AMRC uses VR to rationalise processes

NiTEC UK of Chesterfield (a division of CBE+) has embraced virtual reality (VR) to design the layout of its new electroless nickel plating facility, part of a complex manufacturing portfolio, thanks to digital support from engineers at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). Chris Brown, technical director at CBE+ group, says: “The AMRC supported us to create and navigate around a new space using VR. It’s a useful way to do it – as you can imagine, if you had to start pouring concrete in the ground and building the new layout in order to test it, the whole thing would be cost prohibitive.”

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