guideWELD® VR welding simulator

realityworks stem productThe guideWELD® VR welding simulator is a virtual reality welding simulator that enables students to rapidly refine basic welding skills, learn proper welding technique and explore welding career paths in a safe, virtual environment, without the need for consumables like metal and gas. 

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Instructors can use guideWELD VR to:

  • Teach GMAW/MIG welding and SMAW/stick welding in a classroom or mobile learning environment
  • Record participant’s virtual weld assessments
  • Create custom Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS’s)
  • Monitor and assess individual participant’s progress
  • Give personalized feedback
  • Provide welding career exploration opportunities

Features of this powerful, cost-effective system include:

  • Multi-user capabilities for instructors and administrators
  • Many-to-one instructional opportunities
  • Standards-based curriculum written by a certified welding instructor
  • 27 default WPS’s
  • Technique assessments on:
    • Work angle, travel angle, speed and nozzle-to-plate distance and straightness
    • Difficulty levels (Novice, Intermediate and Advanced)
    • Tee, lap and butt joints
    • Steel, aluminum and stainless steel
    • 3 different metal thicknesses
  • NO licensing fees
  • Unlimited seats for users
  • Easy installation on Windows and Mac computers

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  1. ImageThe 30-hour guideWELD VR curriculum is comprised of lessons and activities that can take 40-60 minutes each. The goal of this curriculum is to equip all participants with knowledge of welding safety and welding defects, and give them the tools to make weld corrections, read and weld based off of a WPS and test welds. Curriculum Components include:

    • Teacher’s Guide with detailed information for classroom learning.
    • Student Notes materials like student activity sheets and homework assignments for every lesson.
    • Presentation slides for visual classroom learning during each lesson.
    • Assessment Tools such as quizzes and exams with answer keys to track students’ knowledge for select lessons. 

    guideWELD VR Curriculum Sample

    guideWELD VR Curriculum Overview

    Alignment and Crosswalk Documents

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  2. Hardware: 

    • guideWELD VR workstation with interchangeable GMAW (MIG) and/or SMAW (Stick) welding simulator gun
    • 3 welding joints (tee, lap, butt)
    • Actual Welding gloves included
    • Online access to: guideWELD VR curriculum (3 units, 13 lessons – over 25 hours of curriculum and assessment), Administrator Guide, Instructor User Guide, Student User Guide, Quick Start Guide, Product software

    *Welding helmet not included

    Software: 

    • Online access to download
    • Download directly to server or individual computers
    • See Specifications for computer compatibility requirements

    Product Catalog and How To Order

  3. Hardware Details:

    • Power Source: 12VDC 1.3 A 5ft. 2.5mm
    • Base: Length: 9.5 inches, Width: 18 inches, Height: 7.5 inches
    • Welding Simulator Gun: Standard GMAW (MIG) and/or SMAW (Stick) welding gun with 4 foot hose
    • Coupons: Tee, Lap, Butt
    • Total Product Weight: 7 lbs
    guideWELD VR System Requirements

    Product Catalog and How To Order

  4. We found that the simulators really push the students. By the time they get done with them, they're ready for the real thing and they jump right in.

    Dan Leinen, Agriculture Instructor, Harlan Community School District, Harlan, IADownload Full Story

    All CTE programs have a high cost of execution. But even though I know the simulators are an investment, over a period of time I will save in my material costs. Using this type of equipment to establish students’ foundational skills saves us a great deal.

    Margie Hartfiel, System Director, Career and Education Associates of North CentrDownload Full Story

    I have never used a virtual welder before, but guideWELD VR is very easy to use... I actually look out for my angle now while welding for real... it has helped a lot.

    Rodian Manjarres, Welding Student, J. Harley Bonds Career Center Greer, SCDownload Full Story

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