Mécanique & Industries
Volume 5, Number 2, Mars-Avril 2004Virtual Concept 2002
|Page(s)||207 - 212|
|Published online||29 April 2004|
VIRTOOL – Virtual Reality for Machine – Tool Training
CEIT (Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Gipuzkoa),
Lardizabal 15, 20018 San Sebastián, Spain
2 University of Navarra, Lardizabal 13, 20018 San Sebastián, Spain
3 TUD (Dresden University of Technology), Münchner Platz 1, 0062 Dresden, Germany
4 IMH (Instituto de Máquina Herramienta), San Roke 1, 20870 Elgoibar, Spain
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 October 2003
VIRTOOL is an application that is part of the European Union supported project “Virtual Manipulation to Simulate Machine-Tool Processes” (VIRTOOL, CRAFT-1999-70292). The application is being developed by a consortium of two industrial enterprises (Alecop, IMH) and three partners in research and higher education (CEIT, TUD, ACM) from four European countries. The objective of this project is to design and develop a computer-supported learning environment for machine-tool processes by using interactive 3D graphics and virtual reality techniques. An integral part of this software will be an easy to use construction tool for the development of new 3D simulation models of machine-tools with the supporting learning material, which is based on a general instructional design model.
Key words: Virtual reality / machine-tool / real time visualization / case studies / instructional design
© AFM, EDP Sciences, 2004
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