Using VR and and 3D printing to reduce work injuries

June 6th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Four Lockheed Martin teams have advanced as finalists in the 22nd Applied Ergonomics Conference Ergo Cup Competition, which showcased innovation aimed at reducing risk of injury in the workplace. The company’s teams include virtual reality to enhance ergonomics integration, THAAD missile canister shock isolator compression tool, weightless high torque motor application for F-35 vertical tails installation and the CH-53K helicopter harness installation from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company. Since their implementation in the workplace, each of the team’s ergonomic innovations have yielded sustainability results and are projected to deliver continued cost savings. The 22nd Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) convened in New Orleans in March 2019 for the annual meetup and exchange of ideas and best practices in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.

Contact Mo Schumann, Lockheed Martin, maureen.a.schumann@lmco.com

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