Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The Leonardo Da Vinci project "CNC Competence Centre with Multimedia Software" was a transnational innovation transfer project involving 4 partners from Estonia, Germany and Lithuania. During the project, a CNC Competence Centre for the learners of production engineering was established at TTK University of Applied Sciences, Estonia. In the Competence Centre, all the project´s results - turning and milling software in Estonian, two workbooks and a multilingual dictionary of CNC terms can be used in the study process. Since September 2011, the Competence Centre is able to offer high quality courses with up-do-date innovative teaching tools for the learners of production engineering. The innovative study tools are used in everyday learning process and the courses can also be offered for company employees for in-service training.
Summary The main purpose of the project was to enhance the quality of vocational engineering education through the use of innovative learning tools. During the course of the 2-year project, SYMplus 5.2 software was developed and translated into Estonian, TTK University of Applied Sciences acquired its licence and the software is now used in learning process. Workbooks, CNCplus DREHEN (Turning) and CNCplus FRÄSEN (Milling) in Estonian were published, 2 multilingual dictionaries (Estonian and Lithuanian) of CNC-terms were published and all the publications are used in learning process. The Competence Centre with its 13 virtual workplaces was opened for students and in-service trainees in September 2011.
Starting from 1st of October 2009, an international LLP Leonardo da Vinci project was launched together with Archimedes Foundation.
Initiative of the project came from TTK UAS’ assistant professor Valdur Veski. The keyword of the project is innovative technology transfer. As a result of the project, a CNC Competence centre with SYMplus software was established at TTK UAS. SYMplus was developed by project partner Keller for turning and milling technology and it represents the symbiosis of the software module and operating systems simulator. Study process takes place in a virtual production environment, where processing programs can be prepared on the screen. Positioning, fastening, moving of the work piece and tool can be traced. It is possible to control and correct the process behind the desk virtually. It helps to prevent work bench and tools frequent damages during assembling of work programs.
As a result of the project, TTK UAS has acquired the right to use SYMplus software and it has been translated into Estonian. This software will definitely help to improve the quality of the study process. In addition to this, workbooks about the use of SYMPlus software were published in Estonian. Students can use the workbooks and terminology glossary (in 4 different languages) in their practical training courses. The innovative learning materials may be used for teaching production engineering students in vocational establishments, universities of applied sciences and also in training employees from engineering industry. Participants of the project came from Estonia, Germany and Lithuania. Estonian and Lithuanian partners are educational institutions, the partner from Germany is a software company oriented in the metallurgical industry. The coordinator of the project was TTK university of applied sciences.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Recognition, transparency, certification
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information The end-products of the project are the following: CNC Competence Centre at TTK with SYMplus software in Estonian for 13 virtual workplaces; workbooks Turning and Milling in Estonian, explaining the use of software and containing numerous practical excercises; multilingual CNC-terminology glossaries (in Estonian and in Lithuanian) helping to understand CNC terms and facilitate learning process.