Estonian University of Life Sciences
Problem based learning for mechanical engineering (in Estonian). News article at the journal "Maaülikool", pp 18-19.
16 February 2022. On the way to the 8th project meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania a special stop was made to visit some old friends at the Riga Technical University. Artis Kromanis and the colleagues where delighted to hear about the results of the DIG_MAN project. Latvian colleagues were positively minded about using the exercises from the output 2 with the students of their university.
July 2021. Worldwide recognition when Autodesk disseminated the news how teaching is being advanced in the field of digital manufacturing. This is a true acknowledgement to the DIG MAN project team and to the work carried out in the field of technical education. A fruitful collaboration with the national Autodesk gold partner AurCad Süsteemid OÜ.
February, 2021. A news story in a local paper where Tõnu Leemet (EMÜ) stresses the importance of practical aspect of teaching in the engineering education in the pandemic situation.
Two more MSc-s. In spring 2021 two young engineers graduated Estonian University of Life Sciences. They received master degrees on production technology. Both of the young specialist were heavily involved in the activities of the DIG_MAN project where they worked hard on development of the student workbook exercises.
Demo lectures and workshops, May 2021. A dedicated demo lecture accompanied by a hands-on workshop about digital manufacturing technology. Tõnu Leemet from EMÜ in companion with the local reseller of the Fusion360 CAD/CAM engineering software gave a demonstration about the modern engineering software and its capabilities. Students from other universities and manufacturing companies were among the participants.
At the height of the global pandemic (12 May 2020). Project team members from EMÜ offered a product development on-line course to the wider public. During this short course a face mask for protective purposes was designed and fabricated. In itself it is superb example of how DIG_MAN context is applied to solve a problem in the engineering realm.
October to December 2020. In three additional occasions the driving ideas of the DIG MAN project were brought to live in practical courses aimed for audience other than the regular student.
Special course in CNC milling and CAM programming was established. Due to the wide interest and demand from the manufacturing community another DIG MAN driven course was developed focusing on the aspects of CNC milling in August and September 2020.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going! In conjunction with the Open University and partly also with the national unemployment office a course on CNC turning technology was offered by EMÜ staff to support the lifelong learning concepts in May and June 2020. These courses run strongly on the ideas and materials developed within the DIG_MAN project.
Taking care of the next generation of engineers! It is important to introduce digital manufacturing technologies to the high school students. For that reason a special course was organized by EMÜ staff for introducing ProDEM ideas to students. It took place May, June 2020 and some cool widgets were modeled and manufactured together.
Demo day of the world’s largest tooling company. Date and place: Institute of Technology Estonian University of Life Sciences 20 January 2020.
Within the DIG_MAN project team we have a strong consencus that the modern education needs to go hand in hand with the modern industry. For that reason a knowledge sharing event was organized together with the Sandvik Coromant Company. They are the largest manufacturer of cutting tools worldwide and known for innovation
Open course on CNC turning technology, November and December 2019
Open University, a standalone unit within the academic structure of Estonian University of Life Sciences, is especially dedicated in sharing the knowledge to the wider audience. To assist in filling the skill caps present in the labor market a series of production based courses have been devised.
DIG_MAN project aims to enhance the ways modern manufacturing and production engineering is being taught. Courses aimed for open audience and supported give superior opportunity to test the project ideas in real life teaching environment including the adult learners.
Seminar presentation. On 14th of November 2019 Tõnu Leemet from EMÜ handled a practical study session at the Workshop „Practical Engineering“. That took place in the Toila SPA venue situated in the north east of Estonia right at the coast of the Finnish Gulf. It was a joint activity between TalTech Virumaa College and Sankt Petersburg ITMO University.
The core concepts of the DIG MAN project were introduced and utilized within the specific area of noncontact industrial metrology.