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Virtual Welding Weaves Reality with Metal and Torch

By: Colin Mayfield Email
By: Colin Mayfield Email
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In any profession, the best employees eventually retire. it's a dilemma many manufacturing and fabricating companies are facing right now.

With more demand to increase manufacturing, Schuette Metals is one company trying to capture the attention of teens to one day enter the work force.

Anthony Schmidt is the Director of Education and Welding Instructor at Schuette Metals. Its his job to find viable and interested candidates to weld, laser cut, or even fabricate equipment for companies all around the world.

Today, he was at Wausau West, teaching students on a virtual welding process, mixing metal and art in one stroke of the torch.

Schmidt told us, "Welding is an art form, we actually teach them and use this as a tool to do that."

Students were scored on how well they did, but most importantly they received feedback from Anthony on how they can improve and what techniques they should be using.

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