The Internet makes a big difference these years and penetrates into various fields. The traditional textbook-based educational pattern has already been challenged by contemporary teaching and learning beliefs because as it can’t fully meet the demands for higher vocational education. Technology-based education is extremely urgent and will be the brand-new trend in the long term.
Technologies like 3D scanning, 5G, AR/VR, provide achievable support for the development of 3D teaching materials. “Internet + virtual simulation” mode expresses its attraction to many young students. Virtual simulation experiment teaching relies on virtual reality, multimedia, human-computer interaction, database and network communication to build highly simulated virtual environments and experimental objects. This innovative mode brings about unprecedented functions that can’t happen to traditional teaching patterns.
3D teaching materials consist of paper textbooks and network cloud storage platform resources. Paper textbooks comply with theories and practice. The network cloud storage platform is constructed in accordance with the requirements of AR technology. By scanning specific pictures, it is easy to realize the combination of virtuality and reality as well as real-time interaction.
In March of this year, ScanTech joined with China Telecom, Zhejiang Highway Technician College and Orange Technology to build the first digital new energy vehicle model training base in China, applying 3D scanning technology, 5G communication and VR/AR.
Along with the introduction of 3D digital courseware, virtual factories, AR 3D teaching materials, VR simulation training, online assessment and AR manuals, digital technologies innovatively integrate into modern education.
Undoubtedly, compared with traditional inspection method, 3D scanning application has already been a global phenomenon in different fields due to its high accuracy and efficiency. By using ScanTech PRINCE 3D scanner, the 3D data can be fully captured precisely within a very short time.
The engineer imported the point cloud data into related software for mesh repair, topology reduction, maps/materials attachment and 3D assembly animation making, these steps are indispensable to make display models.
The data model can be outputted to Pad, PC, cellphone, VR device, etc. helping to finish the training operations in the training workshops.
5G+AR auxiliary operation in real-time
5G+VR immersive simulation training
Significances of 5G + VR / AR in 3D Teaching
- 5G + AR model support real-time operation. The 3D model allows students to learn from different aspects and make a profound understanding of the internal structure of parts.
- The teaching platform can be connected to mobile phones, Pads, VR/AR devices. This way contributes to multi-person and multi-task learning.
- Data won’t be limited to the local server, saving the time for data storage, maintenance and update.
- 5G + VR immersive simulation training creates safe and efficient operations.
- Teaching tasks can be performed without using real cars.
- Students practice after passing the online simulation assessment, avoiding losing teaching aids and decreasing the cost of maintenance.
Except for the application at vehicle digital education, ScanTech also made our efforts in Scientific Research on 3D Scanning of Helicopter, and we use the HSCAN 3D scanner + MSCAN photogrammetry system to help an engineering laboratory in a university to measure a helicopter for academic research.
In the future, ScanTech will exert 3D scanners to assist universities and enterprises to create digital training materials and bases.