Frankfurt am Main, 22 August 2019. – Digitalisation and networking are key issues facing industry – and will also feature prominently at EMO Hannover 2019, which opens its doors in September. This year's theme is Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production! – the impact of which extends to the voca-tional training of future metalworking specialists. "Production specialists will have to work much more independently," says Peter Bole, head of the Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering in Bielefeld, describing the required skill set. "They are increasingly called upon to make – and document – their own decisions – for example in process optimisation, quality assurance or preventive maintenance. They have to communicate more because a greater degree of coordination is required, and they have to act independently," Bole continues. All these represent important development tasks for those involved in vocational training: for teachers, trainers and not least for the trainees themselves.
At EMO Hannover 2019 from 16 to 21 September, around 4,000 students and their teachers will once again be given the opportunity to find out about training in the metalworking professions and the related requirements. The young peo-ple come from roughly 50 schools within a radius of about 250 kilometres around Hanover: from Lower Saxony, Saxony, Thuringia and in some cases even from Bavaria. They will be visiting the special youth stand (A01) of the Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering in Hall 25. Together with 18 prominent partners (including machine manufacturers, control suppliers, tool and component manufacturers) the Youth Education and Development Foundation uses the example of a complete process chain to demonstrate how a Formula 1 model car can be created from scratch through to production and assembly. The companies include: AutoDesk, Munich; Beckhoff Automation, Verl; Campus Motorsport, Hanover; DMG Mori Academy, Bielefeld; DMT Drehmaschinen, Lörrach; Emco, Hallein ( Austria); Fanuc Deutschland, Neuhausen; Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn, Tübingen; Dr. Johannes Heidenhain, Traunreut; HorsePower Hannover, Garbsen; Imsimitiy, St. Georgen; Index Werke, Esslingen; Open Mind Technologies, Weßling; Renishaw, Pliezhausen; Schunk, Lauffen/Neckar; Siemens, Erlangen; SolidCAM, Schramberg and Weiler, Emskirchen.
Trainees and trainers facing new challenges
"We have had very good experience with trainees acting as training ambassa-dors," explains Andre Wilms, North Site Manager of the Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering and responsible for organising the Youth Special Show. "They have also helped us refine our involvement in the trade fair. For example, the process chain for building the Formula 1 model car, which young people always find exciting, has been expanded to include a motorised, remote-controlled Formula 1 car that can race against other groups," continues Wilms.
Besides getting the message across to young people, another important goal of the Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last June, is to support trainers and teachers in putting together training courses which incorporate the latest tech-nological developments. An example of a qualification campaign (conceived for trainers and teachers in North Rhine-Westphalia) will be presented on the Youth Special Stand at EMO Hannover. This shows the processes in the value chain of a smart factory production network. Topics that are becoming more and more important as the result of Industry 4.0 are covered in a highly practice-oriented way in eight modules: process analysis, IT security, smart maintenance, CAx-supported manufacturing, additive production, networked manufacturing systems, intelligent production with CPS, work 4.0: organisation of work processes. "Here at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, we think it important to provide the practical knowledge which skilled workers and trainees in particular need for coping with the digital transition. The series of modules offers a very good platform for this, and one to which we are fully committed," says Dr. Benedikt Nolte, IWT Institut e.V., Lemgo, development partner for the qualification campaign.
"Amidst all the wide-ranging changes in the world of work, modern and flexible vocational training ensures that employees will be able to keep pace with digital-isation in the future," says a convinced Peter Bole. "This will also help companies – including both manufacturers and users of production technology – cope with these changes and even benefit from them. Our aim is to support them in this."
EMO Hannover 2019 – the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector
From 16 to 21 September 2019, international manufacturers of production technology will be spotlighting smart engineering at the EMO Hannover 2019. Under the motto of “Smart technologies driving tomorrow’s produc-tion!”, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking industry will be showcasing the entire bandwidth of modern-day metalworking technology, which is the heart of every industrial production process. The fair will be presenting the latest machines, plus efficient technical solutions, product-supportive services, sustainability in the production process, and much, much more. The principal focus of the EMO Hannover is on metal-cutting and forming machine tools, production systems, high-precision tools, automated material flows, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories. The trade visitors to the EMO Hannover come from all major sectors of industry, such as machinery and plant manufacturers, the automotive industry and its component suppliers, the aerospace sector, precision mechanics and optics, shipbuilding, medical technolo-gy, tool and die manufacture, steel and lightweight construction. The EMO Hannover is the world’s most important international meeting point for production technology specialists from all over the planet. The EMO Hannover 2017 attracted almost 2,230 exhibitors from 44 different countries, and around 130,000 trade visitors from 160 nations. To date, 125,000 young people have been invited to the Youth Special Show and provided with information on the metalworking professions (EMO Hannover, METAV, AMB). EMO is a registered trademark of the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries Cecimo.
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