The purpose of this Bulletin_87 is to provide links to Online Sources.
Virtual Welding Training is provided by suitable simulators recreating virtual representations of actual welding operations.
Although the subjective reaction of trainees is not exactly equivalent to that generated in a physical environment, it is sufficiently similar and capable of impressing realistic perceptions of interaction.
The main advantages are saving of needless testing materials and the total absence of physical dangers.
Therefore economic additional practice can be easily obtained by trainees who will be more and better prepared to certification exams.
The subject of this Bulletin_87 was introduced in an article published (2) in issue No.93 of Practical Welding Letter for May 2011.
A few commercial realizations of practical welding simulators are available in the market.
It is quite probable that each of them will enjoy incremental improvements, while the cost to the schools will decrease in time.
The educational institutions offering virtual training may be able to enjoy increased demand.
Specializations may also appear within certain systems to adapt them to requirements of definite industries.
As long as welders jobs need to be fulfilled by new workers, there will be a continuing demand of training, to be partially covered by simulators.
The Online Resources listed in this Bulletin_87 offer a wide range of publications presenting information on the above matters.
PWL#119B Bulletin_87 - Resouces on Virtual Reality Welding Training, Low Cost Training Systems, Mobile Schools, Integrated instruction, computer based simulators, Commercial realizations, available systems, public demonstrations, hands-on feeling, Education and Research, presentations, abstracts, Virtual reality simulation and much more...
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Virtual Reality Welder Training (29 pages)
Virtual Reality Welder Virtual Training (Presentation - 22 slides)
Virtual Welding – A Low Cost Virtual Reality Welder Training System Phase II Final Report (53 pages)
Virtual Training for Welding
M.O.S.T. Virtual welding training visits the mma welding lab
Virtual Reality Integrated Weld Training (6 pages)
Virtual Welding Lab Pilot - Advanced Science and Automation Corp.
Virtual Reality Based Welding Training Simulator with 3D Multimodal Interaction (Abstract)
Weld-Ed (Presentation - 17 slides)
Education and Research
Virtual reality welder training
Virtual training machine to accelerate welding training
Virtual Welder Trainer (Abstract)
New training device aims to help welding students
Simulator of Manual Metal Arc Welding with Haptic Display
A few publications advertise specific equipment manufactured by commercial companies.
The publications may include technical information and useful details.
No endorsement or recommendations are intended.
Readers should check if the information provided is suitable to meet their needs and purposes.
Lincoln Electric Introduces VRTEX® Mobile Virtual Reality Arc Welding Training System
VRTEX® Virtual Reality Arc Welding Trainer
Lincoln Electric Releases Welding Curriculum and Video for its Virtual Reality Welding Training System
Welding Training Enters Virtual Reality
IMTS 2010: Virtual welding tool offers hands-on instruction
Revolutionizing the Teaching and Learning of Welding
Fundamentals through the Integration of Virtual Simulation
Fusing together training and technology
Crown Equipment Sponsors Virtual Welding Challenge
Virtual Welding: Hawkeye's Exciting, New Tool For Training
Virtual reality simulation adds new welding features and functionality
Lincoln Electric sponsors American Welding Society's Careers in Welding Trailer
Virtual welding and the federal government
The Virtual Welding Trainer
Virtual Welding (8 pages)
The future of welder training is here
Injury-free welding training with new virtual welder
CS WAVE, The Virtual Welding Trainer
The use and benefits of Virtual Reality tools for the welding training
(Presentation - 15 Frames)
Virtual reality training sparks welding success
Welding education – efficiently
EWM Virtual Welding Trainer
BOC Virtual Welder takes training to new level
Virtual Weld - Welding Operation Training Simulator
arc®PC Welding Simulator
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VRTEX™ 360 - The Revolution in Welding Training is Here!
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