I.Organization Structure

Hosts:

China Section of BRICS Business Council (China BBC)

International Alliance of Skills Development (IASDBR)

China Center for International People-to-People Exchange, Ministry of Education

Organizing Committee of Arc Cup International Welding Competition (OC ARCIWC)

China Welding Association

China Staff Welding Technology Association

China Mechanical Engineering Society Additive Manufacturing Division

Asian Welding Federation

China Association of Inventions (CAI)

China Center for International People-to-People Exchange, Ministry of Education(MOE)

Organizers:

China Section of BRICS Business Council SDWG

China Welding Association Surfacing & AM Committee

China Construction Materials Machinery Industry Association Welding Committee

CNPC International Welding Training Center

Beijing ARC Xinxing Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Supporting Organizations:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC 

Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China 

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology 

State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission

China Association for Science and Technology

II.Competition Projects

1.The Fourth International Welding Technology Competition

(New Welding Technology, Welding Equipment, Welding Material, Welding Process and Their Application Competition.)

Time: June-July, 2020 

Venue: To be confirmed

2.The Seventh International Robot Welding Competition

(1)Robots Welding Programming and Operation Competition

(2)Robot Additive Manufacturing with Welding Arc Competition

(3)Intelligent Welding Production Line Programming and Operation Competition

Time: June 2rd-5th, 2020 (25th Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting Fair will be held concurrently)

Venue: Shenzhen International Expo Center, Shenzhen, China

3.The Eighth International Welding Skills Competition

(1)Shielded Metal Arc Welding (111/SMAW)

(2)Gas Metal Arc Welding (135/GMAW)

(3)Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (141/GTAW)

(4)Oxygen Fuel Gas Welding (311/OFW)

(5)Finished-product Welding (111SMAW/141GTAW/135GMAW/136FCAW)

(6)Welding Competition for Non-regulated Projects (UT, Advanced welding equipment, Advanced welding technology performance, expert performance of special welding and cutting)

Time: June-July, 2020 

Venue: To be confirmed

4.The Second All-position Automatic Welding Competition for Pipeline

During the competition, a group of pipes was completed by two welders, and the test pieces were welded up to complete the competition.

Time: June-July, 2020 

Venue: To be confirmed

III.Competitor Requirement

1.The Fourth International Welding Technology Competition

Undergraduates, higher vocational and secondary vocational students (including postgraduates); teachers from colleges and universities, and researchers from scientific research organizations; welding engineering technicians; welders and relevant management staff, etc.

2.The Seventh International Robot Welding Competition

Competitors should be qualified welding robot operators.

3.The Eighth International Welding Skills Competition

Welders with age between 18-35 years old; Students over the age of 16.

4.The Second All-position Automatic Welding Competition for Pipeline

Without age limitation, each welder can only participate in one of the welding competitions.

5.Participation Teams 

(1)International Participation Teams.

(2)China state-owned enterprises.

(3)China vocational schools.

(4)Other China enterprises and organizations.

IV.Assessment Standards

1.Assessment Standards

International judges make assessment together to guarantee the fairness and justice of the refereeing activities according to international recognized standards and rules.

(1)The Fourth International Welding Technology Competition

This competition requires competitors to submit competition materials for expert assessment and make on-site defense. Competitors should submit materials by one of the following ways:

○Papers related to New Welding Technique/New Equipment/New Material/New Technology and presentation PPT;

○Drawings + project photos + process description related to New Welding Technique/New Equipment/New Material/New Technology and presentation PPT.

(2)The Seventh International Robot Welding Competition

This  competition follows ISO9606 international standards and regulations.

(3)The Eighth International Welding Skills Competition

For this competition, domestic and foreign judges make assessment together based on ISO9606 international standards and rules to guarantee the fairness and justice of the refereeing activities.

(4)The Second All-position Automatic Welding Competition for Pipeline

The Competition is evaluated and assessed by the GB/T 31032-2014, GB/T 50818-2013 standard.

2. Ranking Method

(1) Group Award: This award is granted to teams according to total team scores. The total scores of each team are calculated by adding up the scores of each team’s 3 best individual competitors in single competition project. The teams with less than 3 competitors cannot be ranked in Group Award.

(2) Individual Award: The best competitor in single competition project in each country (or delegation) can be ranked in Individual Award.

(3) Young Competitors Award: Young competitors under 25 (included) years old can be ranked in the Young Competitor Award.

(4) Student Competitors Award: Student competitors of each school can be ranked in the Student Competitor Award.

V.Recognition and Awards

1.Group Awards

Group Awards are granted to teams. The teams will be honored with Cups and Certificates.

2.Individual Awards

(1)For the Fourth International Welding Technology Competition, the First, the Second and the Third Prize will be awarded to individuals based on different groups, which may cover 60% of the competitors. And these winners will be awarded honor certificates.

(2)The Eighth International Welding Skills Competition and the Seventh International Robot Welding Competition: There are totally ten individual competition projects according to different welding process. Each project has the First, Second and Third Prize. And the First Prize has the First Place, Second Place and Third Place. The First Prize winners will be awarded certificates, medals and prizes; The Second and Third Prize winners will be awarded certificates.

(3)The Second All-position Automatic Welding Competition for Pipeline: it will be awarded the first, second and third prizes with certificates, medals and prizes.

(4)All competitors have the equal chance to win the certificate of “Excellent Welder Prize” of 2020 Arc Cup International Competition.

(5)All qualified competitors will be eligible to get a Skill Passport. The Skill Passport is the international evaluation certificate for skills level, which can be used for international enterprise job application.

3.Young Competitors Award

Young competitors under 25 (included) years old can be ranked in the Young Competitor Award.

4.Student Competitors Award

Student competitors of each school can be ranked in the Student Competitor Award.

VI.Priority for International Participants

1.There are no registration fees for international competitors.

2.“National Winner” who won the First Place once in their national welding competition will be given reimbursement for one round-trip flight ticket and be provided with free accommodation by the Organizing Committee during the competition. The number of the National Winner in the First Place who can enjoy this priority is no more than 1.

3.Top three winners in their national welding competition will be provided with free accommodation by the Organizing Committee during the competition. The number of the competitors in a country who can enjoy the above two priorities is no more than 3.

4.One team leader in a country can enjoy free accommodation during competition.

VII.Application Method

For all participation units, please fill in and send the 2020 Arc Cup International Welding Competition Application Form (Electronic or Paper Editions) and 1-inch electronic photo to the secretariat of OC ARCIWC by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and the application deadline is March 31st, 2020 of the Fourth International Welding Technology Competition, the Eighth International Welding Skills Competition and The Second All-position Automatic Welding Competition for Pipeline and the application deadline of the Seventh International Robot Welding Competition.

VIII.Concurrent Activities

2020 (5th) International Seminar of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Skills.

X. Contact Information

Secretariat of OC ARCIWC:

Address: Room 906, No. 1 Building, Block C, BoyaCC, Zhongguancun Life Science Park, Changping District, Beijing

Tel.: +86-10-53056982-706 Fax: +86-10-53056682

Contact Person:

Lizzy Wei (+86-18560039790)

Cynthia Ma (+86-13811891979)

Lisa Cui (+86-15910438067)

Website: www.inwsa.org

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