LVD and GMI Host Smart Technology Seminar
LVD Company nv in collaboration with the German-Malaysian Institute, GMI, 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, October 4, 2018 at Jalan Ilmiah, Taman Universiti, 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, Industry 4.0, is transforming manufacturing through automation and data exchange. The principles behind Industry 4.0, QRM (Quick Response Manufacturing), 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, geared toward educating students and local businesses. Kurt Debbaut, LVD’s CADMAN Product Manager, led the discussion and subsequent audience dialog. LVD Malaysia representatives provided machinery demonstrations and shared their technical expertise.
“Today’s manufacturing culture of small batches, short delivery times, and increasingly complex parts is making Industry 4.0 a necessity,” Debbaut instructed attendees. “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. The premier learning organization offers high-quality technical education, training and services in response to global industry demands and trends like Industry 4.0. Its high-technology facilities promote a true industrial experience and advance its goal to develop technically-skilled graduates to support sheet metal industries.
LVD has a long-standing relationship with GMI. A variety of LVD sheet metal fabrication machinery is installed at GMI to provide students a hands-on sheet metalworking learning experience.