The Lincoln Electric Co. recently received the Manny Award in the New Product Development category for its VRTEX 360 virtual reality arc welding trainer. The award was given by Cleveland-based Inside Business magazine. Since 1998 the Manny Awards have recognized Northeast Ohio companies for their innovation and best practices in areas such as product development, green initiatives and workplace environment.
The VRTEX 360 is a virtual reality arc welding training system that allows students to practice their welding technique in a simulated environment. It promotes the efficient transfer of welding skills to the welding booth, while reducing material waste associated with traditional welding training.
Lincoln Electric co-developed the VRTEX 360 with partner company, VRSim Inc., East Hartford, Conn., a provider of training software and graphic simulation for industry and academia.
For more information on the VRTEX 360, visit www.lincolnelectric.com/vrtex360.
The Lincoln Electric Co., headquartered in Cleveland, designs, develops and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, welding fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.