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Starts Digitalization Towards Industry 4.0 - Digital Manufacturing Center
Setup by GMI & Hitachi Sunway Information Systems
November 28, 2018

German-Malaysian Institute, Kajang, Malaysia, 28th November 2018 – Today marks a milestone in Manufacturing Digitalization Technology with the launching of Digital Manufacturing Center at GMI (German-Malaysian Institute).  This center is the first-ever of its kind in Malaysia and comes about from a perfect collaboration between GMI, a leading technology training centers in advanced skills training in Malaysia, and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd., one of the leading ICT Services Integrator in ASEAN - that specializes in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), managing and supporting IT infrastructures, Cloud-enabling IT platforms, data centers and cybersecurity.

The GMI Digital Manufacturing Center, is well equipped with the latest PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) digital solution for the manufacturing industry, which includes a combination of CAD (Computer Aided Design), CAM (Computer Aided Design) as well as CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) solutions.

The Center will play a vital role in enabling GMI students to go through a ‘digital-based’ training of each manufacturing process, before proceeding to the workshop for actual machining or production operation. This is an optimal training methodology for Industry 4.0 where all manufacturing process is digitally twinned within the Digital Manufacturing Center - where CAD is utilized to digitally twin design works, CAM digitally twins machining operation & CAE digitally twins prototyping test works.

The Center is also expandable to the next level of Industry 4.0 by integrating with PDM (Product Data Management) or even elevating to MOM (Manufacturing Operation Management). This is where other globally-practiced process optimization elements such as engineering data synchronization (Teamcenter), plant simulation (Tecnomatix), OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), MES (Manufacturing Execution System), are leveraged to further strengthen the Center’s digital manufacturing efficiency.

GMI’s Digital Manufacturing Center is currently powered by the Siemens PLM digital solution consisting of NX CAD, NX CAM, Simcenter 3D (NX CAE); as well as one of the most powerful mold flow & injection molding machine simulation solution (Moldex 3D - donated by CoreTech System Co. Ltd.).

Following the donation, a MoU has also been signed between GMI, Hitachi Sunway & CoreTech System Co. Ltd. in deepening the collaboration with Moldex 3D solution as one of the training media in mold industry for student & industrial training.

In conjunction with the launching of the Malaysia National Policy on Industry 4.0 (known as Industry4WRD), on 31st October at the MITI Tower by YAB Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, GMI’s Digital Manufacturing Center would help in TVET training aligning the country’s direction towards Industry 4.0, with the support from industrial partner such as Hitachi Sunway, Siemens PLM & Coretech System.