NKUST Teams Bags Top 3 at 2022 SEYI Cup
Release Date 22 Oct 2022 Mandarin
Metal forming technology is one of the critical technologies in a variety of industrial processes. As the pandemic fears wane down, industries resume attending exhibitions.
The International Metal Technology Taiwan (iMT Taiwan) was held from Oct 19 to 21 at Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. On Oct 21, NKUST Mold and Die Engineering Department (MDE) held an award ceremony for the 2022 SEYI Cup on Servo Stamping Process Design and CAE Simulation Analysis (SEYI Cup).
The SEYI Cup attracted college student teams and teams formed by professionals from corporates or governmental institutes, showing their techniques and skills in metal forming technology.
The SEYI Cup was hosted by the Taiwan Society for Technology of Plasticity and the NKUST Engineering Research Center for Forging and Roll Forming, which was established by MDE and China Steel Corporation (CSC) for six years. In response to the increased need for advanced processes in the industry, the University formed an Alliance for Roll Forming and Smart Manufacturing Technology (ARFSMT) to provide service and technical consultancy for nearly 30 companies.
This year was the second consecutive year that SEYI supported the University in holding the competition. And a few corporates financially supported and offered instruments, facilities, and materials. They hoped that such resources could enlighten competitors' new thoughts on advanced processes. Moreover, competitors could come up with methods that comply with the current trend of carbon saving and open a new door for the future industry.
Sheu, Jinn-Jong (許進忠), Director of ARFSMT said: “With SEYI’s support on instruments, we encourage student teams to explore new thoughts and methods for mold design. We also appreciate corporates financially supporting the Cup so that we can offer winners with generous cash prizes. For instance, the first place will be awarded NT$60,000.”
Before the Cup started, the University held 10 training workshops that attracted university students from across the nation to register. Students from NCHU, NSYSU, NCCU, Taipei Tech, and NFU were eager to attend workshops to learn to operate instruments and CAE analytic software.
Director Sheu commented that more than 20 student groups passed the preliminary contest of the SEYI Cup, and eight made it into the final contest. In the final, three teams from Mechatronics Engineering Department (MAD), Mechanical Engineering Department (ME), and MDE bagged the top three awards.
“We invest resources in schools to support the development of a talent base so as to recruit professional talents to join SEYI in the future.”
“This growing trend of green energy and electric vehicles (EVs) pushes traditional industries to transform and advance their production methods and to meet the increased needs of the carbon-saving process for the future market. Therefore, we invest resources in schools to support the development of a talent base so as to recruit professional talents to join SEYI in the future,” says Steven Lee, Vice President-Sales of SEYI, the main supporter of the SEYI Cup.
In addition, SEYI not only financially supported the Cup but also donated a servo press to the University. The company planned to provide an industry scholarship or industry prize at the University in the coming year to help students to succeed in their chosen field and exert their gifted talent in traditional industries.
“We believe investing in students or, that said, cultivating young talents can help enable industries to reach an even better level.”
Liu, Kuo-Wang (劉國旺), Executive Vice President of SEYI added: “To fulfill the corporate social responsibility, we promote issues including carbon saving and environmental protection, and serve rural communities. We believe investing in students or, that said, cultivating young talents can help enable industries to reach an even better level. This is also the common value that everyone in SEYI agrees with.”
Taiwan Mold & Die Industry Association (TMDIA) is planning to collaborate with NKUST, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) to establish the Center for Taiwan Advanced Material Forming Technology at the school.
The Center will focus on metal forming, polymer forming, carbon-saving engineering, and material tempering. It is hoped that the future traditional industries will transform and excel to a level comparable to TSMC in the international market.
NKUST won the top three awards, and the complete list of awards is listed as follows:
Award: the 1st Place
Team's name: MPRDC
Students: Hung, Chung-Yuan (洪崇源) and Liang, Chih-Hsuan (梁志瑄)
Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Kuo, Chun-Chih (郭峻志)
Award: the 2nd Place
Team's name: Powerhub
Students: Lai, Yu-Jui (賴宥瑞) and Wang, Chun-Wei (王俊徫)
Advisor: Prof. Hsu, Quang-Cherng (許光城)
Award: the 3rd Place
Team's name: Lucky Man
Students: Kao, Chi-Yuan (高啟源)
Advisor: Prof. Sheu, Jinn-Jong (許進忠)
Translated/Edited by Jess Lin