LVD in collaboration with the German-Malaysian Institute, GMI, has presented the seminar “Advanced Sheet Metal Processing 4.0, Smart Technology in Action” to mark the official opening of GMI’s Sheet Metal Processing Technology Center at Jalan Ilmiah, Taman Universiti in Selangor. His Excellency Pascal Gregoire, Ambassador of Belgium to Malaysia, and YBhg Dato Dr Ir Andy Seo, GMI Board of Directors/Vice President of FMM, along with approximately 120 guests attended the event. The ceremony also included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between GMI and LVD Company.
The fourth industrial revolution is transforming manufacturing through automation and data exchange. The principles behind Industry 4.0, QRM (Quick Response Manufacturing) fits in with LVD’s smart manufacturing philosophy. And demonstrations of GMI’s Industry 4.0-enabled sheet metal fabrication equipment, including laser cutting and punching machinery, automated tool changer press brake and automation devices were showcased as part of the seminar. Kurt Debbaut, LVD’s CADMAN Product Manager, led the discussion and subsequent audience dialogue, while LVD Malaysia representatives provided machinery demonstrations and shared their technical expertise.
Regarding current industry developments, Debbaut has commented that, “Today’s manufacturing culture of small batches, short delivery times, and increasingly complex parts is making Industry 4.0 a necessity,” he further added that, “Combining orders to make more efficient use of material and improving internal logistics is a must to reduce lead times, lower stock inventories and shorten turnaround times.”
Advanced Skills Training
GMI is a hub for advanced skills training by offering high-quality technical education, training and services in response to global industry demands and trends like Industry 4.0. And its high-technology facilities promote a true industrial experience and advance its goal to develop technically-skilled graduates to support sheet metal industries.
Through a long-standing relationship with LVD, a variety of LVD sheet metal fabrication machinery were installed at GMI to provide students a hands-on sheet metalworking learning experience.
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