Tradiebot has teamed up with the NSW Department of Education and key collision industry partners to launch Ready, Tradie Go!
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After much anticipation and with great pleasure, Tradiebot Industries announces its partnership with General Motors and Collision Hub in the launch of a joint project designed with the future of collision repair in mind.
Even when repair procedures are available, quite often the complexity of vehicles on the road today makes repairing them a challenge, which is why Tradiebot’s advanced software solutions in the field of Immersive Technologies was a perfect solution to a nagging issue.
Using CAD files provided by GM and utilizing our WorxAR Suite proprietary design studio, Tradiebot collaborated closely with GM’s lead engineer, Nathanial Skutt, and Collision Hub’s Jason Bartanen, to address a repair issue with the pre-2018 Silverado.
General Motors’ commitment to the safety of their customers was critical in driving the project so when traditional methods of information dissemination were still ineffective, Tradiebot’s groundbreaking work in Virtual and Augmented Realities was critical and Collision Hub’s social media presence and a stellar reputation for promoting proper and safe repairs was essential in getting the message out to repairers.
Up until now, Augmented Reality has been a technology solution used only in such hi-tech industries as aerospace, robotics, military applications, and advanced medical fields. Tradiebot is used to being out in the forefront – creating innovative solutions focused on resolving some of the collision industry’s toughest problems. Look for more news coming soon as we continue to innovate cutting edge Immersive Technology solutions for our strategic partners.
Tradiebot is proud to announce the elevation of Dr. Nikola Rendevski to the position of Chief Information Officer. Based in the Tradiebot EU offices, Dr. Rendevski brings a wealth of advanced technical knowledge and has spearheaded the company’s emerging Augmented Reality (AR) application development over the past 3 years, due to market in Jan 2021.
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Tradiebot Industries, an Australian based immersive technology software company with divisions in North Macedonia has announced today the appointment of Beth Rutter, a long-time collision industry professional, who will lead the company’s expansion into the North American market. Rutter brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the collision repair industry to her new role as Director of Industry and Customer Engagement, North America.
In recent, the company has been broadly publicized within the collision repair industry as their new technologies gain industry attention from all over the world, appearing in many print, online and video publications.
“I’m energized by the opportunity to join Tradiebot during this crucial moment in our industry. The prevalence of Advanced Driver Assist Systems, increased use of composite materials and the ever-increasing need for qualified technicians has created a perfect storm for our industry. Now more than ever, repair procedures, tools and equipment need to be as technologically advanced as the systems that have been damaged, and Tradiebot’s Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions are more than equal to the task.
I am excited to join CEO, Mario Dimovski and partners for this incredible opportunity and look forward to working closely with their talented team to introduce Tradiebot’s immersive training technology to the North American market.”
Beth Rutter earned her B.A. degree at the University of Calgary and is a 20 + year collision industry professional specializing in post-secondary education programs and digital training environments.
Her current role for a United States based Pilot Program, has allowed her to match her technical background with her successful leadership skills by building a mentorship program that supports entry level technicians in the workforce, while they earn their degrees at college.
She currently serves on the Collision Industry Conference’s Education and Training Committee, and Talent Pool Committee, as well as the Scholarship Committee at the Women’s Industry Network where she is currently building a mentorship program for young female scholarship winners.
With a focus on advancing technologies for the collision repair industry and training programs within schools, Beth was a very suited candidate to drive the Tradiebot early roll out into the market and forming relations with key industry bodies, collision groups, education providers and OEMs.
Mario Dimovski, CEO of Tradiebot Industries stated:
“The expansion for Tradiebot into the American market has been in planning for some time and I am delighted we have appointed Beth Rutter to head industry and customer engagement.
Beth possesses the right approach and deep understanding of Tradiebot’s, vision, culture and mission that will be vital as we introduce the Tradiebot advanced technologies to the local market and set up trading offices in the region,” added Mr Dimovski.
We have had strong interest from key stakeholders in the North American collision industry and support from industry bodies has been very positive.”
Dimovski went on to say, “Over the past 2 years I have made several trips to the USA, taking part in industry events and building our network of like-minded business associates with a shared interest in digital transformation within the collision repair industry. These relationships have formed a solid foundation for the introduction of our augmented and virtual reality technology solutions to the North American market and these solutions will have a huge impact on the way training and information is delivered in the near future in not only collision facilities but also training centers and schools.”
Tradiebot has appointed Chicago based law firm Polsinelli to manage their legal work, including all intellectual property matters for the company.
The Polsinelli team have been working with Tradiebot managing their evolving technology and material patents. The firm has also been instrumental in guiding Tradiebot through its legal affairs whilst planning their move into the US market and establishing a presence in the region.
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Beth Rutter will manage all North American industry and customer engagement for Tradiebot and focus on promoting the company’s virtual training products and education gaming technologies working with schools, industry and collision repair businesses to better connect with future apprentices. The first of its kind solution uses the latest in hardware and software products from global brands such as Intel, Oculus by Facebook and Google Firebase providing the best possible engagement and user experience.
Following his breakthrough presentation at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas last year, Australia’s own Mario Dimovski from Tradiebot Industries will join several international industry presenters at this ground-breaking event. Dimovski will demonstrate both Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions for the collision repair industry within training, gaming and information delivery.
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Manufacturers Monthly covers the Repairbot proof of concept demonstration event held last week which successfully demonstrated the 3D printing, scanning, and robotic repair of headlight brackets.
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12 November 2019
After 18 months of research and development Tradiebot is thrilled to announce the launch of 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 spray-painting 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, cost-effective 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 spray-painting 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 spray-painting field like never before.
The SprayVIS system is the most competitive VR training solution on the market, 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 our 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 spray-painting 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 Car Painting Medal 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.”
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Tradiebot, an emerging leader in digital automotive and trade training applications, will take part in a joint Australian and Vietnam Government Skills Conference in Vietnam.
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Body Shop News Australia covers Tradiebot Industries as they have been selected to take part in a joint Australian and Vietnam Government skills conference in Vietnam to showcase their virtual training solutions.
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You may have seen it yourself. A car comes into the shop with only minor parts of the headlight damaged. Most commonly, the parts are lugs or brackets attaching the headlight to the car body. If the broken pieces are still available, small damages are repaired using a method like two part bonding agents or plastic fuse welding with a heat gun.
Melissa Steinken discusses the collaboration between Tradiebot and Swinburne University of Technology to bring 3-D printing and augmented reality (AR) to the collision repair industry.
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The Motor Trade Association of South Australia, in partnership with technology partner Tradiebot Industries, have launched the Automotive Innovation Hub in South Australia. The hub will deliver Industry 4.0 automotive skills in training programs and provide a sandbox for the demonstration of R&D innovation in the service and repair sector.
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The Motor Trade Association of South Australia (MTA), announces the launch of their Automotive Innovation Hub. The Hub will be based at the MTA’s Training and Employment Centre at Royal Park and will focus on delivering industry 4.0 automotive skills through new training programs and will be the space for the automotive industry to display R&D innovation in the service and repair sector.
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Date: 24th July 2019
Swinburne University of Technology started testing its newly formulated 3D printing polypropylene-based material this week. The world-first development is a collaboration with industry partner Tradiebot Industries and with co-investment from the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), the material will be used in the automotive collision repair industry to 3D print replacement plastic bumper bar tabs and headlight lugs.
A mobile app is currently also being developed by Tradiebot, using state of the art Augmented Reality (AR), that will enable collision repair technicians to perform quality control on repairs by overlaying an original CAD using the application via a smart phone, tablet or smart glasses. The application will have the ability to scan broken plastic parts, generate a 3D model of the part and then enable the user to create, or select from a library, the required missing component. This missing component will then be 3D printed using the new automotive compatible material. The developed replacement parts will be stored in a digital library of pre-designed parts, ready for download and 3D printing.
The advanced plastic material is compatible with automotive grade injection moulded plastic and will increase the number of parts being repaired and reused during the collision repair process, rather than these parts being sent to landfill or waste, due to missing tabs and lugs.
When ready for industry use, the solution will offer technicians a path to up-skill through learning to repair these parts and designing new replacement components for parts that would have previously required a brand-new replacement.
The creation is the brainchild of Mario Dimovski, CEO of Tradiebot, who started his career as a 16-year-old plastic repair technician and has been involved with automotive plastic repair for the past 28 years. Mr Dimovski has been relentless in his quest to deliver not just this digital innovation, but also several other Industry 4.0 solutions in the fields of robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality. Forming close working relations with leading universities, government bodies and key industry collaboration partners over the last few years has been the key to Tradiebot’s success in leading innovation in the automotive repair industry.
Mr Dimovski said:
“The new 3D printing material and the mobile app development marks a significant step towards the utilisation of new digital tools, additive manufacturing / 3D printing and advanced materials in the collision repair industry. Tradiebot has been leading the way in 3D printing innovations in the collision repair industry for the past 4 years and is very excited to bring to market such an innovative solution.”
Testing the Quality Control and Bracket Creation App
The in-house formulated polypropylene composite material developed by Swinburne materials scientist Dr Mostafa Nikzad and his team, will allow on demand replacement tabs to be printed and fuse welded by repair technicians on plastic car parts, enabling these broken parts to be reused.
Dr Nikzad and his team had to create a material with the right bonding properties, strength and toughness required to meet automotive quality standards, that also possesses the necessary characteristics to be 3D printed. All while guaranteeing the compatibility with automotive grade injection moulded plastics.
The material choices were restricted to Polypropylene based (PP) composites to enable direct welding onto bumpers or headlight bases, as most of these are made from PP based composites.
Dr Nikzad who has been leading advanced material projects for the last 15 years said that this is a ground-breaking development and he is very proud of the work his team has achieved.
Dr Nikzad said:
“It has been great working alongside an innovative project partner like Tradiebot. The initial idea to develop the material and how best to provide access to it for the industry is really exciting. I like the idea of using a mobile scanning app and creating your own replacement parts for printing. We are also now planning a second phase of this project that involves embedding self-healing capabilities into the material in a world-first.”
IMCRC functions as a catalyst in this research collaboration, co-investing in 3D printing and material innovation that creates opportunities not just for Tradiebot and the automotive collision repair industry but for Australia’s broader manufacturing sector.
David Chuter, CEO and Managing Director at IMCRC, sees the progress of the research collaboration as an indication of the things to come.
David Chuter said:
“From day one Tradiebot and Swinburne University have been working hand-in-hand, embracing opportunities as well as challenges to drive progress and get the job done. Seeing them test new 3D printing materials that did not exist two years ago and explore digital technology to enhance the user experience is very rewarding.”
Tradiebot aims to have the material and mobile application available to the market in early 2020 as the project moves into its final stage of commercialisation.
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