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East Hartford, CT, United States, 2009/05/04 - VRSim, Inc. announces the sale of six additional SimWelder™ turn-key Virtual Reality Welding Trainers to the Australian Army. This follow on sale was made in conjunction with VRSim’s re-seller partner Training Systems Australia.
After purchasing its first SimWelder™ in 2008, the Australian Army will increase its welding training capacity by adding six new units. The installation will include training capabilities for GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) for mild steel butt welds and aluminum tee, corner and butt welds in multiple positions, as well as SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) for mild steel tee and butt welds in multiple positions.
With most military vehicles and equipment made of metal, welding is a critical skill for construction, repair and maintenance both on and off the battlefield. The risks associated with defective welds can be catastrophic, including the loss of lives and expensive equipment. “The U.S. Army has successfully used SimWelder™ for over two years. Both the Australian and U.S. Armies are seeing an increase in the quality of welds produced by new welders. Using SimWelder™, trainees can do multiple passes in the time it takes to set up a single weld in a booth. With this kind of repetition, men and women learn how to produce high quality welds in the same or less time” according to Matthew Wallace, CEO VRSim.
SimWelder™ is a cost effective, stand-alone training appliance. SimWelder™ augments traditional welding training by providing instructors with objective feedback, and allowing the trainee to do more repetitions without the added costs of materials, consumables and energy. Using SimWelder™, students hold a physical welding torch and wear a real welding mask while working in an interactive, computer generated environment. SimWelder™ (simwelder.com) provides a safe and healthy working environment for trainees, and minimizes the impact of welding on natural resources through reduced material and energy consumption. By simulating welding, no gas is burned, no metal is consumed, no waste is created, and no harmful or toxic emissions are released. Whether novice or expert, welders learn better welding techniques, faster and with less waste.
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About VRSim, Inc.
VRSim, Inc. (vrsim.net) is a rapidly growing technology company headquartered in East Hartford, CT. VRSim creates innovative visual environments and training tools. Lockheed Martin Aerospace, U.S. Army, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky Helicopter, Flight Safety International, and Bell Helicopter are some of the prominent organizations using VRSim’s products and services.
About Training Systems Australia
Training Systems Australia provides Vocational Schools with the hardware, courseware and software necessary to develop practical skills through project-based teaching.