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Vocational Training Council uses 3DQuickPress

 Hong Kong key technology training centre will use 3DQuickPress to train engineers on progressive die design

Hong Kong, July 4, 2005 - Plastic Technology & Tooling Development Centre starts to implement 3DQuickPress for the progressive die design training. With the driving force of the Hong Kong based manufacturers operated in Pearl River Delta , GuangDong , China , Pearl River Delta has become the World fastest growing export-oriented manufacturing center.  The demand for high quality engineers to work for these manufacturers in China has grown extensively in the last 10 years. In parallel to this industrial development, the Plastics and Tooling  Technology Development Centre (PTTDC) was formed by merging the former Plastics Industry Training Centre and the former Precision Tooling Training Centre in Hong Kong. It provides full-time courses, evening courses and industry support services in plastics, product, tooling, CAD/CAM/CAE and precision machining technologies with a total annual training capacity of some 5,000 trainees.

Progressive die design and manufacturing knowledge is very critical to the Hong Kong manufacturers as they are shifting to produce high precision metal products from conventional metal parts.  Industries like electronics, watches, metal products, automotive parts have the strongest demand for skilled engineers. PTTDC has been providing training in this field using 2D design and drafting approaches for many years.  Until recently, with careful study of the industrial needs, Mr. K.T. Yeung, Centre Manager, and his staff team made a decision to introduce brand-new concept of applying 3D approach to handle progressive die design. Mr. Yeung stated, “the success model of Hong Kong manufacturers in the last 15 years has changed rapidly from labor intensive manufacturing to high-valued added manufacturing. The manufacturing cycle in Hong Kong is turning to a stage that local manufacturers are shifting critical design processes back to Hong Kong to gain the advantage of time-to-market and better control of information. It is proven that the graduates from our PTTDC may either get technical posts in the manufacturers fairly easily or they may get the continuous education from other local universities or Institutes of Vocational Education.”

K.M. Chan of the Precision Metal Tooling Unit of PTTDC organized a hands-on section of a newly developed 3D progressive die design solution, 3DQuickPress, in 2004.  The overall reaction from the trainees was overwhelming. “In a much shorter time frame, we can really teach the trainees a complete progressive die design concept.  They may finish a virtual progressive die design process in the SolidWorks environment. We can hardly achieve the result if we keep on using the conventional 2D approach to teach the young engineers to pick up the skill set of progressive die design.”

Mr. K.T. Yeung’s center has installed with 100 seats of 3DQuickPress.  Being one of the largest 3DQuickPress training facilities in Asia, PTTDC is going to conduct training to Hong Kong manufacturers from fall, 2005.

About Intelligent CAD/CAM Technology Limited

Intelligent CAD/CAM Technology Ltd. (ICT), the distributor of SolidWorks and 3DQuickPress in Hong Kong and China , is a general partnership specializing in solving computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) problems through careful analysis and development. ICT is firmly established as a leading innovator in the rapidly expanding high technology field of CAD/CAM and computer-aided-engineering (CAE), product data management (PDM), as well as 3D digitizing (contact and non-contact) and 3D printing technology. ICT’s technology and management capabilities in CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM and computer programming assure industrial customers a trouble-free and professional business relationship.  Joint education collaboration between ICT and PTTDC has been operational since 1997.  VTC’s PTTDC was the first institute which applied ICT/SolidWorks solution to train new generation of design engineers. With the success of SolidWorks training, PTTDC expanded the usage of SolidWorks into the progressive die design in metal industries using 3DQuickPress, the best SolidWorks solution partner in the die making industries. For further information, visit the company’s Web site (www.ict.com.hk) or contact +852-2425-8136.


About 3D QuickTools Limited

3D QuickTools Limited is the developer of 3DQuickPress, 3DQuickForm, and 3DquickQuote. These applications provide the most advanced and comprehensive 3D progressive die design solution in the SolidWorks environment.  The company has been providing high quality progressive die design solutions since 1994.  All products are supported by leading industrial support partners in all major countries.  For further information, visit www.3dquickpress.com.

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