USM-PSU Research Colloquium 2015
A colloquium between USM School of Mechanical Engineering and PSU was successfully held on January 6 to 7 , which was attended by 18 lecturers from PSU and most lecturers from the School of Mechanical Engineering . The Colloquium has highlighted areas of research between the two parties and potential collaboration with the existing expertise
SMALL GROUP VISIT TO EIGHT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES (SEM 1, 2014/15)
Plant Tour to CORAZA
76 3rd year Mechanical degree undergraduates under the guidance of Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Yusoff Hassan, Dr. Mohamad Yusof Idroas and Dr. Ahmad Baharuddin Abdullah were given a day factory tour in Coraza Systems Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. on both 18th & 19th December 2014. The event is part of the joint initiatives by School of Mechanical Engineering Universiti Sains Malaysia Engineering Campus and the Coraza Systems to provide the early exposure of practical perspectives and experiences on high value added sheet metal manufacturing technologies and systems. Sheet metal fabrication has been playing a major role in providing the good housing for several critical equipments in medical, aeronautical and measurement fields. Moreover, students had also been informed the importance in production planning and Lean manufacturing in order to improve productivity and ensure the customer’s requirements are satisfied without incurring high manufacturing cost to the production. Sharings of working experiences and creative ideas in fabrication have been conducted by senior engineers such as Mr. Ooi Yee Yong. Students strongly felt that the tour widened their view on industrial manufacturing technologies and very much impressed by the enormous efforts and knowledge input given by the executives and staffs in Coraza Systems. The tour was organized by a student representative Mr. Aaron Lim Wei Meng. He also contributes the script and photo shoots for the article.
Visit to BOSE System Malaysia
On 16th December 2014, a student led tour has been made to Bose Systems Malaysia. Bose is one of the renowned audio brands with quality and prestigious products. The company was founded in 1964 by Dr Amar G. Bose with the motto “Better Sound through research”. The participants consisted of 20 mechanical students and 10 manufacturing students, and were accompanied by Dr Ooi Lu Ean. Mr Kevin Tan, Manager of Home Entertainment Deparment, welcomed the group and was in charge of the tour. The students were first brought to the manufacturing plant led by Mr. Ahmad, Operation Manager. Later, the participants were given the chance to experience Bose product in a product demonstration session. The tour continued to Research & Development lab including the prototype lab, MDE lab, EMC lab, Climatic lab, Electronics lab, and a few other labs. The final part of the tour was a sharing session on experience and career by five USM alumni that are now Bose employees. The tour ended at 6.30pm. The tour has provided the students with knowledge, amazing experience and new motivations. The tour was organized by Mr. Ali Akhbar b. Idris as part of the student-initiated industry activity. He is also the author of this article.