Virtual Reality Welding

By: Shaun Verbout
By: Shaun Verbout

Using virtual reality as a learning tool is expanding beyond just training pilots, surgeons, and police officers.

The Chippewa Valley Technical College just had the first virtual reality welding demonstration in the state. The training system was developed by VRSim, based out of Connecticut, and, the visual components that the system uses, is made by SGI.

Virtual reality welding was developed about two years ago, and has been used by the military for training. It has just recently been made available for commercial use.

The system is suppose to increase the quality of welders, reduce training risk, and reduce training material costs. CVTC is still uncertain whether they'll get the system, but, are still considering the option.

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