When we last left off with our R&D department, they had just successfully presented their findings on artificial intelligence object identification at the 2021 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) held in December in Orlando, Fla. Instead of taking a well-deserved break to celebrate their success, the Cape Henry Associates (CHA) R&D department is hard at work prioritizing project ideas and mapping out what 2022 will look like. As they put it, when you get to come to work in “Iron Man’s lab” every day, why would you ever want time off?

In addition to hiring some brand-new talent, the R&D department is excited about the possibilities inherent in the mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) worlds. For instance, the partnership of MR with VR headsets, like Microsoft’s HoloLens, has infinite training possibilities and the team is busy delving into all the ways we can improve, update, and bring forward training and other services for our clients using these methodologies.

Along with exploring how breakthroughs in MR/VR/AR technology can benefit our clients, R&D is also embracing the possibilities of 3D printing as it relates to our military clients. As we are always looking for ways to improve training and save our clients money, we are combining our 3D printing capabilities with our passion for developing high-end, state-of-the-art training and curriculum to provide our clients with the hands-on ability to train with 3D-printed physical products at a fraction of the cost of procuring the “real” thing. Those who need to learn how to manipulate, repair, and install parts will soon be able to do so without the price tag currently associated with such training.

Curious about what R&D is planning for 2022? Want to know more about how 3D printing can revolutionize your company? Contact us today to learn how we can help you do more for less.