Over the last ten years, ForgeFX has created a large and diverse collection of 3D interactive training simulations. The examples in this showcase are representative of the range and types of projects we have developed.
Equipment Operator Training Simulators
Simulators are ideal tools for training heavy equipment operators to operate sophisticated machinery. They are cost-effective, safe, and efficient methods for training all concepts and skills from controls familiarization to procedure compliance. Simulation training maximizes productivity in the real world and increases a company’s bottom line via greater workforce efficiency.
ForgeFX built the ProMiner™ Training Simulators suite of heavy equipment training simulators for Joy Global, Inc., a worldwide leader in surface and underground mining equipment. Joy Global is a leader in high-productivity mining solutions, designing, manufacturing and servicing underground and surface mining equipment for the worldwide mining industry.
Longwall System Training Simulator
This underground mining longwall system training simulator is maintained by ForgeFX for Joy Mining Machinery, the underground mine operations of Joy Global. Joy is the largest producer of high productivity underground mining machinery for the extraction of bedded materials. This interactive 3D simulator provides thorough training on the longwall system, helping to produce operators who are able to work faster and more efficiently.
Front-End Wheel Loader Training Simulator
This wheel loader training simulator was developed by ForgeFX for Joy Global’s front-end wheel loader, the LeTourneau 2350. It is the largest rubber-tired loader in the world, with a standard operating capacity of 160,000 pounds and a 53 cubic foot bucket.
Blasthole Drill Training Simulator
This drill operator training simulator was developed by ForgeFX for Joy Global’s line of P&H Blasthole Drills. The training simulator teaches people how to operate real-world drills, reduces training costs and associated equipment damage, and increases revenue by maximizing drill operator efficiency.
Electric Rope Shovel Training Simulator
This rope shovel operator training simulator was developed by ForgeFX for Joy Global’s line of P&H Mining Electric Rope Shovels. This custom simulator trains workers to operate a 4100XPC Electric Rope Shovel.
Aircraft Deicing Training Simulator
The Global Ground Support Aircraft Deicing Simulator is a 3D training simulation for airport ground support equipment operators, allowing operators to be trained, tested, and assessed on all aspects of aircraft deicing in a safe, risk-free, and low cost environment.
Job-Process Training Simulations
Many jobs do not require heavy equipment operation. However, simulations are just as relevant to familiarize workers with challenges, job roles and safety requirements of their work environments. These simulations provide significant return on investment via increased worker productivity.
Job-process simulations are used to teach and test job-based procedures, allowing personnel to practice critical components of the tasks required of them. This all takes place in a safe virtual environment where mistakes become learning opportunities instead of costly mishaps.
Livestock Manager Training Simulation
This 3D simulation trains pork producers to help pigs stay healthy, resulting in a more productive, and profitable operation. ForgeFX developed this interactive livestock management training simulation, named Virtual Walking the Pens, for Zoetis, formerly Pfizer Animal Health.
Construction Worker Training Simulation
In this training simulation, players confront industry-specific hazards while performing job tasks as safely and effectively as possible. California State Compensation Insurance Fund, having a vested interest in construction site safety, sponsored the development of this project to reduce job site accidents and their associated costs.
Military Personnel Training Simulation
The military has a longstanding tradition of employing job training simulations to prepare troops for a wide array of job roles.
One specific example is the following simulation which allows soldiers to practice assembling a portable armored wall system, a mission-critical defensive structure, quickly in a safe and risk-free virtual environment. This military training simulation was developed for Dynamic Defense Materials.
Interactive educational simulations immerse students in the learning process, transforming them from passive audience members to active participants who control and experiment with content delivered in a compelling, interactive form. Done correctly, educational simulations use game design principles such as points, awards and badges to engage and maintain the interest of a younger age group.
Interactive Science Labs
For more than a decade, Pearson Education has partnered with ForgeFX to deliver online interactive science activities that help students grasp and master concepts through experiential learning. A wide range of science topics from fields including physics, astronomy, chemistry and geology can be accurately represented in simulations. Students experiment with these interactive models, tinkering with relevant parameters to explore how these systems work in the real world.
Simulations for Awareness and Change
Simulations can provide an entertaining way to promote your cause, build awareness and gain support. Game-based simulations provide role-playing experiences that build empathy and awareness where players step inside someone else’s shoes and have to make various critical decisions to cope with their situation.
For example, Heifer Village: Nepal, a game-based educational simulation developed for Heifer International, simulates the challenges faced by those living in poverty and hunger. Players take on the role of a teenage villager to experience some of poverty’s challenges and explore ways to address these issues.
Developing Your Project
As these examples show, our custom-built simulations can be developed for almost any training or learning application. Get in touch to discuss how ForgeFX can create the perfect simulation-based training solution for your organization.