The Finnish National Skills Competition Taitaja is the largest annual event in which vocational students compete for Finnish Championships in various skills categories. In 2012, the event was held at the Paviljonki Congress and Trade Fair Centre in Jyväskylä on 24 – 26 April 2012 and attracted 42 027 visitors over three days.
The slogan of the event was “Find out what makes you tick”.
The Taitaja2012 Jyväskylä Event was organised by the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium in cooperation with Central Finland based companies, organisations and educational institutions.
OK-VISE was one of the sponsors of this competition and the OK-VISE grid-plate set with rails was used in the CNC milling competition.
The CNC Milling/Turning was an individual competition and it had 8 contestants. The milling competition focussed on chipping skills. The competitors were given a blank, some technical drawings and instructions. The competitors then made the required product using the materials provided by the organisers. The products were made by using a CNC Machining Centre and a manual turning lathe. The competitors used the CNC Machining Centre to make the necessary settings and programme for the machine tool in question, and then made their product. In manual turning, the competitors make a product on the basis of a technical drawing by using the turning tool they have chosen.