March 13, 2014
Lincoln Electric has released the fifth VRTEX® Extensions™ virtual welding simulator 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. This release increases 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 spray modes for use with mild steel.
The Extensions program allows users to add upgrade releases based on their specific needs. They can purchase or skip an upgrade if it does not fit into their welding training programs.