RealWeld Systems Announces Support for Welding Eighteen Inch Joints

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RealWeld Trainer, the only in-situ welding training device designed to record and score welding technique while performing real arc-on welds, has been enhanced to allow for testing eighteen-inch weld joints. This new capability, which aligns the system to AWS B2 specifications, is a welcome add-on to this unique training tool.

The specially designed RealWeld fillet weld fixture mounts on the work platform and holds up to an 18" flat plate coupon.

Since we’re all about real welding training for real-world production conditions, it was imperative for us to develop this capability.

RealWeld Systems, Inc., today announced that its patent-pending RealWeld Trainer™ system will support welding of eighteen inch joints, which meets or exceeds the test requirements of the AWS B2 specification for plate welding. The announcement was made at the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium Annual Conference in New Orleans where RealWeld is exhibiting and demonstrating.

“Our early adopter customers are driving our development roadmap,” said Bill Forquer, Launch CEO of RealWeld Systems. “And those customers consistently told us that training solutions limited to six-inch welds are insufficient to prepare for AWS certification and are just not real-world. Since we’re all about real welding training for real-world production conditions, it was imperative for us to develop this capability.”

The RealWeld Trainer™ is the only welding training solution on the market designed for a welding booth that can be used while under the hood with the arc on or for practice welding with the arc off. When customers configure their welding procedures in the RealWeld Trainer™ system, they will also select plate length of six or eighteen inches for Mig, Stick, and Flux Core processes welding fillet, lap, and groove joints in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions.

“We’re always excited to showcase innovative technologies at our conference,” said Byron Dunn, President of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium. “We’re especially pleased to see RealWeld focus on the critical issue of training welders better and faster for the shipbuilding industry.”

RealWeld Trainer™ can improve the screening of welders prior to being hired, assess skill certification levels, clone the technique of master welders into documented welding procedures, be integrated into community college curriculums, and narrow the skill gap of graduates being fully productive for their employer.

About RealWeld Systems, Inc.
RealWeld Systems provides the RealWeld Trainer™, the first and only welding training solution on the market that records motions and objectively scores welding technique while performing real welds under production conditions. RealWeld Systems was founded in 2012 by EWI, the innovation leader in manufacturing technologies. Visit for more information or follow @realweld on Twitter.

About EWI
EWI is an international thought-leader on materials joining and allied technologies. It uses manufacturing technology innovation to increase the competitiveness of over 1,200 member locations of global leaders in the advanced energy, aerospace, automotive, government/defense, heavy manufacturing, oil and gas, and consumer products industries. EWI also operates a variety of technology-based centers and consortia to further increase U.S. manufacturing innovation. To learn more, visit, email info(at)ewi(dot)org, or call 614.688.5000.

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