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zSpace and NIAR Transform 3D Training and Learning

New Aviation Assembly Training Combines Innovative 3D Technologies to Provide Lifelike Learning Environment

SUNNYVALE, CA and WICHITA, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/14 -- zSpace, Inc., a technology provider that is transforming the future of human-computer interaction, today announced it has partnered with Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) to offer a virtual training solution to deliver advanced training in manufacturing industries such as transportation, aerospace and industrial equipment.

This immersive training solution combines the zSpace 3D platform and NIAR's step-by-step virtual training application, which uses digital models of an aircraft engine developed in Dassault Systèmes' CATIA® and 3DVIA Studio Pro software to provide students the ability to gain the necessary knowledge of how to assemble an aircraft engine. The zSpace allows for intuitive, real-time interaction using a bright 24" HD stereoscopic display system that is responsive to the user's actions and allows interaction with photo-realistic 3D objects or a full virtual environment. Using this application with zSpace's intuitive and real-time environment quickly equips students with the skills and accuracy needed to be productive in a training environment.

"The benefits of virtual training in aircraft assembly are endless," said Jeffery Fisher, VR and CADCAM Research Associate at NIAR. "No physical parts and tools are needed, minimal staff training is required, and students learn by doing at their schedule and pace. This is an ideal solution for high risk scenario training where testing and mistakes are possible."

"We are excited to partner with NIAR to offer an enhanced level of realism and interaction for training, said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace, Inc. Training managers are outfitted with the tools to streamline field training, allowing workers to bypass frequently encountered barriers to understanding complex content. In turn, workflow productivity is made more efficient with a shorter learning curve, better knowledge retention and equipment familiarization, ultimately saving critical resources and increasing employee engagement and participation."

The application built by the university will be demonstrated at the COE 2014 Annual PLM Conference and TechniFair, April 27 - 30, 2014 in Anaheim, CA. COE is the only international professional organization uniting the users of Dassault Systèmes software. NIAR and Dassault Systèmes will present at the following sessions:

  • Monday, April 28, 11:25 am: 2109: Beginning Composites Design - Laguna A, Nathan Shipley, Wichita State University
  • Monday, April 28, 1:15 pm: 2150: 3D Virtual Training Technologies (3DVIA Studio Pro, Composer, zSpace) - Huntington B, Tom Brown, Chairman; Garth Coleman, Dassault Systèmes
  • Tuesday, April 29, 11:30 am :2093: Achieve a Robust and Manufacturable Composite Design - El Capitan A, Nathan Shipley, Wichita State University; Mahesh Turaga, Dassault Systèmes
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2:35pm: 2108: CATIA V5 FTA - Functional Tolerance and Annotation - Laguna A, Shawn Ehrstein, Wichita State University
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2:50 pm: 2082: Creating Virtual Training Content with 3DVIA Studio for the zSpace Device - Avila A, Jeff Fisher, Wichita State University

For a virtual demonstration of the application, click here.

About NIAR

NIAR supports the aviation industry by providing research, development, testing, certification and training. Its laboratories include Advanced Coatings, Aging Aircraft, CAD/CAM, Composites & Advanced Materials, Computational Mechanics, Crash Dynamics, Environmental Test, Full-Scale Structural Test, Mechanical Test, Metrology, Nondestructive Test, Research Machine Shop, Virtual Reality and the Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel. NIAR operates on a nonprofit budget and is the largest university aviation R&D institution in the U.S., located in Wichita, Kan., the "Air Capital of the World." www.niar.wichita.edu.

About zSpace

zSpace is a leading-edge technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery through its flagship product, zSpace®. Focused on the learning market, specifically, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, medical instruction, corporate training and research, zSpace inspires and accelerates understanding through immersive exploration. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, CA, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit www.zspace.com.

zSpace is a registered trademark of zSpace, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Amanda Scott
Marketing Manager
zSpace, Inc.
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