The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that demand for workers trained in the latest welding techniques and devices will benefit from higher pay and greater job security for welding-related trades. To ensure that high schools, community and technical colleges offer students training in the latest advancements in welding, Silicon Valley-based mixed reality education provider, zSpace, today announced a partnership with Mimbus, a leader in vocational training solutions, to offer a new welding application and handheld simulator to give welders and boilermakers a competitive edge.
Called Wave NG, the application uses zSpace’s mixed reality environment to give students hands-on training with welding procedures; MAG and MMA, through a complete series of exercises on both processes that can be performed with the handheld welding simulator. Using the zSpace platform, students receive a multisensory training experience, welding from multiple angles while using their eyes, ears, and hands to master core skills of the welder's trade such as concentration, precision and dexterity.
Compared to traditional welding training, students using Wave NG combined with the zSpace platform experience less equipment breakage and wear, as well as less risk of injury. When welding students learn with mixed reality, there is a 50 percent decrease in the time needed to complete the training and schools realize a savings of up to 30 percent of consumable costs.
“From shipbuilding, automobile and aerospace applications to the construction of buildings, bridges, and refineries, highly skilled welders are in high demand,” said Paul Kellenberger, president and CEO, zSpace. "By partnering with Mimbus to create this mixed reality solution for manufacturing, we are positioning schools to provide advanced training without accident risks and making the learning environment a safer place.”
“Welding training is a key issue today and we need to attract people to that trade as soon as possible,” said Laurent Da Dalto, president and CEO, Mimbus. “Having Wave NG running on zSpace today opens a new window and will help to promote these jobs at the earliest stage of the education.”
zSpace and Mimbus will be demonstrating the application at ACTE in Nashville, December 7 - 8, in zSpace Booth 929 and Mimbus Booth 659.
Founded in 2011, Mimbus revolutionizes vocational training, by providing the instructors with innovative tools allowing to train their students faster, in a totally safe way and with lower costs. Specialized in the learning of manual skills, Mimbus offers a range of nearly 15 virtual training solutions covering the learning of about 20 manual trades, all of them connected to VULCAN, the unique platform that tracks, controls and adapts the student learning path for a more efficient training. Mimbus partners with Diginext, a simulation expert for high-end industry to develop Wave NG solution. Mimbus is a French company with a subsidiary based in Chicago, Illinois.
zSpace delivers the ultimate learning experience to inspire curiosity and accelerate understanding. Our product, zSpace®, combines elements of AR and VR on an all-in-one computer. zSpace creates mixed reality computing experiences that are immersive, interactive, and lifelike. Among its numerous awards and accolades, zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and was ranked 2 years in a row on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, California, and has been granted more than 25 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit http://www.zspace.com, or follow on Twitter @zSpace.