The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) has set up a virtual plastic screw factory in a metaverse environment. The state research institute developed the test model as an experiment for creating a global sales channel for small and medium-sized enterprises dealing in unique core technologies.
A special experimental zone for working with metaverse technology has been created within the institute’s campus in the central city of Daejeon. The model enables the users to explore a plastic screw factory to monitor manufacturing processes through a VR headset. Moreover, they can also virtually operate the machines for simulating a more immersive real-world factory environment.
There are various customizations permissible within the system, such as changing the pressure of the injection molding machine or the speed of the production process, that allow for simulating different scenarios. Moreover, it enables you to detect defects instantly. The virtual factory makes experimenting with different systems easy as you can just alter the settings for a purpose, which is not possible in a real-world factory.
“The metaverse can be used as a sales and exports platform for small and medium-sized enterprises who find it hard to gain access to foreign sales channels after the pandemic,” said a KAIST official.
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