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German/Malaysian collaboration on training centre

Hamburg-based software company Simufact Engineering and the Malaysian university UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA) in Shah Alam are cooperating in research and education of students and software users from the industry.

The focus of the cooperation is on modern software-aided simulation methods that are employed in the production of metal-based industrial goods such as automobiles and engines.

Representatives of the university and Simufact have signed a cooperation paper and a certificate of incorporation for the ‘Research & Training Centre for Virtual Manufacturing Technology and Process’.

The newly established Research & Training Centre for Virtual Manufacturing Technology and Process is affiliated with the Advance Manufacturing Technology Excellence Center (AMTEx).

AMTEx is a research and development centre at the UiTM faculty of Mechanical Engineering, which is supposed to deepen the cooperation of research, production and industrial practice concerning the development of new manufacturing technologies. Computer-based production processes play a major role in this context.

‘We are pleased to be the first research and training centre in South East Asia,’ says Associate Professor. Dr-Ing Yupiter HP Manurung, Director of AMTEx. ‘I am very optimistic with this cooperation since we position ourselves as a resource centre for solving industrial problems, for producing technical publications and for educating engineering students as well as practitioners using this sophisticated simulation software.

'Simufact software very user-friendly, which is very important for industrial applications to achieve fast and precise results; the software also provides an open structure for conducting high-level research investigation, which is very essential for academician use.’

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