At ForgeFX we believe that an effective partnership is a two-way street, where information and ideas flow both ways openly and regularly. Built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect for each other’s skills and expertise, our developers and clients happily embrace this philosophy to produce high-quality simulation-based training products. The most productive partnerships are goal-oriented and synergistic, and a long-term relationship has the added value of deep-rooted industry and subject matter knowledge and expertise. At ForgeFX we strive to, and succeed in, building long-term relationships with our clients by researching their business, understanding the challenges they face, and collaborating with them to develop solutions that help them overcome those challenges. Listed below are some of the stories ForgeFX Simulations news stories that demonstrate these partnerships. Thank you for your interest in the products we develop, and please contact ForgeFX Simulations if you have any questions or would like to speak with someone about having a training simulator developed for your organization.
ForgeFX and MRIGlobal Deliver Augmented Reality CBRN Device Training Simulators to JPL CBRN SOFEIN Presswire, November 22, 2022
Augmented Reality Simulators to Enhance Warfare Training for The Joint Project Lead for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Special Operations Forces.
ForgeFX and MRIGlobal have partnered to develop of a suite of augmented reality device training simulators for the Joint Project Lead for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Special Operations Forces (JPL CBRN SOF). Created for the Microsoft HoloLens 2, the CBRND HoloTrainer instructs trainees in the familiarization, operation, and maintenance of CBRN devices by providing holographically-projected interactive 3D virtual versions of the equipment they need to learn to use.
ForgeFX Simulations and MRIGlobal Deliver Augmented Reality Mission PlannerNewswire, November 8, 2022
ForgeFX collaborated with MRIGlobal to develop Checkpoint, an augmented reality tabletop mission planning application for the Microsoft HoloLens 2.
ForgeFX Simulations is honored to be a long-standing training simulator development partner of renowned Midwest research institute MRIGlobal. This application was recently recognized by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) with a 2021 SPARK award for Multidimensional Understanding.
The Most Innovative Simulation CompaniesBest Startup California, October 11, 2022
46 California, United States Based Simulation Companies
ForgeFX Simulations was listed by Best Startup California as one of the top simulation companies in California. Best Startup California ranked the top 46 Simulation companies in California. The selected companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are based on track record, executive leadership, market share, innovation, and exposure to long-term environmental, social, and governance risks.
Welding Simulators are the New Call of Duty!Inside The Trades, September 21, 2022
Hear how Chris’ love of video games aided in the implementation of a new virtual reality simulator program.
Chris Schuler, from the Tulsa Welding School, was interviewed on the Inside the Trades podcast, where among other things, he discussed OcuWeld, the welding training simulator that ForgeFX built for StrataTech Education Group. VR-based simulators appeal to the new generation of trainees entering the workforce as a modern and cutting edge training tool.
908 Devices’ MX908 Selected by U.S. Army for Augmented Reality TrainingAmerican Security Today, July 25, 2022
ForgeFX Simulations, MRIGlobal, 908 Devices and the U.S. Army have developed an AR-based training simulator for chemical and biomolecular analysis.
908 Devices, in collaboration with ForgeFX Simulations and MRIGlobal, has developed augmented reality simulation-based training capabilities for their MX908 handheld mass spectrometer for use by the U.S. Army. “Through this program, soldiers are able to train via augmented reality on the MX908 to optimize its use and ensure their safety when coming into contact with unidentified substances.” John Kenneweg, Vice President, 908 Devices
StrataTech partners with ForgeFX to develop OcuWeld™, a VR welding training simulator.StrataTech, December 14, 2021
StrataTech Education Group partners with ForgeFX Simulations to develop VR welding training simulator.
OcuWeld™ is a new and innovative Virtual Reality (VR) welding simulator designed in conjunction with expert welding instructors for welding students. OcuWeld provides welding students the opportunity to practice hands-on classroom training in a virtual environment, making concerns about safety, access, and cost of materials no longer relevant. OcuWeld fully immerses students in a virtual environment that mimics classroom lab training and provides access to lessons that complement their online and onsite curriculum.
MRIGlobal and ForgeFX Award From The JPL CBRN SOF Expands Use Of AR Tech For Defense TrainingPR Newswire, May 17, 2021
MRIGlobal continues partnership with ForgeFX to deliver Microsoft HoloLens training applications.
MRIGlobal, in a continuing partnership with ForgeFX Simulations, a team of engineers will design, develop, and deliver Microsoft HoloLens training applications for a series of field-deployed CBRN sensors. The warfighter will then be able to experience flexible, self-directed, multi-user, and remote device training with or without (i.e. virtual hologram) access to the CBRN sensors.
MRIGlobal and ForgeFX Develop Simulator That Prepares Warfighters for Real-World ScenariosDigital Journal, October 6, 2020
Cutting-Edge Simulators Prepare Warfighters for Real-World Scenarios
MRIGlobal, in partnership with ForgeFX Simulations, designed a cutting-edge modern simulator for training use on a full suite of manned and unmanned ground vehicles and the sensors they contain for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). Trainees receive hands-on experience with virtual equipment and environments before they ever touch the real-world machines.
Global Advanced Disaster Management Simulator System Market Forecast 2020-2026Reports and Markets, April 14, 2020
The Global ADMS System Market 2020 Research Report 2020 – 2026.
This report provides pinpoint analysis for changing competitive dynamics. It offers a forward-looking perspective on different factors driving or limiting market growth. It provides a five-year forecast assessed on the basis of how the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS) System Market is predicted to grow.
How Virtual Reality Can Enhance Operator TrainingEngineering News-Record, November 29, 2019
How Virtual Reality Can Enhance Operator Training.
Virtual reality (VR) has been putting gamers and entertainment seekers in the center of the action for video games, movies and events for many years. Now the construction industry has adapted this technology for equipment owners, fleet managers and equipment operators by introducing VR training to enhance jobsite safety and make it easier for operators to get hands-on training more readily and with greater frequency.
Advanced Disaster Management Simulator MarketTransparency Market Research, September 04, 2019
Global industry analysis, size, share, growth, trends, and forecast, 2019 – 2027.
Future forecast assessed on the basis of how the market is predicted to grow. Advanced disaster management simulator (ADMS) is the training system used to train people in command to handle a disastrous situation. Advanced disaster management simulator offers high levels of preparedness to the trainees, and ensures self-confidence to deal with real life situations without causing danger to life and damage to property.
Education, not Automation, is the ProblemBrainXchange, August 27, 2019
21st-Century Job Training with XR
How does one safely learn to operate vehicles from platforms up to 185 feet off the ground and on giant arms? With JLG’s networked training program built by ForgeFX Simulations, multiple trainees in multiple locations can operate virtual boom lifts in the same virtual construction site without ever leaving the ground.
On Location, The American Rental Association ShowRental Management Magazine, April 2, 2019
JLG Industries virtual reality training simulator.
The AccessReady XR™ operator training simulator from JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., developed in partnership with ForgeFX Simulations, provides virtual reality-based training for boom lift equipment operators of all skill levels, with everything from controls familiarization to machine operation and advanced spatial awareness challenges.
JLG Boom Lift SimulatorFacility Executive, February 25, 2019
AccessReady XR offers the ability to train and improve the skills of operators in a safe, virtual environment.
The simulator launch is the result of a year-long global pilot program that included introductions of the technology at numerous tradeshow events, in addition to volumes of global customer feedback, designed to enhance the experience. The simulator was developed in partnership with ForgeFX Simulations, which specializes in 3D and visualization software.
JLG Virtual Reality Training Simulator Now AvailableAviationPros, February 18, 2019
JLG AccessReady XR provides virtual reality-based training for operators of all skill levels, with everything from controls familiarization to machine operation and advanced spatial awareness challenges.
JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, showcased its new AccessReady XR Operator Training simulator at the ARA Show, February 18-20 in Anaheim, California. The simulator was developed in partnership with ForgeFX Simulations, which specializes in 3D and visualization software.
D.C. Metro Taps ForgeFX 3D Simulation Tech for Operator TrainingMetro Magazine, October 15, 2018
D.C. Metro Taps ForgeFX 3D Simulation Tech for Operator Training
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) hired ForgeFX to develop a 3D immersive computer simulation to help change operator behavior for the better.
Leveraging high-fidelity graphics, an immersive virtual reality-based environment, and a fully interactive virtual facsimile of the prime mover allow WMATA and ForgeFX to deploy a training simulator that helps improve operator’s critical thinking as well as command and control of railway procedures and protocols. The Metro Training Simulator allows users to implement the startup procedure, including everything from checking the load, to testing the air dump button, to removing the chocks.
WMATA Awards VR Training Simulator Development to ForgeFXDigital Journal, April 05, 2018
Washington Metro Area Transit Authority has contracted ForgeFX Simulations to produce an immersive VR computer simulation to enhance operator training.
ForgeFX Simulations is pleased to announce that they’ve been awarded a contract from the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to produce a Virtual Reality (VR) simulator to help improve training for Metro operators. Harnessing cutting-edge technology, the WMATA VR operator training simulator will help increase risk awareness and hazard identification, improve proactive problem solving, and greatly enhance equipment operator training.
The Importance of Training and Simulators – All The Latest News and IdeasInternational Mining, November 24, 2017
The Importance of Training and Simulators – All The Latest News and Ideas
As part of the simulation package that ForgeFX developed for Komatsu Mining’s P&H mining equipment line, a custom training simulator shown in the article trains workers to operate a 4100XPC electric rope shovel.
In an article in the December issue of International Mining, John Chadwick looks at some of the latest ideas in training and the growing global simulator population. In particular he considers the Murray & Roberts Training Academy (MRTA) in South Africa that is becoming a world leader. As part of the simulation package that ForgeFX developed for Joy Global’s (now Komatsu Mining) P&H mining equipment line, a custom training simulator shown in the article trains workers to operate a 4100XPC electric rope shovel.
Virtual Reality Finally Catches On—With BusinessesThe Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2017
Virtual Reality Finally Catches On—With Businesses
While consumer sales remain low, industries from construction to medicine are usingthe technology to train for risky jobs.
JLG Industries, a unit of Oshkosh Corp., says VR is a safer and more efficient way to train operators of its boom lifts, who must learn to operate the vehicles from platforms extended up to 185 feet off the ground on giant arms. JLG’s training-system simulator, built by San Francisco-based ForgeFx Simulations, is networked so that multiple trainees across the globe can operate virtual machines in the same 3-D construction site—all without leaving the ground.
Virtual Reality Finally Catches On—With BusinessesFox Business, June 5, 2017
JLG Industries, a unit of Oshkosh Corp., says VR is a safer and more efficient way to train operators of its boom lifts.
JLG’s training-system simulator, built by San Francisco-based ForgeFX Simulations, is networked so that multiple trainees across the globe can operate virtual machines in the same 3D construction site—all without leaving the ground. “Hands down, it’s much safer than a real machine,” says Rick Smith, senior director of JLG’s global product training.
JLG Virtual Reality Training Simulator Featured at 2017 Unity Vision Summit in Los AngelesForConstructionPros, May 1, 2017
Featuring 6 degrees of freedom VR, hand tracking, real-world controls, and multi-user interaction, attendees will find themselves behind the controls of a fully functional, yet virtual, JLG 800S telescoping boom lift.
JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, showcased the future of virtual equipment training with its lift and access equipment simulator at ConExpo 2017. The virtual experience was created in partnership with ForgeFX Training Simulations and proved popular among show attendees. As a result, it was featured May 1, 2017 at the Unity Vision Summit in Los Angeles.
How Virtual Reality Gets Industrial Training Simulators Closer to Real Life Than Ever BeforeTechRepublic, May 25, 2016
Industrial training simulators are entering a new era with virtual reality technology, helping companies save time and money, and mitigate risk.
When virtual reality enthusiasts talk about the technology’s ability to put a person in any experience imaginable, they’re not wrong. Experiences include just about anything someone could think up, from a music festival, to an alien planet that doesn’t exist, to something practical yet maybe unexpected—like the driver’s seat of an airplane de-icing rig. Industrial simulator maker ForgeFX is doing just that.
10 AR and VR companies to watch from 2016's SVVR ExpoTechRepublic, May 15, 2016
The Silicon Valley Virtual Reality conference featured more than 100 VR companies. Here are some of the standouts.
While virtual and augmented reality get a lot of attention for gaming and entertainment, there are countless companies working on applications, services, and platforms for myriad industries apart from entertainment. Many of those companies came to this year’s Silicon Valley Virtual Reality conference to show their virtual wares. Here are 10 of the exhibitors that caught our eye.
The Wildest Experiences at Silicon Valley's Virtual Reality ExpoCNET, April 30, 2016
Inside Silicon Valley’s VR Expo (SVVR 2016)
Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) started as a simple meetup where enthusiasts gathered to talk about ideas. Now, it’s taken over half of the San Jose Convention Center, where over 100 VR companies demonstrated their latest products this past week.
The Oil & Gas Virtual Reality Training and Simulation Market 2011-2021Cision PR Newswire, November 28, 2011
Oil & Gas Sim Market 2011-2021
Comprehensive analysis of the oil & gas virtual reality training and simulation market
The oil & gas virtual reality training and simulation market is set for strong growth over the next ten years as a combination of increasing demand for oil & gas, the retirement of the baby boomer generation, improving technologies, and increasing safety concerns help virtual reality technologies become more widespread. Visiongain calculates the oil & gas virtual reality training and simulation market – defined as spending on hardware, software and maintenance of virtual reality technologies – to be worth $2.24bn in 2011.
SAE Deicing Committee Meets in San FranciscoAviationPros, October 19, 2011
SAE Deicing Committee Meets in San Francisco
Inside a G-12 Deicing Committe Meeting in San Francisco.
Greg Meyers of ForgeFX discussed the Management Information Database Accounting System (MIDAS), which is a performance tracking system for both trucks and operators. “Our goal was to track every bit of data so that operators, trucks, and eventually entire fleets could be managed and the data could reflect what they were doing,” he says. For operator performance tracking, the system offers an adjustable grading system and provides average service statistics for each operator. The system was designed in conjunction with Global Ground Support.
A Turn to SimulationAviationPros, June 30 2009
A Turn to Simulation
Training simulators continue to evolve.
As a weather-driven event, aircraft deicing allows for little practical training before operators are tested on the deicing pad. Evolving simulation technology has presented another training option. “We had a customer that required a simulator,” says Jeff Walsh, vice president of sales and service at Global Ground Support. “In order for us to bid on this large deicer purchase, we had to have a simulator.” The company set out to create its own simulator, working with ForgeFX Simulations, a software development company.