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Virtual reality welder training
Author(s): Steven A. White; Dirk Reiners; Mores Prachyabrued; Christoph W. Borst; Terrence L. Chambers
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Paper Abstract

This document describes the Virtual Reality Simulated MIG Lab (sMIG), a system for Virtual Reality welder training. It is designed to reproduce the experience of metal inert gas (MIG) welding faithfully enough to be used as a teaching tool for beginning welding students. To make the experience as realistic as possible it employs physically accurate and tracked input devices, a real-time welding simulation, real-time sound generation and a 3D display for output. Thanks to being a fully digital system it can go beyond providing just a realistic welding experience by giving interactive and immediate feedback to the student to avoid learning wrong movements from day 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7525, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2010, 752505 (27 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840473
Show Author Affiliations
Steven A. White, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette (United States)
Dirk Reiners, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette (United States)
Mores Prachyabrued, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette (United States)
Christoph W. Borst, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette (United States)
Terrence L. Chambers, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7525:
The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2010
Ian E. McDowall; Margaret Dolinsky, Editor(s)

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