IRVINE, Calif., July 9, 2012 – EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced that Interactive Digital Center at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) in Florence, SC, recently helped Fabri-Kal, a leading provider of plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions, to find innovative product development solutions for their internal training.
Fabri-Kal is a Michigan based plastic manufacturing company with a plant located in Greenville, SC. Their customer base includes thousands of foodservice operators and dozens of consumer product manufacturers. They decided to use 3D for their training since every one learns at a different pace and it is visually easier to explain than using a traditional manual. The application was created with 3dMax and EON Studio and then viewed on an EON Icatcher display to experience it in 3D.
“Fabri-Kal is using visualization as a means to continually upgrade and enhance internal training for their employees. Their commitment to train and equip workers with the knowledge and skills they need to perform is being optimized through the use of virtual simulations presented in full stereo 3D,” said Mike Mazen, Assistant Director, Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology.
“Knowledge at the floor is a key for us. We have new people coming in all the time and getting them up to speed. It doesn’t matter how well you explain something to them if they do not understand the terminology. Now they can see this flyby and understand what a thermoformer looks like before they even go on the floor,” concluded Kevin Hall, Process Engineer, Fabri-Kal.
“From a safety stand point, you only need one accident on the floor and you have paid for 10 of these (solutions) easily in one year. That is the biggest part of it for us. You can get your safety message clearly through,” said Andrew Thake, Engineer Manager, Fabri-Kal. Learn more in the SiMT Fabri-Kal video.
Fabri-Kal is a leading provider of plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions. As one of the largest thermoformers in North America, Fabri-Kal’s customer base includes thousands of foodservice operators and dozens of consumer product manufacturers. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., and in continuous operation since 1950, Fabri-Kal employs more than 800 people in five manufacturing, printing and warehousing facilities throughout the United States. More information about Fabri-Kal may be found at the company’s website, www.fabri-kal.com.
About Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology
The 3D/VR Center at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology is an Interactive Digital Center. Specializing in design, development and implementation of 3D/Virtual Reality business solutions for sales, marketing, training, trade show presentations and other applications, the center works with business and industry to develop immersive and interactive customer/employee experiences. The center employs state-of-the-art technologies to build innovative applications shared in a dynamic and hands-on fashion. For further information, visit www.simt.com.
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and virtual reality software provider. Industry leaders, including Atlas Copco, Bechtel, Boeing, Bombardier, Hon, Intel, Lexus, Lufthansa -Teknik, Peterbilt, Samsung, Siemens Medical, Suzuki, Toyota and Whirlpool, use EON solutions to enhance the interactive user experience to effectively increase sales, better communicate product functionality and decrease the cost of service, training and technical support. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.