New Program Release: RealCareer® Welding Solutions

By Jamey McIntosh, Realityworks RealCareer Product Manager

As the skills gap continues to widen and educators focus on meeting 21st century learning with 21st century technology, the need for efficient methods of developing student’s skills – the skills of our future workforce – is becoming more and more important. The American Welding Society estimates that by 2020, there will be a shortage of 290,000 professionals, including inspectors, engineers, welders and teachers. For welding instructors and trainers, finding tools that provide the best course of student training will help engage and develop the skilled welders our workforce needs. One way to provide such training to 21st century learners while addressing the skills gap is through a robust welding solution – a solution that will transform your classroom into a 21st century welding lab.

A 21st century welding lab, complete with the technology and tools needed by 21st century students, would not only to engage students and encourage them to enter welding courses, but also to improve upon their welding techniques so they become proficient. Through three stages of learning, each of which incorporates various technologies, this welding solution emphasizes individual skill development, trains welders faster and in the end, develops our workforce.

Virtual reality welding simulators have become the first step of such a solution. The technology of these tools engages students in the skill of welding while giving them a safe environment in which to learn techniques, proper angles and muscle memory. The second stage of this welding solution would feature guidance and training during live welding in the welding booth. This guided reality experience would allow students to hone their skills, correct positioning and master welds faster while getting used to the real welding environment. Finally, the solution would see students do actual welds without guidance.

A robust welding solution is now available through Realityworks’ RealCareer® Welding Solutions program. It begins with the guideWELD™ VR welding simulator, a virtual reality welding simulator that enables students to master basic welding skills and learn proper technique in a safe, virtual environment. It continues with the guideWELD™ LIVE real welding guidance system, an in-helmet solution for live welding that provides immediate feedback on work angle, travel angle and speed while the user is performing live, arc-on welds. Both tools can be used by instructors – who can have as much as a 1/25 teacher-to-student ratio — to help with classroom management and ensure that improvements continue with all students.

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The guideWELD™ VR welding simulator enables students to master basic welding skills and learn proper welding technique in a virtual environment.

Instructors have seen the impact of the RealCareer Welding Solutions program, particularly feedback during live welding. In fact, instructors report that students have improved their technique by at least a week after being guided during live welds. As Hutchinson Community College Welding Instructor Greg Seipert stated after his students used guideWELD LIVE, “My students get it and their welds improve, along with their confidence.”

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The guideWELD LIVE real welding guidance system uses a heads-up display inside the welding helmet that provides immediate feedback during live welding.

It is vital that educators utilize technology that truly works for our future workforce. Realityworks’ RealCareer Welding Solutions program was made by welders for welding education to help develop the skills of today’s students. Finding a full solution for your classroom will not only prepare your 21st century students for the future but address our nation’s skills gap as well.

For more information about our RealCareer Welding Solutions program, including guideWELD VR and guideWELD LIVE, please contact us via email at information@realityworks.com

11 thoughts on “New Program Release: RealCareer® Welding Solutions

    1. Thank you for your interest in our RealCareer Welding Solutions program, Stephen! Our Account Services team can provide you with a personalized quote for any of the products you are interested in, and put you in touch with your local account manager for further discussion if you wish. They can be reached by phone at 800.830.1416 or via email: information@realityworks.com.

    1. Thank you for the enquiry, Valerie! We are happy to help. I have forwarded your message to your local account manager, who will be in touch with you shortly. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 800.830.1416 or via email, information@realityworks.com. Thank you again!

    2. Hi, Valerie!

      I am actually following up with you on behalf of your local Account Manager, who has tried contacting you by phone and email but is not having much luck – it appears the email address and phone number we have is no longer accurate. Are you able to contact us directly? We can be reached via email at information@realityworks.com or by phone: 800.830.1416.

      Thank you, Valerie! We look forward to hearing from you so we can further discuss our RealCareer Welding Solutions program!
      The Realityworks Team

  1. We presently have a Lincoln VRTEX system, so I have a little hands-on experience with welding simulators. As the Welding and Machining Program Manager, I am very interested in your products and the pricing along with any educational discount you may give.

    1. Hi, Wiley!

      Thank you for your interest in our RealCareer Welding Solutions product line! I have forwarded your message to your local account manager, who will be in touch with you regarding our guideWELD products and any questions or concerns you might have. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 800.830.1416 or via email, information@realityworks.com. Thank you again!

    1. Thank you for your enquiry, Charlie! I have forwarded your comment to your local account manager. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 800.830.1416 or via email, information@realityworks.com. Thank you again!

  2. Please send information on your virtual welding product. I am looking into additional, alternative methods to enhance our high school welding program here in Houston.
    Looking forward to your reply.
    Marc

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