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Let’s Join the Smart Factory & 3D Printing Program!

작성자HANBAT HERALD  조회수1,581 등록일2022-01-14
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Let’s Join the Smart Factory & 3D Printing Program!

By Yoo Jay Cub Reporter, Junior of Material Science and Engineering

 In 1980, ‘The Third Wave’ was published by the American futurist Alvin Toffler. It caused a huge social storm to predict a transformation from the industrial society to the information society. As Alvin Tobbler predicted, modern society is an information society based on computers and the internet. When the wave is over, the next wave comes. So, what is the fourth wave?

The core of The Fourth Industrial Revolution that the fourth wave will evoke is automation. Companies are already installing the Internet of Things (IoT) in facilities and machines in their factories to collect and analyze data in real time. In addition, they  rapidly make prototype parts by using 3D printing technology, which creates objects by laying down successive layers of materials.

In preparation for that, HBNU provides an Industry 4.0 Edu Smart Factory-3D printing program, cooperating with the Korea National University of Transportation. This program lasts for 10 days in total. First, the Smart Factory program runs for 5 days in HBNU. After that, you can learn 3D printing technology for 3 days in KNUT, and compete with each team through Maker Campus Tone for 2 days.

In the Smart Factory program, we try to make various robots, using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit. After making an autonomous vehicle and a color sorter which automatically classifies and sorts colors, we assemble robot arms and carry out a mission of moving objects. 

In the 3D printing program, we are educated on the theories and examples of 3D printing, and making basic sketch designs with a product design platform named Fusion 360. Using these programs, we can check the path and time it takes for sketched drawing to be created as a printout through 3D printing. After these processes, 3D output practice is performed. In Makertone, we can create and present a smart factory through the contents learned in this program and from the help of experts.




robot arm

3D printer output

Makertone - shape recognition camera

To find out more about the Smart Factory-3D printing program, this is an interview with Kim Soo-bin, junior of Mechanical Engineering at HBNU, who won the Presidential Award.

Q1. Why did you participate in the Smart Factory-3D Printing Education Program?

A: I have always been interested in 3D modeling, so I wanted to learn more about this field. Also, I hoped to test my skills in this class during vacation.

Q2. How did it help you develop and improve your skills?

A: First, It helped to develop my creativity. Before participating in this program, I used to make models while looking at given drawings. In the Smart Factory program, I learned how to express these shapes in my mind by making them into creations. In addition, I also learned coding, so I have not only been able to develop shapes, but I have also found the ability to control their movements and actions.

Q3. How did you feel during this program?

A: Of course, individual abilities are important, but I felt that the bond between team members is also important. Personally, I think the biggest influence for our team to win the award is the good teamwork. The biggest feature of Maker Campus Tone is to realize ideas in a very short time. Good teamwork can save a lot of time.

Q4. Is there anything you would like to say to the students who will participate in this program?

A: It is very important to be diligent in class before participating in Maker Campus Tone. There are so many things you can learn, even if you don’t win, so don’t hesitate to participate!

As in the interview above, there is a lot to learn from this program. In order to adapt to the upcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is advantageous to acquire future technologies. Also, you can improve your interpersonal skills. Why don’t you participate in the program?