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Defect Analysis & Trouble Shooting of Injection Moulded Components

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Defect Analysis & Trouble Shooting of Injection Moulded Components
18th - 19th November 2014, BIEC, Bangalore

We are said to be living in an era of 'plastics' since 1974, as the world consumption of plastics from that year onwards exceeded that of steel by volumes! From household appliances to airplanes, from tooth brushes to telephones, from computers to cars, everything seems to be made out of plastics these days. The reasons are not far to seek. Injection moulded plastic parts offer unbeatable combination of light weight construction, flexibility, toughness, chemical resistance, long-term performance and cost effectiveness.


The defects in injection moulding may be caused by poor part design, wrong selection of material, poor injection mould design, poor manufacture of mould, non-optimum process parameters and wrong matching of mould with machine amongst others. Knowledge of ways and means of overcoming these defects is necessary to obtain world class injection mouldings.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a two-days programme on Defect Analysis & Trouble shooting of Injection moulded in Bangalore.

The event saw participation by 18 delegates representing nine companies predominantly from South India. The interactive sessions on the topic was also well absorbed by the delegates, who appreciated IMTMA for conducting programmes on topics such as these, which would help participants to implement various ideas in their day-to-day activities.

Hands-on Training in Dimensional Metrology

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Hands-on Training in Dimensional Metrology
3 ? 5 December 2014, IMTMA Technology Centre, Bangalore

Dimensional Inspection assesses the geometric characteristics of parts and products to assure their compliance with design requirements and verifies the accuracy of product features that can decide reliability and functionality of the product / production. Engineers and technicians involved in manufacturing processes and measurement applications need to have sound knowledge in proper selection, application, and care of typical measurement systems. Best practices in dimensional metrology need to be followed for obtaining reliable measurements.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized a three days Hands-on Training in Dimensional Metrology from 3-5 December 2014 at IMTMA Technology Centre, Bangalore. The objective of the programme was to enhance the level of competency in usage of precision hand tools, bench top measuring instruments, attribute gauges and other advanced measuring systems including surface roughness tester, roundness tester and CMM.

The programme mainly focused on the fundamentals of precision measurement, types of data, uncertainties involved in measurement, laws of metrology, references and standard gauges, proper use and application of basic ?hand? tools, types, selection and proper use of attributable gauges, pneumatic gauges, common applications of pneumatic gauges, introduction to advanced measurement systems, and need of calibration of measuring instruments and gauges. It was conducted by a faculty team from IMTMA Technology Centre and industry experts from Baker India.

The hands-on training was attended by 20 participants from companies such as Ace Designers, Anand Automotive, Aruna Alloy Steels, Bill Forge, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hindustan Aeronautics, Liners India, Microprecision Solutions, New Die Casting, SMC Medical Manufacturing, Spicer India, Titan Company, and Wipro Infrastructure Engineering.

Finishing School completes 19 Batches ? On to 20th

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Finishing School completes 19 Batches ? On to 20th
3rd ? 29th November 2014, IMTMA Technology Centre, Bangalore

The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) organized the 19th batch of ?Finishing School in Production Engineering? from 3rd November to 29th November 2014 at the IMTMA Technology Centre in Bangalore.

IMTMA?s ?Finishing School in Production Engineering? focused on all the practical aspects of modern machining ? from reading an engineering drawing through measurements and quality control to machining processes, CNC programming & operation, process planning, tool materials, selection of cutting tools and optimizing machining parameters, limits, fits and tolerances, GD & T and selection of measuring instruments. In addition to the technical inputs, emphasis was given to develop soft skills as necessary for manufacturing industries. The workshop was conducted by industry experts from IMTMA Technology Centre, Blaser Swisslube India, Grindwell Norton Ltd. & Auto CNC Machining Ltd. Industry visits to Ace Designers, BFW Ltd. & Siemens Technology Centre, Bangalore were organized for the participants to get the live experience of the actual production environment.

The workshop was well received by the 12 delegates. Two delegates were from TVS Diesel Systems and one from Sansera Engineering. The rest of the delegates were fresh engineers.

Hands-on session - CNC VMC                               Hands-on session ? CNC Turning centre

Demo on gauges                                         Demo on Coordinate Measuring Machine

Feedback of Participates

?Had a great experience with the friendly and informative staff. This is an ideal workshop set-up?
Mr. Harsha Vardhan, Fresh Engineer

?Thank you for giving a wonderful opportunity to join this finishing school program.?
Mr. Nishchith, Fresh Engineer

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.