Lincoln Electric Australia announces the release of the fifth VRTEX Extensions software upgrade.
The VRTEX virtual welding simulator is an effective and efficient system to supplement and enhance welding training programs, enabling educators, instructors and trainers to teach welding with a blended training methodology of virtual welding and traditional welding.
The latest upgrade includes a new lap joint weld coupon with support for mild steel, aluminium and stainless steel in the virtual welding simulation environment, increasing the number of available and supported welds on the system from 105 to 141. It also provides the ability to deliver a score on the welding pad to increase training effectiveness and provide a numerical assessment of the student’s skill level.
VRTEX Extensions Upgrade 5 also provides additional GMAW-P pulse welding spray modes for use with mild steel.
Sarah Evans, Virtual Reality Product Manager at Lincoln Electric explains that the new lap joint coupon allows customers to expand their virtual welding training. Observing that customer feedback on the system enhancement has been overwhelmingly positive, she stated that the latest software upgrade expands support on mild steel, aluminium and stainless steel, making the VRTEX system an even more valuable interactive experience for teaching and refining welding technique and skill.
The VRTEX Extensions program allows customers the flexibility to add only what they want, when they need it. The program offers independent or a la carte upgrade releases and enables users to purchase VRTEX 360 software upgrade releases based on their specific needs. VRTEX virtual welding system owners have the option to purchase or skip the upgrade if it does not fit into their welding training program.
The VRTEX 360 Extensions upgrade program is produced under the continued development partnership of Lincoln Electric and VRSim, a leader in the development of training software and graphic simulation for industry and academia.
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment.