Roland DG Celebrates Successful Participation at WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia
Alleroed, Denmark, 27th September 2019 - The 45th WorldSkills Competition, which took place 22-27 August in Kazan, Russia, brought together more than 1.300 young professionals from 63 countries to show their strengths within 56 skills to promote professional education as one of the main tools for social and economic development.
This year, Roland brought their strongest line-up of devices to date – 20 in total. The range of machines went from the powerful and precise MODELA MDX-50 and MDX-40A benchtop CNC mills over print/cut devices VersaUV LEF2-200, TrueVIS VG2 and CAMM-1 GS-24 to the EGX-350 engraver as well as the DE-3 and SRM-20 engravers at a partnering booth. All machines that allowed participants and to test and show their skills and competencies within 5 different disciplines: Prototyping Modelling, Rapid Prototyping, Graphic Design Technology, Industrial Design Technology and Visual Merchandising.
A highlight for Roland was the Prototyping Modelling competition, in which the contestants had to use their skills within 3D CAD/CAM to solve and execute a test project which was later assessed by a jury: A 3D model, consisting of some milled parts and some additively printed parts put together and afterwards polished and painted to provide a final product. The Prototyping Modelling competition was won by Tech College student Aidar Mineev from Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia, who has spent more than two years training on Roland equipment ahead of the competition. He ended up taking home the gold medal after finalizing his work on the MDX-50 efficiently and professionally.
“We consider it necessary to support educational initiatives as part of the STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). We believe that for future engineers and creative people it is necessary to provide solutions that allow them to fully realize their potential. This corresponds to our company vision of ‘Transforming your imagination into reality’. WorldSkills is an ideal venue in this regard”, says Pavel Kuzmenko, Business Development Director, Roland DG Russia/North Europe.
Andrey Tsyganov, 3D Business Development Manager, Roland DG Russia/CIS/BAL adds: “In all cases of interaction with educational institutions, we transfer not just equipment, but also the experience of its operation, teaching aids and conduct trainings for students and teachers.”
Furthermore, Roland’s recently launched TrueVIS VG2 large-format printer/cutter was added to the International Infrastructure List and the VersaUV LEF2-200 UV flatbed printer added to the Russian Infrastructure List during the event, meaning they will be among the selected tools for upcoming competitions.
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