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Training on “Design of Fixture – Specialization"

The six day program on Design of Fixture – Specialization was held from 9-14 October at the IMTMA Design Institute, BIEC, Bengaluru.

The program commenced with a session by Mr. SK Gupta, an industry design expert, with basics of fixture design, design considerations for fixture design, necessity of fixture, types of fixture, design calculations for cutting forces, clamping forces and diamond pin etc.

 3rd and 4th day, Mr. Deepak Ravilla, Manager, Fixture division, Kennametal, carried out a complete process of fixture design from concept to finish design. Pre-design activities like design input, conceptualization, process planning, accuracy consideration, cycle time estimation, POKAYOKE, 3D modeling of parts and assembly. Delegates were also trained on SOLIDWORKS part modelling and assembly modelling so that they can work on real time fixture design exercise. It was a highly interactive and hands on training session which covered complete fixture design aspects.

 Followed by 5th and 6th day, Mr. Khallaq, Managing Partner, XL CNC, carried out with an Case study – Design of manual fixture and an industry visit to Widma for a practical exposure on machining fixtures,

Overall program went with industrious.

Training on “Machine Tool Design - MECHANICAL"

The 13th batch of the Machine Tool Design – Mechanical was held from 2 August – 28 Sept. at the IMTMA Design Institute, BIEC, Bengaluru. During the training program 27 budding engineers, were trained on designing of a turning center, which was taken up as a project on duration of 48 days. They were strongly support and skilled by the support of more than 25 industrial experts

 

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The course also included industry visit to Ace Designers and Ace Foundry. Candidates, who completed the course were inducted into companies as, Onward, Kennametal, Strategy Automation, Acumac, HYT, Thayne Automation etc.

Training on “Machine Tool Design - ELECTRICAL"

The one-month training program on ‘Machine Tool Design – Electrical’ concluded was held from 27 June– 24 July at the IMTMA Technology Centre, BIEC, Bengaluru.

This programme was conducted by several Industrial experts like Ms. H N Uma, earlier employed with HMT from R & D with more than 25 years of experience and Mr. Nagesh from Siemens with more than 2 decades of Industry expertise. Several experts from Dbson, Siemens, Fanuc and Mitsubishi Electric conducted session from the participants.

Presentations included various topics like Introduction to CNC machine tools, Introduction to CNC Machine tools, Electrical Switchgear elements, Motor circuits- Hands on training, Controller selection for the machine, Selection of Motor and drives, Electrical switch gear elements, Introduction to PLC programming & Ladder diagram, Fundamentals of Electrical circuit design, EPLAN advance Software Training was new value added in this course, Design of Electrical Panel / Cabinet / Operator pendent., Machine Interfacing & Commissioning. Design exercise for a complete machine. This training program also included industrial visit to M/S ACE Designers.

This event saw participation of 11 delegates and 3 participants were inducted by M/s ACE Designer & RSSK Automation.

Training on “Design of Fixture – Specialization"

The six-day training program on ‘Design of Fixture – Specialization’ was held at the IMTMA Design Institute at BIEC from July 24-29.

The program was kicked off with a session from Mr. SK Gupta, an industry design expert, on basics of fixture design, design considerations for fixture design, necessity of fixture, types of fixture, design calculations for cutting forces, clamping forces and diamond pin etc.

3rd and 4th day, Mr. Deepak Ravilla, Manager, Fixture division, Kennametal, conducted session on complete process of fixture design from concept to finish design. Pre-design activities like design input, conceptualization, process planning, accuracy consideration, cycle time estimation, POKAYOKE, 3D modeling of parts and assembly, also delegates were trained on SOLIDWORKS part modelling and assembly modelling so that they can work on real time fixture design exercise. It was an interactive and hands on training session which covered complete fixture design aspects and a visit to Widma for a practical exposure on machining fixtures.

Followed by 5th and 6th day Mr. Avinash Khare, Head of Pune IMTMA Tech center, gave in an Intro and conceptualization to BIW, Assembly, Welding and Inspection fixtures along with case studies.  



Awareness Session on Green Manufacturing

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized an Awareness Session on Green Manufacturing for its members on 28 July 2017 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru.

Mr. Muthusezhiyan, Principal Counsellor, CII – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC), Hyderabad, Mr. Devraj, Deputy Director, ZED, MSME Bangalore, and Mr. Jaibharath, DGM-Facility & Administration, Kennametal were the key speakers for the event.

Mr. V. Anbu, Director General and CEO, IMTMA gave the welcome note. Around 20 people attended the session.

Green is a buzzword in today’s manufacturing not only in the industrial world but also in our social life. IMTMA organized a session on green manufacturing to bring an overview and importance on green manufacturing best practices.

The seminar briefed IMTMA member companies on IMTMA’s hand hold support through CII-GBC for implementation of Green Manufacturing best practices and facilitate to certify under Green Co rating (Platinum/Gold/Silver) by CII-GBC through cluster approach.

The success story of Green Co rated company, green manufacturing case study of Kennametal and green exhibition case study of BIEC were discussed. The one-day session concluded with an address by Mr. Rajashekara, Senior Director, IMTMA on IMTMA - Green Manufacturing Cluster.