Last week, we opened the doors of our factory in Lingen, Germany, to around 210 students from schools in the region on Thursday and Friday, and to around 100 professionals from the field of mechanical manufacturing on Saturday. They were all given exclusive insights into our state-of-the-art manufacturing areas.
The students had the opportunity to learn about various professions in metal processing as well as in sensor and electronics manufacturing. At 13 information booths, the 100 professionals had the opportunity to discuss technical issues with our in-house professionals on Saturday. Discussions focused on various machining processes and the range of possibilities offered by our modern manufacturing facilities.
BEHIND THE SCENES: HOW HUMANS AND MACHINES WORK TOGETHER
On Thursday and Friday, the students had the chance to take a guided tour of the various areas of our mechanical manufacturing, our trainee workshop specially equipped for training purposes, and the sensor and electronics manufacturing.
"Our modern manufacturing areas and the vastness of our company premises were visibly impressive to the young people," reports Dennis, Head of Shop Floor Electronic. "In particular, the automated manufacturing processes with the SMT line in Electronics Manufacturing and the newest area of Mechanical Manufacturing with two CNC automatic lines vividly showed them how humans and machines work together in modern manufacturing."
CAREER ORIENTATION AWAY FROM EVERYDAY SCHOOL LIFE
During the tour, the groups of students passed seven information booths where they could learn more about the professions of industrial mechanic, construction mechanic, machine and plant operator, cutting machine operator and electronics technician for devices and systems.
"Getting an impression beyond the daily school routine of working in an industrial company and the different professions in the field of electronics manufacturing and metal processing was definitely an exciting experience for the kids – certainly also with regard to their career choice," said one teacher, summing up the day. "For me personally, however, it was no less exciting to be able to see machinery like this live for the first time."
HIGHLIGHTS FOR PROFESSIONALS IN SATURDAY
On Saturday, several highlights awaited the 100 professionals who visited the factory site in Lingen. Tool manufacturers were on hand to exchange information with our colleagues and guests. A special crowd puller was an exhibited motorcycle helmet, which was milled from the solid as a special project in our manufacturing. Appropriately, the Ignition Racing Team electric, sponsored by ROSEN, was also on site and presented its current racing car, which was manufactured, with parts from our Shop Floor Machining, among others. The day was characterized by many technical discussions around the topic of metal processing and a good opportunity for exchange and networking.