Teaching the teachers: Hasco's event was well attended.
More than 50 vocational school teachers specialised in metal and plastics engineering took up a recent invitation from mould and tool specialist Hasco to attend an educational event on "The use of standardised components in mould and tool making", which was held in the Learning Center in Lüdenscheid, Germany.
Not only did subject teachers from the local region make the journey, but teachers from neighbouring federal states also came to get up to speed on the latest technologies for the production of injection moulded parts.
One of the central topics was the training of young people. With the 'dual training system' that Hasco has been participating in for many years, schools and businesses can work together on joint projects and successfully implement products from the idea right through to series production.
Over the course of the event, participants were given up-to-date information on standardised components and digital media. The latest tool steels were presented, along with the applications in which they are used, plus a number of innovations and trends in mould and tool construction.
During the guided tour of the company's new plate production shop, guests were able to experience the precision and quality of Hasco's products at first hand. Live demonstrations were staged in the pilot plant, by the prototyping and Hot Runner technology sections and on the premises of the 'Werkzeugbau-Institut Südwestfalen' toolmaking institute.
Michael Neumann, guest speaker and Managing Director of the 'Werkzeugbau-Institut Südwestfalen' in Lüdenscheid, stressed the importance of networks in enabling companies to face up to the changes that are currently coming about in mould construction.
Hasco says it is now planning to hold education events for teachers throughout Europe. “Together with the schools, Hasco wishes to face up to the challenges involved in preparing young people for their professional lives in an optimum manner and thus counter the shortage of skilled workers”, said Andreas Wünsch, Head of Industrial Training at Hasco.
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