This year's Siemens Digital
CNC Contest was held on August 24 on an online virtual platform, and it is a
machine tool processing programming contest using SINUTRAIN, a digital
twin-based NC program. The contest is not only for machine tool experts and
professionals, but also for high school and university students who are
interested in machine tools and digital twins.
In response to this, the
number of new participants coming from a broad variety of majors and studies in
different industry fields is increasing every year, not only from technical
schools. Since 2014, the contest has been with more than 5,000 participants to
Siemens Digital CNC Contest
is a test of programming skills that determine how a machine tool will process
a material. This year, a multiple-choice test and creative drawings criteria
were added to the contest. Participating students had an opportunity to learn
basic machine tool and Siemens-related terms and concepts, but also to
recognize the importance of the design of the part they are programming and to
complete the machining.
20 winners out of 1,006
participants were awarded. Furthermore, Digital Industries collaborated with
the ministries of the Korean government to expand the number of winners to 20,
including Minister of Employment and Labor Prize, the Minister of Education
Award, the WorldSkills Korea Committee Chairman Prize and more.
KiHyun Moon of Pukyong
National University and JiHoon Park of Kwangwoon University were honored with
the Minister of Employment and Labor Prize. Also, JongIn Yeom of Samcheonpo
Public High School and TaeMin Kim of Pyeongtaek Meister High School were
awarded the Minister of Education Prize.
Tino Hildebrand, Vice
President and Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Korea, said, "The
Siemens Digital CNC Contest, now marking its 10th year, has played a major role
in fostering the future talents for the digital
transformation era over the past decade. As a socially responsible technology
leader, Siemens promise to continue helping more Korean talents realizing the
importance of digitalization and pave the way for them to be at the center of
the future society."
Furthermore, KwangHee Baek,
Head of the Motion Control Business Unit for Digital Industries added,
"Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Siemens Digital CNC Contest, we
are proud of how many young talents it has inspired and fostered their dreams
and passions for the future. We promise to continue to provide students with
the opportunity to learn and experience Siemens' advanced technologies."