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Opportunities in Manufacturing Industry for Electrical Engineers: KS School of Engineering Get an Insight

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized an orientation seminar for electrical engineering students of KS School of Engineering, Bengaluru on 21 April 2017. Around 30 students including 8 female students along with their faculty attended the seminar. Mr. Rajashekara H.V., Senior Director, IMTMA conducted the orientation seminar.

Speaking to the students who were in their 8th semester and on verge of completing their degree course in another 2 months, Mr. Rajashekara threw light on the various options available for a job aspirant in the industry once they complete their education. He added that besides the everyday learning and earning an engineer plays an important role in serving the nation by increasing the capabilities of capital goods manufacturing through his knowledge and experience. For this students need to develop a passion for learning new technologies and apply the science that he has learnt in product development when he starts working. 

Dwelling upon the prevailing gaps in terms of what students learn from institutions and what deliverables the industry expects when a fresh engineer starts working, Mr. Rajashekara highlighted the role IMTMA plays in bridging the gap and shaping the job aspirant for the industry through its skill design programmes. A corporate video of IMTMA was also played for the students on the occasion to make them aware of the Association’s activities.

Students were then taken for a visit to the Design and Productivity Institutes at the IMTMA Technology Centre where they gained a first- hand insight into the latest technologies and also learnt about the various facilities available at IMTMA to equip them for industry challenges. The sessions were highly interactive and students were able to solicit expert guidance on operating various machines. 

Opportunities in the Manufacturing Industry for Fresh Engineers

IMTMA organized an orientation seminar for mechanical engineering students of Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bangalore on April 17, 2017. Around 85 students and faculties from the college attended the seminar. Mr. Rajashekara H.V., Senior Director, IMTMA conducted the orientation seminar.

Briefing the students, Mr. Rajashekara spoke about the role of IMTMA in the manufacturing industry, the fundamentals of machine tools and its applications and the strengths of the Indian machine tool industry including its design skills and as a base for cost-competitive products and other related subjects. He briefly explained the students on smart manufacturing and latest innovations and trends such as Industry 4.0.  He stressed on the skill gaps between industry and academia and the need to bridge the same for which IMTMA is conducting various training programmes.

Students got the opportunity to visit the Design Institute and the Productivity Institute at the IMTMA Technology Centre in BIEC and gained an insight about the technologies and other facilities available for the training programmes. The session was highly interactive and the students were able to solicit guidance on specific technical issues in operating the machines.

World Class Manufacturing Practices for achieving Zero Defects

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World Class Manufacturing Practices for achieving Zero Defects

16-17 February 2017
IMTMA Gurgaon

In today’s competitive environment and increased level of globalization, Indian industries need to adopt World-Class Manufacturing Practices for achieving zero defects in a consistent manner. World-Class manufacturing strategies focus on product quality, JIT Production techniques, eliminating waste, workforce management, agility in meeting customer requirements and lean cum learning organisation. Implementing world class manufacturing practices will enable the company to be one of the best in each field viz. Quality, Price, Delivery speed, Delivery reliability, Agility and creativity.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a 2 day programme on World Class Manufacturing Practices for achieving Zero Defects on 16 - 17 February 2017 at Gurgaon.


The key focus areas of the program were as follows

  • Zero defect program planning
  • Importance of Basic Applied Industrial Statistics for zero defects, Normal Distribution
  • Process, Process Mapping 7M s
  • Competency Mapping, Multi Skilling, Bench Marking, X bar & 6s control Chronic & Sporadic defects handling
  • Matrix Diagram - Critical characteristics
  • Improvement of FMEA, doing FMEA link to shop floor and how to get good results
  • Set up Approval of Process & Loss Function
  • Statistical Process Control and Process Stability, Capability Cpk ST, LT
  • Drawing Tolerance and Product Approval
  • Cost of Quality and its relevance to Manufacturing
  • PDCA - Importance of SDCA Parameters, Locking of Parameters, Continual Improvement Process
  • PPAP - process, products acceptance, five batches
  • Measurement Systems, Metrology, Customer and Organization measurements
  • Mistake Proofing-Levels and .Master Audits
  • Zero Defect Tool usage in manufacturing line
  • FPY - First Pass Yield
  • Root Cause Analysis, 3P methodology
  • Machine Capability Study Short term study-Cmk
  • Control of Visual defects, Missing, Mix up of defects
  • Plant Lay out, Storage plan and its importance
  • W C M Parameters Guide lines

This faculty for this program was Mr. Srinivasan V, retired from Bosch Limited as Manager Quality. He has over 40 years of rich experience and has worked with companies like Siemens, HMT and Bosch in the areas of Quality, Production and Training. He is Lead assessor on ISO 9001; 2000, Six sigma champion, certified Statistical Quality Control Engineer from Indian Statistical Institute and a Post graduate in Business Administration. He is currently in to Training, Hand holding and Implementations programs for various manufacturing companies including Supplier development.

The programme was highly interactive and participants were able to solicit guidance on specific technical issues from the expert faculty. Delegates from A2Z Filtration Specialties Pvt Ltd, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Bilz Tool Pvt Ltd, DY Auto India Pvt Ltd, Kobelco Cranes India Pvt Ltd, ROOP Automotive Ltd, Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation Pvt Ltd & Subros Ltd attended the seminar.

Practical Approach to Gears & Gear Design – Spur & Helical Gears

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Practical Approach to Gears & Gear Design – Spur & Helical Gears

10-11 January 2017
IMTMA Gurgaon

Power transmission is very important aspect in many industries. Gears drives are most important drives used in transmitting mechanical power. Gears and Gear drives are also one of the key components of all kinds of vehicles, machine tools, aircrafts, household appliances as well as a broad variety of industrial equipment.

Study of Gears, Gear terminology, correction, Quality, Strength calculations, Errors & its Measurement is a fairly complex data. Proper understanding about all these topics and selecting gears with required quality to the required application gives better productivity, long life and noise less drive for the industries.

Keeping this in view Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a 2 day programme on Practical approach to Gears and Gear Design - Spur and Helical Gears on10 - 11 January 2017 at Gurgaon


After attending the programme the delegates were able to

  • Select type of gear for a particular application.
  • Have an overview of types of gears, Gear Profile, Gear parameters, gear quality.
  • Able to design Spur and Helical gears for a given application and calculate their parameters.
  • Estimate gear correction, contact ratio and Backlash.
  • Select materials for gear to required application.
  • Understand Gear quality, gear errors and method of measurement.

This Program was conducted by Mr. P. Aruna Kumar. He is a Post graduate Mechanical Engineer with Machine tool specialization. He comes with over 36 years of domain expertise in Machine tool design, Assembly, Inspection and Testing. He retired as DGM, Designs and development, HMT Machine tool division, Bangalore. He has a rich experience in Gear design, Gear cutting machine design, Gear metrology and also other Machine tool Design. He has also worked in the field of assembly and testing of machine tools.

The programme was highly interactive and participants were able to solicit guidance on specific technical issues from the expert faculty. Delegates from Bajaj Auto Ltd, ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd, Mahindra Heavy Engines Ltd, Mahr Metrology India Pvt Ltd, Micro Turners Ltd, Onkar Dies Pvt Ltd & Rotomag Motors & Controls Pvt Ltd attended the seminar.

Heat Treatment Processes in Metal Working

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Heat Treatment Processes in Metal Working

2-3 December 2016
IMTMA Gurgaon

Heat Treatment is a core manufacturing process carried out under controlled application of temperature and atmosphere to optimize certain physical and mechanical properties of metals/alloys. Heat treatment is an enabling process that can improve product performance by increasing its strength or other desirable characteristics such as machinability, formability, ductility, etc. The process of heat treatment has a major bearing on the quality of the end product and finds a wide application in many industries such as Automobile & Auto Components, Dies & Mould, Machine Tools, Aerospace, and General Engineering & so on. Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a two day programme on Heat Treatment Processes in Metal Working on 2-3 December 2016 at Gurgaon.


The programme focused on

  • Fundamentals & Purpose
  • Basic Heat treatment processes (Annealing, Normalising, Hardening, Quenching, Tempering, Case Carburising & hardening, Case Nitriding, Sub - zero treatment, Induction Hardening)
  • Advanced techniques (Vacuum hardening, Toughtriding)
  • Process problems and solutions; Techniques of distortion control
  • Successful drawing requirements
  • General Quality plan of H/T for acceptance / rejection
  • Industry practices
  • Understanding of case depth determination (Carburising, Nitriding & Induction hardening particularly in case of components like gear, Shafts Plane & spline); Common failures and remedies

This programme was conducted by Shri. A Dasgupta, a topper in Metallurgical Engineering from Calcutta University in the year 1974-1975. He worked at Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) for 30 years and became a Scientist - Divisional Head of Materials. During his tenure in CMTI, he helped many industries to resolve their technical problem associated with materials - Heat-treatment–Metallurgical & Mechanical Testing & Evaluation. He had developed Vibratory stress relieving Equipment and Hardness Standardized Blocks, after conducting applied research & study.

The programme was highly interactive and participants were able to solicit guidance on specific technical issues from the expert faculty. Delegates from Advertising & Display Services India Pvt Ltd, AK Automatics, ACMA, Bharat Gears Limited, HMSI, Sansera Engineering Limited, SUBROS Limited, Surmela Tools Pvt Ltd, Technico Industries Ltd & Toyo Springs Ltd attended the seminar.