I never thought I’d see the day. Let me repeat that – NEVER.
But the day has indeed arrived, from whence forward, a newbie welder will be able to practice welding, not the old-fashioned way, with torch and electrode, but via virtual reality.
You can thank Lincoln Electric for this new advancement in welding technology — they are the producers of the new VRTEX 360 which enables the wearer to weld via a virtual welding gun and a helmet that is equipped with monitors on the inside.
You can “virtually” weld in a welding booth, on a construction site — even on a base in the desert!
And, it has to be said, this is the greenest welding machine on the market, and it will enable students to learn faster than ever before.
Who knows — this newest welding “video game” could become so popular that instructors will have to pry the virtual torch right out of their students’ unwilling hands.
One can only hope.