The investment casting AM process uses the injection of metal into a mold. The prototype is typically 3D printed using wax and it is a perfect replica of the final product. A mold made in plaster is poured over the prototype and the liquid metal is injected inside the mold to replace the wax prototype, which is finally melted away.
Virtual Reality (VR) allows users to experience a computer-generated, fully digital, 3D experiential environment. It allows for the different senses to be stimulated in a fully immersive experience. Virtual Reality training has become increasingly popular as it is a very valuable tool for training programs and eLearning courses. VR training has many advantages when being compared to traditional methods of training.
Both Virtual and Augmented Reality are finding their footing in Industry 4.0, with many manufacturers and businesses implementing the technology in their process chain for training, assisting in planning and development, and collaborating across geographies. There’s one industry segment that seems to be adopting AR technology at a much more rapid pace than the rest: product design and development.