Extended Reality for Machine Tool Training



The project aims to improve the training and assessment of professionals and life-long education students in the field of CNC machine tool operation through the use of Extended Reality (XR), by developing a training platform, an assessment system, and a comprehensive curriculum.


The ultimate goal is to enhance the skills and knowledge of the target group, increase their employability and career prospects, and contribute to the overall competitiveness of the manufacturing industry.


The activities to be implemented include:

  • researching the current state of VR/AR technology in machining
  • collecting input from entrepreneurs and experts in the field
  • developing the XR training platform
  • designing exercise scenarios for VR/AR simulation
  • programming and testing applications, and conducting exercises with the target group of trainee.

The final step will involve refining the exercises and incorporating them into the curricula of three universities and VET providers.


The expected outcomes of the project include the availability of an immersive, realistic and accessible training platform that will lead to:

  • higher retention and recall of skills and knowledge
  • reduce costs
  • increase safety
  • improved proficiency and performance of trainees.

The project will also contribute to the advancement of Industry 4.0 by promoting the use of XR technology in manufacturing, while improving inclusivity and accessibility in training.

The target groups of the project


The proposed training platform primarily targets professionals in the engineering and manufacturing industries who seek continuing education and training. By providing a flexible and accessible training solution, the platform can help meet the needs of these professionals, who may have limited time and resources for traditional classroom and workshop-based training.

Disclaimer: Project number: 2023-1-PL01-KA220-VET-000162134


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