Device for Manufacturing Students Made by Manufacturing Students

An online, game-like welding simulator helps students get a hands-on look at a career in welding. The interesting thing about this simulator is that student manufacturers helped make the device.


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Realityworks, a maker of simulation technology, recently introduced its TeachWeld welding simulator. The company says, “This online, game-like product gives students a hands-on look at a career in welding while helping fill the nation’s skills gap of welders.” Learn more here.


I took notice when I received the press release from the company about this new product, because I had just seen part of this product being manufactured. When I visited Cardinal Manufacturing—the high school manufacturing program run as a job shop—parts for this simulator were one of the jobs the shop was working on. That means student manufacturers helped make this device for other manufacturing students.