Over the last fifteen-plus years, ForgeFX Training Simulations has created a large and diverse collection of custom simulation-based training projects and interactive 3D training simulations. The custom simulation-based training examples in this showcase are representative of the range and types of projects we have developed.
Equipment Operator Training Simulator
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.
Heavy Rail Training SimulatorThis heavy rail operator training simulator was developed by ForgeFX Simulations for the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority, a government agency that operates transit service in the Washington metropolitan area. ForgeFX developed this rail operator training simulator for Metro heavy rail rapid transit system operators in order to train operators faster and for a fraction of the cost, all within a safe, risk-free virtual environment.
Ascendant® 100 Heavy Duty Aerial Tower Fire Truck Simulator.This aerial tower fire truck simulator was developed by ForgeFX Simulations for Pierce Manufacturing, one of the largest fire apparatus producers in the world. The Pierce Manufacturing Ascendant® 100′ Heavy Duty Aerial Tower Simulator helps Pierce’s customers experience the truck’s superior maneuverability, drivability, and operator functionality—without ever stepping foot into a physical truck.
Aerial Work Platform Training SimulatorThis aerial work platform training simulator was developed by ForgeFX for JLG Industries, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of aerial work platforms, telehandlers and other access equipment. The JLG Equipment Simulator helps operators to quickly and safely become comfortable and gain proficiency with the equipment controls, allowing them to be better, faster, and safer operators in the real world.
Underground Mining Loader Training Simulator
The Komatsu Mining underground loader training simulator allows operators to train on just about every aspect of the loader’s operation. The simulator covers everything from equipment controls familiarization, to full machine operation training, to specific underground mining spatial relations challenges.
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.
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. This front-end wheel loader training simulator was built by ForgeFX as part of Joy Global’s ProMiner™ Training Simulators suite of heavy equipment training simulators.
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.
Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Simulator
The Schramm oil and gas rig training simulator allows operators to train on the new standard of oil and gas drilling rig. Featuring full 360° walking portability for fast moves from hole to hole without the traditional limits of two-axis rail-mounted systems, in the hands of well-trained operators, the rig facilitates higher productivity.
Simulation-Based Maintenance Training
To ensure that maintenance engineers are knowledgeable and fully trained on all of the operation and maintenance tasks associated with the equipment they’ll be responsible for, simulation-based maintenance training is an essential component of any curriculum. While not a replacement for hands-on training, simulation-based training rapidly speeds up the process of developing an intelligent and well informed workforce. Simulation-based training gives field engineers the ability to practice potentially dangerous and hazardous tasks, in a safe and risk-free virtual environment, so that procedures and tasks can be mastered before moving on to real-world training.
Diagnostic Imaging Maintenance Training Simulator
ForgeFX developed a number of virtual training simulator products for GE Healthcare, including applications for MR, CT and Vascular field engineers. These training simulators allow GE Healthcare field engineers to train for the technical maintenance of diagnostic imagining equipment on a standard computer, without the need for access to the real-world equipment.
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
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.
Virtual Reality Applications
Virtual Reality applications take advantage of small headset hardware devices to immerse people in virtual worlds. Users can move around exterior and interior spaces, exploring the objects contained in the space at a more accurate level than when experienced on a flat monitor. Virtual Reality (VR) applications offer a wide field of view, precise head-tracking and low latency that delivers an immersive experience that closely simulates a physical presence in a computer-simulated reality.
Google Cardboard VR
Google Cardboard: “a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) platform developed by Google for use with a fold-out cardboard mount for a mobile phone. It is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and AR applications.”. Using the Unity Game engine, ForgeFX developed a Samsung-based app that works with the Google Cardboard viewer to allow products to be visualized and experienced in virtual reality.
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.
Heifer Village: Nepal
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 demonstrated by this collection, our custom-built simulations can be developed for almost any training or learning application. We encourage you to contact ForgeFX to discuss how we can create the perfect simulation-based training solution for your organization. We’ll talk with you about your specific requirements, and based on these we’ll work with you to arrive at a detailed proposal to develop and deliver your project. If you need a ballpark price, we can often provide that during initial phone conversations. If you require a more precise estimate and have a detailed project specification in hand, we can typically turn around a firm bid rapidly.