The leading partner for the engineering, construction, and service of industrial plants and systems in India, thyssenkrupp Industries, has set up the ‘thyssenkrupp School of Welding Excellence’ featuring AR and VR tech to facilitate advanced welding training as a part of its CSR initiative.
The initiative is housed at the Government ITI, Aundh, Pune, a facility with conventional welding resources needing an upgrade. The company will transform the facility into an advanced training school powered by augmented reality and virtual reality tech.
The transformation will help ITI Aundh to overcome the limitations of conventional equipment. Additionally, the thyssenkrupp School of Welding Excellence will enable the students to practice and hone their skills with personalized feedback facilitated by state-of-the-art equipment. Investing in the latest welding technology was crucial for the company and the institute to augment the level of skill and training.
The school contains a simulator room, a cutting-edge classroom that can seat about 40 students, and a welding area. The technology for the Extended Reality Welding Simulators comes from the XR multi-skill platform provider, Skillveri. The company has also trained the teachers at the ITI to operate and deliver lessons using the simulators correctly.
The Skillveri welding simulators offer both left and right-eye matching views within the virtual reality, mimicking the distance in the real world. The apparatus provides the students with a fully immersive true 3D view with full HD resolution for each eye. It facilitates a clear perception of depth blended with a real welding gun, sparks, and molten pool ambiance.
Vivek Bhatia, Managing Director and CEO of thyssenkrupp Industries, said, “Welding is a critical skill required for the manufacturing industry. I am delighted that we could have the opportunity to partner with ITI Aundh for this special initiative.”
The course structure at the institute is uniquely designed to track each student’s progress and evaluate growth through various stages with multiple options of metal, positioning, and critical analysis of errors.
Using welding simulators for practice drastically reduces the cost of consumables by 70% for the industry. thyssenkrupp School of Welding Excellence presents a brilliant opportunity for technicians to learn and practice the skills required for the job and get up to speed with the highest industry standards.
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