Soldamatic Augmented Training is the first Augmented Reality welding simulator worldwide. In its first year on the market (2014) 25 units were sold in Russia, South Africa, Hungary, Poland, India, Canada and USA. We started applying AR to welding because it is very horizontal to many industrial sector (oil&gas, Infrastructure, automotive, energy, etc) and there is a shortage of skilled welders worldwide, from emerging economies to USA, where more than 300,000 new welders will be required till 2020.
Soldamatic AT enables training institutions, governments and welding associations to attract young people to industrial careers and close the gap between the market demand for qualified welders and the available workforce:
Increasing the number of students leveraging existing infrastructures (400 % more students than with traditional methodology)
Improving the quality of the training increasing the skill level of the trainees. Only when students are efficient welders in Soldamatic they can move to the welding workshop
Saving welding lab time and costs. Training experiences conducted in collaboration with German GSI-SLV, Spanish Welding Association (CESOL), big industries like Volkswagen, resulted in certifying 34% more welders, in 56% less time, saving up to 68% of training costs
Green technology that helps reducing CO2 emissions of traditional welding programs
Minimizing liability risk: avoiding physical risks for students until they acquire a skill level that minimizes injures while practising in the lab
Soldamatic AT becomes more efficient when used in a classroom of at least 10 units. Simulators are connected among them with a server and with the Teacher Software. There are already a number of Soldamatic classrooms in USA, Germany, Brazil and India among other countries