Systems and methods to provide weld training

  • US 10,909,872 B2
  • Filed: 01/06/2017
  • Issued: 02/02/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/08/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A weld training device, comprising:

  • a display device;

    an input device;

    a processor; and

    a machine readable storage device comprising machine readable instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to demonstrate to a user an effect of a combination of welding-related variables by;

    enabling the user to design a weld procedure using the input device by selecting weld parameters including weld current and weld voltage;

    enabling the user to simulate setting up a simulated physical welding environment using the input device by simulating at least one of physically configuring welding equipment materials, or physically manipulating an interface of the welding equipment, wherein at least one of the interface of the welding equipment or the welding equipment materials is simulated based on a selection of the welding equipment;

    simulating a welding operation on a simulated workpiece using the selected weld parameters in a welding model and the setup of the simulated physical welding environment to determine a modeled result of the welding operation;

    displaying a simulation animation of the welding operation on the display device according to the simulation; and

    displaying the modeled result of the weld on the display device using at least one of an image of a surface of a weld bead or a cross-section of the weld bead and the simulated workpiece.

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