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Chemnitz University of Technology Presents VR Developments at the Hannover Fair

The Professorship of Machine Tool Design and Forming Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology will be presenting from 13 to 17 July 2020 at the Hannover Fair – with a focus on surgery training simulators and virtual reality applications

From 13 to 17 July 2020, at booth D-11 (Hall 25) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the Professorship of Machine Tool Design and Forming Technology from Chemnitz University of Technology will be presenting at this year’s Hannover Fair. A highlight of their presentation includes a newly developed simulator for one of the most difficult steps in hip surgery. With the “HIPS” simulator, surgeons can virtually train the milling process of the acetabulum on a robot.

HIPS has already, in 2019, convinced the jury of the German Institute for Virtual Reality (DIVR). The institute awarded “HIPS” their 2019 DIVR Award in the “Best Tech” category. The Technology Center for Computer Science and Information Technology (TZI) at the University of Bremen, FAKT Software GmbH in Leipzig, and CAT Production GmbH in Munich were also involved in the development of HIPS.

VR applications deliver effective simulations

At a partnered booth named “Research for the Future” (Hall 25, booth E-13), scientists from the Professorship of Machine Tool Design and Forming Technology will be presenting two applied examples for the use of virtual technologies in manufacturing. The “Efficient part positioning in 3D waterjet cutting” demonstration shows how this process can be made more efficient and less prone to errors via the use of new, optically recognisable clamping devices and the use of tracking technology.

The second demonstrator illustrates the possible uses of virtual reality (VR) for educational, training and analysis purposes. Here, researchers demonstrate how head-mounted displays can be used for virtual assembly scenarios, as well as which conditions are necessary for this. “The trade fair visitors will be able to see how attractive and efficient these educational offerings can be, thanks to modern virtual and augmented reality technologies,” explains Dr. Ing. Philipp Klimant, Executive Senior Engineer at the Professorship of Machine Tool Design and Forming Technology.

Multimedia:

 A detailed video on the “HIPS” project can be found on the Chemnitz University of Technology YouTube channel.

For more information, please contact Franziska Klimant, Phone 0371 531-37528, E-mail franziska.klimant@mb.tu-chemnitz.de.

(Article: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Jeffrey Karnitz)

Matthias Fejes
10.03.2020

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