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Seminar Programme last updated: Monday 26 March 2018

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.