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New Britain, CT, United States, 2007/05/15 - Fleet Week is a New York tradition celebrating our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard Team. The Office of Naval Research will be featuring demonstrations of SimWelder aboard the USS Wasp.
VRSim has been selected by the Office of Naval Research to demonstrate its SimWelder product at Fleet Week NYC 2007. Fleet Week is a New York tradition celebrating our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard forces. This annual event provides an opportunity to witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Team.
The Office of Naval Research will be featuring demonstrations of SimWelder aboard the USS Wasp from May 24th to May 26th. Volunteers will be able to try their hand at welding both GMAW (“MIG”) and SMAW (“stick”) in a variety of positions.
In 2003, VRSim was asked to assist in developing a prototype mixed reality system for welding training. Toward this end, a VR welding trainer was developed for General Dynamics Electric Boat with funding provided by ManTech (U.S. Navy Manufacturing Technology Program, which is a part of the Office of Naval Research) managed by the NJC (Naval Joining Center). The technical team consisted of General Dynamics Electric Boat, Edison Welding Institute, and VRSim. The simulation created a workable proof of concept. The widespread, positive response to the simulator proved a sufficient impetus for VRSim to develop SimWelder with internal funding.
SimWelder is a cost effective, stand-alone appliance that helps train better welders faster. By giving students more weld passes and instructors objective feedback, SimWelder augments traditional training.
Using SimWelder, students enter an interactive virtual environment that merges computer-generated data with physical props. By simulating the welding process, no gas is burned, no metal is consumed, and no waste is created. Students get more passes, instructors get better data, and companies save money.
Currently, SimWelder (simwelder.com) is deployed at Aberdeen Proving Ground to help the United States Army train better welders faster.
About VRSim, Inc.
VRSim, Inc. (vrsim.net) is a rapidly growing technology company headquartered in New Britain, CT. VRSim employs proprietary technology to create innovative visual environments and training tools. Prominent aerospace and defense manufacturers including Lockheed Martin Aerospace, U.S. Army, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky Helicopter, Flight Safety International, and Bell Helicopter use VRSim’s products and services.