Experience Welding Training on a Whole New Level with VRTEX® Virtual Welding Simulators

Set new standards for hands-on skill-building and welding performance with the integration of Lincoln Electric’s VRTEX® virtual reality welding simulators. From a realistic welding puddle to accurate sounds and movements, what can be learned virtually with a VRTEX welding simulator seamlessly transfers into real-world, hands-on welding.


Features and Benefits


  • Reduce welding training costs
  • Train welders faster
  • Increase certification rates
  • Safer (no metal, sparks, heat, gas or fumes)
  • Two-day free training at manufacturing sites


  • Realistic puddle and *actual welding sound* help welders learn to respond and adjust welding technique.
  • Simulates sparks, slag, grinding and weld cooling.
  • Welding *discontinuities* appear when improper welding technique is used.
  • Virtual bend test provides results instantly and reveals what causes a weld to pass or fail.
  • Demos of successful welds.
  • Replicates proper machine set-up using a Welding Procedure Specification. (Students must select gas type, process, gas flow, amperage/voltage and wire-feed speed into the system.)
  • Tracks and scores key weld parameters including work angle, travel angle, travel speed, distance and position.
  • Encourages more consistent feedback than traditional training.
  • Replay mode (in multiple views) helps instructors and welders identify what went wrong or well.
  • Intuitive software program designed to bridge welding curriculum with hands-on training.

*Exclusive to Lincoln Electric

VRTEX 360 Models

The VRTEX® 360, 360+ and 360 Compact are the most advanced welding training systems on the market. These virtual reality trainers are ideal for basic to advanced welding training. Instructors who integrate VTREX® virtual reality welding trainers into their program can reduce material and energy costs, increase certification rates and accelerate training schedules with this powerful instructional tool.


  • GMAW (Short Arc, Axial Spray and Pulse)
  • FCAW (Gas-Shielded, Self-Shielded)
  • SMAW (E6010, E6013 and E7018)
  • GTAW (with and without filler metal)


  • 2F, 3F, 4F, 5F (Pipe on Plate Only)
  • 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G


  • Practice Plate, Pad, Lap Joint, Tee Joint, Groove 3/8 in. (9.5 mm), Groove on 2 in. XXS Pipe (50 mm), Groove on 6 in. Sch 40 Pipe (150 mm), Pipe on Plate

Bend Test:

  • Simulates welding certification test


  • Mild Steel, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Please Note: You cannot upgrade from the VRTEX 360 welding simulator to the VRTEX 360+ You must select one model or the other. The 360+ model comes with twice as many tools and coupons as the 360 and different welding processes can be performed on each stand simultaneously.

VRTEX® Resources

VRTEX® Welding Simulator Resources

Welding Training Infographic

Blended Welding Guide