Roland Creative Awards winner revealed at ceremony in Japan
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By News Desk
4 May 2012
Jiao Hongwei and Du Haibin of the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts with their winning prototype, demonstrating the uses of the Roland MDX-540
Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, based in north-eastern China, has been named the grand prize winner of Roland Creative Awards. Finalists from 16 regions attended the ceremony held at Roland DG's headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan as part of a week-long 30th anniversary event.
The university came top of 1,193 competition entries with its scale model of a tunnelling machine, produced on a Roland MDX-540 milling machine. It was constructed from different sections of varying materials, each milled separately and showing details, contours and textures.
The institution's industrial design professors Du Haibin and Jiao Hongwei chose a Roland EGX-360 gift engraver as their prize. "Our entry, a scale-model tunnelling machine, was part of a transportation-themed project that teaches students how to transform a 2D design into a 3D prototype," explains Haibin. "Winning the Roland award is important to our school as it provides visibility to our efforts and assists us in attaining funding for future projects."
The anniversary celebration also included tours of Kyoto and Tokyo, and 'fun and festivities' at the Hamamatsu site.
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