership with ForgeFX Simulations, a team of engineers will design, develop, and deliver Microsoft HoloLens training applications for a series of field-deployed CBRN sensors. The warfighter will then be able to experience flexible, self-directed, multi-user, and remote device training with or without (i.e. virtual hologram) access to the CBRN sensors.

https://apnews.com/press-release/pr-newswire/business-technology-6f1fee39bb50bc216fcc683220dc9320

“Our efforts with ForgeFX Simulations to design, develop and deliver Microsoft HoloLens training modules is a great example of how recent technological advancements are accelerating the development of novel applications and capabilities for use in training the next generation warfighter,” said Dean Gray, Ph.D., Vice President of Defense, MRIGlobal. “Ultimately this training supports our soldiers to more efficiently and proficiently prepare for their operational missions.”

About MRIGlobal

MRIGlobal addresses some of the world’s greatest threats and challenges. Founded in 1944 as an independent, non-profit organization, we perform contract research for government, industry, and academia. Our customized solutions in national security and defense and health include research and development capabilities in clinical research support, infectious disease and biological threat agent detection, global biological engagement, in vitro diagnostics, and laboratory management and operations. MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, for the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information, visit mriglobal.org

About ForgeFX Simulations

ForgeFX is a training simulation software development company. Founded in 2002, ForgeFX develops high-quality custom interactive 3D simulation and visualization software products for clients across a wide array of industries. Leveraging high-fidelity 3D graphics and game engine development tools, ForgeFX provides virtual and augmented reality application development services for clients who are looking to distribute interactive simulation-based training solutions. Our training products—employed by industries including national defense, healthcare, pharmaceutical, insurance, mining, construction, and transportation—produce measurable improvements in trainee engagement and knowledge retention. For more information, visit forgefx.com


Tuesday, October 06, 2020

MRIGlobal and ForgeFX Simulations Develop Cutting-Edge Simulator That Prepares Warfighters for Real-World Scenarios

For years, the military has relied on Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (NBCRV) to visualize and navigate battlefield threats like dangerous chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons at close range. Unmanned ground vehicles can be remotely operated to conduct sampling, provide valuable situational awareness for the soldier, and increase combat power. While traditional training methods (like lectures and demonstrations) on these sophisticated, multi-million dollar vehicles are tried and true, simulator-based instruction can accelerate and enhance comprehension. Trainees receive hands-on experience with virtual equipment and environments before they ever touch the real-world machines.

MRIGlobal Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance software engineers are experienced in working with the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) to develop an acclaimed sensor suite upgrade that integrates CBRN sensors onto reconnaissance vehicles. Building on that expertise, MRIGlobal, in partnership with ForgeFX Simulations, designed a cutting-edge modern simulator for training use on a full suite of manned and unmanned ground vehicles and the sensors they contain. 


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Thursday, February 27, 2020

ForgeFX Simulations at ConExpo 2020

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 starts in less than 2 weeks! If you're planning on attending North America’s largest construction trade show, please be sure to come experience our simulators at both the JLG Industries booth (#F5324) and Vermeer Corporation booth (#32529). We'll see you there!

ForgeFX Simulations at ConExpo 2020

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

ForgeFX Simulations Demo Reel 2019

What a great year 2019 was at ForgeFX Simulations! Our team developed so many wonderful training simulators for so many great clients that we're honored to partner with.

Check out our latest demo reel and we'll see you in 2020!


https://youtu.be/C9-WNrjLXII


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