Tradiebot has launched SprayVIS. The Virtual Reality spray-painting training simulator and software was fully developed and manufactured in Australia, targeting the next generation of tradies honing their skills within the comfort of a classroom, training centre or exhibition.
Generation Y and Z have been surrounded by innovative technologies like portable computing, virtual reality and video games their whole lives. SprayVIS combines these technologies to connect with those generations, stimulating interest and promoting trades as a pathway to a secure and prosperous career choice. SprayVIS provides prospective students with a realistic virtual spraypainting experience and a direct connection to the industry.
SprayVIS also delivers sponsorship opportunities for businesses within the industry to help promote spray-painting as a career choice for the next generation.
SprayVIS presents an industrial training solution that harnesses engaging, interactive and immersive teaching methods to increase training speed and effectiveness, while saving costs and generating a positive environmental impact. Users are placed in realistic virtual environments and exposed to simulated training scenarios, while receiving real-time feedback and ongoing progress tracking.
The innovative out-of-box, plug and play solution is one of the most technologically advanced, costeffective and compact systems on the market, providing a new perspective in delivering training using immersive virtual environments.
The SprayVIS system is an all-in-one early training solution providing a pathway into the sprayprinting trade, rapidly providing potential spray painters with the necessary foundational skills, technique and experience before being handed a spray gun and placed in a real environment to continue their training towards an apprenticeship and career as a spray painter.
The simulator hardware has been designed with convenience in mind. Housed in a compact and rugged travel case, it enables safe and easy transport to deliver effective training in any location. With a specialised spray gun controller manufactured by Tradiebot, the system replicates the feel, weight and ergonomics of real spray gun. The spray gun also incorporates an industry standard air hose and is fitted with adjustable weights, simulating the mass of virtual paint.
Tradiebot Director of Engineering and Operational Technology Dr Kristan Marlow said: What an exciting training tool SprayVIS is, providing a new perspective on how early training can be delivered to the next generation of spray painters and enable us to stimulate interest in the spraypainting field like never before."
The SprayVIS system is the most competitive VR training solution on the market Tradiebot says, priced at $10,000 US, it is an all-in-one early training solution for the spray-painting industry.
SprayVIS has been a huge success with the students during testing periods at career events and industry expos, with participant lines reaching up to 30 kids, waiting to try their hand at the skill of spray-painting. Previously, this would not have been possible, those who wanted to try spraypainting as a trade would have been required to visit a designated site that had a spray booth, utilise protective gear, have a trainer onsite and use real paint in order to experience the skill and determine if it is the career path for them. This would be an expensive and time-consuming exercise with limited reach and exposure. With SprayVIS, any location can become a virtual training centre. A win-win for all.
WorldSkills vehicle painter meda' winner, Maxine Colligan said: “It is exciting to see new virtual reality technology like SprayVIS enter our industry, what a great way to attract school kids into the spray-painting trade. Using such cool digital tools such as VR headsets that the younger generation can relate to and use within the classroom.”