The welding education of the future has a name: Fronius Virtual Welding.
Trainees can now take course sessions “virtually”, under quasi-realistic
Many firms are faced with a shortage of qualified welders. Fronius Virtual
Welding is a step towards enhancing the image of welding, with innovative
technology. Without needing any prior knowledge, beginners can start
learning what welding is all about under true-to-life conditions – without
any safety risks, and using an ergonomically shaped torch, typical
workpieces and adjustable welding parameters.
Self-explanatory software, simple menu navigation
and the touchscreen all combine to make this training tool very easy to
Using Virtual Welding brings huge potential savings, consuming up to 25 %
fewer materials and resources. The trainer can now concentrate on the
“Learning while you learn” – Training Mode The training takes place in two
steps. The first step is Training Mode, which is divided into three
An ideal type of assistance is provided by a “virtual instructor” known as
the Ghost. The Ghost shows trainees the optimum welding speed, the
tip-to-work distance and the torch tilt angle that they should keep up.
Traffic-light colour signals and real-life welding noises give them
real-time feedback, showing them where and how they are on-target or
deviating from target. In this way, direct and instant correction is
possible from right inside the process.
A pedagogically sophisticated points system means that comparable training
results can be achieved again and again; this in turn allows the trainees
to be assessed objectively and transparently. Assessment is made easier by
the automatically generated ranking lists. Like in a computer game, these
ranking lists show how well the players are measuring up against one
another – which makes learning a lot more fun.
Training Mode: three learning phases – Simulation
Mode: two learning phases.
So easy that it’s self-explanatory Virtual Welding is extremely easy to
operate and scores for the self-explanatory structure of its software and
its easy-view menu navigation. The touchscreen makes it even easier to
select and work through the tutorials. As an optional extra, the helmet is
available with a pair of built-in 3D goggles. These make working on the
workpiece an even truer-to-life experience – no need to look back and
forward between the workpiece and the touchscreen during training. Virtual
Welding – an ideal tool for trainees of the young “media generation”.
Be your own trainer – with no risk to yourself or
This ingenious training tool uses a
magnetic fi eld and magnetic sensors to transmit information about how the
torch is being manipulated, the tip-to-work distance and even fine,
oscillating movements of the trainee’s hand. Another sensor on the helmet
enables a 360° view of the workpiece – either on the touchscreen or in the
A true-to-life welding feeling is achieved by 3D goggles built into the