KUCHING: Digital Economy Hub (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (DEH), a centre for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and commercial applications here, aims to produce about 100 “Made in Sarawak” items within the next two years.
Its chief executive officer Eddie Wee said at the moment, 10 products were being made and would be commercialised soon.
“These products are made by our talented, creative and innovative manufacturers and entrepreneurs in Sarawak who use the technology available at the hub here,” he said during a sharing session at DEH, OneJaya Mall, Jalan Song here yesterday.
According to him, products which have been made included customised 3D printed lamps, 3D printed cable management boxes, machine spare parts, vending machines, printers, auto plant watering systems and robotic arms.
He said with the technology available, it was vital to make products with good commercial value.
“We have seen so many products made in China and in Japan. It is the time we make full use of our technology to produce more ‘Made in Sarawak products’,” he said.
Wee stressed that the products did not have to be complicated.
“They can be simple table lamps or key chains engraved with Sarawak motifs for sale to the local and international markets.
“We provide services to those who want to print their products using our 3D printers, and we can do it based on the quantities they want at affordable prices,” he said.
He added that some manufacturing companies wouldn’t want to produce the products if the quantities did not meet the minimum or maximum requirement.
“This is the whole idea of our ‘Made in Sarawak’ project. We want to make Sarawak proud by creating our own products,” he pointed out.
Wee urged all interested schoolchildren and youths irrespective of race, religion and education to be part of the project.
“Your ideas can be anything wild. It can be for your hobby or commercial use. If you have an idea, come here and use our space. We will assist you.”
Wee said if the ideas were really good, the company would invest on them.
DEH’s facilities include 3D printers, fabrication lab, robotic arms lab, various robotic installation and programmes and a virtual reality studio.
It also provides a platform for children and adults to know more about digital technology.
Those who want to know more about DEH’s services and products can visit its website at www.fameinternationalgroup.com or visit the hub on the third floor of OneJaya Mall.