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Lowering Shipbuilding Costs with Immersive Training

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The fiercely competitive domestic boatbuilding industry looks for any advantage in the day-to-day battle for bottom line efficiencies. ‘XR Technologies’ offer an edge to shipyards as they grow their workforce.

In the shipyard, skills such as welding and coating are in high demand. The ability to lay down a proper bead, or perfect the mil build on a ship’s hull can make the difference between a successful project and a failed inspection. XR technologies are valuable compliments to traditional training programs (XR is an umbrella category for virtual reality [VR], mixed reality [MR], and augmented reality [AR]). Efficient and effective XR supplemented training programs will speed the development of hands-on skills while reducing material costs and rework rates.

 

Read the complete editorial at Marine News