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Reducing Cycle Time and Machining Cost on CNC Machining Centres

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Reducing Cycle Time and Machining Cost on CNC Machining Centres
 6 - 7 August 2013, Pune

Reduction in cycle time and machining cost plays an important role in enhancing productivity especially in large volume production. In the highly competitive market scenario, customers determine the price of a product and entrepreneurs need to continuously fine tune the costs to realize profits. Machine utilization has a major impact in reducing the manufacturing cost of components. Most CNC machines are underutilized with only 20% time effectively spent in cutting & the rest in non-value adding operations. Although the material cost cannot be reduced, the cycle time and machining cost can be reduced drastically.

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Reducing cycle time requires eliminating or reducing non-value-added activity. Cycle times are often impacted due to operator errors, cutting parameters, improper work holding, loading and unloading, improper usage of tools / measuring devices and other components needed during the production run.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing a two day programme on “Reducing Cycle Time and Machining Cost on CNC Machining Centres” on 6 - 7 August 2013 at Pune. 10 delegates representing 5 companies participated in the workshop which was conducted by a team of industry experts Mr. Kashinath MP

This programme is targeted towards Managers, Engineers, Supervisors and other personnel involved in the functions of Production, Process Planning, Engineering & Manufacturing from Machine Tool, Automobile & Auto Ancillaries, Tool Rooms, Aerospace, Defence and Railway establishments, General Engineering, etc.

PLC Technology in Industrial Automation

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PLC Technology in Industrial Automation
 19 August 2013, New Delhi

Programmable Logic controller (PLC) is a Electronic device used for automating electromechanical processes, such as control of machinery on factory assembly lines. PLC is called 'The Work Horse' and represents a key driver in automation, production & process planning in the manufacturing industry.

Today PLC has become a very widely used and accepted tool in Industrial Automation in various kinds of Machines, Processes, Shop floor Practices, Utilities etc. To get the best results out of this technology, in the areas of Automation, Productivity Improvement, On Line Inspection, Easy Batch Changeovers, Centralized Control, Automatic MIS Generation, Energy Saving etc, the Power of this technology needs to be more clearly understood by key level decision makers from various functions like Design / Production / QC / Process Planning / Maint etc.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing one day Seminar on PLC Technology in Industrial Automation on 19- August - 2013 at Gurgaon.
Total No.Of Participants : 10
Total No. Of Companies : 5

Spindle Maintenance for Metal Cutting & Industrial Machinery

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Spindle Maintenance for Metal Cutting & Industrial Machinery
 20 - 21 August2013, Pune

Spindles are usually designed with the highest precision bearings that are available, and the usual cause of failures in 90% of the causes is minute particles that work their way past the seals and into the balls and races of the bearings. So, cleanliness and other factors of frequent maintenance can really extend the spindle life significantly. It hence becomes vital for the maintenance engineer to follow certain measures, so as to increase the life of a spindle.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing a two day Training Programme on Spindle Maintenance for Metal Cutting & Industrial Machinery on 20 - 21 August 2013 at Pune.

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The training programme dealt with various aspects such as bearing types and their applications in metal working and industrial machinery, bearing lubrication systems, spindle failure and reconditioning, tools, tackles and assembly technique, testing of assembled spindle units, bearing failure, bearing nomenclature and equivalent selection, spindle bearing preloading and preventive maintenance of spindles.

This training programme will be conducted by Industry experts from Ultra Precision Spindles Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. S K Gupta, 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 & Special purpose Machine tools. The seminar will be highly interactive where participants can solicit feedback on specific technical issues from the expert faculty the seminar was highly interactive where 17 delegates from 11 companies solicited feedback on specific technical issues.

Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA)

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Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA)
 26 - 27 August 2013, IMTMA Technology Centre, BIEC, Bangalore

Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) are the key elements which make a product successful in the global competitive scenario. Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) is a set of guidelines developed to ensure that a product isdesigned so that it can be easily and efficiently manufactured and assembled with a minimum of effort, time, and cost.

DFMA helps designers to build quality into robust design at least cost. In addition to achieving quicker productdevelopment and reducing cost of product development, DFMA also ensures that the transition from the design phaseto the production phase is as smooth and rapid as possible.

Taking note of the importance of understanding the design guide lines for different manufacturing processes; understand and inculcating the practice of concurrent costing while designing; learning design concepts for achieving Poka Yoke; and for evaluating the design efficiency for assembly operations; Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) hadorganized a two day workshop on this topic, from26thto 27thAugust 2013 at Bangalore.

The training programme was conducted by Dr. N. Ramani& Mr. R. Venkates h from Nettur Technical TrainingFoundation (NTTF), Bangalore. Dr. Ramani is the Principal; while Mr. R. Venkatesh is the Associate Principal of NTTF – Bangalore.

The class room sessions conducted by Dr. Ramani and Mr. R. Venkatesh covered DFM Methodology & practices to be followed for castings, forgings, sheet metal parts, plastic parts, DFM for Environment, DFM for Poka Yoke and concurrent costing. The concepts were reinforced through a demonstration on the DFMA software from Geometric Global by Mr. Prashanta Kumar M. Halakatti from Geometric, Pune.

The event saw participation by 17 delegates representing 6 companies predominantly from South India. The interactive session was also well absorbed by the delegates, who appreciated IMTMA for conducting programmes on topics such as these, which would help budding designers to understand & implement DFM practices in their day-to-day design-related projects.

Roll forming technology and its applications

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Roll forming technology and its applications
 27 August 2013, Pune

Today, Industries are in look out for more complex shapes, tighter tolerances, pre-punching requirements, high tensile material, and so on. Roll forming addresses the above requirements and is becoming more and more popular among the sheet metal forming industries, with its vast applications in sectors like - Aviation, Automotive, Construction, Oil & Gas, Storage, Furniture and many more. Cold roll forming holds an edge over the other production methods as it is a continuous process eliminating stage production, finishing and sub-assembly operations. It also enables production of complex geometrical shapes with better consistency and accuracy with increased strength due to strain hardening.

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In order to address the Roll forming technology, right from design and development of formed products until production practices, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing a one day seminar on “Roll forming Technology and its applications ” on 27 August 2013 at Pune. 24delegates representing 14 companies participated in the seminar which was conducted by a team of industry experts Mr. Santosh V Subbaiah (Data M Software India Pvt Ltd.), Mr. Abhilash Mohanty (DTL Ancillaries), Mr. U.K Garg(Effimac Equipments Pvt. Ltd.). Including factory visit at DTL Ancillaries.

This seminar is targeted towards Designers of sheet metal parts, Tooling and Machines, Process Engineers, R&D specialists and others involved in sheet metal working, users and manufacturers, from Machine Tool, Automobile & Auto Ancillaries, Consumer durables, White goods, Tool Rooms, Aerospace, Defence & Railway establishments, General Engineering. The course will also help manufacturing personnel to enhance their knowledge base and awareness about the Roll forming technology.