27 January 2010 Virtual reality welder training
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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.
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Steven A. White, Dirk Reiners, Mores Prachyabrued, Christoph W. Borst, and Terrence L. Chambers "Virtual reality welder training", Proc. SPIE 7525, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2010, 752505 (27 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840473; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.840473
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