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Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 367–368 | Cite as

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Virtual Reality Simulation Adds New Welding Features and Functionality

Lincoln Electric has upgraded the program for the VRTEX 360 virtual reality arc welding training system.The upgrade package expands the functionality and feature set of the system and includes a new virtual environment in a motorsports garage. The instructor toolset is extended to include a panning view function. Functionality is further enhanced with the addition of scoring modules based on the American Welding Society D1.1 or ASME and a virtual bend test for multi-pass pipe and groove welds and a virtual bend test certificate on successful completion. “This release for the virtual reality arc welding system is the most exciting yet. It reinforces our commitment to creating products for the welding education marketplace that will enhance and engage instructor and student experiences,” said Deanna Postlethwaite, product and marketing manager. “This upgrade offers additions that build upon the most advanced virtual...

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