Our Virtual Reality team develops virtual environments to support our programmes in system design, assembly process development and training.

Virtual reality (VR) involves three-dimensional, interactive environments which simulate real or imagined worlds or systems.

At the AMRC, we use VR to develop virtual environments to support iterative product design, assembly process design and training, maintenance simulation, and remote support.

As well as developing components and systems for aerospace and other key industries, we also work on related areas such as factory layout simulation and optimisation.

Projects have included:

  • A maintenance program to benchmark against current best practice.
  • The development of factory layout scenarios with different equipment layouts.
  • A Rolls-Royce engine mockup and fly-through which was presented to over 1000 people at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago in 2010.
  • A virtual ground breaking simulation which HRH The Queen activated to officially launch the build of the new Nuclear AMRC facility.

As well as the full-scale VR facilities at AMRC, we have a small system built into our Mantra travelling showcase, which is designed to give young prospective engineers a taste of virtual simulation and assembly.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Rab Scott, VR manager