You also combat the skills shortage with such training ...
Yes, exactly. We have 18 employees worldwide whose sole task it is to consult educational institutions and trainers in industrial companies about the equipment and concepts of modern CNC training. This topic is gaining in importance not only in Europe, but in particular in emerging countries such as Russia, China and India. We offer entire turnkey solutions to vocational schools, technical colleges or universities as well as industrial educational institutions. These solutions include machine tools and innovative programming software plus teaching aids and train-the-trainer seminars.
How do educational institutions benefit from such turnkey solutions?
As a leader of technology, DMG MORI ensures future-oriented training with these projects. Special training packages for areas of Industry 4.0 and digitisation of training are good examples.
Your activities worldwide indicate that promoting young talent is a global exercise. That fits in well with your involvement in the WorldSkills competition ...
Absolutely. We have long supported both WorldSkills Germany and WorldSkills International – the latter as a Global Industry Partner since 2016. We plan to equip the next WorldSkills competition that will be taking place in Kazan (Russia) in 2019 with our CNC turn and mill machines and to provide technical support as we did last time in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in 2017.
You are entering a new technological field with your work in the Additive Manufacturing Excellence Centre. What tasks have been assigned to the DMG MORI Academy?
Additive manufacturing with powder nozzle or powder bed technology opens up completely new design options and so, of course, great opportunities for innovative solutions. Although many users recognise the potential of this technology, they often do not have the necessary knowledge. We see it as our task to develop the necessary design expertise at our customers and to establish the process chains for the LASERTEC 3D / 3D hybrid and LASERTEC SLM series. The “AM Quick Check” is the starting point where we identify specific potential together with our customers. Next we help with the engineering of components and can take on the production of small series. We also offer further advice on the introduction of technologies as well as training in management, design and manufacturing.