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Virtual reality technology as an innovative engineering tool for enterprises

: Neugebauer, Reimund; Weidlich, D.; Zickner, H.

Dimitrov, D.; Sihn, W.; Westkämper, E. ; Univ. Stellenbosch/South Africa, Institute of Industrial Engineering; International Institution for Production Engineering Research -CIRP-, Paris; South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering -SAIMechE-:
COMA 2007, International Conference Competitive Manufacturing - The Challenge of Digital Manufacturing : 31 January - 2 February 2007, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stellenbosch, 2007
ISBN: 0-7972-1164-0
International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA) <2007, Stellenbosch, South Africa>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IWU ()
augmented reality; virtual reality

This paper discusses the applications of Virtual Reality technology in mechanical and product engineering. A study illustrates the current state of the art and existing potentials for VR application in corporations. Two concrete applications are explained in detail. The first example is the visualization and simulation of an entire assembly line for processing centers. The second example shows how VR technologies can be used in the sales and marketing sector to present a new machine concept to customers using innovative tools. In addition, future trends in the fields of virtual and augmented reality are discussed.