• 30 December 2022

    Bye 2022 and Hello 2023!

    30 Dec 2022
    Nor Ibrahim Mahiyudin

    2022 – it was indeed a tough year, with the transitioning to endemic phase – masks were coming off; offices were filling up; tradeshows and events were making its way for a comeback. We sure can’t thank 2022 for all the ups and downs we faced. While we are preparing to enter 2023, let’s take a quick recap on the memory lane to our favourite moments of 2022!

    Additive Manufacturing: Designs & Materials

    We kicked start our 2022 with the first in-person hybrid event at PSDC, in collaboration with Materialise. In this event, we had the opportunity to share the latest 3D printing technologies available. It was surely a fruitful time to meet everyone especially after  2 years since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Check out the event photos HERE

    IME Launches the New Stratasys F770 – The First 3D Printer in Malaysia that has Large Build Capacity

    Making our comeback physically at METALTECH – aside from showcasing all of our Design to Manufacturing solutions, we were also honoured to welcome YB Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong ( Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry ) together with YB General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Bin Mohamed ( Co-Chairman, Informa Markets Asia ) at our booth, accompanied by Mr. TK Teoh ( Founder and Chairman, IME Group ) and Madam Julia Wee ( CEO, IME Group ) to launch the new Stratasys F770 – first 3D Printer in Malaysia that has large build capacity that enables manufacturers to print large parts and undertake industrial-scale orders which makes 3D printing more affordable.

    Also making his first appearance – collaboration and integration between several equipment such as the miniature Industry 4.0 factory, real-time dashboard for OEE ( Overall Equipment Effectiveness ), pick to light system, AGV ( automated guided vehicle ), AI vision system, high accuracy CMM systems, and cobots ( collaborative robots ).

    Click HERE to check out the album.

    IME in ARCHIDEX 2022

    Our first time at ARCHIDEX and it sure is an eye-opening experience!

    We are humbled by the overwhelming interest  in Archicad, the first BIM software – when coupled with VR is just what every client needs to visualise their new building ! Many were also amazed by how 3D Printing /  Additive Manufacturing is applied in Architecture and Construction – form concept models, interior designs, to construction of buildings.

    With 3D Printing technology, designers and architects would be able to print out the models to improve the stage of project planning and bring innovative solutions to Architecture industry. We make the ideas become reality.

    MoU Signing Ceremony with UTHM

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    In Academia, we have continued to sign MoU with multiple higher learning institutions, aligned with our mission to bridge the gap between Academia and Industry. We hope that the professional certification programmers would benefit them in increasing their employability, and at the same time benefit the industry with future-ready graduates.

    IME Largest Get -Together Annual Event – IME INNOVATION DAY 2023

    We were thrilled and excited to be back PHYSICALLY, especially after 2 years of meeting only on virtual platform!😬 We were very pleased to have such an overwhelming response from all the attendees nationwide.

    With this year’s theme “Fit-For-The-Future Digital Transformation”, the event this year shares how the pandemic has forced us to not only adapt to the new normal but forced businesses to transform and leverage on technology to ensure business sustainability, to build business resilience by being agile in adopting and embracing change.

    We hope everyone had an amazing time whether you join us physically or virtually. You guys are awesome indeed!😎😉

    Check out event photos:






    And last but not least…

    Graphisoft x IME | Strategic Partnership Announcement & User Conference

    We are honoured to have Amy Senew, Vice President, Global Sales of Graphisoft and JY TEOH, Executive Vice President of IME Group of Companies, to officiate the announcement during the signing ceremony that happened in November 15 and we look forward to seeing this partnership to accelerate BIM coverage in Malaysia. Click HERE to find out more.

    And it’s a wrap!

    2022 has been tough, but we sure do make a lot of wonderful memories with all our customers.

    As we are all set to begin another year, we wish that the new dawn becomes a year of better performance with your awesomeness.

    We thank for your continuous support, and we look forward to another year with more satisfactory service and opportunities with you.

    Happy New Year from all of us at IME Group of Companies!

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  • 16 November 2022

    [PRESS RELEASE] Graphisoft Announces Strategic Partnership with IME Technology Sdn Bhd to Accelerate BIM Coverage in Malaysia

    16 Nov 2022
    Nor Ibrahim Mahiyudin

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, November 14, 2022 – Graphisoft, the leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) software solutions provider for architecture and engineering, today announces a strategic partnership with IME Technology Sdn. Bhd. This partnership will meet the growing demand for integrated digital architectural software solution delivery in Malaysia.

    Graphisoft empowers teams of building professional with advanced technology and accompanying expertise to design and deliver great buildings with award-winning software. ArchiCAD offers a complete end-to-end design and documentation workflow for architectural and engineering practices of any size. Archicad users can drive the design narrative on the building site for faster and specific client feedback with BIMx, a popular mobile and web BIM app, extends the BIM experience to include all stakeholders in the building design, delivery and operations lifecycle. Architects and engineers in Malaysia will benefit from Graphisoft’s integrated approach to BIM workflow optimization.

    Robert Samuel, Sales Director of Graphisoft Asia Pacific, commented, ” Graphisoft’ s vision is to bring BIM into widespread practice for the design and construction of buildings in Malaysia via model-based workflow integration. BIMx will help to bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction  site. I believe together with IME Technology Sdn. Bhd. , we can holistic architectural software solutions with personalized technical support, role-specific training programs, and services to better support the Malaysian AEC market.”

    “We are extremely excited to be appointed by Graphisoft as a strategic partner to accelerate BIM implementation in Malaysia, providing architects, designers, engineers and urban planners with an integrated digital solution to efficiently deliver their projects. With our expertise and knowledge in this space, we are confident that our clients will get the most out of Graphisoft solutions and we are committed  to help other architectural practices with the aim of making better buildings through better BIM,” said CW Lau, SVP at IME Technology Sdn. Bhd. ” The success of the product is reflected in the number of successful projects completed with Graphisoft Archicad, including the world’s second tallest building, Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur.”

    About Graphisoft

    Graphisoft® empowers teams to design great buildings, through award-winning software solutions, learning programs, and professional services for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries. Our award-winning products and solutions support OPEN BIM for workflow transparency, longevity, and data accessibility for built assets. Archicad®, the architects’ BIM software of choice, offers a complete end-to-end design and documentation workflow for architectural and integrated architectural and engineering practices of any size. BIMx®, the most popular mobile and web BIM app, extends the BIM experience to include all stakeholders in the building design, delivery, and operations lifecycle. BIMcloud®, the AEC industry’s first and most advanced cloud-based team collaboration solution, makes real-time collaboration possible across the globe regardless of the size of the project and the speed or quality of the team members’ network connection. DDScad solutions support users with intelligent Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) design tools, integrated calculations, and comprehensive documentation of all building system disciplines. DDScad Architect & Construction is developed for architects, building contractors, and manufacturers of industrialized timber frame housing in Scandinavian markets. Graphisoft is part of the Nemetschek Group. To learn more, visit graphisoft.com.

    About IME Technology Sdn Bhd

    IME Technology is a member of IME Group of companies, a local institution supporting industry and academia with world-class advanced Design and Manufacturing solutions since 1980. IME Technology specialises in 3D CAD Design, CAM (Machining), CAE (FEA Simulation) and now expands its expertise in ERP and MES. We provide end-to-end design to manufacturing solutions throughout the product lifecycle – Design, Engineering, Simulation, and Manufacturing. Visit https://imetech.com.my

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  • 25 June 2022

    [PRESS RELEASE] Fit-For-The-Future Digital Transformation – Local and World-Renowned Technologies Showcased by IME at METALTECH & AUTOMEX Exhibition

    25 Jun 2022
    Nor Ibrahim Mahiyudin

    KUALA LUMPUR, 23 June 2022 – In conjunction with the annual and one of the largest Machine Tools, Metalworking and Automation Technology exhibition METALTECH & AUTOMEX held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition (MITEC), IME launched the new Stratasys F770, first in Malaysia. The 3D Printer that has a large build capacity which enables manufacturers to print large parts and undertake industrial-scale orders which make 3D printing more affordable. The ceremony was honoured by the presence of Y.B Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong, Deputy Minister of Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Mr. Teoh Tuan Ka, Chairman and Founder of IME Group of Companies.

    The F770 features the longest fully heated chamber of its size and type in the market. With a build envelope of 13 cubic feet, the F770 can print parts that are 46 inches long on diagonal. This opens up new avenues for innovation in additive manufacturing as well as applications and opportunities for industrial manufactures that small printers do not offer.

    In a recent event held by IME, attended by key player from the Automotive and Aerospace industry to explore how Additive Manufacturing could reduce their lead time while saving cost in their production line, 57.9% of the attendees responded that Additive Manufacturing is a game changer, and whoever who is bold enough to invest first shall reap the benefits. The application of 3D Printing in the organisations range highest form Prototyping, to Manufacturing Tools (Jigs & Fixtures, mould and tooling), to End-Use Parts, and Robotic End-Effectors.

    “For over 42 years we have brought in different advanced technologies into Malaysia, and over the years we have also started to develop our own solutions to cater for the changes that Industry 4.0 brings to manufactures. We firmly believe that it is crucial for manufactures to begin their digital  transformation journey, as disruption has happened and the future is now. We are glad that more local Manufacturers are adopting the technology and we will be with them every step in the way” – TK Teoh, Founder & Chairman, IME Group of Companies.

    Apart from Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing or Rapid Prototyping), IME also showcased end-to-end solution in Design to Manufacturing, including 3D and 3D MCAD and ECAD ( Mechanical and Electrical Computer-Aided Design) softwares (SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight), BIM Software of Architecture (ArchiCAD), Product Lifecycle Management and Manufacturing Solutions ( Dassault Systemes, Catia, Enovia, Delmia), Enterprise Resources Planning(ERP,DelmiaWorks), and more.

    Collaboration and integration between several equipment such as the miniature Industry 4.0 factory, real-time dashboard  for OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), pick to light system, AGV ( automated guided vehicle), Ai vision system, high accuracy CMM systems and cobots ( collaborative robots) was demonstrated at the tradeshow to show local manufacturers that Industry 4.0 is not far-fetched and definitely achievable with an affordable budget.

    IME Group of Companies with its expertise and comprehensive approach towards Industry 4.0 along with the right tools provides companies with the support they need to master the challenges of implementation.


    IME (Group of Companies) is a local business established since 1980, that aspires to play a role in the growth of the local industry, by providing a platform for the industry and educational sector to collaborate, share and close the knowledge and skill gap. Founded as a CNC service and repair centre, IME has now grown into the leading product design and manufacturing solution provider in Malaysia, with a vast clientele from local and multi-national corporations, government sectors and academia; IME has established strong presence locally and expanded business coverage to ASEAN.

    IME has been an avid contributor in the development of Industry 4.0 via The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Industry 4.0 Committee, and The Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee Member for National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM).

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  • 14 October 2019


    14 Oct 2019
    Amnani Adnan

    KUALA LUMPUR, October 3 – IME SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day 2020 was held at Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), which was organised by IME Group of Companies in collaboration with Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia (MRM) as Strategic Partner, with the key objective of promoting and driving design and innovation of Malaysian products in the new digital space.

    IME SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day (IMESWID) is a platform to gather industry’s thought leaders namely government, industry players, engineers and academia to share on the key trends and spearheads design and innovation. The event also aims to explore innovation and technology creativity with the participants and embark on the digital transformation journey together. It is an annual event organised by IME throughout Malaysia, touring to multiple states including Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Melaka and Sarawak.

    Back to its root, IMESWID is also the most prominent event to introduce new capabilities. SOLIDWORKS 2020 helps to get business and engineers going from design to manufacture faster and also reduce costs, meet customer demand as well as optimise designs. This is a big event of SOLIDWORKS that is taking place in October every year, held in every corner of the world. SOLIDWORKS Innovation Day 2020 with the participation of SOLIDWORKS experts in domestic or foreign country will bring various of new enhancements to users.

    Digital continuity is the theme of the event this year, putting emphasis on the importance of extracting, analysing and connecting data throughout design and manufacturing cycle: from machines in manufacturing and throughout the enterprise both horizontally and vertically. Digital Continuity in multi-discipline is essential in modern day manufacturing for complete visibility in manufacturing efficiency.  Software and applications play a major role in enabling this to provide connectivity in the entire design to manufacturing process for instance, design optimisation, real-time manufacture feedback and analytics, virtual factory, assembly simulation, collaborative engineering platform among many others.

    In the technology showcase featured at the event, a comprehensive data-driven design and manufacturing ecosystem that has shown seamless digital continuity in the production floor by integrating different systems at multiple stages product development.

    Other than that, real-life applications provided audience a clear picture of digital continuity from the design environment to the manufacturing shop floor.

    Product Design & Development

    Virtual Reality (VR)

    Additive Manufacturing – Metal 3D Printing

    Virtual Factory

    Industrial Automation

    Quality Inspection

    Reverse Engineering

    Data analytics and dashboards

    By leveraging on the right solution, business owner can easily automate data collection and turn them into meaningful insights that accelerates decision-making process, making it effective, purposeful and on-point. Visibility and accessibility to every system including machines, people, resources help to stay in control and to identify pain-points easily thus closing loopholes, maximising resources utilisation, increasing operational efficiencies, and of course, lower operational cost.

    Nearly 600 participants from various organisations attended the event that seeks to assist them in understanding and learning ways to incorporate the key elements of Industry 4.0 into businesses.

    The event also endorses home-grown companies and local products that are locally designed and manufactured. The synergy between IME and MRM strongly advocates Buatan Malaysia embodying world-design capabilities that we are always unquestionably proud of. Innovative products can be designed and manufactured given the design freedom comes with the integration of emerging technologies.

    Thinking that Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and factory modernisation are only for large multinational companies is a general misconception. For positive impact on the entire supply chain, large and small medium enterprises alike, are to be aligned in their transformation to reflect a seamless and continuity in the effectiveness of operations. 2nd tier & 3rd tier vendors or manufacturers are not to adopt a wait-and-see mindset if we want to remain relevant.

    According to Mr. Teoh Tuan Ka, Chairman and Founder of IME Group of Companies, the synergy between all parallels namely the government, industry players and academia is crucial to spearhead Industry 4.0 adoption in Malaysia. “Synergy bridges the interconnection and fill the gap in collaboration to ensure seamless knowledge sharing and effective skills transfer, and that makes the team stronger at times of a transformational change. SMEs and local businesses have to be at the forefront of digital transformation to gain competitive advantage and stay attractive for global investors at worldwide scale,” added Mr. Teoh.

    At the event,  it also addressed how local companies can leverage on Digital Transformation Lab Partners in digital transformation journey with an insightful session on Digital Transformation Acceleration Programme (DTAP) that is part the initiative of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) that aims to help these companies to adopt Industry 4.0 and thereby increases productivity, reduces foreign labours and exploit new opportunities in the digital space. The programme involves pilot of implementation plan and scale up of not more than 5 years. Mawea Industries, a member of IME Group of Companies was appointed as one of the DTLs to lend its expertise to the IR4.0 adopters. Through DTL, companies are able to set out a digital transformation journey of their own.

    Productivity and its improvement are both a political imperative and a business necessity. Hence, lifting productivity can be an imperative role played by public sector as well as private sector. This approach should be adopted by the local industry, government, and academia to boost productivity to greater heights.

    Download the key takeaways from the event below:

    #1 SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New

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    #2 Digital Transformation Acceleration Programme (DTAP): Futureproof your business

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    #3 Virtual Commissioning & Virtual Reality using Emulate3D & SOLIDWORKS

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    About IME Group of Companies

    IME (Group of companies) is a local business established since 1980, that aspires to play a role in the growth of the local industry, by providing a platform for the industry and educational sector to collaborate, share, and close the knowledge and skill gap. Founded as a CNC service and repair centre, IME has now grown into the leading product design and manufacturing solution provider in Malaysia, with a vast clientele from local and multi-national corporations, government sectors and academia; IME has established strong presence locally and expanded business coverage to ASEAN.

    Apart from being recently appointed as the DTL by MDEC, IME is also The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Industry 4.0 Committee Member, and The Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee Member for National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM).

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  • 26 July 2018


    26 Jul 2018
    Amnani Adnan

    Congratulations, France!

    The FIFA World Cup 2018 has come to a glorious end in Moscow as France has made history and took home the trophy for the second time since 1998. While the world is falling over the game that happens once every four years, it was no surprise that every national team tried the whole bag of tricks only to claim the almighty world cup trophy and bring home the nation’s pride along with the cheers and chants of jubilant that could last a century.

    In the event of the universal sport that unites and brings people around the world together to celebrate teamwork and triumph regardless of skin colour, nationality, races and religions, we did not want to miss the boat to relive the spirit in our team.

    A football player can never pull off a game without each imperative teammate playing different roles in the field. At IME, we cherish team spirit and togetherness too as a driving force to get ahead and score in all fields we are specialising in.

    A futsal game was just in time and perfect for the season of FIFA World Cup. It was not a common occurrence that we teamed up against other team which was also made up of our own. However we believed sometimes a good game brings us together even closer and better.

    At the game, fatigue and weariness can never kill our spirits as we play a number of rounds just to pave our way to the final and claim our very own World Cup trophy – a 3D-printed FIFA World Cup Trophy replica.

    It was a work of art that sent us chills. All kudos to our team for crafting the trophy and bringing it to life!

    Check out some of the facts and let’s walk through the process of creating the 3D-printed trophy.

    File type : .STL
    Printer : 3D Espresso
    Technology : FDM
    Material    : PLA
    Height      : 240mm
    Structure   : Assembled from 3 parts – the globe, the body, and the base.

    build time

    : The globe; 10 hours
    The body; 14 hours
    The base; 3-4 hours


    The concept of the IME Futsal Trophy 2018 was based on the FIFA World Cup Trophy; only differences were the dimensions and title. The printed concept was less expensive and had a very solid touch from the FDM Technology. It did not require any support material in the process; and as the space of the printing bed was limited, the tall structure was printed into 3 divided parts (as identified above).


    To enhance its aesthetic, it was recoloured in green and gold, resembling the FIFA World Cup Trophy. The trophy was placed into the Memmert oven to dry the paint out and a 3D-printed World Cup Trophy was brought to life.

    As much as the effort we put in delivering quality at work, we are not settling for anything less when it comes to play. Seeing the importance to balance work with play, we strive to bake work-life balance into our company’s culture in all unique ways to fit our organisation. Not to mention, sometimes we find as much fun in 3D-printing a World Cup as printing a wind turbine!

    You can now print your own World Cup Trophy or customise your own in any way you like. Click <here> to go behind-the-scenes of the making of this 3D-printed World Cup Trophy.

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