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<ul><li><p>Pre</p><p>ss Rele</p><p>ase</p><p>Press release 15 / 2016 04/01/2016 </p><p> Future: Technology at INTERMODELLBAU Fit for a MINT career </p><p>Dortmund (AWe) From 20 to 24 April 2016, INTERMODELLBAU, the worlds largest </p><p>exhibition for model-making and model sport will delight hobby model makers once again. </p><p>Model-making can, however, be much more than just a leisure time activity. It can train skills </p><p>that qualify for careers. This year, part of INTERMODELLBAU will be dedicated to the career </p><p>opportunities that model-making offers. The new theme Future: Technology can be found </p><p>in Hall 6. INTERMODELLBAU will also feature a brand new 3D printer construction set. </p><p>School classes, work and project groups from Dortmund receive free transportation and </p><p>admission to the exhibition. </p><p>Enthusiasm for technology, precision, and creative problem </p><p>solving: these characterise passionate model makers and are </p><p>also prerequisites for MINT school subjects. MINT stands for </p><p>the academic disciplines mathematics, information sciences, </p><p>natural sciences, and technology. In our modern, high-tech world, </p><p>knowledge of these four subject areas is increasingly important. </p><p>Thats why schools and universities try to promote early interest in </p><p>MINT subjects. Vocational training or a university education in </p><p>MINT opens exciting career opportunities. And yet, in September </p><p>2015, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research established a </p><p>six-figure skilled labour gap for MINT careers in its MINT Autumn </p><p>Report 2015. INTERMODELLBAU wants to make a small </p><p>contribution to solving this problem by uniting interesting </p><p>exhibitors that will show children, teens, and their families how </p><p>fascinating science and technology can be. </p><p>At the Hands on Technology e.V. stand, for example, the project </p><p>First LEGO League will be presenting itself. First LEGO League is </p><p>an educational programme for children and teens between the </p><p>ages of 10 and 16. The participants experience science and </p><p>technology in a fun way. At the same time, they develop soft </p><p>skills, such as the ability to work in a team and to accept criticism. </p><p>Under the supervision of a coach, teams with three to ten children </p><p>and teens design, build, and programme robots. The group also </p><p>researches a question for a current topic. At the end of the group </p></li><li><p> - 2 - </p><p>work there is a competition in which the robots have to </p><p>accomplish various challenges and an expert jury judges the </p><p>research projects. At INTERMODELLBAU, visitors can observe </p><p>the robots while they are performing their workor actively </p><p>participate, experiment, and build in workshops. </p><p>Cranes, robotics and 3D printers </p><p>For 50 years, fischertechnik construction kits have been well </p><p>known as educational toys and are used in schools and at </p><p>universities. In addition to starter sets for children, the company </p><p>sells building sets for recreating industrial plants. At the stand </p><p>6.G14, models by the fischertechnik community (ftc) will </p><p>demonstrate that fischertechnik products are not only entertaining </p><p>toys for children but can be used to create technically complex </p><p>models and achievements. ftc is an international community of </p><p>fischertechnik model makers. At INTERMODELLBAU, it presents </p><p>a diverse variety of models. Models of fun parks, cranes, clocks, </p><p>and robots fascinate visitors. The model makers have been </p><p>working on some of the elaborate pieces for years and </p><p>continuously expanding them. </p><p>At INTERMODELLBAU, fischertechnik will also be presenting a </p><p>3D printer from a construction kit for the very first time. The 3D </p><p>printer allows model makers to build their own 3D printers using </p><p>familiar building elements from the construction set and thereby </p><p>learn how the printers function. With the 3D printer, model makers </p><p>can also create products like storage boxes from CAD data. With </p><p>the 3D printer, fischertechnik is taking up a hot trend that is sure </p><p>to interest all young technology fans. Invented around 30 years </p><p>ago, 3D printing technology is considered by science and </p><p>industry to be a production method with a big future. </p><p>Aircraft manufacturers are already producing cabin elements </p><p>using 3D printing technology; sport articles manufacturers are </p><p>making soles for running shoes; fashion companies are printing </p><p>clothes. Since 2009, the technology can also be used for private </p><p>purposes. </p><p>Model-making in industry </p><p>Model-making is not only found in the hobby sector but also in </p><p>Germanys factory halls. At stand 6.G08 at INTERMODELLBAU, </p><p>the Bundesverband fr Modell- und Formenbau (Federal </p><p>Association of Model and Mould Makers) informs visitors about </p><p>e.g. educational programmes for becoming a technical model </p></li><li><p> - 3 - </p><p>maker. Model makers can be found nearly everywhere in </p><p>industry. They are the connecting link between product </p><p>development and the manufacturing industry. In addition to scale </p><p>demonstration models, model makers create e.g. foundry </p><p>patterns. The work is creative and varied. Model makers work </p><p>with diverse materials such as wood, plastic, or light metals, and </p><p>state-of-the-art machines. Those who take up hobby model-</p><p>making early will have an excellent head start in the skills needed </p><p>for this profession. Visitors can gather lots of information and tips </p><p>at INTERMODELLBAU. </p><p>Tickets in the online shop </p><p>INTERMODELLBAU at Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund </p><p>presents model aircrafts, railways, ships, vehicles, and figures </p><p>the whole fascinating world of model-making in eight halls. </p><p>Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased quickly, </p><p>conveniently, and easily from home in the INTERMODELLBAU </p><p>online shop. The tickets can be printed out directly at home. </p><p>Visitors pay less with the print at home ticket than when they </p><p>purchase at the exhibition and avoid waiting in lines. Admission </p><p>for adults: 12.00 when purchased in advance. The ticket </p><p>includes admission to EXPERTEC, the expert forum for active </p><p>model flyers (22-24 April). Many technical aspects of model flying </p><p>are featured here. </p><p>In collaboration with DSW21 Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG, </p><p>Westfalenhallen Dortmund is offering school classes, work and </p><p>project groups from Dortmund free transportation and admission </p><p>to the exhibition. Teachers interested in this offer can register their </p><p>classes by email at messe@westfalenhallen.de. </p><p>All other youth groups with a minimum of 10 persons can </p><p>purchase tickets at the exhibition for 7.00 per person. </p><p>Information and tickets: </p><p>www.intermodellbau.de </p><p>More information: </p><p>Exhibition blog: www.blog.intermodellbau.de </p><p>facebook: www.facebook.de/intermodellbau </p><p> Contact for media enquiries: </p><p>mailto:messe@westfalenhallen.dehttp://www.intermodellbau.de/http://www.blog.intermodellbau.de/http://www.facebook.de/intermodellbau</p></li><li><p> - 4 - </p><p>Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Marketing- und Unternehmenskommunikation. Tel.: 0231 / 12 04514, Fax:724 Email: andreas.weber@westfalenhallen.de </p></li></ul>

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