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Machine Tool Design - ELECTRICAL

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Machine Tool Design - ELECTRICAL

 

The training programme on Machine Tool Design – Electircal was conducted from 26 September to 22 October 2016, IMTMA Technology Centre, BIEC, Bangalore.

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.

Programme was conducted by several industrial experts including Mrs H N Uma an ex HMT from R & D with more than 25 years of experience and Mr Ulhas Fegade, Manager at Kennametal with more than 2 decades of Industry expertise. Faculties were also invited for the respective industries such as Dbson, Siemens, Fanuc and Mitsubishi electric.

Presentations included 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, ACAD Training, Design of Electrical Panel / Cabinet / Operator pendent., Machine Interfacing & Commissioning. Design exercise for a complete machine. This training program also included industrial visit to Kennametal India Limited and BFW.

This event saw participation of 17 delegates as individuals and one from Yuken India.

Design of Fixture – Specialization

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Design of Fixture – Specialization

 

The Design of Fixture – Specialization was conducted from 17 to 22 October 2016, at the BIEC Bangalore.

Jigs and Fixtures are the economical means to produce repetitive works / components by incorporating special work holding & tool guiding devices. Since the machine and its movements are fully under CNC control, the machine repeats the position of tool on the component. Job is programmed as per component drawing and no guidance is required as opposed to jig in drilling machine.

Hence Design of fixture being a key to effective utilization of machine tools, basics of fixture design if not implemented correctly results in poor productivity & quality problems. Set-up time and cycle time reduction, increased accuracy on components, deskilling the job setting operation are the obvious advantages of a good fixture.

The program included a session by Mr. SK Gupta, an industry design expert, on the 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.

On the second day, delegates were trained on SOLIDWORKS part modelling and assembly modelling so that they can work on real time fixture design exercise.

On the third and fourth 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, It was a highly interactive and hands on training session which covered complete fixture design aspects and a visit to Widma for a practical exposure on machining fixtures.

On the final day, Mr. Avinash Khare, Head of Pune IMTMA Tech center, gave an introduction and conceptualization to BIW, assembly, welding and inspection fixtures along with case studies.

On the last day the delegates visited Bosch industry to get in an insight on Assemble, Welding and Inspection fixtures.

Gear Manufacturing Processes

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Gear Manufacturing Processes

Gear manufacturing is a fairly complex metal cutting process and forms an integral part of many industrial products. 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. Proper understanding about the various Gear manufacturing processes and controlling parameters is essential in order to meet the growing demands for better productivity and quality of gears.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a 2 day seminar on Gear Manufacturing Processes for the employee workforce of Hero MotoCorp Ltd on 25-26 May 2016 at Hero MotoCorp , Gurgaon Plant.


The programme focused on :

  • Introduction, Overview of Gear Manufacturing methods
    • Gear Machining in soft - Hobbing, Shaping, Shaving
    • Gear Machining in Hard – Grinding, Lapping
  • Gear Hobbing – Review of basics; Process parameters; Work set up and Hob set up methods; Process optimization.
  • High speed gear Hobbing with case studies
  • Gear Shaping – Working Principle; Process parameters; Work set up and Cutter set up methods; Shaping of internal and external gears; Advantages and limitations of gear Shaping; Industry application examples
  • Gear Shaving – Working Principle; Advantages and limitation; Industry application examples
  • Gear Grinding – Need for Gear Grinding; Advantages and limitation; Industry application examples; Types of grinding machines;
  • Gear Grinding - Process parameters; Work set up and wheel set up methods; process optimization;
  • Live demonstration of Gear manufacturing processes

The Program was conducted by Mr. Ved Parkash, an industry expert with over 37 years of domain expertise in automotive industries. He is former Head - Quality & TQM at Ashok leyland and Head - Quality at Hero Honda Motors. Mr. Parkash has a rich experience in Gear manufacturing as well as Gear metrology. He was head of gear plant at Eicher and Associate Vice President at Hi Tech gears. He has set up a State-of-Art plant for Gear manufacturing at Hi Tech Gears, developed new products for reputed customers like Cummins, GM, Volvo, JCB, Getrag Ford, etc.

The programme was highly interactive and participants were able to solicit guidance on specific technical issues from the expert faculty.

Design of Workholding & Fixturing

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Design of Workholding & Fixturing

Design of workholding & fixturing is key to effective utilization of machine tools. Basics of fixture design if not implemented correctly results in poor productivity & quality problems. Set-up time and cycle time reduction, increased accuracy on components, deskilling the job setting operation are the obvious advantages of a good fixture. Competence in workholding & fixturing differentiates excellent organizations.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a 2 day seminar on Design of Workholding & Fixturing on 19 - 20 May 2016 at Gurgaon.


The programme focused on :

  • Various types of Workholding fixtures
  • Key factors & Technical features of workholding fixtures
  • Design of basic elements of a fixtures
  • Elements for Hydraulic / Pneumatic fixtures
  • Design consideration for Manual, Hydraulic & Pneumatic fixtures
  • Safety features & cost control while designing a fixture & its elements
  • Trouble shooting of the fixtures to achieve desired quality of component
  • Group Exercises in concept development of fixtures

The Program was conducted by a Former Asst. General Manager, Machine Design & Business Development, Tata Motors Machine tools division, Pune. Mr. Gupta is an industry expert with over 37 years of rich experience in Design & Development of General purpose Machine & SPMs.

The programme was highly interactive and participants were able to solicit guidance on specific technical issues from the expert faculty. Delegates from Andreas Maier Workholding Technology, Foundation Brake Manufacturing, Hero MotoCorp, HMSI, Jergens India, Macht Technologies, MSIL, Praanav Enterprises & Roop Automotive attended the training programme.

APQP & Control Plan

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APQP & Control Plan

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to ensure that a product meets customer specifications leading to customer satisfaction. APQP, if deployed by the team with complete understanding and an eye on the future, can be a very effective tool in an organization ensuring on time delivery of a quality product at the lowest cost. Apart from meeting the timelines and product / process quality which are commonly known targets, APQP can be used as an effective feeder for Knowledge Management in the organization.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a 2 day seminar on Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan on 9 & 10 June 2016 at Mapple Tree, New Delhi.


The programme focused on :

  • Introduction, history of QS & core tools
  • Different phases & Quality sign off stages
  • Timelines  & its importance in the programme
  • Case Study on timeline
  • Team, program leader & phase I - Team feasibility commitment, Contract Review actions
  • Design targets, plan  the calendar for review meetings, presentation content for review
  • Phase II / III Plan the hard facts of APQP : samples, test schedules & Line Trials
  • FMEA - explanation on the process, terms, targets for Design / Process , System / Components & child parts FMEA
  • Review Meetings - planning the agenda, follow up on actions
  • Case study : Planning for Review meetings
  • Quality Sign off stages & Audits for APQP
  • Phase IV Executing Line trials, Action Plans / planning for PPAP


TGR & TGW - Recording of these for Posterity
The programme was conducted by Mr. Ved Parkash, an industry expert with over 37 years of domain expertise in automotive industries. He is former Head - Quality & TQM at Ashok Leyland and Head - Quality at Hero Honda Motors. He has a rich experience in Gear manufacturing as well as Gear metrology.

Mr. Ved Parkash has done a pioneering work at Hero Honda to reduce Gear Noise, establish distortion patterns during Heat treatment. He is a Mechanical Engineer and has been associated with well-known organizations in the country manufacturing 2 wheeler & 4 wheelers viz. Escorts, Eicher, LML, Hero Honda & Ashok Leyland.

The programme was highly interactive and participants were able to solicit guidance on specific technical issues from the expert faculty. Delegates from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Honda Motorcycle & Scooters India and KDDL attended the training programme.