Make Things Interesting with a Weave

Looking for ways to improve welding technique in a fun but challenging manner? Try changing from a stringer bead to a weave on the VRTEX®. It is difficult to perfect a weave, but VRTEX® makes it easy to practice, practice, practice, with no waste. The weave technique can be learned in virtual reality simulation then moved into the welding booth to refine. VRTEX® offers a weave visual cue several welding processes and materials to help students perfect the weave technique.

The weave cue is under the orange Actions and Cues button.







Generally the first pass or root pass will be a stringer with no oscillation. The second pass will begin the weaving action.

The circles of the cue represent the distance between weaves or weave spacing. This represents how far up the joint the welds is moved after each pause. If the circle is green then the weaves were placed properly. If the circle is yellow the spacing is still in tolerance but getting close to being out. If they are red then the weaves are too far apart or too close together.




The haze in the middle of the circle represents the time in the puddle or the pause time. As the weld is paused haze will start to fill the circle, once filled in with green it is time to move across the weave. If the shadow or haze area is yellow the pause is almost out of tolerance. If it is red the pause was either too long or not long enough.




The line represents the width of weave or how wide the weld should be. As the weld is moved across the weave the line will turn from red to yellow to green. A green line represents the proper weave width as yellow is within tolerance and red is too wide or not wide enough. 






Adjusting the aspects of the cue is very simple. Width of Weave, Weave Timing and Weave Spacing can all be adjusted under the tolerances.