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The impact of virtual, augmented and mixed reality on the shipbuilding industry

XR technologies are improving efficiency, safety and decision-making for many companies in the shipping industry

In Spain, the marine industry has a long tradition and a significant presence in the country's economy. Over the centuries, the development of this industry has gone hand in hand with the latest technologies, such as those related to Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality. In many cases, these have become the best tools to achieve greater precision and safety in the design and prototyping of a ship, but also in key areas such as training or support for the maintenance of ships and marine structures.

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of companies in the naval sector using this type of technology to improve their efficiency and productivity.

ARSOFT specialises in the development of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality technologies for industry. With more than a decade of experience in this field, the company is committed to helping companies in the marine industry adopt these technologies and take advantage of their benefits.
The applications of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in the marine sector are numerous:

  1. Training and simulation: Virtual Reality is used to create high-fidelity simulations that allow operators of naval equipment to practice emergency procedures, navigation and manoeuvres in a safe virtual environment.
  2. Design and prototyping: Virtual reality and mixed reality allow engineers to visualise and test ship designs and components before physical construction, saving time and money by anticipating problems before they occur in the real world.
  3. Maintenance and repair: Augmented reality is used to provide operators with real-time information on the maintenance and repair of complex systems.
  4. Training: Virtual reality simulations are used to train operators to deal with different scenarios, such as rescuing passengers in sinking situations.
  5. Ship inspection and maintenance: Virtual Reality can be used to inspect ship parts and other components, facilitating early detection of maintenance problems.

XR technologies undoubtedly promise a bright future for the shipbuilding industry by providing innovative and advanced solutions, but to achieve this it is necessary to rely on experts who, like ARSOFT, have spent years researching and developing technologies that transform industries such as shipbuilding. 
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