Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) became the first university in Malaysia to receive RM3.3 million worth of metal forming simulator of AFDEX (Adviser for metal Forming process Design Experts) donated by Metal Forming Research Corporation Korea, a leading forming simulation services company in Korea.
The software was awarded to the program leader and Deputy Director of SMRI UiTM – Ir. D. Noor Azlina Mohd. Salleh who has been organizing great yearly internship programs, research collaborations and mobility programs such as summer programs and conference since 2016.
The software is available in the Manufacturing Simulation Centre at Smart Manufacturing Research Institute and is opened for global and industrial research collaborations.
UiTM Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Azraai Kassim said that “ UiTM is honored to be the first university in Malaysia to receive the software despite the global worldwide industry is facing a new norm way of life”.
Triple helix international collaboration between Smart Manufacturing Research Institute (SMRI) Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FKM), Gyeongsang National University (GNU Korea) and Metal Forming Research Corporation (MFRC) Korea , the Developer of prestigious metal forming software Advisor for Metal Forming Process Design Expert (AFDEX) was witnessed during the virtual MoU signing on a strategic collaboration that adds new value dimensions to the development of students, research and publications, training as well as teaching and learning.
“With digitalization era, it is hoped both GNU and UiTM students will benefit from the cultural as well as rapid knowledge transfer that can enhance the value of the graduates produced,” said President of GNU, Professor Dr. Soon-Ki Kwon.
Also present were UiTM Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Azraai Kassim, UiTM Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Mohd Nazip Suratman, SMRI UiTM Director, Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr.-Ing. Yupiter Hp Manurung, SMRI UiTM Deputy Director, Ir. Dr. Noor Azlina Mohd. Salleh, Mechanical Engineering Faculty Deputy Dean, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hussain Ismail , Director of Office of International Affairs UiTM Dr Hajah Zainab Mohd Noor, President of GNU Professor Dr. Soon-Ki Kwon, Vice President of GNU Professor Dr Woogeon Jeong and President of Metal Forming Research Corporation and Professor at School of Mechanical , Aerospace Engineering GNU Professor Dr Mansoo Joun.