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BRICS Summit was held in New Delhi, India on 13th October, 2016 with the concurrent event of BRICS Business Council Skills Development Working Group (SDWG) Conference. Dr. Liu Zhenying, representative for China Section of BRICS Business Council SDWG, attended the conference and participated in the Summit activities.

SDWG Conference - a New Chapter for BRICS Skills Development Cooperation
BRICS Business Council SDWG Conference was hosted by M.S. Unnikrishnan, Chairman of India Section of SDWG. And, representatives of Brazil, Russia, South Africa and China (Dr. Liu Zhenying, Chairman of China Section of SDWG) attended the conference and made speeches. Other 30 unit representatives related to skills development from different countries also attended the conference, among whom, Dr. Gao Dong of Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Industry 4.0 Expert, was invited to attend the conference.




BRICS Representatives Discussing Industry 4.0 – Skills Development (White Paper) and Signing MoU on Cooperation

Dr. Liu Zhenying, Chairman of China Section of SDWG, commended the efforts made on Industry 4.0 White Paper by India Group and BRICS Cooperation MoU by Russia Group and expected BRICS SDWGs to make efforts together for the implementation of joint projects and plans, promotion of practice and exchanges, advancement of cooperation among BRICS education institutions, development of BRICS Skills Competition and training of highly-skilled professionals, etc.

In order to establish a platform for multi-level cooperation among BRICS countries, Dr. Liu Zhenying, as the Chairman of China Section of SDWG, proposed to build a “Belt and Road International Alliance of Education and Training” and hoped to solve the problems of training, certification and certification standards for skilled and technical professionals in the implementation of "Belt and Road" strategies by establishing joint training centers/schools and certification centers, and to cultivate international highly technical and skilled professionals by conducting international exchange activities widely, such as, international conferences, international skills competition, network learning, face to face operation learning, mutual dispatch of personnel and teachers training, etc.

Conference participants made a further discussion on the draft of Industry 4.0 – Skills Development (White Paper), which was proposed by India Section and signed MoU on Cooperation in the Spheres of Human Capital and Professional Skills Development among the BRICS Countries, which means that BRICS SDWGs will develop a series of multi-level cooperation in various fields successively.

BRICS Business Forum - Leading to BRICS Development Road
BRICS Business Forum was held on 13th, October, providing a basis for wider cooperation among BRICS countries. The topics of the Forum covered energy cooperation, infrastructure development and agricultural cooperation, etc. Vice Premier of India and Commerce Ministers of India, Brazil, China, Russia, and South Africa attended the Forum and addressed speeches. They put emphasis on the establishment of open and unified market for BRICS countries and on the market openness, free trade, infrastructure development, cross-border e-commence and win-win cooperation and placed high expectations on the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB).

BRICS 1st Trade Fair - Wonderful Opening
During the Forum period, BRICS 1st Trade Fair was held in the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre with the topic of BRICS Development and Innovative Cooperation - one of the main mechanisms of cooperation and exchanges advanced by India (rotating presidency). Many well-known enterprises from BRICS countries attended this Fair and presented their advantages, technologies and innovation in various industries by displaying technology, products and services.


BRICS Business Forum


BRICS Business Forum BRICS 1st Trade Fair

BRICS SDWG Conference created a good beginning for further work to be conducted by China. During the conference, the vision and ideas of Dr. Liu Zhenying on world skills development and his proposal of “Belt and Road International Alliance of Education and Training” were recognized and praised by other representatives.

China will be the rotating presidency of BRICS Summit in 2017. We will push forward various work, such as, the establishment of “Belt and Road International Alliance of Education and Training”, organization of BRICS Skills Competition and Skills Development Seminar and co-host of IIW·CWS·Arc Cup 2017 International Welding Competition together with other membership units of the SDWG so as to seek more opportunities and strive for more benefits for Chinese skills development.

Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is a leading enterprise in Chinese hard-facing industry, national high-tech enterprise, and Zhongguancun innovative enterprise. The business of Beijing ARC Company covers overlaying and remanufacturing of wear parts, additive manufacturing, wear-resistant welding wire, automatic overlaying equipment, automatic welding equipment, digital welding machine manufacturing, and robot system integration, etc. Beijing ARC Company occupies an international advanced position in the fields of wear-resistant materials, digital welding machine, overlaying equipment and hardfacing overlaying service. Since 2008, as the originator and organizer, Beijing ARC Company organized a series of “Arc Cup” international welding competition and exchange activities, which have been the important event and exchange activity among international welding field. 2016 Beijing “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition is praised as “Welding World Cup”.

The first Robot Welding Competition was hosted by American Welding Society AWS from September 5th to 8th, 2016 in Huntsville, AL, USA with competitors coming from USA, Canada, Australia and China.


(Chinese delegation - departure from Beijing Capital International Airport)

Under the guidance of Dr. Liu Zhenying - the Chairman of China Section of BRICS Business Council Skills Development Working Group (SDWG), Secretary General of Organizing Committee of Arc Cup International Welding Competition and Chairman of Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Chinese delegation won the Second and Third Place!


(Honor Certificates of Chinese Competitors)

This Robot Welding Competition consisted of two parts (Theory Test and On-site Robot Welding Test) and adopted comprehensive scoring system. Theory Test (30%) included tests of Basic Welding Knowledge and Safety Knowledge of Robot Use, and was examined in English; On-site Robot Welding Test (70%) was a Combined Welding Competition completed by ABB, KUKA, FANUC and OTC robots together. The competition projects were designed to test the overall knowledge and skills of competitors.


(Robot Training Center in Alabama)


(Competitors Meeting before Competition)

Almost 100 participants (competitors, experts, coaches and team leaders) from the USA, Canada, Australia and China participated in this competition. Compared with competitors from the USA, Canada and Australia, Chinese competitors had advantage in On-site Robot Welding Test, while, they suffered from the disadvantages of Theory Test due to great difficulty they had in completing the test in English. In the end, Canadian competitors won the First Place and Chinese competitors won the Second and Third Place respectively.


(Robot Welding Competition)

Chinese winners were students in welding major of Guangxi Technological College of Machinery and Electricity and leaded by Mr. (teacher) Long Changmao (teacher). During the international exchanges of American Robot Competition, they made full use of their own advantages, broadened their views and increased their knowledge. And, during this competition, they also recognized their disadvantages. Hope Chinese competitors to give full play to their strong points and offset the weak points so as to achieve good results in more high-level international competitions.


(Chinese Delegation and American Competition Hosts - after Competition)

Robot welding competition was held in Robot Training Center (Alabama), which is a non-profit organization supported by government. The trial of American welding professionals for 44th WorldSkills Competition (to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2017) was also conducted in this Robot Training Center.


(Trial Site for American WorldSkills Competition)

Dr. Liu Zhenying was invited by the competition host to address speeches in the conference after competition. Dr. Liu represented the pomp of 2016 (4th) Beijing “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition via video and invited delegations of the USA, Canada and Australia and others countries to participate in the IIW·CWS·Arc Cup 2017 International Welding Competition (to be held in Shanghai, China).


(Arc Cup Competition Introduced by Dr. Liu zhenying at the Conference)

Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is a leading enterprise in Chinese hard-facing industry, national high-tech enterprise, and Zhongguancun innovative enterprise. The business of Beijing ARC Company covers overlaying and remanufacturing of wear parts, additive manufacturing, wear-resistant welding wire, automatic overlaying equipment, automatic welding equipment, digital welding machine manufacturing, and robot system integration, etc. Beijing ARC Company occupies an international advanced position in the fields of wear-resistant materials, digital welding machine, overlaying equipment and hardfacing overlaying service. Since 2008, as the originator and organizer, Beijing ARC Company organized a series of “Arc Cup” international welding competition and exchange activities, which has been the important event and exchange activity among international welding field. 2016 Beijing “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition with 24 participating countries, is praised as “Welding World Cup” by international welding field! And Beijing ARC Company is building “Belt and Road International Alliance of Education and Training”.

BRICS Business Council Skills Development Seminar was held from Sep. 14th to 17th in New Delhi, India. Dr. Liu Zhenying, Chairman of Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd. and Secretary-General of Organizing Committee of Arc Cup International Welding Competition (OC ARCIWC) was invited to attend the seminar and made a report on China “Industry 4.0” development status based on the topics of the seminar “Manufacture 4.0”. Other BRICS representatives, Russia Irina Grigorenko and Alina Doskanova, India M.S.Unnikrishnan and Kaustubhi Harit, South Africa Nonkululeko Sishi and Sherrie Donaldson, together with China Mr. Peng Guoquan also attended the seminar. The concurrent event also include FICCI (9th) Global Skills Summit.


(FICCI 9th Global Skills Summit Site and Group Photo of BRICS SDWG Staff)

With care and guidance of President Xi Jinping in person, BRICS Business Council is one of the important mechanisms of developing BRICS cooperation. BRICS Business Council was founded during the fifth BRICS Summit on March 27th, 2013 in Durban, South Africa. China President Xi Jinping and other BRICS heads witnessed the signing of “BRICS Business Council Declaration” together. China Section of BRICS Business Council sets up seven industry working group, namely infrastructure, energy and green economy, manufacturing, financial services, skills development, agricultural economy, as well as deregulation and investment support. Industry working groups implement group leader responsible system. Currently, Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is the leader of China Skills Development Working Group, and responsible for organizing the participation of series of multilateral seminars, forums, skills competition, etc. and cooperation projects held by BRICS Skills Development Working Group (SDWG).


(India Well-known Cultural Heritage Taj Mahal)

FICCI (9th) Global Skills Summit was held at the FICCI headquarter on Sep. 14th. Many Indian experts made reports on the related issues of intelligent manufacturing. And the word “China” became the highest frequency hot words in these reports, which meant China has became the benchmark of India development.


(FICCI 9th Global Skills Summit)

At the BRICS “Industry 4.0” Skills Development Seminar on Sep. 15th, representatives from Russia, India, South Africa and China SDWG separately made a report on “Manufacturer 4.0” skills development of their own country. China representative Dr. Liu Zhenying was invited to make the speech firstly. Dr. Liu made a systematic illustration on China “Industry 4.0” from the aspects of “Made in China 2025”, challenges faced by companies in adopting “Industry 4.0”, case study on implementation of “Industry 4.0” by a company, skill development initiatives undertaken by Government, collaboration for skill development and opportunity for collaboration with other BRICS nations. Indian representative M.S.Unnikrishnan made a report from the perspectives of skill development in India, “Industry 4.0” status and BRICS- What India Seeks. Russia representative Irina Grigorenko introduced Russia “Industry 4.0” and skills preparation status in detail. South Africa representative Nonkululeko Sishi introduced the current challenges faced by implementation of “Industry 4.0”, and the bilateral / multilateral collaboration for skill development among BRICS. Germany “Industry 4.0” expert Dr. Reinhard Pittschellis introduced “Industry 4.0” implementation experience in detail. After the systematic reports, BRICS attendees were divided into five groups to discuss the multilateral projects mentioned in “Industry 4.0” White Paper.


(Dr. Liu Zhenying was making a report on “Industry 4.0” Skills Development Seminar)

Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co.,Ltd. (hereinafter refers to as Beijing ARC Company) is a leading enterprise in hard-facing industries, national high-tech enterprises, and Zhongguancun innovative enterprises. The business of Beijing ARC Company covers hard-facing and remanufacturing of wear-resistant parts, additive manufacturing, wear-resistant wire, automatic overlaying equipment, automatic welding equipment, digital welders manufacturing, and robot system integration, etc. Beijing ARC Company occupies an advanced international position in the fields of wear-resistant materials, digital welding machine, overlaying equipment and hard-face overlaying service. Meanwhile, started from 2008, as the originator and organizer, Beijing ARC Company organized a series of “Arc Cup” international welding competition and exchange activities, which has been the important event among international welding field. With the constant specialized market expansion and the widespread influence of international welding exchange activities, Beijing ARC Company get more and more attention and recognition from all sectors of society.


(Indian Beautiful Scenery)

——Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd. served as China Section of BRICS Business Council Skills Development Working Group (SDWG) leader

China Section of BRICS Business Council plenary conference was held on the afternoon of Sep. 29th, 2016 in Beijing Cosco Shipping Building. Dr. Liu Zhenying, Chairman of Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd. as the leader for China Section of BRICS Business Council SDWG was invited to attend the conference.



The conference was hosted by Zhang jun, Director of Department of International Economics, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Other representatives, Xu Lirong, Chairman of China Cosco Shipping Group Co., Ltd.; Wang Yupu, Chairman of Sinopec Corp.; Tian Guoli, Chairman of Bank of China Limited (BOC); Lu Yimin, General Manager of China United Network Communications Corporation Limited (China Unicom); Xie Biao, Vice General Manager of China National Machinery Industry Corporation also attended the conference. They are the new China Section of BRICS Business Council members, taking charge of chairman of China Council, and leaders of Energy Working Group, Financial Services Working Group, Deregulation Working Group respectively.



With care and guidance of President Xi Jinping in person, BRICS Business Council is one of the important mechanisms of developing BRICS cooperation. China Section of BRICS Business Council sets up seven industry working groups, namely infrastructure, energy and green economy, manufacturing, financial services, skills development, agricultural economy, as well as deregulation and investment support. Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is the leader of Skills Development Working Group with current members of Fundamental Industry Training Center of Tsinghua University and Guangxi Technological College of Machinery and Electricity.

Since 2008, ARC Company has made various studies on the international skills cooperation and development and obtained spectacular achievement and rich experiences. Mr. Liu Zhenying, Chairman of Arc Company, is the initiator and organizer of Beijing “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition. Owing to his unyielding efforts, a series of “Arc Cup” international welding competitions and exchange activities for continuous 9 years have become the important events and technical exchange activities among international welding field. Moreover, 2016 “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition with 24 participating countries, is praised as “World Cup for Welding” by internation welding field! Meanwhile, as the cooperation institution for welding training in China authorized by Germany GSISLV and AWS, Arc Company is the Vice-director Unit to bulid “Belt and Road” International Alliance of Training and Education Industry.



In order to advance the BRICS skills development, build a new learning and exchange platform for skilled professionals from China and from the rest of the world, and light up the dream of success with wisdom for more professionals, Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd, as leader for China Section of BRICS Business Council SDWG, will fully cooperate with other parties with active plan and strive for the success of the two important events in 2017: One is IIW•CWS•Arc Cup 2017 International Welding Competition, the concurrent event of 70th IIW Annual Assembly in June, organized by International Institute of Welding (IIW) and China Welding Society (CWS); the other is the First BRICS International Skills Competition and Education and Training Seminar in September. At that time, China, as rotating presidency, will organize BRICS Summit.

Main leaders and representatives of the following enterprises attended the conference: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China Cosco Shipping Group, BOC, China Unicom, China National Machinery Industry Corporation, State Grid Corporation of China, COMAC, Sinosure, CRRC Corp, CREC and CRCC.



Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is a national high-tech enterprise, Haidian District and Zhongguancun innovative enterprise, and a specialized company in metal wear-resistant materials, automatic welding equipment, automatic overlaying equipment manufactering and hard-facing additive manufacturing service. Arc Company drafts and sets up various industry standards and builds the “National Tech-innovation Strategy Alliance for Additive Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Industry” to jointly advance the development process of intelligent manufacturing.

Co-hosted by Organizing Committee of Arc Cup International Welding Competition (OC ARCIWC) and China Machinery Industry Federation, organized by Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd., 2016 (4th) Beijing “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition has completed all events after four days’ competition, and successfully closed on June 22nd in Gu’an of Hebei province.

Total 304 competitors from 59 delegations participated in this welding competition, including delegations of 24 Countries coming from Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Ghana, Czech Republic, Romania, Mongolia, Vietnam, South Africa, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine, India, Russia NAKS, Russia WorldSkills, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, etc., 17 delegations from China state-owned enterprises, and 15 vocational colleges. More than 700 guests from home and abroad were presented the related activities, including closing ceremony, co-created and witnessed the glory of “Arc Cup”.



CRRC and Romania delegation (Europe Welding Fedeation, EWF delegation for short) won team gold medal; China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), Power Construction Corporation of China (PCCC), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Mongolia delegation, Kazakhstan delegation and Germany delegation won team silver medal; FAW Group, China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited (CEEGC), China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), China Huaneng Group (CHNG), China Datang Corporation (CDT), China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), Ukraine delegation, Belarus delegation, Singapore delegation, Serbia delegation, Thailand delegation, Korea delegation won team bronze medal. The Organizing Committee awarded the certificates and cups to the winners.

Based on different ages of competitors, the competition setted up individual gold, silver and bronze medal of student group, youth group, adult group, to award the first, second and third place winner of 6 items, including robot welding, 111/SMAW, 135/GMAW, 141/GTAW, 311/OFW, and finished-product welding. Distinguished leaders and guests awarded certificates, medals and bonuses to the prize winners. The Organizing Committee would award Outstanding Prize certificates to the competitors whose individual result ranked within 30% of total competitors, and will apply to the SASAC to award honorary title of Expert of SOEs.

Newly added Individual Award of welding performance and thesis were the new awards of the competition.



The “Arc Cup” Competition had won the wide concern from all walks of life. 

The guests who were presented the opening ceremony included Wang Ruixiang, President of China Machinery Industry Federation, former Vice Director of SASAC and National Committee of the Political Consultative Conference; Pan Jiluan, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor of Tsinghua University; Xu Binshi, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Zhang LihongChairman of Hebei Province Promotion of International Trade; Zhang TaoDeputy Director of Hebei Science & Technology Committee; Jia Yongqing Deputy Mayor of Langfang Municipal of Hebei Province; Mao Xiquan, Investigator of Mass Work Bureau of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC); Long Yingbin, President of Foreign Affairs Bureau of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC); Yang Peisu, Deputy County Secretary of Gu’an of Hebei Province; Zeng Xiaodong, Director of Internationalization Business of Zhongguancun Administration Committee; Honorary President of WTIA; Chris Smallbone, Deputy Chairman of International Institute of Welding (IIW), etc.

Lincoln Electric (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. POWERCHINA SPEM Company Ltd. Panasonic Welding Systems(TangShan) Co., Ltd. TECMEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD,BOTOU QIANJIN PRECISION MEASURING MACHINERY CO.,LTDSorex Welding Co., Ltd. Beijing Luochuang Science & Technology Co., Ltd. Beijing Unipow Welding Technology Co., Ltd. were the sponsored units of the Competition.

During the Competition, competitors showed their skills, crafts and unique technique as well as presented us a splendid competition with the international standard. The highlighted features of the Competition could be concluded into the following points.

Firstly, Arc Cup Was Known as the " Welding World Cup".

The majority of 304 contestants from 24 countries, 59 teams at home and abroad were top welders in Europe and Asia, and most of them had won the First Place in their national welding competition, which meant “Welding National Competition Winners” within outstanding skills. Particularly worth mentioning was the Romanian players who were the champion of EWF Welding Competition, on behalf of the other 24 European Welding Federation members participating in the “Arc Cup” Competition. So the 24 countries' competitors actually represented 48 countries. The competition was seen as a high level and standard international event.



The results showed that compared with international counterparts, Chinese welders’ skill was relatively high, This was consistent with the previous results of "Arc Cup" Competition and other abroad international competition. The 17 participating central enterprises covered almost the whole fundamental industrial system related to welding in China, such as aerospace, aviation, energy, traffic, marine, and so on. Each enterprise group selected their top players to take part in “Arc Cup” Competition. It could be said that their skill level represented the general level of China's welding industries, and also the overall level of China's manufacturing industries.

Secondly, Fully Supported by International Institute of Welding (IIW)



IIW has always been a firm supporter of welding skills competition, IIW Vice Chairman Mr. Chris Smallbone spoke at the opening ceremony, and pointed out that “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition provided a platform for the world professional welders to show their advanced welding skills. IIW would fully support Arc Cup, and hoped it become the “World Arc Cup”!

Mr. Chris Smallbone personally awarded the IIW metal commemorative plaque to the Organizing Committee, which proved that Arc Cup is the associated event of IIW and achieved high recognition and strong support by the highest international welding academic organization. All the certificates of “Arc Cup” Competition for the competitors were with IIW logo and inscription, which meant these certificates were recognized not only in the 59 member countries of IIW, but also around the world. And this greatly enhanced the authority of “Arc Cup” Competition.

Thirdly, “Arc Cup” Competition is Worthy of Appreciation

The welding performance project provided a platform to competitors to fully show themselves and demonstrate their special welding skills in special conditions or within special materials, such as underwater welding, pressured welding, non-ferrous metal, and rare metal material welding, etc., which were all the unique skills and techniques of welding masters. This not only widened the welders’ horizon, but also encouraged them to practice more, overcome technical problems, and climb the technology peaks. In addition, the homework of all delegations were also much interesting and enriched the competition.



Fourthly, Welding Quality was Improved Comprehensively and Robot Welding Required Further Development

All competitors gave full play to their wisdom and perfect welding skills, so the welding quality of many test-pieces reached international first-class standard. As the chief referee stated, the appearance and x-ray detection results were improved a lot than ever, especially for x-ray detection, which indicated that internal quality of 48% test-pieces reached the first class defect-free standard (full score) and this was also the best result compared with previous competitions.

But the outcome of robot welding competition showed the shortcomings of our overall level of robot welding. Although this was the third robot welding competition for “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition, we had to admit that the robot welding application just started in China and was far less extensive compared with overseas countries. So the robot welding competition was difficult for domestic competitors. And the final scores also differed a lot from 90 scores, tens of scores to zero. Only 10 competitors reached the basic level. In this point, we still required to develop robot welding, automation welding as well as intelligent welding. And we sincerely hoped “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition would do play a leading role.



Fifthly, International Standards Referees, Accurate and Objective Evaluations and More Comprehensive Skills Inspection

The evaluation of “Arc Cup” Competition was based on international standards and regulations. Meanwhile, we invited international referee to serve as the Deputy Referee. There were total 752 weldments referring to 111/SMAW, 141/GTAW, 135/GMAW, 311/OFW, finished-product welding and robot welding. For the pipe butt joint and plate butt joint of 111/SMAW and 135/GMAW, the appearance evaluation involved in the latest research “Welding Automatic Detector” to do the automatic detection on some items, such as welding heights, height difference, undercut, etc., which guaranteed the timeliness and objectivity of the evaluation, and reduced the working strength of referees. This was a big step forward of welding competition assessment.




As to examination setting, the competition projects of specified welding processes were randomly selected from 23 projects, which required skills comprehensive development welders. Especially for finished-product welding, one welder was required to finish the weldment within four different welding processes 111/SMAW, 135/GMAW, 141/GTAW and 136/FCAW. Only the competitors mastered the four welding processes well, they can achieved the best scores. Therefore, this was a comprehensive and high-level inspection on the competitors’ skills.

Sixthly, Profound Significance on Improving Welding Skills

Welding is a basic manufacturing process, but highlights the national manufacturing level. For example, without perfect welding skill, the rockets will not fly to the sky, the spacecraft will not land on the moon, the high-speed rail network will not become a reality, and the aircraft carrier will not cruise in the ocean. With the development of digital manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, and green manufacturing technology, the supporting role of corresponding fundamental technology, craft, components and material becomes more and more prominent.

As the overall manufacturing automation level is not high in China, the welding quality mainly depends on the welding skills of millions of welders and the guide of national craftsmen and welding masters. The significance of “Arc Cup” Competition is to create an international competition platform for several millions of welders, urge the central state enterprises to train their welders, as well as improve the welding efficiency and quality. Cultivating professional skilled personnels with higher professional quality, exquisite craft had been the national and industrial strategy. These selected “Technic Expert of SOEs” and “Youth Position Experts of SOEs” through the competitions have been or are becoming the technical backbones and leaders of enterprises.

Starting from 2010, “Arc Cup” Competition has been successfully held for four times. And the “Arc Cup” Competition has become more and more large-scaled, better and attractive. For example, 2016 (4th) Beijing “Arc Cup” International Welding Competition attracted the participation of 15 secondary or higher vocational schools, and more vocational schools visited the competition. Therefore, the Competition specially set up students group award. The secondary and higher vocational students are the reserve force of manufacturing welders. The promotion of their teaching and training level is related to the future of China manufacturer. Within the “Arc Cup” Competition platform, the vocational schools will cultivate, train and convey more high quality welding professionals to central state enterprises and main welding enterprises.

Finally, International Conference Provides Welding Technology Exchange Platform

As the effective supplement of “Arc Cup” Competition, the concurrent 2016 (2nd) International Conference on MANUTECH & SKILLS not only invited the leading scholars of welding field Academician Mr. Pan Jiluan, Academician Mr. Xu Binshi, Mr. Song Tianhu of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and other 20 famous scholars at home and abroad to give high level technical reports, but also invited some famous welding masters, such as Gao Fenglin, Wang Qifeng to introduce their welding experience, as well as build an exchange platform for the enterprises first-line technical personnel. This Conference was a welding technique and skill banquet that the Organizing Committee prepared for the competition participants and guests, which created an opportunity to promote the development of welding technology, and improve the overall quality and level of international welding personnel.



Each “Arc Cup” Competition has new ideas and welding process, such as the introduction of robot welding, unique welding skills performance, welding experience and technology exchange activity. Sincerely hoping “Arc Cup” Competition will be more international within more reasonable welding processes, scientific inspection methods, advanced automation levels, and new contents so as to provide a reference sample for China enterprises and vocational schools in the aspect of professionals intellectualization and diversification.

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