Gifu University Student Team wins the Gold Prize at "The 10th Die & Mold Student Grand Prix"
The Japan Die & Mold Industry Association held the "Intermold 2018 Die & Mold Asia 2018 Japan Metal Stamping Technology Exhibition 2018" in Osaka from April 18 to 21, 2018. Gifu University student teams took part in the exhibition and one of Gifu University student teams won the Gold Prize at the 10th Die & Mold Student Grand Prix" in the press mold category, and the other team won the Silver Prize in the plastic mold category.
In this competition, participating students display dies, molds and molded samples of their own making and explain the details from designing, processing to formation of dies and molds to the examiners. Company officials are invited to inspect each exhibition booth and hold casual talks with students. The competition is now becoming an important venue for students and company officials to discuss various issues arising from the actual manufacturing sites.
Gifu University team won the gold prize in the plastic mold category in 2014, and the teams have kept on wining gold prizes in the press mold category since 2015. This means that Gifu University teams won gold prizes in five consecutive years if the two categories combined.
The teams and their instructors reported their achievements to President Hisataka Moriwaki on May 22. In the meeting with the president, one of the team members said, "The formation of dies and molds was quite successful from the beginning so that we did not need any substantial improvements later on." President Moriwaki praised their great achievements and said, "Your victory is truly the pride of our university. Please do your utmost to win the gold prizes next year and beyond."
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