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Autodesk Signs MOU with MIMOS Berhad to Promote 3D Design in Malaysia

by • November 27, 2016 • 12s Comments

3dp_fusion360_autodesk_logo3D printing and software company Autodesk pretty wears a lot of hats: virtual reality innovator, slicing settings tremendous, impactful investor, serveful volunteer…the list goes on and on. Currently they’re starting a new journey, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MIMOS Berhad, in order to promote 3D create technologies and ability across Malaysia. The aptly named “3D Smart Maker Initiative” can have both Autodesk and MIMOS, Malaysia’s national research and development agency, working together to champion and advance the adoption of 3D create and additive making technologies, as well as establishing 3D printing facilities across the nation.

The project is funded by Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI); MIMOS is one of their strategic agencies. The funding comes of MOSTI’s social advancement (MSI) fund, which falls under the ministry’s Pre-Commercialization Fund. It is utilized to serve communities translate knowledge and ideas into viable products or services which serve in enhancing the folks’s high end of life. This comes with rolling out “3D Smart Maker Labs” across the five economic growth corridors of Malaysia.

MIMOS Chief Executive Officer Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah said, “MIMOS is committed to training young folks in creativity and advancement. The 3D Smart Maker can manufacture for an amazing new programme at PERDA-TECH’s Centre of Advanced Skills (COAS), which I know offers short courses targeted at secondary school leavers and actually those who may aleager have Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM), diploma or Bachelor’s degree, as well as those may aleager in the industry and wanting to upskill to increase their income.”


Dato’ Dr. Mohd Azhar Yahaya, MOSTI Secretary General appearing at 3D version of a drone generated at PERDA Advanced Technical Institute, shown by Senior Director of MIMOS, Mohamed Fauzi Yahaya. Looking on is Wan Azli Wan Ismail, General Manager of MIMOS Semiconductor (M) Sdn Bhd. [Image: Business Circle]

He offered his thanks to MOSTI, and its team of award-winning professionals eager to share their 3D create and engineering knowledge, for its dedication in bringing this significant approach of via emerging technologies and advancement to meet the real needs of the community. He continued by pointing out which the collaboration between MIMOS and Autodesk may spearhead the development of skilled human capital which is so necessary in the economic corridors.

mimos-headquartersThe cloud-powered Autodesk Fusion 360 software can be utilized and taught at all of the 3D Smart Maker Labs. It brings together computer-aided create, engineering, and making (CAD, CAE, and CAM) in a one-of-a-kind way, and is on the market for Mac, PC, and mobile devices. Fusion 360 is an integrated and accessible connective tool which was created for all the new and myriad ways products are being createed and created these days. The initially lab, managed by PERDA Advanced Technical Institute (PERDA-TECH), had its official opening in the present day in the city of Penang.

fusion-360-logo31“Additive making is having a profound impact on how manufacturers of all sizes appear at product create, production, distribution and economics of sale,” said Rama Tiwari, Regional Director of Sales, Autodesk ASEAN. “Our collaboration with MIMOS can broaden access to such cutting-edge making tools and techniques, and assist the government’s efforts to groom digital making ability.”

The MoU between Autodesk and MIMOS highlights a combined effort by the two to promote research and development in the ever-growing and changing fields of engineering create and rapid prototyping technologies. Both MIMOS and Autodesk can be establishing incubation labs which can assist startups and tiny to medium enterprises. The labs can teach these enterprises how to explore digital making processes, all the way of 3D versionling to fabrication. Discuss in the Autodesk forum at 3DPB.com.

[Source/Image: Business Circle]