KFUPM sets up manufacturing centre
Riyadh, February 16, 2008
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) has established an advanced manufacturing centre of excellence.
The objective of the centre is to provide the future Engineers and Saudi industrial enterprises with the very latest tools for new product development, KFUPM said in a statement.
The centre is equipped with the latest CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM, (Product Lifecycle Management), technology, from PTC, which is a leading supplier of product development software and is used in the world’s most advanced industrial enterprises and prominent R&D Universities.
Additionally, the KFUPM Centre has reverse engineering and quality control software and hardware, rapid prototyping, (for form, fit and function testing of parts prior to manufacturing), metal flow simulation software, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), it added.
KFUPM has chosen INFOCAD SA as the source of the selected technologies which have been supplied through Abdulla Fouad Holdings, an experienced technology partner with operations throughout the GCC region and the local partner in Saudi Arabia, in encompassing a range of product development technologies to cover design through to manufacture.
These companies have provided technology transfer, implementation, training and local support to facilitate the successful establishment of this centre.
The new facility will not only be utilised to teach the latest product development technologies within the curriculum but will also be instrumental in providing the capabilities to participate in collaborative R&D projects with national or international partners, KFUPM said. - TradeArabia News Service