Maker stories: Woodwork and Sculpture with Impact Wood Sculpture Studio at FabLab Bangkok

Maker stories: Woodwork and Sculpture with Impact Wood Sculpture Studio at FabLab Bangkok

        Step into the world of creativity at FabLab Bangkok with our wood sculpture workshop, brought to you in collaboration with Impact Wood Sculpture Studio! Unleash your artistic spirit and enhance your concentration as you examine the joy of sculpting wood into unique models, including animals and customized creations.

         Join us for a day of fun and hands-on experience as Impact Wood Sculpture Studio guides you and provides wood materials through the process of transforming wood cubes into beautiful works of art. Our workshop is designed to spark your imagination and bring out your inner sculptor.

         The workshop begins with a brief introduction to the art of wood sculpture, providing you with the essential skills and techniques needed to create stunning pieces. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of models, ranging from animals, items to personalized designs, allowing you to express your individual style.

         The hands-on session kicks off with carving and shaping the wood, turning simple cubes into intricate sculptures. Our experienced instructors will be there every step of the way, offering guidance and tips to help you bring your vision to transform the cube into your sculptured models . Once your wood sculpture is complete, it’s time to add a burst of color! We’ll explore the world of painting, giving your creation a vibrant and personalized finish.

          By the end of the day, you’ll not only have a unique wood sculpture to take home but also a sense of accomplishment and a newfound appreciation for the art of sculpting. Join us at FabLab Bangkok and Impact Wood Sculpture for a workshop that blends fun, relaxation, and creativity, making your experience both memorable and enriching!

For more information, get in touch with us through the following channels:

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E-mail: fablab@kxinnovation.com

Phone: (+66) 02-470-7906

Address:  KX Knowledge Xchange (Basement floor) 110/ 1 Thanon Krung Thon Buri, Bang Lamphu Lang, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

Maker stories: F1 in school and STEM education with FabLab Bangkok – An Interview with Asanee

Maker stories: F1 in school and STEM education with FabLab Bangkok

              In the vibrant and innovative landscape of FabLab Bangkok, members find more than just a space to work; they discover a community that fosters creativity and supports ambitious projects. FabLab member is ” Asanee “ , a dynamic team who has been part of the FabLab community the past two months. In this interview, we delve into Asanee’s journey, exploring a project that’s pushing boundaries and the invaluable assistance provided by the FabLab team.

Could you tell us more about your journey as a member of FabLab Bangkok?

Asanee: Our team comprises 6 students from KPIS International School, united with a common goal to participate in the F1 in Schools World Final 2023 in Singapore. When we decided to pursue our passion for F1 car modeling for the competition, we reached out to FabLab for support and assistance in manufacturing. As a result, we’ve been welcomed as members of FabLab Bangkok for the past two months, marking an exhilarating journey filled with innovation and collaborative efforts.

Your F1 car project with F1 in Schools sounds fascinating. Could you share the inspiration behind it and the problems you aimed to solve?

Asanee: Our team is dedicated to training and developing F1 car models, collaborating with F1 in Schools program. The inspiration comes from the desire to evaluate aerodynamics and create F1 car prototypes. We’re addressing the challenge of optimizing various components, such as the car body, front wing, rear wing, and wheels. The goal is to achieve the perfect balance of weight and speed.

Which FabLab machines and tools have played a crucial role in bringing your F1 car project?

Asanee: FabLab has been instrumental in providing access to cutting-edge tools. We’ve utilized 3D printers, specifically resin and FDM types, for manufacturing. Hand tools have been essential for putting the finishing touches on all parts.

How has the FabLab team supported you in the development of your project?

Asanee: The FabLab team has been supporting the manufacturing of car parts. They’ve assisted with both FDM and resin printing, allowing us to compare and test different components. Their expertise has been crucial in refining our project.

Can you share an instance where the FabLab team’s guidance made a significant impact on your project?

Asanee: One memorable moment was when we faced challenges in optimizing the aerodynamics of our F1 car. The FabLab team not only provided technical expertise but also collaborated with us to find innovative solutions. Their commitment to our success has been inspiring.

What is your favorite aspect of being a Fablab member?

 Asanee: Without a doubt, it’s the availability of top-notch facilities and the professional guidance from specialists. Fablab isn’t just a workspace; it’s a supportive community that propels you towards success.

          Conclusion:  Asanee’s journey at FabLab Bangkok and F1 in school Thailand exemplifies the collaborative spirit and innovation that defines the FabLab experience. The F1 car project serves as a testament to the endless possibilities that arise when passionate individuals are provided with the right tools and a supportive community. In the world of startups and innovation, FabLab Bangkok stands out as a hub where dreams take shape, and success is a collective achievement.

For more information, get in touch with us through the following channels:

Website: https://fablabbkk.com/ 

E-mail: fablab@kxinnovation.com

Phone: (+66) 02-470-7906

Address:  KX Knowledge Xchange (Basement floor) 110/ 1 Thanon Krung Thon Buri, Bang Lamphu Lang, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

Maker Stories: Innovating for Good: How FabLab Bangkok Empowers Innovators

Maker Stories: Innovating for Good: How FabLab Bangkok Empowers Innovators

     In the heart of Bangkok, a hub of innovation known as FabLab Bangkok is fostering creativity and ingenuity for aspiring entrepreneurs and makers. Among its growing community, Najaree Janjerdsak, “Nano,” is a shining example of how FabLab’s resources and supportive team have catalyzed her journey in the world of 3D-printed prosthetics.

         Nano, a relatively new member, has already made significant strides in just 3 weeks of being a part of the FabLab Bangkok’s member. Her project centers around creating a prosthetic finger for a Handprints e-NABLE Scotland recipient.  What sets her project apart is her dedication to refining existing designs to cater to the recipient’s unique condition. This initiative was driven by her desire to craft a solution that not only fits perfectly but also delivers functionality and comfort.

       Her journey began by immersing herself in the world of 3D-printable prosthetic limbs. With determination as her guide, she ventured into perfecting an existing design she found online. Utilizing FabLab’s cutting-edge machines and tools, such as the SLA and the FDM 3D printer for comparison, she embarked on a transformative process. This experience not only allowed her to adjust and assemble prosthetic limbs but also honed her skills in digital fabrication.

       However, what truly sets her story apart is the unwavering support she received from the FabLab team. While navigating the intricacies of the 3D-printing process, she encountered challenges that would have otherwise consumed significant time and resources. The FabLab team emerged as mentors, providing her with invaluable guidance in operating the 3D printer, reducing trial-and-error phases, and aiding in model adjustments. Despite not being experts in her specific field, the team’s technical advice and unyielding support exemplified FabLab’s commitment to fostering innovation.

       Nano’s favorite aspect of her FabLab membership is the sense of community and support she receives. The FabLab team’s dedication, coupled with the state-of-the-art facilities, empowers her to pursue her passion with confidence. As a testament to her appreciation, she emphasizes how having access to such a nurturing environment has been instrumental in her progress.

       Like any journey of innovation, there are always areas for improvement. Nano’s suggestions for FabLab include the provision of a dedicated workspace for refining 3D-printed models. As the process often involves messy procedures like support removal and sanding, a separate space would facilitate cleanliness and efficiency. Additionally, she emphasizes the need for more bins, allowing for enhanced organization and workspace management.

       She also envisions FabLab expanding its variety of materials and supplies. Her desire for resources such as measurement tape and essential office supplies like post-it notes, recycled paper, grid paper, pencils, and rulers underscores her commitment to detail-oriented, precise work.

       In a world that thrives on innovation and startups, FabLab Bangkok is not merely a space with machines and tools; it’s a community that nurtures ideas and aspirations. Nano’s journey serves as a beacon of how a supportive ecosystem, equipped with cutting-edge technology and a passionate team, can propel individuals to achieve their goals. As FabLab Bangkok continues to support innovative endeavors, it cements its role as a catalyst for transforming dreams into reality.

For more information, get in touch with us through the following channels:

Website: https://fablabbkk.com/ 

E-mail: fablab@kxinnovation.com

Phone: (+66) 02-470-7906

Address:  KX Knowledge Xchange (Basement floor) 110/ 1 Thanon Krung Thon Buri, Bang Lamphu Lang, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

Maker Stories: Empowering Innovation with Fabrice Payet

Maker Stories: Empowering Innovation with Fabrice Payet

               As an incubator for creativity and innovation, FabLab Bangkok has been a driving force for startups and entrepreneurs, providing a collaborative environment and state-of-the-art resources to bring ideas to life. Fabrice Payet’, a member of FabLab Bangkok for the past 3 months, shares his experience and how the FabLab team has helped him achieve his goals in this interview.

                Fabrice Payet has been working on a project, creating prototypes of wooden objects using the Trotec laser cutting machine. Inspired by the need for precise prototypes before moving on to production, He found the resources and tools to be invaluable in realizing his vision. The well-equipped maker space and advanced technology have allowed him to explore, experiment, and develop his skills in the latest technologies.

                One of the key factors that has contributed to his success is the support and assistance from the FabLab team. He mentions that the staff is always helpful and available, with an excellent understanding of the challenges and requirements of any project. Their expertise and guidance have been instrumental in helping him overcome obstacles and make progress in his project.

                Being a member of FabLab Bangkok, He appreciates the opportunities for practical, hands-on learning experiences. He mentions that FabLab provides a platform for anyone to apply their theoretical knowledge, further enhancing their understanding and skills. This hands-on approach has empowered him to develop his project and acquire new skills along the way.

                When asked about improvements or changes he would like to see at FabLab Bangkok,  Fabrice Payet expresses his desire to see a similar concept implemented in his home country, France. He recognizes the immense value of FabLab concept in fostering innovation and believes that a similar facility in his country would provide aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators with the necessary resources and support to bring their ideas to fruition.

                 In conclusion, FabLab Bangkok has been a catalyst for Fabrice Payet’s project and entrepreneurial journey. The resources, tools, and support from the FabLab team have enabled him to bring his ideas to life and make significant progress. FabLab Bangkok’s emphasis on practical learning and innovation has empowered him to pursue his passion and turn his vision into reality. With his prototypes in hand, He is ready to take the next steps in his journey, thanks to the invaluable support of FabLab Bangkok.

For more information, get in touch with us through the following channels:

Website: https://fablabbkk.com/ 

E-mail: fablab@kxinnovation.com

Phone: (+66) 02-470-7906

Address:  KX Knowledge Xchange (Basement floor) 110 1 Thanon Krung Thon Buri, Bang Lamphu Lang, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

Fablabs: A Community of Makers

FabLab Bangkok: A Community of Makers

             FabLab Bangkok is a community-based workshop that offers access to advanced digital fabrication tools, including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, and other tools and technologies. It provides a space for makers, entrepreneurs, and designers to experiment with new ideas and technologies.

             Members of the Fablab community work together to solve problems and develop innovative new technologies. To learn more about the role of Fablabs in supporting innovation and startups,  we spoke with “Jakub Pánek”, a member of FabLab Bangkok about his experiences working on a project there..

1. How did you first learn about FabLab Bangkok?

I first learned about FabLab Bangkok while searching for a space where I could work on my bachelor thesis project. I needed access to specific tools and technologies that I didn’t have at home, and FabLab Bangkok had almost everything I needed.

2. What inspired you to work on your project, and what problem were you trying to solve or address?

My project was inspired by the growing problem of package theft. With more and more people shopping online, package theft has become a significant issue. I wanted to create a device that could provide a solution to this problem, so I built a camera device that can rotate and shoot nerf projectiles at people who try to steal packages. The device includes an OAK camera with a built-in AI accelerator to detect humans and packages and programmable LEDs to add a visual flare.

3. What FabLab machines or tools did you use for your project?

 I used a variety of tools and machines at FabLab Bangkok, including FDM 3D printers for most of the mechanical parts, SLA 3D printers for parts that required high dimensional accuracy, 

a laser cutter for cutting light guides made out of acrylic, hand tools for prototype assembly, sanding tools for finishing, and a multimeter and oscilloscope for debugging electronics. I also used a soldering station for the assembly of PCBs.

4. How did the FabLab team help you to achieve your goals?

The FabLab team was incredibly helpful in helping me achieve my goals. They provided me with a space to work on my project and access to the tools and technologies I needed. Whenever I had questions or encountered problems, they were always available to offer guidance and support. The community at FabLab Bangkok is very welcoming and supportive, and it made working on my project much more enjoyable.

5. What is your favorite thing about being a member of FabLab Bangkok?

My favorite thing about being a member of FabLab Bangkok is the community of makers. Everyone there has skills and expertise in different areas, and it’s always inspiring to see what people are working on. The collaborative culture of FabLabs is what makes them so unique, and I’ve learned a lot from working with other members.

6. What improvements or changes would you like to see at FabLab Bangkok?

One area where FabLab Bangkok could improve is the soldering station setup. The soldering station is showing its age and occasionally has a bad performance at the connectors. The SLA printers could set up a proper washing station, Spray painting booth, and Sand blasting station would be great additions.

7. Are there any materials or supplies that you would like to see available for purchase or use at FabLab Bangkok in the future?

Being able to purchase screws and nuts would be a great time saver, as well as having filament and resin available for purchase.

             FabLabs play a vital role in driving innovation and supporting startups by providing individuals with the resources and support they need to turn their ideas into tangible products. The community-based culture of FabLabs encourages collaboration and problem-solving, making them an essential part of any innovation ecosystem. If you’re interested in learning more about FabLabs and how they can support your startup or innovation project, be sure to check out your local FabLab.

For more information, get in touch with us through the following channels:

Website: https://fablabbkk.com/ 

E-mail: fablab@kxinnovation.com

Phone: (+66) 02-470-7906

Address:  KX Knowledge Xchange (Basement floor) 110 1 Thanon Krung Thon Buri, Bang Lamphu Lang, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

Water Electrolysis for Green Hydrogen Production

Water Electrolysis for Green Hydrogen Production

         Hydrogen is an important fuel source that can be used in various applications, including transportation, power generation, and industrial processes. However, the majority of hydrogen production today comes from fossil fuels, which generates significant greenhouse gas emissions. To address this issue, researchers and industry professionals have been exploring alternative methods for hydrogen production, such as water electrolysis.

Types of Hydrogen Production:

Hydrogen can be produced using various methods, and the color of the hydrogen refers to the environmental impact of the production process. Here are the different types of hydrogen production:

  • Grey Hydrogen: is produced by steam methane reforming (SMR) of natural gas, which releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It is the most commonly produced type of hydrogen and accounts for around 95% of the global hydrogen production.
  • Blue Hydrogen: is produced using SMR or auto-thermal reforming (ATR) of natural gas, but with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to capture the carbon dioxide and store it underground. This process significantly reduces the carbon emissions associated with hydrogen production.
  • Green Hydrogen: is produced using water electrolysis powered by renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, or hydropower. It is the cleanest and most sustainable type of hydrogen, as it does not release any carbon emissions during the production process.
  • White Hydrogen: is produced using water electrolysis powered by nuclear energy. It is a relatively small-scale method of production and is currently only used in a few countries.

Each type of hydrogen production has its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of cost, efficiency, and environmental impact. However, the increasing demand for clean energy sources and the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions are driving the development and adoption of green and blue hydrogen production technologies.

Water and Alkaline  Electrolysis Process:

Water electrolysis is a process that involves the separation of water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen gas by applying an electrical current in an electrolysis cell. The cell consists of a cathode and an anode separated by a porous membrane. The cathode is usually made of nickel, while the anode is typically made of a metal oxide such as nickel oxide or iron oxide.   

During the process, water molecules are dissociated into hydrogen ions (H+) and hydroxide ions (OH-) as an electric current is passed through the cell. The positively charged hydrogen ions are attracted to the cathode where they combine with electrons to form hydrogen gas (H2), which is collected at the cathode. At the same time, the negatively charged hydroxide ions move towards the anode, where they lose electrons to form oxygen gas (O2), which is collected at the anode.

Alkaline water electrolysis is one of the most widely used methods for hydrogen production. This process uses an alkaline electrolyte, such as potassium hydroxide (KOH), to increase the electrical conductivity of the water and allow for the splitting of water molecules. Alkaline water electrolysis operates at a relatively low temperature and pressure, making it an efficient and cost-effective method for hydrogen production.

Overall, water and alkaline electrolysis offer a clean and sustainable method for producing hydrogen gas. With the increasing demand for clean energy sources, the development of more efficient and cost-effective electrolysis technologies has become a priority for the industry.

         At FabLab Bangkok, We have developed a hydrogen engine prototype that is based on alkaline water electrolysis. The prototype uses a carbon rod as both the cathode and anode to produce hydrogen and oxygen gas. We collaborated with Dr. Nutthapol Wongyao, a hydrogen energy researcher from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), to test and validate the prototype. 

We applied potassium hydroxide (KOH) to the electrolyte solution, which is a known method for hydrogen production that is both efficient and low-cost. This approach presents a promising alternative to traditional fossil fuel engines, and we are thrilled to demonstrate the potential of this technology in contributing to a more sustainable future.

Efficient Hydrogen and Oxygen Production:

         Efficient hydrogen and oxygen production in alkaline water electrolysis requires careful control of the operating conditions, such as the temperature, pressure, and electrolyte concentration. Higher temperatures and pressures can increase the reaction rate and improve the efficiency of hydrogen production, but also require more energy input. The electrolyte concentration affects the electrical conductivity and can influence the cell voltage and efficiency.

         To improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of alkaline water electrolysis, various research efforts have focused on developing new electrode materials, optimizing the cell design, and integrating renewable energy sources. Using advanced catalysts such as platinum-group metals or non-noble metals can enhance the hydrogen evolution reaction and reduce the overpotential required for water splitting.

          In conclusion, water electrolysis, and specifically alkaline water electrolysis, is a promising technology for green and blue hydrogen production. Advances in material science, process optimization, and renewable energy integration can further enhance the performance and reduce the environmental impact of this technology.

Website: https://fablabbkk.com/ 

E-mail: fablab@kxinnovation.com

Phone: (+66) 02-470-7906

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FabLab Bangkok: Opportunities Within the KX Community

FabLab: Opportunities Within the KX Community

             KX Knowledge Xchange aspires to become a hub of innovation for startups within Thailand. One of the best ways with which we can attain this goal is through prototyping. As a community of startups, we know the value of having a working concept at hand. For those who want to take part in a firm that helps bring their ideas to life, there is no better place to turn to than our partners at FabLab.

As a member of the KX Community, FabLab Bangkok plays a crucial role in our prototype incubator and accelerator program. Using CNC machinery and other tools at hand, the team at FabLab has helped prototype projects for clients and provided guidance at a reasonable cost.

In addition to this, the company also offers internships for people who are interested in the world of prototypes and operating the cutting-edge machinery that make our incubator and accelerator program possible. We recently caught up with their intern Deepak” to find out what his experience has been like at FabLab.

1. Can you describe your experience with Fablab before you began your internship? Were you familiar with digital fabrication tools, or was this your first time working with them? 

I used to work at Ashok Leyland as a CNC machine operator in the engine department, then I worked at Ajax Engineering in quality assurance. I’ve heard of digital fabrication tools before, but FabLab was the first time I got to experience using them.

2. Can you tell us about a project you have worked on during your internship? What are some challenges you faced?  How did you overcome these obstacles?

We recently developed a prototype for a client exploring the potential of generating electricity with magnets. They reached out after seeing a YouTube video about it. One of the challenges I faced was having to deal with limited information at hand, as clients usually have more information on how they want their working product to be like. I took it as a personal challenge and kept the client involved during the prototyping stage. Communication is key, and it lets both you and the client know if you’re on the same page.

3. How have you been involved in the prototyping process? How do you gather feedback and put it into future iterations?

I gather feedback before a prototype is made and after it has been made. A client’s feedback during these stages helps me compare results and lets me understand where I can and improve, and what features they would like to be kept in the next iteration.

4. How do you approach testing and validation of prototypes?

We use testing procedures whenever a client comes up with a concept, idea or specification. This testing procedure involves research to find out more about what the client wants and how we can make it work once we get to the prototyping stage. Whenever a new iteration is prototyped, we usually validate it first and receive feedback before we decide to build more iterations.

5. Can you tell us about a project where you had to work with a tight budget and timeline?

We once had to work with some students who wanted to build a robot. With a budget set at 250 Baht and a prototype needed in three days, we didn’t have a lot of time on our hands. We approached this challenge by advising the students on how they can stay within their budget and the materials they use, as well as giving them access to FabLab’s tools. It turned out great in the end, and I’m proud of what I helped them achieve.

6. How do you measure the success of a prototype?

I measure the success of a prototype through the client’s feedback. It lets me know what I can improve upon, and what I can iterate in future prototypes. To me, a prototype is considered a success when the client is satisfied with an iteration that matches or exceeds their expectations. 

7. Can you describe a specific tool or piece of equipment that you found particularly challenging to use, and how you eventually mastered it?

I wasn’t familiar with FabLab’s  machines including 3D Printers, CNC machine, Laser Cutter and others when I first started, and I felt a bit defeated while trying to figure them out. I put in some hours to learn how they work and asked my seniors for help when I needed something clarified to me.

8. Can you share any interesting or unexpected things you learned during your time at Fablab?

I had a basic understanding of 3D modeling software like Autocad. It was interesting to see how my understanding of it helped me learn how to use Fusion360/Rhino – which is what FabLab uses for their 3D modeling.

9. Are you interested in working for FabLab after your internship?  If so, what are your plans for future projects?

I’m interested in working with Fablab after my internship and would like to keep learning and growing with them. My goal is to make the most of my experience by sharing my knowledge and contributing to the learning process in a meaningful way. I am excited about the prospect of working with Fablab and making a valuable contribution to the team.

10. Can you describe an accomplishment that you are particularly proud of from your time at Fablab?

I’m proud to be part of other people’s projects and helping them bring their projects to life. Guiding them and giving suggestions is something I enjoy doing, and I am glad to have been able to make a positive impact in this way.

Deepuk’s story is still ongoing at FabLab, where he will be able to apply what he has learned into other projects. For those interested in learning more about the technical side of prototyping, consider taking an internship with us at FabLab! We will be more than happy to guide you as you learn. For more information, get in touch with us through the following channels:

Autor: Allen Aaron Arnedo

Website: https://fablabbkk.com/ 

E-mail: fablab@kxinnovation.com

Phone: (+66) 02-470-7906

Address:  KX Knowledge Xchange (Basement floor) 110 1 Thanon Krung Thon Buri, Bang Lamphu Lang, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600

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  • People พัฒนาศักยภาพของบุคลากร ในภาคอุตสาหกรรมให้ทันต่อการเปลี่ยนแปลงของเทคโนโลยี
  • Process เน้นยกระดับประสิทธิภาพการผลิต กระบวนการผลิตโดยให้มีการใช้ระบบคุณภาพ หรือแม้แต่การประยุกต์ใช้เทคโนโลยีใหม่ ๆ เช่น หุ่นยนต์ และระบบอัตโนมัติ
  • Product ส่งเสริมการออกแบบ และพัฒนาผลิตภัณฑ์ไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ เพื่อเพิ่มมูลค่าเพิ่ม โดยเฉพาะห้องปฏิบัติการออกแบบทางอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ ที่ FabLab Bangkok ชั้นใต้ดิน ที่อาคาร KX ซึ่งทำหน้าที่ในการออกแบบต้นแบบและผลิตจำนวน 5-500 ชิ้น สำหรับ Starter ที่ต้องการ การพัฒนาผลิตภัณฑ์ของตัวเอง

3. ศูนย์บริการผู้ประกอบการและภาคอุตสาหกรรม มีการให้บริการรับรองสิทธิประโยชน์ทางภาษีตามมาตรา 12 ของกระทรวงการคลังที่ยกเว้นภาษีนำเข้าชิ้นส่วนสำหรับการผลิตเครื่องใช้ไฟฟ้า 

“เพื่อลดต้นทุนให้ผู้ประกอบการไทย สามารถแข่งขันได้กับสินค้าที่นำเข้าจากต่างประเทศได้ที่มีภาษีได้ ด้วยการได้รับสิทธิประโยชน์การงดเว้นภาษี “ 

อีกบริการหนึ่งที่สำคัญคือ การตรวจสอบและรับรองมาตรฐาน ตั้งแต่เริ่มทดสอบผลิตภัณฑ์ การสอบเทียบเครื่องมือวัดการตรวจโรงงาน และการรับรองผลิตภัณฑ์ ซึ่งกิจกรรมทั้ง 4 ระบบนี้ก็ได้การรับรองระบบงานตามมาตรฐานสากล 

  • จุดเริ่มต้นของ Electronics Design Lab (EDL) 

สถาบันไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ จัดตั้งห้องปฏิบัติการออกแบบทางอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ (Electronic Design Laboratory) เพื่อสนับสนุนผู้ประกอบการในภาคอุตสาหกรรม ในด้านการออกแบบและพัฒนาผลิตภัณฑ์ไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ เพื่อเพิ่มมูลค่าเพิ่มของผลิตภัณฑ์

  • Electronics Design Lab (EDL) ทำงานอย่างไร

  1. การบริการ ออกแบบแผงวงจรพิมพ์ (PCB Design)  แบบ Single-Sided, Double-Sided และ Multilayer โดยการออกแบบเราคำนึงถึงมาตรฐานการออกแบบสำหรับการผลิตด้วยเครื่องจักร รวมถึงการออกแบบให้สอดคล้องกับมาตรฐานอุตสาหกรรมที่เกี่ยวข้อง เช่น การรบกวนทางแม่เหล็กไฟฟ้า และความเข้ากันได้ทางแม่เหล็กไฟฟ้า (EMI / EMC) เป็นต้น
  2. การบริการ ประกอบแผงวงจรอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ (PCB Assembly) ด้วยเครื่องจักรที่ได้มาตรฐาน รองรับทั้งการทำต้นแบบ (Prototyping) และการผลิตระดับอุตสาหกรรมขนาดเล็ก (Small-lot Assembly)
  3. การบริการ อบรมด้านการออกแบบแผงวงจรพิมพ์ (PCB Design)
  • จุดเด่นของ Electronics Design Lab (EDL)

  1. ความปลอดภัยด้านข้อมูลของผู้ประกอบการ
  2. การออกแบบคำนึงถึงการผลิตด้วยเครื่องจักร
  3. การออกแบบสอดคล้องกับมาตรฐานอุตสาหกรรม
  4. งานละเอียดมีคุณภาพ ในราคาบริการที่เหมาะสม
  5. แหล่งที่ตั้งสะดวกต่อการเดินทาง
  • ความท้าทายของ Electronics Design Lab (EDL)

  1. ด้านต้นทุนการสั่งซื้อ Components ด้วยงานผลิตที่หลากหลายและจำนวน 5 -50 ชิ้น ทำให้ราคาต้นทุน Component ค่อนข้างสูง
  2. ด้านกำลังคนของ EDL จำเป็นต้องสร้างบุคลากรขึ้นมาเพิ่มเติม และสนับสนุนงานด้าน วิจัยพัฒนาผลิตภัณฑ์ต้นแบบ
  • ซึ่งตอนนี้เรากำลังเตรียมตู้สำหรับจัดเก็บ Components ซึ่งในอนาคตอาจมีการแชร์โมเดลการเก็บ Components ของผู้ประกอบการที่มาผลิตกับเรา เพื่อเป็นการลดต้นทุนให้กับผู้ประกอบการ
  • การสร้าง Impact ต่อสังคม

สถาบันไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ มีบทบาทในการสนับสนุนอุตสาหกรรม S Curve ที่เป็นนโยบายของภาครัฐบาล ไม่ว่าจะเป็นอุตสาหกรรมหุ่นยนต์ และระบบอัตโนมัติอุตสาหกรรมยานยนต์อนาคต เรามีให้บริการให้คำปรึกษาแนะนำวิเคราะห์ระบบอัตโนมัติที่ผู้ประกอบการอาจจะมีความจำเป็นที่ต้องเปลี่ยนแปลงกระบวนการผลิต  รวมถึงจับคู่กับ SI (System Integrator) ที่พัฒนาระบบเหล่านั้น สำหรับยานยนต์อนาคต 

นอกจากนี้ สถาบันก็มีการเตรียมเครื่องมือทดสอบรองรับสำหรับมอเตอร์ไซค์ไฟฟ้า ตัว Charging Station ของ EV เอาไว้รองรับอุตสาหกรรม S Curve เหล่านี้ในอนาคตเช่นเดียวกัน

  • ก้าวต่อไปของสถาบันไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์

คุณ ภาณุมาศ สอนจันทร์ Senior engineer ตัวแทนของสถาบันไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ กล่าวว่า เรากำลังเตรียมการพัฒนาผู้ประกอบการรุ่นใหม่ด้านอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ การทำงานร่วมกับพันธมิตรอย่าง KX Knowledge Xchange ในเรื่องของการจัดกิจกรรม workshop, Hackathon และการพัฒนาโปรเจคเพื่อสนับสนุนผู้ประกอบการ ร่วมกันในอนาคต นอกจากนี้สถาบันมีความมุ่งหวังให้ SME ไทยมีผลิตภัณฑ์ตัวเองที่สามารถแข่งขันได้กับสินค้าที่มาจากต่างประเทศ เพราะฉะนั้นในเรื่องของระบบการตรวจสอบรับรอง เพื่อให้ได้มาตรฐาน สามารถสนับสนุนผู้ประกอบการไทย ยกระดับขีดความสามารถในการแข่งขันได้สมบูรณ์แบบ 

เยี่ยมชมหรือใช้บริการสถาบันไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ ได้ที่ชั้นใต้ดิน อาคาร KX Knowledge Xchange

หรือติดตามได้ที่ Facebook page : สถาบันไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ – Electrical and Electronics Institute

Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital transformation

Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital transformation

          Digital transformation changes people and processes to be suitable for business disruption in the COVID-19 pandemic and the future. The transformation mainly emphasizes the mindset called “Resilience” and workflow with team interaction in your company. As a result, you have created a new solution and output from the business insight under each business unit including finance, account, and other resources. 

           The most important thing in the first step of reorganization is human resource (HR) transformation because The HR team plays a role in recruiting people with the skill set for the company vision. When you set up the new HR team and run on the next steps:

1. Set up Blueprint, Business strategies, and requirements or feedback from each business unit. Moreover, the ownership is mainly managed by the CEO, Executive committees, or the company decision-maker.  

2. “Accessible for All”: Permit for data insight use for all, apply analyzed data for making decisions, and support digital culture in your company. However, privacy data and some information should be assigned to someone who only accesses this data for security in terms of data protection.  

3. “Analytic for All”: Set up a talent team including data scientists, IT officers, engineers, and others to analyze data insight and display data called “data visualization”. The talents use data to empower and support business decision-making. For example, Using sensors and internet connection called “Internet of things(IoT)” monitor machines and performance to gather data in a pool. However, the data are labeled and classified in terms of index value for analytic and prediction.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OQQZ9eWF-4 

4.Automation”: When you have operated and transformed your company in 1-3 steps already, you get massive labeled data to solve your pain point and generate new solutions. In the case of digital factory transform, you have estimated, optimized operation and maintenance cost. Or you have implemented a robot system to increase productivity and reduce cost.

For additional information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDVV8I7fI74&list=PLRDNJUsTc-QdwDKOp02rEsfMHhrRQrHHk