Monday, July 1, 2013

Mastercam Used Exclusively at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

Mastercam is the official supplier to the three machining competitions at WorldSkills 2013: CNC Turning, CNC Milling, and the Manufacturing Team Challenge. WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 will be the world’s largest international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill. The competition will be taking place at Leipzig Trade Fair this week, July 2-7, 2013. Billed as the “Olympics of the skilled trades,” competitors will compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to take back to their respective countries.

The Manufacturing Challenge of the competition requires the teams to use Mastercam to produce parts on Lathe and Milling machines that may be assembled together to produce a workable product. The WorldSkills competitors have been practicing for a year leading up to the competition, honing their skills with Mastercam either in their job or their school. Mastercam was provided free of charge to the competitors during this time.

WorldSkills has come to symbolize the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training. Every two years, hundreds of young skilled people, accompanied by their teachers and trainers, gather from all corners of the globe to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades, and test themselves against demanding standards.

CNC Software is active in this competition at a grassroots level, helping the contestants around the world with software to prepare for the event. This is done in conjunction with the local Mastercam Resellers to get them involved with future engineers and machinists.

WorldSkills is held every 2 years, with the competition moving to São Paulo, Brazil for 2015. For more information on WorldSkills, please visit www.worldskills.org.