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Improving Productivity and Cost Effectiveness in Sheet Metal Stamping

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Improving Productivity and Cost Effectiveness in Sheet Metal Stamping

Sheet metal stamping employs capital intensive manufacturing infrastructure comprising of stamping presses, press lines, dies, automation, cranes and large shop floor. The major markets viz., automobile, white goods, electrical are no longer driven by volumes and the focus has shifted to: lean production, larger variety, flexibility, quick change over and being cost competitive. In this backdrop merely counting "strokes per day" or "productivity / person" has become irrelevant and outdated practice. Following dimensions have got added to "Productivity and Cost Effectiveness" : ROI, Competitive Value Add, Throughput time for introducing New Project, Change Over Time Loss, Rejection Loss, Cost of Rectification & Handwork, Material Yield, Energy Cost, Cost of Operation and Cost of Maintenance & Die Repairs.


Keeping this in view Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a one day training programme on Improving Productivity and Cost Effectiveness in Sheet Metal Stamping on 26 November 2015 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune.

The training programme focused on :

  • Simultaneous engineering for project throughput time reduction.
  • Alternative technology options: hot forming, hydro-forming and laser cutting.
  • Levers of cost management for process design.
  • Ensuring effectiveness in design and manufacturing of stamping tools.
  • SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) in press shop.
  • Monitoring and improving cost effectiveness and productivity of existing press shops.
  • Best practices in press maintenance and die repairs.


The training programme was conducted by Mr. Avinash Khare, Consultant & Head, IMTMA Technology Centre, Pune.

A total of 11 delegates from Chromewell Engineering, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, LG Balakrishnan & Bros., Renuka Metal Creations, Shree Pressings, Sidhakala Engineers, and Tata Motors, attended the training programme.

The training programme was highly interactive. Participants were able to solicit feedback on specific technical issues from the expert faculty.

Hands-on Training in Programming & Operation of CNC Turning Centres

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Hands-on Training in Programming & Operation of CNC Turning Centres

 

CNC machines have become the order of the day in every manufacturing industry. These applications are wide spread in mass production units, batch production as well as tool room industries. Thorough understanding of Programming and Operation of the CNC machines is a must in order to realize the maximum output.


Keeping this in view Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized a 5 day programme on Hands-on Training in Programming & Operation of CNC Turning Centres from 3 to 7 November 2015 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune. The programme addressed the programming and operation of CNC turning centres in detail including finer aspects like control of dimensions, surface finish and optimization of machining parameters. The procedure for safe running of the machine was dealt along with autonomous maintenance practices. The participants were trained hands-on in CNC turning centre with real time machining exercises.

 



The training programme primarily focused on:

  • Elements of CNC Turning Centre and different modes in the machine.
  • G codes and M codes applicable to CNC Turning Centre.
  • Structure of a CNC Programme for CNC Turning Centre.
  • Work and tool set up; Measuring tool offsets in X and Z axes.
  • Programming using canned cycles – OD Turning, Grooving, Threading and Drilling.
  • ISO system of tool designation.
  • Dimensional control in CNC Turning Centre, Correction of wear offset for achieving tolerances.
  • Selection of tools and machining parameters.
  • CAM programming - Usage and advantages.
  • Autonomous maintenance principles - Procedure and Check points.


Hands-on training in the machine for understanding modes and screen navigation, work and tools set up in the machine, measuring work and tool offsets, MDI commands and JOG movements, programme entry and simulation, machining exercises involving different cycles, measuring dimensions on the machine and control, autonomous maintenance, and autonomous maintenance check points were covered in detail.

The training programme was conducted by Mr. Avinash Khare, Consultant & Head, IMTMA Technology Centre, Pune, Mr. Ramesh Hirave, Consultant, IMTMA Technology Centre, Pune, and Mr. Yuvaraj Patil, Senior Executive Officer, IMTMA Technology Centre, Pune.

A total of 11 delegates from Abhijay Auto Parts, Aircraft Research & Design Centre, Cartini India, Sandeep Metal Craft, SONA BLW Precision Forging, and Tata Motors attended the training programme.

 



Engineers who attended the training programme gave positive feedback:

  • " Before attending this programme I had raw knowledge of turning / machining. After this programme I got more knowledge of turning which is useful to build my capability in CNC. I would like to attend more such classes in future. "
    - Mr. Siddhesh P Alvenkar, Asst. Manager, Cartini India
  • " It was a very good programme to learn about industrial training. "
    - Mr. R.V. Satao, Asst. Manager, Tata Motors Ltd

Gear Metrology & Measurement Methods

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Gear Metrology & Measurement Methods

 Gears and Gear drives are one of the key components of all kinds of vehicles, machine tools, aircrafts, household appliances as well as a broad variety of industrial equipments. Today the designers are facing challenges of demands about increasing lifetime, power transmission and noise emission, whereas the size and weight of gear drives is constantly reduced. The accuracy of gears is crucial for achieving the above functional demands.


Proper understanding of gear metrology and measurement of gears is important for ensuing required accuracy and quality, lower overall cost of manufacture by controlling rejects and scrap, control machines and machining practices and determine hear treat distortions to make necessary corrections.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized a one day seminar on Gear Metrology and Measurement Methods on 25 November 2015 at Gurgaon.

The seminar focused on:

  • Basic concepts for gear measurement.
  • Run out characteristics.
  • Gear measuring machines and instruments.
  • Gear testing machine inspection report and interpreting gear graph.
  • Gear quality classification – DIN, JIS, ISO and AGMA standards.
  • Advancements in gear metrology.


The seminar was conducted by Mr. Ved Parkash, an industry expert with over 37 years of domain expertise in automotive industries.

 


A total of 8 delegates from Bajaj Auto, Corrosion Protection, Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, and Mahr Metrology India attended the seminar. The delegates were also taken to Bharat Gears Limited, Faridabad on a plant visit for live demo of Gear Metrology & Measurement Process.

Automation Project Implementation

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Automation Project Implementation


For automation to be successful, several aspects such as selection of automation system, system integration and organizational environment needs careful consideration. The range of automation tools vary from simple, cost effective equipment to highly sophisticated and expensive systems. Appropriate level of automation reduces cost in manufacturing not only through increased productivity but also improves quality through consistent and reliable production.


Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a 2 day training programme on Automation Project Implementation on 21 – 22 July 2015 at IMTMA Technology Centre in Pune. The programme focused on various elements of automation and the economic benefits derived through applying automation in the manufacturing process. Delegates got an overview of the application of automation and technical information for implementation in their organizations. The following topics were covered in the training programme:

  • Concepts of Low Cost Automation & mechanisms.
  • Selection of pneumatic elements for automation, sensing elements for automation, PLC, VFD & Servo Controls for Automation.
  • Automation system integration and implementing.
  • Robots - pick and place systems.

 

 

 

 The training programme was conducted by Mr. Gautam Doshi, Advisor, IMTMA, Mr. Naresh Kantoor, Managing Director, Encon System, Mr. Ramadas R. Nambi, industry consultant, and industry experts. A total of 19 delegates from Bosch Rexroth (India), Delphi TVS Diesel Systems, Electrotherm (India), eSya Engineering, Forbes Marshall, Harsha Engineers, Renata Precision Components, Rotex Automation, and Tube Investments of India attended the training programme.

Machine Tool Design - ELECTRICAL 08 February to 05 March 2016, IMTMA Technology Centre, Bangalore

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Machine Tool Design - ELECTRICAL
08 February to 05 March 2016, IMTMA Technology Centre, Bangalore

This course was structured for electrical & electronics engineers on design aspects of CNC Machine tools. Introduction to Fundamentals of electrical Design, Introduction to CNC machines, electrical switch gear elements, electrical wiring, Design concepts, PLC, circuit diagram, selection of electrical elements, capacity sizing and more focused on machine tool electrical design.

A complete design of CNC machine was carried out. Electrical circuit design, control panel design, introduction to PLC programing & ladder diagram, selection of electrical switch gears will be prominently discussed during the course. Selection of controller, motors and drives, machine data entry for machine customization, and hands-on experience during the course with design exercise was carried out.