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Automation Project Implementation

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Automation Project Implementation
27th – 28th November 2014, Gurgaon

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, low-cost 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 two days programme on Automation Project Implementation on 27 - 28 November 2014 at Gurgaon. The programme focused on various elements of automation and the economic benefits derived through applying automation in the manufacturing process.

Participants after undergoing the programme got an overview of the application of automation and technical information for implementation in their organizations. The programme was conducted by Mr. Gautam Doshi from IMTMA and a faculty from Encon Systems along with industry experts from Pepperl + Fuchs (India), Festo Controls, and Fanuc India.

Advanced Concepts of GD&T

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Advanced Concepts of GD&T
27th - 28th November 2014, BIEC, Bangalore

The Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing systems have been getting evolved over the last 20 plus years continuously. Globalization in various streams of engineering has been instrumental in defining the details and implementation. ASME has revised and improvised the definitions in the last release of year 2009 with examples in which almost all the readers find their own parallels.

However, thorough understanding is a must across the design, manufacturing and quality teams for implementing GD&T and realizing the true benefits in terms of interchangeability, reduced cost, reduced re-work, simplified inspection and gauging, etc. Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a two days programme on “Advanced concepts of GD&T” on 27 - 28 November 2014 at Bangalore.

The programme was conducted by Mr. M. Krishnamoorthy, Director - IMTMA Technology Centre who has over 25 years of experience in the field of high precision CNC machining, CAD/CAM as well as Technical Training. He has imparted specialised training in GD & T for more than 500 engineering professionals from industries across India and has trained more than 4000 industry professionals & students in CNC and CAD/CAM domains. Mr. Krishnamoorthy has completed Senior Level GDTP certification examination by ASME, USA and is a certified ASME GDTP Senior Professional.

The participants who took the training came from companies such as Avasarala Technologies, Craftsman Automation, Indo-US MIM Tec, Kennametal India, Sansera Engineering, TVS Motor and Walvoil Fluid Power India.

TOPS-8D-Structured method of problem solving for engineering industries

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TOPS-8D-Structured method of problem solving for engineering industries
25th to 26th November 2014, Pune

Critical, complex problems arising everyday from cross-functional disciplines in the work environment can wreck havoc and affect your bottom-line big time if the root cause is not identified quickly and correctly. The problems usually persist and recur periodically failing any preventive actions or due to limitations in problem solving approach of the untrained individual. We often see departments passing the buck across the hallway to get the monkey off their back.

TOPS-8D is a highly structured, problem solving tool perpetuated by FORD and is used by effective managers across the world in problems pertaining to Product/Process Quality as well as non-technical — Management / Marketing zones. Understanding of the data handling and analysis tools included in the TOPS-8D approach can make all the difference.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a two days programme on TOPS-8D-Structured method of problem solving on 25th and 26th November 2014 at Pune.

The programme was conducted by Ms. AlkaPande, a consultant with about 30 years of experience in Automobile & Heavy Engineering Industries in Design, Product development & Quality Assurance areas at an apex level.

Selection, Assembly and Trouble shooting of Linear Motion Guide ways and Ball Screws for Industrial Machinery

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Selection, Assembly and Trouble Shooting of Linear Motion Guide Ways and Ball Screws for Industrial Machinery
22nd November 2014, Gurgaon

Linear Motion Guideways and Ball Screws form one of the critical elements of precision industrial machinery. In latest CNC machines, the speed and accuracy of axis movements required for high speed machining is realized by adopting LM Guide technology. Recirculating Ball screws are available in different configurations and accuracy grades. Proper selection and mounting of these elements is crucial for achieving the desired levels of accuracy on modern machine tools.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a one day training programme on Selection, Assembly and Trouble Shooting of Linear Motion Guide Ways and Ball Screws for Industrial Machinery on 22 November 2014 at Gurgaon. The programme addressed relevant aspects of LM Guideways & Ball Screws right from types, selection criteria, mounting procedure, maintenance and troubleshooting supported with case studies.

The programme was conducted by a former Joint General Manager, HMT (R&D), Bangalore who is an industry expert with over 25 years of rich experience in Design & Development of CNC Machines & Large size Flexible Manufacturing Systems.

Cold Forging / Cold Extrusion Technology

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Cold Forging / Cold Extrusion Technology
20th – 21st November 2014, BIEC, Bangalore

In today’s manufacturing scenario, where shortage of raw materials, power and increasing pressure to reduce costs are the order of the day, ‘Cold Forging’ is possibly the most suitable solution for these pressing issues. Cold forging technology utilizes innovative design coupled with process sequencing to not only reduce costs by utilizing lesser raw material but also imparts greater strength to the component, in addition to increased productivity. The primary advantage is the material savings achieved through precision shapes that require little finishing. Completely contained impressions and extrusion-type metal flow yield draftless, close-tolerance components. Production rates are very high with exceptional die life. However, tool design and manufacture are very critical for reliable production of parts.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a 2 day workshop on Cold Forging / Cold Extrusion Technology on 20 - 21 November 2014 at Bangalore. The programme was conducted by an industrial expert in Cold Forging and Manufacturing Engineering.