Innovation in VR training. Flint Systems presents the latest welding simulator -
Innovation in VR training. Flint Systems presents the latest welding simulator
Date of publication: 20.06.2024

Flint Systems introduces a new product – the latest VR welding simulator named “Weles”. This advanced simulator utilizes the most cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) technology available on the market to provide a highly realistic and effective training experience for future welders.

The simulator consists of physical components based on real welding tools, integrated with a VR-based training application. This allows users to hold a real welding torch and weld in virtual reality.

FlintSystems’ welding simulator offers a range of features and capabilities, allowing for the practice of various welding methods, including MIG/MAG, SMAW (MMA), GTAW (TIG), and FCAW. By enabling the selection of appropriate electrodes, setting welding parameters, and practicing in different welding positions (flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead), future welders can hone their skills in a controlled and safe manner.

The welding simulator allows for the adjustment of numerous parameters, including:

  • Welding current, including current intensity and polarity

  • Gas mixture composition

  • Gas flow rate

  • Current intensity and voltage

  • Wire feed speed

  • Choice of welding material (type of filler material)

  • Selection of electrode type and diameter

  • Thickness of the welded material and several selected welding phases

Training environment selection is also possible. Available settings include shipyards, indoor facilities, and ship interiors, or other customized environments as agreed with the client. The simulator also includes haptic elements such as a glove that emits heat. Additionally, the welding torch handles feature movable electrodes and arc-breaking simulation. The set includes a welding helmet with built-in VR goggles. For orders with multiple stations, an instructor/administrator function is available to manage and monitor other stations. Since the product is intended for training, it is equipped with a system to evaluate and monitor student performance, indicating proper torch handling and summarizing the welder’s work outcomes.

The welding simulator is offered to clients in several versions based on their needs, including a basic version without additional elements like haptics and an advanced version with all features included.

We are proud to complete over a year-long project and introduce the most advanced welding simulator in the world to the market. We have incorporated the latest technological solutions (developed by Flint Systems and the latest available on the market), created together with welding specialists and educators. The simulator allows for realistic and safe learning while eliminating most of the costs associated with traditional welding training, such as building an appropriate laboratory, material costs, electrodes, electricity, or gas consumption. Welding in VR does not require any of these materials. Everything is powered by a standard electrical outlet, making it very safe.

I would also like to add that VR welding can be learned by youth under 18 years of age.

VR technology is evolving very quickly, so we always base our products on the latest technological advancements. This allows us to faithfully recreate reality and sensations – in this case, during welding. This sets us apart from the competition. The quality of our products is always our top priority, as it allows us to build long-term relationships with clients. Therefore, we provide support and continuous updates for all our products,” said Leszek Tarnawski, CEO of Flint Systems Sp. z o.o.

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