Tuesday, April 26, 2016

MoU Signed with Dassault Systèmes and ITC to Empower Next Generation of Engineers in Cambodia


Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA April 25, 2016 — A strategic partnership was formed between Dassault Systèmes, Institute of Technology Cambodia (ITC) and IME Trading Sdn Bhd (IME) today to transform engineering learning experiences and skill development for students in Cambodia. The objective of this partnership is to build a sustainable pipeline of engineering talents with high quality innovative education system.

With this partnership, ITC will set up a center of excellence focusing on providing courses on digital design, electrical design, construction industry and education practices based on Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS curriculum programmes. IME will support the initiative by providing training for the lecturers as well as relevant hands-on experience for an all-rounded engineering education. The training will also include exposure to project management opportunities to increase students’ industry relevance and ultimately, help to increase employability.

“We believe education forms the bedrock of any economy and we are delighted to partner with ITC for Cambodia. This partnership is a reflection of our commitment to engineering education in Cambodia by providing access to tools and activities that are recognized by industries around the world,” said Benjamin Tan, Director of Professional Channel, AP South, Dassault Systèmes.


Left to right: Mr Teoh Jia Yuan (Director of IME Trading), Dr Om Romny (Director General of ITC), Mr Benjamin Tan (Director of Professional Channel, AP South, Dassault Systèmes)


Through this partnership, teachers and students at ITC will be offered a specialized suite of tools for engineering design, documentation, simulation and sustainable design in one easy-to-learn software package. In addition, students will have access to 3D CAD, simulation, product data management, technical communication and electrical design tools for hands-on product design training.

“There is always this gap between education and industry, where education fails to meet the demand of fast changing industrial demands. By partnering Dassault Systèmes, we hope to narrow the gap between classroom and actual workplace by integrating digital technologies such as virtual environment learning on real industrial projects. Through such programmes, students will be able to differentiate themselves with the right skillsets and the relevant industry experience,” said Dr Om Romny, Director General of ITC.

“We are delighted to be part of this ambitious partnership. With 36 years in the industry and the long-term academia partnership with Dassault Systemes, we are confident in leading the teachers and students through the intellectual rigor that is required to fully harness the potential in the classroom and compete in the marketplace,” said Julia Wee, CEO of IME.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

How Flow Simulation Can Help in Plant, Process, Construction & HVAC Project?


The growing global appetite for energy requires us to focus more on energy efficiency. Energy saving and climate control have become the hot topics now.

For Plant, Process and Construction Industry, their everyday challenges are chasing project deadlines while designing HVAC system such as ventilation, heat distribution, and airflow patterns that meet the project requirements.

So, how can Flow Simulation or what we technically call Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD) help? CFD allows you to model a wide range of physical phenomena to predict airflow and temperature distribution inside and around the building. In addition, it helps in simulating contaminant dispersion so that one can find ways to minimize the dispersion and improve human comfort level.

Design is an iterative process as engineers continuously modify the design until it meets acceptance criteria defined by safety, cost, performance, convenience, and shape. To optimize the process, CFD enables the automation of these iterations and helps engineers to find the best design earlier.

With the help of CFD, you will be able to vary a set of selected variable parameters, such as model dimensions, boundary condition parameters, and initial mesh settings, so as to analyze the flow parameters that you want to study.

The study will then compare the results of different scenarios in an intuitive format so you can find the best alternative.





To know more, do not miss out our upcoming hands-on training. Join us to further discuss and explore with other engineers from the same industry in a 4-hour-session that could change the way you design.



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How to Improve Technical Communication Effectiveness?


Technical communications challenges are not limited to engineering or technical documentation alone, but also impact other departments across the enterprise in many different ways. Some of the very common concerns shared by different departments are, for example:


“We shouldn’t be spending so much time on non-engineering tasks.” – Engineering Department
“It’s hard to understand these drawings and work instructions.” – Manufacturing Department
“Our suppliers have difficulties in interpreting our design and quoting us the price.” – Procurement
“We have to always rely on engineers to provide us with good graphics for us to proceed with designing the collaterals.” – Marketing

How can these issues be addressed? Are there any solutions that we can use to improve the communication effectiveness?

The answer lies in integration. Having an integrated system in place that enables designs to move seamlessly back and forth between design and manufacturing facilitates a collaborative environment for your engineers. Through the integration of technical communications with product design (CAD) software – be it in technical content publishing, video generation, quality control & inspection or photorealistic 3D rendering – it eliminates the need for data translation and allows design changes even in the later stage of the product development cycle, yet still be able to ensure the timeliness of product delivery.

For this, SOLIDWORKS provides a full range of technical communications and product visualization tools such as: 


SOLIDWORKS Technical Communications Solutions


  • SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition)


Instead of using traditional 2D drawings, this integrated drawing-less manufacturing solution guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D. It defines, organizes, and publishes 3D PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) such as dimensions, tolerances, surface finish, notes, and other annotations in industry standard file formats. It helps designers or engineers to communicate their design intent better to others especially on the design details. As a result, it manages to streamline production, cut cycle time, reduce manufacturing errors and support industry standards such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, and DIN ISO 16792.




  • SOLIDWORKS Composer

It provides you with the tools to prepare technical communication deliverables in parallel with product development — so your documentation keeps up with your design changes and is ready with your product. It also allows you to reuse 3D design data to rapidly create highly detailed 2D or 3D graphics or even 3D animations for your assembly instructions, product manuals, training material and marketing collateral for interactive trainings or marketing presentations. 


  • SOLIDWORKS Inspection


It helps you to streamline the creation of inspection documents by leveraging your existing 2D legacy data, regardless of file type – SOLIDWORKS files, PDFs, or TIFFs. QA engineers will then be able to automate their usually manual and tedious process, and quickly create ballooned inspection drawings and inspection sheets for the First Article Inspection (FAI). It helps drastically reduce the time needed to generate inspection reports yet avoid errors and inconsistencies traditionally associated with manual data input.



SOLIDWORKS Product Visualization Solutions

  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize


This new product (formerly known as Bunkspeed) provides a suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with design-oriented features and workflows that enable easy and fast creation of visual content. 

You may import files of various formats from SOLIDWORKS or other 3D CAD system to create compelling scenes and ultimately the most realistic content possible. It can produce static images, animations and web ready content with stunning graphics effect in shortest time, helping organizations to communicate within company and external parties especially nontechnical users.


To understand more about the capabilities of these solutions, don’t miss the chance to explore with us and other engineers who share the same concerns on how these tools may help in improving the technical communication effectiveness in your company.

REGISTER HERE and join us in the exclusive hands-on workshop "Go Beyond 2D Drawing for Effective Communication” on 19th April 2016 (Tuesday)!





Monday, April 11, 2016

Thank You for an Amazing 2015!


Albeit a year full of changes and challenges, 2015 had been amazing for us. Major highlight last year was our 35th anniversary celebration where we had a year-long of celebration and ended with a Gala.

Being recognised this year by SME100 as one of the Fast Moving companies is also the icing on the cake! This award further justifies the team's effort in striving to provide the best solution to the industry in leveraging technology to achieve greater business growth.

We have all this to thank to our customers and supporters, thank you for being part of our 2015 – let’s go through some of our favourite moments:



IME’s 35th Anniversary



IME is 35 years old! As an appreciation to our customers and partners, the ASEAN Economic Forum and Networking Gala themed “Partnering for Success” was organised early this year.

All IMEzens are one big family, and we work as one team with one goal. The whole team
including the sales, marketing, accounts, hr, admin, and technical came together in organising the programmes for this event to ensure that we bring the best experience and memories for the night.

We are pleased to have organised the ASEAN Economic Forum and appreciate the support we received from the panelists: Datuk Phang Ah Tong, deputy CEO of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Mr. Jayant Menon, Lead Economist of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Yeah Kim Leng, Business School Dean of Malaysian University of Science and Technology (M.U.S.T) and VP of Malaysian Economic Association (MEA), and Mr. Ong Chee Tat from SME Association of Malaysia.

Catch snippets of the event including key takeaways, photos and video HERE.



SME100 Awards 2015 - IME Technology Sdn Bhd



Being awarded as one of the Top 100 Fast Moving Companies under SME100 Awards 2015 is definitely the icing on the cake for 2015. It serves as a great recognition for the hard work all of us had put in over the past years. 

SME100 Awards identify and recognise Asia’s fast moving small and medium enterprises with a focus on growth and resilience. Winning the award definitely encouraged all of us to strive to achieve greater heights next year.


SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day



“Keep a good head and always carry a light bulb.” - Bob Dylan

We were amazed by the number of lightbulb moments we had during IME’s SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day 2016 (SWID 2016)! We certainly hope that the participants are still having lightbulb moments, and remember the inspiration and ideas they had during the event.

SWID last year was the first and largest SOLIDWORKS user community meetup across 7 locations in Malaysia - Penang, Selangor, Johor, Perak, Melaka, Kuantan and Sarawak. Throughout this month-long event, we received excellent feedback from most of the participants, that they truly enjoyed and loved what we’ve prepared and brought to them. 

We are also extremely excited that IME was awarded as Asia Pacific South Most Creative Innovation Day and Best Teamwork Award by Dassault Systèmes. Huge thanks goes to our awesome team and supporters for making this happen!

Check out what happened HERE!


FV Malaysia



Being a company that has always been involved with academia institutions in bringing different learning experience to the engineers-to-be, we are proud of the students who participated in the FV race. 


Even just being a spectator at the race, we were hardly able to contain our excitement, let alone the students who were in the competition itself. We were not sure if it was the excitement and energy level of the students or the weather that boiled our blood and got our adrenaline running at full speed.

All participants had done an amazing job in creating their race car from scratch. From draft, design, virtual simulations to manufacturing and finally on the race track! We are glad to have been able to support UTeM in organising this event to create a platform for real life learning in automotive design, giving students great opportunities to learn and experience what couldn’t have been taught in a classroom.

Throughout the race, we were so impressed especially when we saw the teamwork among each group – how they worked together, created something from nothing and working hard towards their dreams. Keep it up, our future engineers.


Click 
HERE to experience the event through photos.


3D Experience Technology Day in East-Malaysia

 

An IME branch has been setup in Kuching and last year we finally held the first event there. 
 
The purpose of 
3D Experience Technology Day is to gather all key parties in the development and growth of the East Malaysia industry, to share and learn together the trending technologies and the importance of adopting these technologies in order to remain competitive in the market.

Our heartiest appreciation goes to the Ministry of Industrial Development, our supporting partners CENTEXS, Swinburne University, IET, and each and every one of the participants - for the overwhelming response and warm welcome we’ve received.


Details and key takeaways of the event can be found HERE.

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In short, 2015 was not easy but we made it, hard work and commitment always prevails. We are very excited for what’s coming up next, and hope you'll be a part of it too!

Oh yeah, don’t forget to check out our Website and Facebook Page for the latest updates. Feel free to drop us an email at marketing@cadcam.com.my for any enquiries or suggestions, we would love to hear from you. Cheers!



Vivian Kaw
Marketing Executive