The VR/AR advantage: real-time training and support for Australia’s Fluid Power Industry


Virtual training environment

Source: HYDAC

IMCRC activate to help fast-track commercialisation of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) training

A new research collaboration between HYDAC Australia, Deakin University, and the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) will see immersive reality experts develop a virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) training solution that will teach and guide maintenance staff and trainees in real-time how to safely service and maintain important hydraulics systems and components.

HYDAC Australia, a global leader in hydraulics and automation control solutions, engaged Deakin Motion Lab last year to design and build a virtual training environment that would enable them to engage, educate and instruct trainees working with HYDAC products anywhere.

Building on Deakin University’s previous work, this 12-month IMCRC co-funded research project focuses on enhancing the features and functionality – 3D content generation, product visualisation and user interaction – of the current prototype to accelerate the commercialisation of HYDAC’s overall VR/AR training solution.