zSpace Expands AR/VR Applications to Industrial Robotics, Prepares Students for Industry Certifications and Workforce Opportunities in Manufacturing
zSpace to showcase award-winning solutions at ACTE 2019, highlighting interactive, hands-on learning experiences for trade schools, career colleges and community courses
Today, Silicon Valley edtech company zSpace Inc. announced an expansion to its augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) solutions for Career and Technical Education (CTE) coursework to include applications for industrial robotics and advanced manufacturing. Designed to augment the classroom training received in CTE programs, the new AR/VR manufacturing applications prepare students for certifications and provide industry-related experience in the classroom through virtual, repeatable, hands-on learning experiences.
Leveraging existing partnerships with GTAFE and Fun2, zSpace's AR/VR platform provides students with immersive training on a wide variety of manufacturing processes, from preventative maintenance to common procedures for manufacturing robots. Wearing tracked glasses and using a stylus, the self-guided applications allow students to lift mechanical components from zSpace's AR/VR Laptop or all-in-one computer screen and examine them in detail, gaining a deeper understanding of core manufacturing principles. For a video demonstration, click here.
Compared to traditional manufacturing training, students using zSpace can monitor assembly progress and provide real-time feedback by changing variables and correcting mistakes - without the instructor worrying about risk to students, material costs, limited space, or clean up. Training in AR/VR is unaffected by factory environments and can accommodate changes in product design, improve consistency across production lines, and address incoming or outgoing quality. Students learn in a safe environment where repairs can be practiced and repeated, resulting in more experience during on-the-job training.
"The interactive, hands-on learning experiences provided by AR/VR solutions like zSpace are valuable tools that accelerate learning as individuals explore career paths in manufacturing," said Jerry Jacques, president of the Treasure Coast Manufacturers Association. "We encourage any and all professional associations that support career and technical education to explore using AR/VR tools like zSpace in their own training programs to help employees advance their manufacturing careers, and to actively seek out new hires whose training included AR/VR applications."
Launched for education just six years ago, students at more than 1,800 school districts, technical centers, medical schools and universities across the world learn with zSpace every day. A full list of CTE applications designed for zSpace include:
Industrial Robotics Mechanic by GTAFE
Industrial Robotics Expert by GTAFE
Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical by Fun2
Advanced Manufacturing Fluid Power by Fun2
VR Automotive Mechanic by GTAFE
VR Automotive Expert by GTAFE
Wave NG Welding by Mimbus
VR Canine Anatomy Training System by GTAFE
Human Anatomy Atlas by Visible Body
Virtual ECG by Vizitech
zSpace will be demonstrating its AR/VR solutions at ACTE in Anaheim, December 5-6, 2019, in Booth 945.
zSpace® powers the global delivery of spatial content. A privately held, venture-backed company located in Sunnyvale, California, it has more than 50 patents. zSpace has already disrupted the education market - more than a million students have benefited from learning with zSpace. Its technology also has applications in healthcare, entertainment, shopping, social media, gaming and more. zSpace was named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, Inc., "Best in Show at ISTE" by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and ranked two years in a row on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. Visit http://www.zspace.com, or follow @zSpace on Twitter.