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Effective Sales and Marketing of Machine Tools

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Effective Sales & Marketing of Machine Tools
14th - 16th October 2014, BIEC, Bangalore

A good marketing team represents the face of the company as it needs to project the brand, its key strengths, products and services in order to convince the customers. Being capital equipment, effective marketing assumes far greater significance, specifically in case of machine tools and accessories. Indian Machine Tool Industry greatly requires systematically trained sales and marketing engineers who are able to effectively differentiate the products’ strengths across to the customer and win more business.

Eighteen delegates from 15 companies mostly from South India attended the event. The participants felt that the interactive sessions were quite helpful in broadening their perspective. Participant feedback is given below.

IMTMA has been imparting state of the art technical inputs and effective training to the metal working industry and academia. IMTMA Technology Centre conducts various training courses for member companies as well as user industry.

Feedback from Delegates:
"This programme was very useful, as I could learn many things which I was not knowing. I am sure it will help me in my career also."...Mr. Ganesh R, Application Engineer, Jayce Trading Crop.
"An Excellent programme. It should be repeated often."...Mr. Saju Abraham, AGM Marketing, Wendt India
"Overall, this programme will definitely make my day-to-day job much more professional & refreshing."...Mr. U Balaji, Engineer Sales, Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd.

Sheet Metal Die Maintenance

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Sheet Metal Die Maintenance
16th October 2014, IMTMA Gurgaon

Above: Participants from the Seminar


Managing and maintaining sheet metal stamping operations is a pre-requisite in manufacturing. Often companies fail to achieve this. However, proven strategies and procedures can turn things around. Sheet metal tooling should be treated as the press. You need to maintain it. Any pre-manufacturing process which centres on tooling should provide for the uniqueness of the tool while considering the common wearable elements shared by such tools. Each tool has some elemental functions which must be considered for maintenance — alignment, guidance, and basic activity. Maintain the components of each function and you maintain the tool. The impacts of sudden 'die breakdowns' are complicated and result in monetary losses and other negative consequences.

The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a one-day training programme on sheet metal die maintenance. Industry experts from Godrej Tooling, Bohler India and Oerlikon Balzer held sessions on 'die maintenance', 'materials' and 'heat treatment' for 'sheet metal dies' and 'coating for sheet metal dies'.

Six participants from four companies attended the event.

Programmes like this would benefit managers, engineers, middle management personnel and technicians from press shops and dies maintenance tool rooms in the automative, defence, railways and general manufacturing industries.

IMTMA has been imparting state of the art technical inputs and effective training to the metal working industry and academia. IMTMA Technology Centre conducts various training courses for member companies as well as user industry.

Spindle Maintenance for Metal Cutting & Industrial Machinery

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Spindle Maintenance for Metal Cutting & Industrial Machinery
4th – 5th November 2014

Maintenance of spindles in metal cutting or industrial machinery is a critical function of a maintenance engineer. Technicians maintaining them typically require special diagnostic tools and intense technical training. Often component deviations can be traced to faulty spindles. Spindle maintenance requires a thorough knowledge of bearing application, lubrication, assembly tools and techniques.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a two day programme on Spindle Maintenance for Metal Cutting & Industrial Machinery on 4 - 5 November 2014 at Pune.

The programme was conducted by Mr. S. K. Gupta, an industry expert with over 37 years of rich experience in Design & Development of General purpose & Special purpose Machine tools. A total of 15 delegates from companies includingAlfanar Electrical Systems, FAG Bearings India, Harsha Engineers, MICRONIC Engineers, Production Aids & Consultants, Rieter India, Timken India, and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre participated in the training programme.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) in Design through Manufacturing

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) in Design through Manufacturing
30th - 31st October 2014, Pune

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) system eliminates ambiguities in engineering drawings and brings out the designer's intent very clearly. It ensures seamless communication between design, engineering, manufacturing and quality teams across the entire organization enabling them to work in a concurrent engineering environment. Application of GD&T system helps to reduce the manufacturing and inspection costs drastically.

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association organized a two day training programme at Pune. The programme focused on understanding the system of GD & T and the methods of applying it in real time designs supported by examples, practical demonstrations on CMM and exercises.

The programme was conducted by a director from the IMTMA Technology Centre, Bangalore who has over 25 years of experience in the field of high precision CNC machining, CAD/CAM programming as well as technical training. He has imparted specialized training in GD & T for more than 500 engineers and has trained more than 4000 industry professionals & students in CNC and CAD/CAM domains.

Defects Analysis of Paint & Powder Coating Applications

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Defects Analysis of Paint & Powder Coating Applications
30th – 31st October 2014, Gurgaon

In today’s manufacturing scenario, where shortage of raw material, power and increasing pressure to reduce costs are the order of the day, ‘painting and coating application’ is possibly the most troubled issue. While we are nearly at par with global standards in metal working, we definitely lack in finishing and powder coating application operations. The stark difference is visible when it comes to exporting our goods. Lack of knowledge in defect analysis, especially in painting and powder coating and buck passing between paint and powder suppliers versus equipment suppliers lead to high rework and rejection rates.

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The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association organized a two day programme at Gurgaon which covered topics such as paint film defects, root causes and remedies, basics of paintings and coatings, etc.

The programme was conducted by an industry expert in surface coating and application technology having over 30 years of experience in the field. Eighteen people attended the programme.