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Die &Mould Manufacturing

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Die &Mould Manufacturing
 24 - 25 September 2013,Chennai

Changing customer expectations and rapid model changes requires a fast turn-around in the manufacture of Dies &Moulds. Presently, production demands require the ability to react to frequent product changes, shorter production runs,lower inventory levels and higher productivity.

To meet these challenges a host of new technologies have evolved over the years. Apart from the conventionaltechnologies like Die sinking & Wire EDMs the new generation manufacturing extensively uses hard machining andcomplex profiling on multi axis machining centres to completely finish the dies and moulds with little need for manualfinishing and correction. Supporting these machining methods are new developments in design analysis, inspectiontechniques and complex programming systems..

Taking note of the importance of propagating the concept of Concurrent Engineering methodology and information on Advanced Materials for Dies & Moulds, ERP solutions tailor- made for Toolroom operations and the role of CAD / CAM / CAE in die manufacturing; Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) hadorganized a two day workshop on this topic, on 24th and 25th September 2013 at Chennai.

The training programme was conducted by a team of Industry experts from AssabSripad Steels, EOS India, Makino India,NTTF, Nimbus Technologies and Sescoi India.

The event saw participation by 13delegates representing 8 companies predominantly from South India. The interactive sessions&subsequent industry visit to Karthigeya Moulds & Dies Pvt. Ltd at Thirumudivakkam, Chennai arranged at the last day of the seminar, was also well appreciated by the delegates, who appreciated IMTMA for conducting programmes on topics such as these, and would like to be a part of many more seminars of this nature.

Burr Management in Machining

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Burr Management in Machining
 25 September 2013, IMTMA Technology Centre, BIEC, Bangalore

As long as there has been metal cutting, there have been burrs—an unwanted side effect of the process. Barring a revolutionary change, burr formation will always be a problem. With a few exceptions, conventional machining techniques always produce burrs. Burr prevention requires both conventional and nonconventional approaches. However, even when burrs are not produced, sharp edges left as a result of the machining process generally are not acceptable and require edge treatment. Burr removal represent unnecessary cost to the industry in various forms such as additional manufacturing, compensation, service, recall, and collateral damage on the company image. Therefore, in most cases, it is a must either to remove or to secure the burr in order to prevent it from being detached from the part.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organising a 1 day programme on burr management on 25 September 2013 at Bangalore. This program will give a clear knowledge to participants on Burr definition, burr geometry, Burr formation mechanisms, Burr types and standards for burrs & edges. Various methods on burr less operations, Burr prevention and Burr minimization technique will be discussed.

This programme focused on Definition for Burr, Burr geometry, Burr formation, Availability of standards for burr & edges, Burr prevention, Burr minimization, Design for edge quality, Eliminating waste, Use of better cutting tools, Practical demonstration on burr generation, prevention and minimization on CNC operations, History of deburring process, Deburring process enhancement, Non-traditional deburring processes and financial impact on getting rid of burr.

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The training programme was conducted by Mr. Raghavendra Bhat, an Industry consultant, Mr. Mr. Ashwin Naidu, Director of Elechem Technik Pvt Ltd and the Demo was conducted by Mr. Shridhar Bhat - DGM – Sales&Mr. Vigneswaran S - Sr. Engineer of Motherson Techno Tools Limited.

The event saw participation by 34 delegates representing 16 companies predominantly from South India. The interactive sessions&demo conducted 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 Burr removal technics & methodologies in their respective work areas.

Design of Experiments (DoE) in Solving Real Life Problems

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Design of Experiments (DoE) in Solving Real Life Problems
 26 - 27 September 2013, IMTMA Technology Centre, BIEC, Bangalore

Cost of Product Quality Issues in Repair and Re-Work not only leads to erosion of profit, but also leads to loss of reputation and competitive advantage in Global economy. It is absolutely essential to understand the root cause of issues, either in Predictive Design of New Products or in Fixing Field issues of existing products or even enhancing the productivity in a Manufacturing environment. Design of Experiments (DoE) is one of the most successful structured approach in understanding the real life issues and identifying the real factors to fix them, to avoid repetition or recurrence of the same issues after a period of time by adopting a Quick Fix Solutions. DoE presents techniques for finding out those inputs which have maximum influence on the output through an minimum set of experiments. DoE saves considerable time & efforts in trouble shooting, identifying quality inputs and in rectifying the total system.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) has organized a two day workshop on Design of Experiments (DoE) in Solving Real Life Problems on 26 - 27 September 2013 at Bangalore.

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This programme was conducted by Prof. L Ramanan, an IITM alumnus founder CEO of RAISE Consultancy Services and visiting faculty in many of the prestigious Institutions of repute. He is studded with an impeccable, accomplished Global career of 30 years with leaders like GE, TVS, Indian Railways. He has worked in all cross functional domains of engineering. Ramanan gained multiproduct expertise product ranging between metric tons to milligrams. He has earned many prestigious awards at National and Global levels for his work. He has delivered good number of patents, publications and an erudite official speaker in ASME forums. He is a passionate Six Sigma Quality champion, having mentored many Six Sigma projects & initiatives for the World Leader GE.The programme was highly interactive where participants raised questions and solicit feedback from the expert faculty.

Presentations were accompanied by practical demonstrations and case studies. The workshop was highly interactive where participants were able to discuss specific problems in maintenance and troubleshooting with the faculty.

The event saw participation by 10 delegates representing 6 companies predominantly from South India. The interactive session was also well absorbed by the delegates, who appreciated IMTMA for choosing on topics such as these.

productivity repository

Machine tools production in India has increased to Rs. 42,990 million during 2011-12 from Rs.36,238 compared to 2010-11 registering the annual growth rate of 19%. Machine wise production values are collected from all the members from each quarter and consolidated to annual production values for further analysis. IMTMA segregates the production of machines into CNC machines, Non CNC machines, Metal cutting machines and Metal forming Machines. For detail information and trends in production of machine tools in India please login into our website through member’s area or contact us for CD format.