Tuesday, November 25, 2014

IME Mini Career Fair 2014


IME is pleased to invite customers to exhibit in the Mini Career Fair in conjunction with IME Design Competition finals on 18th December 2014. Both Mini Career Fair and IME Design Competition pursue two aims:
  1. To let customers to identify and recruit talents. 
  2. To offer talents the opportunity for a better insight into their engineering career.
Malaysia produces thousands of graduates per year, but as we are all too well aware, demand for high-skill talent is now growing faster than supply.

IME has been trying to address the talent issue in local design and manufacturing industry by becoming the gateway between organisations and students. IME has been actively associating with education institutions through several initiatives, for instance, CADCAM Training and Certification Program, Job Placement Program and IME Design Competition to reduce the gap between education learnings and commercial applications, ultimately increase students’ employability in Malaysia. 


The first Mini Career Fair, as one of IME’s initiatives, enabling customers to engage with students, to look for talented and enthusiastic local rising star. This Mini Career Fair has highly targeted visitors as most students are SOLIDWORKS and/or CATIA user.  Customers may introduce their company profiles, post available vacancies and obtain students’ resume in this face-to-face networking.


Due to limited space at the venue, IME can only offer this to selected customers to scout for potential talents, on first come first served basis. If you would like to join this meaningful event to meet the talent of tomorrow, please reserve a booth space with us via marketing@cadcam.com.my.




Event Details

Date : 18th December 2014

Time : 8:00am – 5:00pm

Main Activities
  • University Students’ Final Presentation & Competition Award Giving Ceremony
  • Finalists’ Exhibition Of Designed Product 
  • Mini Career Fair    

Thursday, November 20, 2014

IMEDC2014 Finalists - Congratulations!


Fellow Future Leaders, 

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been. Albert Einstein

Congratulations for completing the IMEDC2014 - Product Lifecycle Challenge - Designing a Sustainable Future! You are now one step closer to designing a sustainable future. 

IMEDC2014 Finalists: 
UiTM Shah Alam: UiTM CADEM 2 (360ยบ SMART ADAPTER)
UiTM Shah Alam: TEAM TURBOMACHINERY (SMART GRIPS)
USM: THE BRAINIAC (POURER DREAM)
USM: USM PB TEAM (Multi-Purpose Stackable Power Bank)
UniKL MFI: Future Generations (Next-Gen Water Closet)
UiTM PULAU PINANG: SPANAR JAYA (NUTRIENT FILM TECHNIQUE (NFT))
UMP: Scizzpoon (Scizzpoon)
UTEM: Koran Technology (IP Stand)
UKM: ErgoWriter (ErgoWriter)
IIUM: Raifusaikuru (Portable Pico Hydroelectric Device)
 
Important Information: 
Finals Presentation Date: 18th December 2014
You have now approximately one month to prepare for the Finals! 

Finals Judging and Presentation:  
Creative and Innovative design - 40%
Ability to proof of concept - 40%
Ability to apply systematic design methodologies and market research - 20%
On Stage Presentation - 10%

Presentation duration: 15 mins/group
Judges Q and A: 5 mins/group

The presentation shall include: (but not limited to)
1.    Elaboration on the Systematic design methodologies, market research and
       product specification
2.    Elaboration of the creativity and innovative product design
3.    Elaboration on the proof of concept
4.    Prototype is welcome for on stage presentation. (optional)

Finals Day Exhibition:
One table will be allocated to your team to exhibit your designed product. 

Decoration and display suggestions: 
1.    Print Posters/ Display Cards - Story Telling of your design
2.    Bring laptop to show videos
3.    Build a Prototype 
4.    Unleash your creativity!

*Your Exhibition display will not be taken into account for Finals Score.

Watch this space! More information regarding the finals will be announced through this blog! 

GOOD LUCK!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Electrical Symbol Attribute



Are you still typing your electrical component’s information on to the symbols manually? Manually typing the component’s information is very time consuming and may cause mistake. Copy paste to reuse a symbol will speed up the process but you still need to edit the symbol mark. In a large multipage electrical schematic diagram, how can you ensure that your symbol marks did not overlap? Do you check it page by page to make sure every symbol have its own mark?

I always make sure I don't spend my time on non-value added activities, and I make sure I utilise technology/ system for those repetitive tasks. 

SolidWorks Electrical has the abilities to solve these problems. In SolidWorks Electrical, symbols are associated to the manufacturer parts which defined by the user. With this association, the information of the components will be shown on the symbol automatically. It saves your time to search for the components information and type in manually.



Copying the symbol is simple in SolidWorks Electrical. Once you paste the symbol, the symbol mark will automatically increase to an unused number. It reduces your time on editing the text to change the number and thinking on what will be the last number had being used.


Hope this would help you do your Electrical Design more efficiently! 


Jackson Lim
Application Engineer

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Electrical Design - Manufacturer part library



Are you ready for another electrified week? 
An electrical symbol is used to represent an electrical component. It was in a simple and easy to understand format. But an electrical component can be manufactured by many companies and each of them has their own characteristics. 

An engineer has to decide which component he wants to use, what will be the power rating, what will be the voltage rating and so on. Once they have their requirements on the components, they will search for the catalog to check the availability of the component and get the part number. 

There are more than 40 manufacturers on the market, and each manufacturer produces more than 1000 types of components. To search for a component which can fulfill the requirement of the engineer may not be easy. Have you ever had to search through stacks of different manufacturers catalog before finally finding what you want? 

The manufacturer part library in SolidWorks Electrical will be able to save the hassle! It consists of 45 manufacturers’ catalog:

ABB
Eland
Hammond Manufacturing
Lenze
Rittal
Anixter
Eldon
HARTING
Mitsubishi Electric
Rockwett Automation
AutomationDirect
Emerson
Himel
Murr Elektrinik
Schneider Electric
Beckhoff
Eupen
Hitachi
Nexans
Siemens
Belden
FESTO
Hubbell
Omron
Socomec
Danfoss
Finder
Hurecx
Pepperl+Fuchs
TCI – Trans-coil
Delixi
Fuji Electric
IGUS
Phoenix Contact
Unitronics
Delta Electronics
GE
Lapp
Pilz
Wago
Eaton
Hager
Legrand
Prysmian
Weidmuller



You can also search their components by inserting the reference number, description, number of circuits, voltage, frequency or other information to search for the available components from every manufacturer. Once the manufacturer part is being selected, the attributes of the manufacturer part will be shown on the symbols automatically. 

That would make me a very happy Electrical Engineer - what about you? 


Jackson Lim
Application Engineer
IME Technology Sdn Bhd