Virtual Reality Welding Station
Model: Augmented Arc Welding Simulator
Ace: Levi Gibson (email@example.com).
Location: The Vault
The virtual reality welder is the industry’s most realistic welding simulation solution for classroom training. For beginner to advanced-level weld students, the AugmentedArc System simulates multiple welding processes, blending real-world and computer-generated images into a unique, augmented reality environment. Below is an example of this piece of equipment being used.
- Base metal - The metal pieces that are being joined together. For the simulator there are several base metal configurations in the form of the blue coupons.
- Coupons - Small pieces of metal used to practice welding.
- Weld Metal/Electrode - The metal added to the base metal to create a weld.
- Torch - The piece that is held while welding and feeds the weld metal into the base metal.
- MIG - Metal inert gas is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable MIG wire electrode and the base metal, which heats the base metal, causing them to melt and join. Along with the wire electrode, a shielding gas feeds through the welding torch, which shields the process from contaminants in the air. This is the easiest and most common type of welding and it is recommended that you start with this method.
- TIG - Tungsten inert gas is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. The weld area and electrode is protected from oxidation or other atmospheric contamination by an inert shielding gas (argon or helium), and a filler metal is normally used, though some welds, known as autogenous welds, do not require it. This is difficult to master but provides great control when creating a weld. It is also useful for welding many metals besides steel.
- Stick - A manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode covered with a flux to lay the weld. An electric current, in the form of either alternating current or direct current from a welding power supply, is used to form an electric arc between the electrode and the metals to be joined. The workpiece and the electrode melts forming a pool of molten metal (weld pool) that cools to form a joint. As the weld is laid, the flux coating of the electrode disintegrates, giving off vapors that serve as a shielding gas and providing a layer of slag, both of which protect the weld area from atmospheric contamination. This is the oldest form of welding and is still popular; however there is not a stick welder in the maker hub.
Specific Maintenance Tasks
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The current Ace of the Virtual Reality Welding Station is Levi Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Setting up Simulator
Plug in extension cord (make sure it won’t trip anyone)
Flip switch on back of machine
Press power button on the front of the machine Attach welding process of your choice (see welding processes section down below) At login screen, select user Select right or left handed Open Exercise Place Helmet on head and size to head
Clean up Take helmet off at place on 2nd shelf of cart Disconnect welding process Exit out of the exercise Press power button on front of the machine, and wait for screen to be completely blank Flip the switch to off on the back of machine Unplug the extension cord and leave it coiled up neatly underneath the cart Stack work pieces neatly Coil up all torches used and neatly place on the bottom shelf of the cart
Switching Welding Processes MIG Take connector of MIG torch and align 4 holes with machine (left side) Twist the threaded end, but do not over tighten Stick Grab clamp with small cord attached Line up the 5 holes of the connector with that of the machine (right side) To remove, press silver button and softly pull straight out (do not twist) TIG Grab cable with TIG torch attached Align 4 holes of the connector with that of the machine (left side - same as MIG) Screw in while holding the connector (do not over tighten) To remove, unscrew the connector
Warnings Don’t drop the helmet, always place on cart when your not wearing it When someone enters the tool room, make sure they know about the extension cord Do not aggressively over tighten the connectors of the welding torches Make sure to press silver button when releasing the connector of the stick torch Do not cut power to the machine before it is completely shut down (clean up #4 & #5) Always lay torches completely on top of the table Make sure overhead clamp is secured tightly before using