The 2018 World Cup in Russia was opened on June 14. Although the Chinese team missed the World Cup, this world-class sports event still brought endless joy to Chinese fans.
Although Chinese football failed to make it to the World Cup, it would not be lonely for Chinese fans going to Russia because the World Cup is full of Chinese-made elements and summed up in one sentence: In addition to the football team at the Russian World Cup, China did not go. Basically, everything else went.
The mascot of the World Cup in Russia – a wolf in the Siberian plain named “Zabivaka” is made in China. A merchant in Hangzhou is exclusively responsible for the pricing, production, and sales of the Russian World Cup mascot on a global scale (other than the host country, Russia). At the same time, there are licenses for nearly 100 kinds of related products such as plush toys, mugs, keychains, and jerseys. It also belongs to it.
In addition to the mascot, there are also a large number of peripheral products from Russia’s World Cup. Recently, in many domestic Adidas franchise stores, four World Cup fans T-shirts have been placed in the most prominent position. In the clothing logo, it is indicated that the manufacturer is a domestic manufacturer located in Ningbo.
In the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia in this World Cup, the football “TV Star” was perfectly presented in large-scale events. The ball for the game is a “German design, made in China” standard. It is authorized by Adidas to produce in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.
According to Wang Chong, the general manager of the company, they introduced an advanced automated production line, making the original production line of 80 people now only need 10 people, one day it can produce 1,000 football. “We replaced the traditional die cutter cutting with an automated cutting machine, replaced the traditional screen printing with an automated printer, replaced the traditional handling with a robot, and there will be a two-dimensional code on each ball. The information on the code will be Tell us the time and address of ball production,” said Wang Chong.
The presence of so many Chinese-made elements in the Russian World Cup reflects the rapid development of the Chinese manufacturing industry, many of which are manufactured and produced by laser cutting machines.
For example, the producer of the Siberian plain wolf is using a laser plush toy cutter. The laser is a non-contact hot processing method in the process of cutting plush toys. The focus is strong, the light spot is fine, the thermal diffusion area is small, and the processing quality is low. It is highly suitable for cutting textile fibers and various fabrics. The specific performance in a wide range of fabric processing, incision smooth, automatic seaming, no deformation, graphics can be freely designed and output by the computer, without knife mold and so on. Because of this, laser cutting machines have gradually been recognized as an alternative process for knife and scissors processing in home textiles, toys, and trademark industries.
The garment logo cutting is also processed by means of laser cutting. It is equipped with an automatic feeding function and a contour recognition system, which can accurately position the edge of the logo and realize automatic cutting.
The production of souvenirs for the World Cup, such as keychains, is also inseparable from laser engraving machines. The use of lasers can complete the engraving of complex and beautiful graphics. The CO2 laser engraving machine can be used to sculpt non-metallic materials such as wood, plastics, and glass. For example, the matryoshka in Russia was created using a laser engraving machine. Fiber laser marking machine can be carved for metal materials, such as key rings, mobile phone shells, pendants, lighters and so on.
The World Cup in Russia is not only a feast for football but also a feast made in China.