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BAE Systems benefits from virtual reality before manufacturing begins

BAE Systems uses virtual reality to better brainstorm and design its ships and other large projects before manufacturing begins
By: Michael Hatamoto | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Nov 10, 2014 5:44 pm

Engineers from BAE Systems are using virtual reality to better design Royal Navy warships, hoping to create designs more effectively and cheaply. Using virtual models offer a more real-world glimpse of a ship over traditional wood or cardboard designs that were previously used.




Here is what Mick Ord, BAE Systems Naval Ship managing director recently said: "Visualization technology is transforming the way we design, build and deliver complex warships. By creating a virtual prototype, we can mature and optimize a ship's design and gain a real understanding of the vessel and the experience of those serving on board before manufacturing begins."


Three offshore patrols are being used by the virtual reality platform, and that number could increase in the future. BAE Systems has installed the virtual reality suite at facilities in Bristol, Portsmouth and Glasgow.


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