Taipei Tech, Delta join hands to establish smart manufacturing lab
In response to the wave of Industry 4.0 and talent demand in smart manufacturing, Taipei Tech, also known as NTUT, and Delta, the leading automation company in Taiwan, collaborated to set up the NTUT Delta Smart Manufacturing Lab. The inauguration ceremony was held on April 11 on campus.
In the inauguration ceremony, Taipei Tech president Prof. Wang Sea-fue noted that Taipei Tech and Delta has a long-standing cooperation history. Since 2011, Delta has been devoting resources to establish two labs at Taipei Tech that enrich the university’s learning environment for students. As a school that focuses on decreases gap between academia and industry, Taipei Tech offers many factory labs and internship opportunities. President Wang believed that the launch of NTUT Delta Smart Manufacturing Lab will dramatically elevate the university’s practical teaching quality. And it is also a milestone for Taipei Tech on the path of heading toward Industry 4.0.
The Smart Manufacturing Lab is filled with advanced machinery. Robotic arms, laser engraving machine, sensors, and CNC controllers build up a smart manufacturing line that acts as a great practice field for students before entering a real factory.
In addition to lab inauguration, a MoU was signed on academia-industry cooperation. In the future, Taipei Tech and Delta will have a tighter connection in talent cultivation and R&D. In fact, Taipei Tech is going to send 7 students to Delta Electronics (Thailand) Public Company Limited in Thailand for internship this summer. According to Delta IABG General Manager Andy Liu, these interns can not only operate real machinery but also interact with other interns from around the globe participating in the program. In other words, they will gain hands-on experience in workplace as well as international perspective.
Speaking of the reasons why Delta chooses Taipei Tech, Liu praised its high-quality faculties, equipment, and practical training. He mentioned that industry has a strong and urgent need for smart manufacturing talents. In addition to China, southeast countries such as India, Vietnam, and Thailand are all have the same talent demand.
As for curriculum, courses co-designed by Taipei Tech and Delta including Mechatronic System and Design, Automatic System, and so on are provided for student who is interested in smart manufacturing.