Virtual Reality Simulator Expands Support for Lap Joint on Mild Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel

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1 apr 2014

Lincoln Electric is pleased to release the fifth VRTEX® Extensions™ software upgrade. The upgrade includes a new lap joint weld coupon with support for mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel in the virtual welding simulation environment – increasing the number of available and supported welds on the system from 105 to 141. It also provides the ability to deliver a score on the welding pad (single piece of plate steel) to increase training effectiveness and provide a numerical assessment of the student’s skill level. Extensions Upgrade 5 also provides additional GMAW-P pulse welding spray modes for use with mild steel.

As an effective and efficient system to supplement and enhance welding training and education programs, the VRTEX virtual welding simulator provides educators, instructors and trainers with the ability to teach welding with a blended training methodology of virtual welding and traditional welding.

“The new lap joint coupon allows customers to expand their virtual welding training,” states Sarah Evans, Virtual Reality Product Manager at Lincoln Electric. “Customer feedback on the system enhancement has been overwhelmingly positive. As a direct result of customer need, this latest software upgrade expands support on mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel, making the VRTEX system an even more valuable interactive experience for teaching and refining welding technique and skill.”

With the VRTEX Extensions program, customers have the flexibility to add only what they want, when they want it. The program offers independent or a la carte upgrade releases and enables users to purchase VRTEX 360 software upgrade releases based on their specific needs. VRTEX virtual welding system owners have the option to purchase or skip the upgrade if it does not fit into their welding training program. 

The VRTEX 360 Extensions upgrade program is produced under the continued development partnership of Lincoln Electric and VRSim. VRSim Inc. of East Hartford, Conn., is a leader in the development of training software and graphic simulation for industry and academia.

Any customer with the base software version 1.1.10 or Upgrade 1 can purchase the releases that best complement their welding curriculum. VRTEX 360 Extensions upgrade packages are sent directly to customers who purchase the program. Packages include supporting literature, materials and curriculum components useful in any welding training environment.

VRTEX 360 Extensions Upgrade 5 (Part Number AD1390-5) can be ordered from Lincoln Electric Automation at 1-888-935-3878. For more information on the VRTEX Extensions upgrade program, please visit or contact The Lincoln Electric Company – Automated Solutions at 22221 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44117-2522, via phone at (888) 935-3878 or e-mail at

Lincoln Electric
is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 45 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.