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Development of a virtual reality milling machine for knowledge learning and skill training
Bakkar, Khalid I.
Current methods of training personnel on high cost machine tools involve the use of both classroom and hands on practical training. The practical training required the operation of costly equipment and the trainee has to be under close personnel supervision. The main aim of this project is to reduce the amount of practical training and its inherent cost, time, danger, personal injury risk and material requirements by utilising a virtual reality technology. In this study, an investigation into the use of Virtual reality for training operators and students to use the Milling Machine was carried out. The investigation has been divided into two sections: first the development of Milling Machine in the 3D virtual environment, where the real machine was re-constructed in the virtual space. This has been carried out by creating objects and assembling them together. The complete Milling machine was then properly modelled and rendered so it could be viewed from all viewpoints. The second section was to add motion to the virtual world. The machine was made of functions as for the real machine. This was achieved by attaching Superscape Control Language (SCL) to the objects. The developed Milling machine allows the users to choose the material, speed and feed rate. Upon activation, the virtual machine will be simulated to carry out the machining process and instantaneous data on the machined part can be generated. The results were satisfactory, the Milling Machine was modelled successfully and the machine was able to perform according to task set. Using the developed Virtual Model, the ability for training students and operators to use the Milling Machine has been achieved.
Keyword(s): Mechanical engineering; Educational technology; Engineering teaching; Data processing; Virtual reality; Virtual learning environments; Industrial engineering Employees
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): Hashmi, Saleem
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Bakkar, Khalid I. (1999) Development of a virtual reality milling machine for knowledge learning and skill training. Master of Engineering thesis, Dublin City University.
Publisher(s): Dublin City University. School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
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