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Seminar Programme last updated: Monday 26 March 2018

AR/VR Experience Day – Industrial Use of Augmented and Virtual Reality

Must Attend Seminar!
By: Fraunhofer IEM, Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGICX) &
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Motiofixo Sdn. Bhd.
Augmented and Virtual Reality are on a triumphal procession. The reasons for this are the technological maturity and the decreasing costs of mobile high-performance devices. These are, for example, high-performance AR and VR glasses, which are increasingly being discussed and used in the age of Industry 4.0. With the Experience Day on the 23rd at METALTECH, the hosts will provide valuable expert presentations on the use of AR and VR glasses in manufacturing companies. Participants of the event have the opportunity to try out the latest devices and discuss them with the top experts in lively discussions. This enables participants to obtain concrete suggestions for the use of the technologies in their own company.

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(Keynote Address) Industry 4.0 – From the Idea to Implementation

Dr.-Ing. Arno Kühn
Head of Product and Production Management
Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM
The networking of virtual and real production has been steadily increasing for years. In Germany, this leads to fascinating perspectives that are summarized under the term Industry 4.0, where intelligent technical systems form the basis for. The keynote contains background information on Industry 4.0. In addition to past developments and current trends in Industry 4.0, application examples from the German Leading Edge Cluster it´s owl will be presented.

Back to Basics – removing the Confusion from the Industry 4.0 Discussion

Mr. Todd Abraham
Director Business Development, MBA
Monitor ERP System Sdn. Bhd.
With new  technology for manufacturing and data analysis coming online at an exponential rate, Small & Medium size manufacturing companies are feeling overwhelmed with the seeming large task of keeping pace with the ever growing globally connected competitive landscape.
Monikers such as Factory of the Future or Industry 4.0 create buzz and a fee of missing out mentality.  This phenomena can often cause manufacturers to lose sight of what is most important, maintaining or increase flow and profitability in your production business. This talk will help remove the confusion, and bring the focus back to the basics, and discuss the new way to plan for success in manufacturing.

Optimizing Casting Processes Through Autonomous Engineering

Mr. Rachmat Santoso
CAE Implementation Manager
MAGMA Engineering Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Productivity is one of the main objectives in the Industry 4.0 revolution. MAGMA is one of the early adopters, implementing this idea practically with optimization features which help to understand and autonomously improve existing processes in the metal casting and manufacturing world. We will showcase how one of our customers overcame production challenges in their brake disc part.

Making Your Business Data & Model Centric

Mr. Low Hock Chuan
Solution Consultant
Dassault Systèmes Asia Pacific South
In an increasingly connected world, your company design IP and processes need to become data-driven and model-based. This will form a firm foundation for a seamless transition to Industry 4.0. Learn about how the Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS innovation platform helps the digital transformation of your business/industry.

Industry 4.0 Starter Kit for Connected Manufacturing

Mr. Igor Kabakov
Dipl. Engineer, Senior Sales Manager
Bosch Rexroth Malaysia
In a connected manufacturing environment, intelligent machines can communicate and interact with each other in both greenfield and brownfield environments. Connectivity is a MUST to demonstrate the features of Internet of Things. During this session it will be presented on how one can upgrade new and existing machines with IoT and get started with connectivity in manufacturing operations.

Fourth Industrial Revolution: How Smart Machines will Transform Everything We Know and Make Sense of it

Ir. Dr. Chee-Fai TAN AMN
Chief Technical Director
Robolab Technology Sdn. Bhd.
The emerging technologies has changed the engineering environment in the fast pace. The emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, internet of things, wireless sensor network, big data and artificial intelligence are starting to be implemented into manufacturing industries and it is believed to be approaching. The advances of science and technology continuously support the development of industrialization all over the world. From a technological evolution perspective, there are four stages commonly identified for industrial revolution. The first three industrial revolutions took place in around two centuries, and are the result of, respectively: (1) the usage of wind, water and steam energy to power the machinery; (2) the introduction of electrical into manufacturing line for mass production; and (3) the use of automation technology for the manufacturing line. Now, the fourth industrial revolution is emerging in a fast pace. The Malaysian manufacturing industry is need to transform towards fourth industrial revolution in order to strengthen their competitiveness internationally. In this talk, the speaker will describe the advantage of intelligent manufacturing systems and how it will benefit the manufacturing industry by increasing their productivity, competitiveness and profitability.

Government Facilitation for the Machinery and Automation Industry

En Mohd Zulkafli bin Ismail
Executive Director, Manufacturing Development (Non-Resources)
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is the government’s principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia.
MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors, as well as facilitates the implementation of their projects. MIDA is also providing incentives for manufacturing of machinery & equipment as well as automation initiatives by industry moving towards smart manufacturing.

Machine Vision System in Industry 4.0

Ir. Dr. Kenny Ang Teoh Ong
Control Easy Technology Sdn Bhd
Machine Vision System are widely used in Medical, Semiconductor/Electronic, Automotive, Food & Beverage, Packaging and Printing industry particularly in Quality products inspections.  Today we all see the revolution in the manufacturing world which is Industry 4.0, or IOT, “The Industrial Internet of Things." Industry 4.0 refers to a set of emerging innovations in advanced Automation + IOT which comprise machine vision, Big Data(sensors), cloud computing and machine learning . The Matrox imaging software can collect camera inspection data and send to data centre or cloud for analysis such as production trend, analysis report and preventive maintenance with some AI (artificial intelligence) algorithm. The main objectives of Industry 4.0 are to increase production efficiency, reduce waste, refine product quality, enhance manufacturing flexibility, decrease operating costs and down-time.

Automation & Modernization Financing Towards Industrial Revolution 4.0

En. Norazlan Zakaria
Head of Marketing, Marketing & Market Development Department, Development Finance Division
Malaysian Industry Development Finance Berhad (MIDF)
MIDF provides financing assistance for manufacturers to upgrade and automate their production facilities. MIDF provides financing for purchase of new machinery and equipment including costs related to the automation investment such as consultancy, training, designing, fabrication and installation. The financing profit rate is low at 4% per annum. The financing tenure for machinery or equipment financing is up to 10 years inclusive of Grace Period of up to 3 years.

Industry 4.0 is Changing Design and Manufacturing Methodologies

Mr. Martin Stefan Mueller
Technical Manager
Mawea Industries Sdn Bhd (A Member of IME Group of Companies)
Industry 4.0 has gained momentum and governments around the world defining initiatives and programs to support the industry to become more effective and productive. However Industry 4.0 is more than adopting technology, it focus on the methodology as well. Design and manufacturing methodologies will change and being supported by available technology. Companies need to understand that the way how we work and how we are producing a product will create new opportunities and business models. The impact of Industry 4.0 is not only on the technology it is also on our methods and processes as well as on our mind set. Creative and innovative solution will make the difference for the future growth of a business.

IIOT – The Solutions for the digital future

Mr. McCoy Chung
Sales Engineer of B&R Malaysia
B&R Industrial Automation Pte Ltd
The IIoT will revolutionize manufacturing by enabling the acquisition and accessibility of far greater amounts of data, at far greater speeds, and far more efficiently than before. Integration of all communication from the ERP level to the field level is an essential requirement for today’s most advanced production systems. To bridge the divide between IT and automation, plant operators are increasingly turning to the IIOT standard
a) The Benefits of IioT
b) IIoT Protocols
c) Challenges of the IIoT – Brownfield and Security
d) The Future of the IioT

Factory Transformation to Industrial 4.0 with IIOT (Application case study)

Mr. Lok Kah Fai
Managing Director
Kaize Invent Sdn. Bhd.
Industrial 4.0 has gained momentum from governments and private sector all around the world to push forward its technology to have more effective and productive economic outcome. What truly is industrial 4.0? Breaking down the fundamental core of manufacturing from layers of complexity to understand the impact of industrial 4.0 technology. Zoom into the details how technology overcome difficulties  of manufacturer to drive high yield, low cost and lean manufacturing. Industrial 4.0 is a revolution to the manufacturing scene to unleash the modern industry productivity. This bring in the case studies implementation of different situation with impact from operation to business decision.

Mitsubishi Electric – Intelligent Robots for Smart Manufacturing

Mr. Royston Kwik
Sales Engineer
Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd
From simple pick-and place-applications, to complex assembly tasks, Mitsubishi Electric industrial robots are equipped with class-leading speed and precision. Coupled with intelligent options like 3D vision, force sensing, seamless PLC and motion control integration, and the ability to operate in “collaborative applications”, Mitsubishi Electric has the robots required for today’s demanding manufacturing applications.
Come and join us in this session to find out how you can you can upgrade and automate your manufacturing processes.

Collaborative Robots – Your Co-Workers at Work

Mr. Ix Lee
Regional Sales Development Manager
Universal Robots
Join us at Universal Robots (UR) seminar to learn how you can overcome manufacturing challenges in your businesses with collaborative robots (cobots). Reap more returns by deploying cobots, which optimises your processes, increases efficiency and productivity as well as improves how the way your employees work.

Automation of Intralogistics

Mr. Marck Madsen
Area Sales Manager
Mobile Industrial Robots Pte Ltd & EPCO Precision Sdn Bhd
Using collaborative mobile robots is a relatively new way of automating intralogistics. Inhouse transportation tasks are often still done manually by humans spending valuable time pushing carts from A to B. With the autonomous mobile cobots from market leader MiR these tasks can be automated in a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way.

Smart Machine Smart Automation – Next-Generation Industrial Transport Solutions

Mr. Mark Meng
Managing Director
B&R Southeast Asia
Next generation industrial transport technology delivers key advantages for advanced manufacturing solutions. The flexible, independently controlled shuttles on electro-magnetic drive conveyors and high speed diverter technology make production more efficient while simultaneously improving product quality. Make your line more economic and effective at any volume – from mass production down to batch size one
a) Smarter, more integration and smaller footprint production floor
b) High Availability, Ultimate boosts your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and accelerate faster in return of investment (ROI)
c) Smarter, more integration and smaller footprint production floor
d) High Availability, Ultimate boosts your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and accelerate faster in return of investment (ROI)

Innovative Solutions Improving Additive Manufacturing Productivity and Quality

Mr. Diganta Sarma
Head of Application Technology & Market Development Linde – South Asia & ASEAN Region
Linde Group
High-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) relies on perfect gas composition to generate functional parts with complex shapes and structures. Linde provides innovative gas solutions for the industry along the entire value chain from powder production all the way to post treatment with Linde ADDvance™ O2 precision device,  Powder Cabinet and CRYOCLOEANTM  Snow(AM).

How Digitalization Can Affect the Future of Manufacturing

Mr. Gerald Wong
Technical Marketing Specialist, EOS – Electro Optical Systems
EOS Singapore Pte Ltd & Positive Yield Sdn Bhd
Customers today are facing multiple business challenges. The introduction of Additive Manufacturing (AM) will open up new products and business opportunities.  This will lead to a profound and necessary transformation of organizations to successfully implement Additive Manufacturing and initiate disruptive changes. EOS will share more about AM changing current manufacturing and how EOS is working toward industry 4.0 with industrial players.

Machining of Modern Material

Ms. Katherine Chuah
Seco Tools Sdn Bhd
Workpiece material is one crucial factor in metal cutting industry. The presentation will discuss on the trend and demand of workpiece material, the machining characteristic and machinability of the modern material, as well as the change of needs for the people in the metal cutting world.

Coolant Maintenance Program

Mr. Jack Oh
Technical Service Engineer
BP Castrol Lubricants (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Metal Working Fluid (MWF) is one of the key parameters in metal parts quality and manufacturing cost. In this talk, we will focus on water soluble Metal Working Fluid which is commonly known as coolant. Discover how a right maintenance of coolant will bring you benefits like longer tool life, better working conditions and reducing downtime which will all translate into cost-saving for your company.

Structural Life Enhancement on Welded Component Using High Frequency Mechanical Impact (HFMI) Treatment: An Overview, Current Research and Application

Dr. Yupiter HP Manurung
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Excellence Centre (AMTex) & Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Fatigue Failure in welded structures continues to be topic deserving wide focus due to its contributions to loss of life and substantial costs each year all over the world. The determination of the fatigue life cycle of particular welded structures has led to the invention and development of various structural life enhancement methods. The past decade has seen a remarkable development in the High Frequency Mechanical Impact (HFMI) treatment method as a reliable, effective and user-friendly method for post-weld fatigue life enhancement.

Code Compliance of Locally Intensified Welding, Weld on Weld and Proximity, in Offshore Oil and Gas Structure

Dr. Hamed Mohebbi

Senior Welding Engineer through Japan Welding Engineering Society (JWES) Materials and Corrosion Specialist in Prominent Oil and Gas Companies such as
Petronas, Perenco UK, Subsea 7
Most welding design codes require a minimum desistance for adjacent welds. However, sometime in the fabrication stage due to some limitations the minimum distance between two adjacent welds, is not practiced. In the absence of justifications by the codes the is an area of need to comprehensively explore the effect of this practice in key mechanical properties. This will enables the operators for an informed decision in regards to the soundness and integrity of the joint.
Mr. Mohamed Ackiel Mohamed
Vice President, Special Projects
Serba Dinamik Group Berhad
Nowadays, tubes and pipes continue to become more and more important in a range of industries such as the oil and gas, water treatment and the automotive industry. Tubes provide light weight, excellent rigidity, and low cost while steel pipes are still a popular choice for fluid transportation. In particular, tubular components have become more sophisticated, and often require a special weld joint in their construction. Tubular joints represent an ideal application for Magnetically Impelled Arc Butt (MIAB) welding, since the tube geometry plays a significant role in controlling the arc path, which promotes uniform heating of the joint. This process relies on very complex interactions between the arc, magnetic field and upsetting force. MIAB is a highly efficient energy-saving process of welding, assuring the quality of its weld.  Often deemed as a revolutionary welding process due its favourable advantages such as time saving of up to 90%, no filler material, less defects compared to fusion welding process and many others, This presentation explores the possibility to a wider range of applications in the oil and gas industry with specific case studies.

Are we ready for the Implementation and Transformation towards Industry 4.0 and Digital Technology Infrastructure benefiting the industries and workforce in Malaysia

Mr. Anthony Ng Mun Sun
Chief Executive Officer
M.I.T Academy Sdn Bhd
The government aims and objectives for the transformation and implementation of Industry 4.0 for the future and economic for Industries.  The 11th Malaysia Plan laid by EPU for Malaysia to be an industry-driven country development towards Industrial Revolution 4.0, Industrial Internet-of-Things, Advanced Technology and Digital Infrastructure in transforming to a higher intensive, newest technology and automation in line with the competitive global market.  Also; the Malaysian National Industry 4.0 Blueprint which is to be launch soon encompasses Industry 4.0, Digital Infrastructure & Eco-system, Funding & Incentives, Talent & Human Capital, Technology & Standards and the growth of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia as being the transformation direction towards Industry 4.0 and Digital Infrastructure for Malaysia under the aspiration of TN50 objectives. For this aspiration and achieving towards it; Malaysian Institute of Technology Institution moving towards the direction to adhere, embark,  educate, provide technology products and services; and expertises for the implementation and transformation of Industry Revolution 4.0 and Advanced Technology which will benefit the Manufacturing Industries in Malaysia;  and also to enhance and provide competence, knowledge & skills talents/ workforce/ engineers for their Industry and future human capital development.

Industry 4.0 & the Future of Making Things

Mr. Simon Ng
Head of Manufacturing Industry, Autodesk Southeast Asia
3DTECH Solutions Sdn Bhd
In this presentation, the speaker will talk about the latest industry trends which are driving global manufacturing and infrastructure changes. Some of these changes are setting new directions of how products are being designed, made and used, to buildings and infrastructure being manufactured.