Over the last fifteen-plus years, ForgeFX 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. ForgeFX produces simulators for variety of different display devices and technologies, and are experts at developing Virtual Reality (VR) simulators that take advantage of headset hardware devices that immerse people in virtual worlds in a way that traditional flat screens can’t. VR applications offer a wide field of view, precise head and hand-tracking, stereoscopic 3D and low latency that delivers an immersive experience that closely simulates a physical presence in a computer-simulated reality.
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. The following training simulator examples are products built by ForgeFX Simulations for their clients:
Unmanned Vehicle Teleoperation Training SimulatorThis unmanned vehicle teleoperation training simulator was developed by ForgeFX Simulations and MRIGlobal for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND). The JPEO-CBRND is responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle support of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense equipment and medical countermeasures. The training simulator allows soldiers to learn how to operate the unmanned vehicle, along with the suite of sensors it contains.
Horizontal Directional Drill Training SimulatorThis horizontal directional drill operator training simulator was developed by ForgeFX Simulations for Vermeer Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment. Vermeer’s HDD training simulator, which will be released to customers later in 2020, is available in both virtual reality and flat screen modes, allowing operators to conduct virtual training on all aspects of horizontal directional drilling operation.
Aerial Work Platform Training SimulatorForgeFX Simulations is a proud simulation development partner of JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corporation company and the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of aerial work platforms, telehandlers and other access equipment. In addition to creating industry-leading equipment, JLG partners with their customers by providing cutting-edge training and service, which is unsurpassed in the industry. The huge success JLG has achieved also presents them with a challenge, how to provide training for such a large number of new operators. To meet this challenge, JLG partners with ForgeFX to develop operator training simulators, including AccessReady Fusion XR™, a virtual reality equipment training simulator product that allows trainees to learn proper access equipment operation, in a safe and cost-effective 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.
Komatsu Mining Corporation, Mining Equipment Operator Training SimulatorsForgeFX Simulations is proud to be a training simulator development vendor for Komatsu Mining Corporation, a Japanese multinational corporation that primarily manufactures construction, mining, forestry and military equipment. The suite of equipment operator training simulators developed by ForgeFX for Komatsu include underground and surface loaders, rope shovels, and blasthole drills.
Aircraft Deicing Training Simulator
The Global Ground Support Aircraft Deicing Simulator is a virtual training simulator developed by ForgeFX Simulations. Intended for use by airport ground support equipment operators, the simulator allows aircraft deicing personnel to be trained, tested, and assessed on all aspects of aircraft deicing in a safe, risk-free, and low-cost virtual environment. This networked multiplayer VR training simulator is a ground breaking training option.
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.
Robot Operator Training Simulator
ForgeFX Simulations developed the TV Tech Robot Training Simulator to help SAK Construction train and evaluate robotic milling operators. The simulator helps reduce wear-and-tear on real-world machines during training, increases operator familiarity with the controls of the robot and the pipeline environment, and quickly and affordably increases trainee throughput.
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.
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.