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Editorial

Of designs and beyond

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s cliché it may sound, but innovation is the way forward. In fact, it has become a quintessential factor to meet the fast evolving needs of the customer today. Some of these include demand for lower cost, better quality, greater precision and faster delivery products. Amid the shrinking lifecycle of products, as the race to launch a new product in the market gains strategic significance, manufacturers not only face the challenge of having reduced time-to-market but also of knowing the right time to market. That said, have you ever wondered whether simulating an entire production unit can be done for real and thereby one can zero in on the most optimum architecture of this new unit well before actual construction begins? Welcome to the world of digital manufacturing! Advanced engineering information technology solutions such as CAD, CAM, PLM, PDM, etc hold ample promise to better leverage the manufacturing practices and aid manufacturers to adopt best practices and emerge more efficient. From the viewpoint of metal working industry, there are a plethora of such technologies available today, which offer considerable flexibility in terms of choosing the latest software for cutting-edge tools. With the goal to better manufacturing productivity, the latest CAD/CAM/PLM packages come with new features that range from better simulation capabilities to facilitating Editor Manas R Bastia Senior Features Writer Hema D Yadav

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support for complex machining on multi-tasking machine tools. A case in point is one of the latest state-of-the-art machining technologies that can offer up to 70 per cent reduction in machining time, thanks to a new CAM-enabled application. Besides, the software can help the user to cut with the full length of flute, increase tool life, lower machine tool wear and considerably reduce cycle times. For the manufacturing sector, which is grappling with ever-squeezing profit margins, the positive impact of these cannot be overemphasised. So, what is the path forward? The next big shift could involve a day-to-day practice in integrating the virtual world of product development such as digital lifecycle and digital product management with the real world of product manufacturing. For more such insights into CAD/CAM/PLM, turn to ‘Sector Watch’. Should you be interested in tracking the latest developments in drilling, where the buzzwords are accuracy, perfection and speed, ‘Industry Update’ offers quite an interesting articulation.

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Contents

Regular Sections

Sector Watch

Editorial...................................... 27

CAD/CAM/PLM: Delivering next generation design needs .......... 48

National News ........................... 30 World News ............................... 38 Events ...................................... 124 Product Update ...................... 133 International Products ............ 150 Product Index.......................... 156 Advertisers’ List ...................... 164

Manufacturing Excellence E-CAE software: Increasing energy efficiency and accuracy.................. 70

Practical Insights

Industry Update Drilling: Redefining depth and accuracy

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Sheetmetal processing: Integrating 3D CAD/CAM solutions for improved efficiency ............................................. 74

Proficient Productivity CAM software: Improving output in CNC machines ............................ 78

Case Study CAD/CAM: Transforming from standard to customised product delivery ........................................................... 82

Roundtable Deep hole drilling: Does the cost justify the end result? ......................... 94

Interface Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President, PTC India.................................................. 58 Rajiv Bajaj, Head-Manufacturing, Auotdesk India and SAARC................... 62

Facility Visit  EMUGE India Pvt Ltd: Integrating innnovation with efficient practices ...... 104

 Guhring India Pvt Ltd: Pioneering precision in drilling ..... 112 Future Footprints ‘Bright’ machining: The future of India Inc ................................................ 116

Factory Fundamentals

Leaders Speak

Mould shop finds tool performance outweighs price ......................................................... 122

Dr Masahiko Mori, President, MORI SEIKI Co Ltd ................ 100

Report Grinding Technology Seminar: Redefining Swiss-made precision

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Highlights of Next Edition Event Focus: EMO Hannover 2011 Sector Watch: Automotive Machining Industry Update: Hydraulics and Pneumatics Cover photo courtesy: PTC India 28

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National News IMTMA organises seminar on die & mould manufacturing Indian Machine Tools Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), the apex body for the machine tool industry in India, has been organising various training programmes spanning a wide variety of topics for the benefit of machine tool manufacturers and users in India. One of the most sought-after subjects in recent times has been die and mould manufacturing. In order to address various aspects of die and mould manufacturing, a two-day seminar on ‘Die & Mould Manufacturing’ was recently organised by IMTMA at SKF College campus in Pune. The seminar was addressed by a team of industry consultants including M Gibson, Vageesh S Muthya and industry experts in the die & mould field from various organisations such as Assab Sripad Steels, Renishaw

StarragHeckert breaks ground for new factory at Devanahalli and hosts technology show The groundbreaking ceremony for its new manufacturing facility was held in the Devanahalli Aeropark, Bengaluru. With a total capital investment of Rs 65 crore, the new facility aims to meet

A StarragHeckert engineer interacts with the audience

the growing demands of the Indian and Asian markets. Occupying 8 acres of land, the facility will initially manufacture 60 units a year and the manufacturing programme will be scaled up to 120 units a year during the second phase. The company will manufacture horizontal machining centres-WMW CWK with 400 mm to 800 mm pallet sizes in the new facility. It also has plans to produce 5-axis machining centres

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Metrology System, Autodesk India, Oerlikon Balzers Coating India, Delcam Software (India), Makino India and MMC Hardmetal India. Amid changing customer expectations and rapid model changes, it has become imperative

Vageesh S Muthya sharing his perspectives on the challenges facing the industry

to have an equally fast response in the manufacture of dies and moulds. This seminar emphasised on the ability of the present production demands to react to frequent product

in the future. “We will target 40 per cent localised inputs in value terms for the WMW 4-axis horizontal machining centres. Soon we may be contributing to the production of fixtures for the global market from here,” said N Chandramouli, Managing Director, StarragHeckert Machine Tools Pvt Ltd. The company also organised an open house and technology show at its Bengaluru-based facility last month. The forum focussed on new challenges in milling and complete technology solutions provided by the company. “We at StarragHeckert do not sell just a machine, but the entire process. With the knowledge of machines and process that we possess, we are able to transfer the same to our customers,” said Andrew Kemp, Sales Manager - Engineering Services, Staragheckert AG.

Sandvik organises deep hole drilling workshop at Precihole Sandvik Asia Pune recently conducted a workshop on deep hole drilling technology. The programme was a three-day course, where members were exposed to various aspects of

changes, shorter production runs, lower inventory levels and higher productivity. To meet the above challenges, a host of new technologies has evolved over the years. Apart from the conventional technologies, such as die sinking and wire EDMs, the new generation manufacturing extensively uses hard machining and complex profiling on multi-axis machining centres to completely finish the die and mould with little need for manual finishing and correction. Supporting these machining methods are new developments in design analysis, inspection techniques and complex programming systems. These were the other key takeaways from this highly interactive seminar, which witnessed an attendance of 31 delegates from 20 engineering organisations.

Sandvik delegates attending the seminar at Precihole

this technology. The last day of the course was planned at Precihole, where Azhar Qazi, Director, Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd, welcomed the Sandvik team. The early session conducted by Sarfaraz Naikwadi, Senior Management Design & Development, Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd, provided a comprehensive knowledge on technical aspects of deep hole drilling. The next session was conducted by Anil Mangalvedhe, GM Sales and Marketing, Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd on the ‘Precihole Standard Deep Hole Drilling Machine’ programme. This was followed by a tour of the machine building facility at Precihole Plant 2.


National News Meiban Engineering inaugurates its first tech centre in Bengaluru Strengthening its presence in India, Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd, inaugurated a new technology centre for its associate company Meiban Engineering Technologies. The company offers better cost performance solutions in turn key projects for manufacturing automobile and sheetmetal components. Spread across an area of 9, 000 sq ft, the new technology centre will act as a demo centre for the Murata products and will help Meiban in providing better quality sales support to Indian customers. Yosuke Murata,

Executive Vice President, Murata Machinery Ltd, while inaugurating the event, said, “India has always been a key strategic market for us. We see a great potential for our products in India. We would like to grow four

times in sheetmetal machines and three times in metal cutting machines in the next five years. We strive to achieve these targets by working closely with Meiban Engineering.” The Bengaluru unit in a major way will deal with the after-sales services and trainings for its customers. A V Srinivasan, CEO, Meiban Engineering Technologies Pvt Ltd, said, “We are glad to be a part of Murata and with the addition of tech centre, we hope to achieve better heights. This initiative will help all our customers and make it easy to buy the product, as the customers can get first hand experience of the machines, besides training and service maintenance.”

Toyota to expand capacity with an investment of ` 275 crore

Ford starts manufacturing of the 2011 Fiesta

Tamil Nadu Government allots land to Eicher Motor

The company will be investing to expand the capacity of its second plant that manufactures Etios sedan and Etios Liva hatchback. At the launch of Etios Liva, Sailesh Shetty, Vice President – Sales, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “We will expand the capacity of our second plant on the outskirts of Bengaluru from the present 70,000 units to 120,000 units at an investment of ` 275 crore. The expansion will be complete by second quarter of 2012.” The company’s first plant, which is also located on the outskirts of Bengaluru, has a total capacity of 90,000 units.

Ford India has started production of the new Fiesta passenger car at its manufacturing facility in Maraimalai Nagar, near Chennai. The plant is the sixth Ford facility in the world to produce Fiesta. The other facilities are located in Nanjing, China; Cologne, Germany; Valencia, Spain; Cuautitlán, Mexico; and Rayong, Thailand. The

The company has been allotted 50-acres of land at Oragadam SIPCOT Industrial Park, near Chennai by the State Government for its proposed expansion plans. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa presented a letter in this regard to the company’s Managing Director Siddharth Lal. Eicher Motor decided to set up its operations in the state, considering the ‘infrastructure facilities and its business friendly atmosphere,’ an official release by the company stated. The company had proposed to expand operations at a cost

The company expects the combined sales of the two cars to be around 60,000 for the current year. Till date, the company has already sold 21,000 units of the Etios sedan which was launched in December last year.

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Illuminating future growth: (L-R): A V Srinivasan and Yosuke Murata

new Fiesta, which will be available in showrooms later this year, is the first of eight new vehicles that the company is planning to introduce in India by 2015. The company recently made an additional investment of $ 72 million to expand its powertrain facility at the Maraimalai Nagar plant to further support its sales and export growth plans in the country. The expansion programme is slated to complete in mid-2012, with powertrain production capacity increasing from 250,000 to 330,000 units per year. The engine plant will produce the 1.5 L Ti-VCT petrol and Duratorq TDCi diesel engines for the Fiesta.

of ` 350 crore and increase annual production from 50,000 units to 1.5 lakh units per year and was looking for suitable land to set up the unit. The company was also considering on starting operations in a neighbouring state before coming to Tamil Nadu. The latest venture will ensure 900 direct and indirect employment opportunities for local people.


National News Suzlon bags order from Orient Green Power Company The wind turbine manufacturer recently bagged an order from Chennai-based Orient Green Power Company to supply turbines for projects with a cumulative capacity of over 100 MW. Valued at ` 650 crore, the order involves the supply of 48 Suzlon wind turbine units. The first project in Gujarat will have a capacity of 50.4 MW and will be commissioned by May 2012; while the second 50.4

MW project in Karnataka is scheduled for implementation by June 2012. “We are very pleased to partner with Orient Green Power Company and look forward to delivering a complete

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project and services package,” said Tulsi R Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Group.

JLR to increase assembly operation in India Tata Group’s British firm Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), is looking at increasing its assembly operations in India,

besides planning to start assembling in China. In May this year, JLR opened its first assembly plant in Pune to assemble sports utility vehicle Land Rover Freelander 2 from Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits shipped from the Halewood manufacturing unit in Liverpool, UK. Both Tata Motors and JLR were coming up with a joint engine development programme

with an aim to set up manufacturing facilities both in the UK and India.

NTPC to setup 200 MW wind power project in Kerala The power generation major, and the Kerla State Government have entered into a pact for setting up windmills in Kerala to generate an estimated 200 MW power. An MoU to this effect has been signed by Inderjit Kapoor, Director - Commercial, NTPC; and S Subbiah, Secretary-Power, Kerala State Government.

NTPC can commission the proposed windmill projects as early as within one year of the State Government handing over the required land at the identified locations.


National News - Report

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fter recently modernising its facility in Ludhiana, Marshall Machines (P) Ltd, one of the biggest CNC turning centre manufacturers in Northern India, organised an open house in its factory to showcase the latest product range, superior technology and workmanship. In this The facility at Ludhiana showcases high-end machines two-day open house, more than 250 dignitaries from around 120 organisations visited the Marshall facility at Ludhiana. CNC buyers from various industrial regions like Delhi/NCR, Haridwar, Rudrapur, Bhiwadi, Manesar, Baddi, Jaipur, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, in addition to local visitors from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hoshiyarpur and Chandigarh, registered their presence at the event.

In the assembly shed, which consists of three huge finish assembly bays, Marshall demonstrated variety of CNC turning centres with metal cutting and testing abilities. Out of these, the main attractions were laser calibration of CNC lathe, extra heavy duty CNC lathe, MICRONTURN DS - a finish machining with high precision gear. In addition to this, the company displayed India’s first Indo-German turn-mill centre MARSHALLSPINNER TC-400 MC. In addition to the above, Marshall also invited various machine tool accessories & component suppliers to put up stalls to display their products. Among the various companies, Siemens 828D CNC control system stole the show. Along with Siemens other brands like PMI ball screws and linear motions, RIVERO servo stabilisers, FAG Bearings, etc, had also participated.

Showcasing global excellence The event was inaugurated by Surinder Singh, Managing Director, G S Auto; & Vimal Jain, Managing Director, Atam Valves. Speaking on the occasion, Gaurav Sarup, Director, Marshall Machines (P) Ltd, stated, “We are not a part of the rat race and believe in manufacturing unique products.” After the opening ceremony, the delegates were taken on a factory tour which commenced from the standard room where Marshall displayed its stringent quality checks of inhouse manufactured high precision components on Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). In addition, top-end machine tool components were on display which the company procures from leading global machine tool components suppliers. Visitors also got

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With this open house, Marshall is riding high, as its products are rapidly being adopted by many manufacturers - mainly Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers and auto giants like Hero Honda, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, Tata, TVS, etc. In addition to this, its extra heavy duty range of CNC lathes are much preferred by tractor part manufacturers all over the country, who need robust machines with high rate of metal removal for machining axles, bull gears, spindles, etc. Also, the company is currently engaged in a technology exchange programme with SPINNER, Germany, for finishing assembling close to 6 turn-mill centres every month, with future growth prospect of 10-12 such machines.


World News EuroBLECH 2012: Sustainable success in a global market One of the premium fairs on sheetmetal industry EuroBLECH 2012 will be held from October 23-27, 2012 in Hannover, Germany. The exhibition will occupy eight halls at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. The last edition of the event witnessed 1,455 exhibitors from 43 countries and 61,500 visitors from 98 countries.

‘Sustainable success in a global market’ is the theme at EuroBLECH 2012. “Since the previous EuroBLECH, economic situation within the sheetmetal working industry has clearly stabilised. Although stand reservation for 2012 has just started, we are able to announce positive demand for stand space at the next EuroBLECH,” explained Nicola Hamann, Exhibition Director, EuroBLECH, on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. The exhibition layout reflects the complete sheetmetal working technology chain and covers 15 exhibition categories: sheetmetal; semi-finished and finished products; handling; separation; forming; flexible sheet metal working; tube/ section working; processing of hybrid structures; joining/welding; surface technology; tool technology; machine elements; process control and quality assurance; CAD/CAM applications; factory equipment and R&D.

EMO extends invitation to one of Europe’s most sophisticated machinery parks One of Europe’s most sophisticated machinery parks can be found at the plant in Varel, Germany, where

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ultra-complex components made of aluminium, steel and titanium are produced for all models of Airbus family, the A400M military transporter and the Eurofighter. Reason enough

for VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), to invite journalists to the former plant of Airbus Germany for the International EMO Press Forum. It manufactures about 1.7 million components a year, with 23,000 different drawing numbers. Approximately 14,000 tonne of aluminium is consumed every year. The degree of cutting averages around 50 per cent, and for the large part can be as much as 97 per cent. This high diversity of parts, with concomitantly small batch sizes, demands a very high level of flexibility. According to Dr-Ing Matthias Lange, Head Technology and Tooling, Premium Aerotec, Varel, “Our plant is accordingly cycled quite differently from a factory in the automotive industry.” The experts from Varel will also be getting plenty of relevant ideas at the EMO Hannover 2011. “For me as a metal-cutting technician, the EMO is the most important trade fair around, one where in a single day I can manage to meet many of our company’s partners,” commented Dr Lange.

President Obama’s advanced manufacturing partnership supported by SMLC The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMCL) has set ten priorities for a new public-private partnership programme. A new report- ‘Implementing 21 st Century

Smart Manufacturing,’ developed by SMLC establishes a roadmap and sets the top ten priorities for modernising 20th century factories with 21st century digital information and automation technology to change the way manufacturing is done and capture the economic efficiency and competitiveness benefits. “Advanced manufacturing technology is rapidly transforming the global competitive landscape,” said Sujeet Chand, Chief Technology Officer, Rockwell Automation, and also one of the SMLC leaders. According to the report, while the US industry is making incremental progress in using smart manufacturing, the infrastructure needed to deliver the full potential of this knowledge-based manufacturing environment is yet to be developed. This infrastructure will enable customers to tell flexible factories of the future what products they want made, reduce timeto-market, drive greater exports due to lower production costs, minimise energy use Barack Obama and materials, while maximising environmental sustainability and create opportunities for increasingly skilled workers. The SMLC and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) have formed a working partnership to build a National Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem. It is an iPhone-like ‘App Store’ for industrial modelling and simulation applications. NCMS is also providing its Predictive Innovation Center (PIC) strategy to link nationally to other centres that involve modelling and simulation applications in manufacturing and their national capacity for outreach to small and medium enterprises.


World News Combined expertise solves complex problems Midland Aerospace - part of the Calder Group, a £ 150 million panEuropean engineering group with eight operating subsidiaries in five countries - is a specialist speed-shop manufacturer of small to medium sized complex structural parts for aerospace customers worldwide. The company was working on a high-end structural component for a leading aerospace organisation, but needed to increase efficiency as Eamon Lyons, Managing Director, Midland Aerospace,

the aircraft with more powerful Trent XWB engines. In doing so, Airbus has responded to the market’s call to offer more payload and range. The enhanced version of the Trent XWB engine will be fully optimised for the largest member of the A350 XWB family and will deliver upto 97,000 lbs of thrust on takeoff, making it the most powerful engine ever developed for an Airbus aircraft. The entry into service is set for mid 2017. Fabrice Brégier, Chief Operating Officer, Airbus, said, “We will develop and produce an enhanced A350-1000 aircraft with outstanding payload and long range, the best economics, and 25 per cent lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions than its nearest competitor.” The extra thrust together with an increased aircraft takeoff

Airbus and Rolls-Royce to enhance A350-1000 capability The two companies will jointly develop

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With an investment of $ 26 million the Laguna facility is expected to produce 200,000 units annually and will become operational by July 2012, in accordance with the company’s goal of ‘Double Up in 2011.’ Conceived in 2009, Suzuki pushed to increase sales volume by double at the end of the year 2011 for both the motorcycle and automobile sector. The investment will more than double its production capacity in the Southeast Asian nation.

Haas opens its first North African facility

(L-R) Matt Johnson, Applications Engineer, Dormer; Alan Robinson, Area Sales Manager, Heller Machine Tools; and Eamon Lyons, Managing Director, Midland Aerospace

explained, “The run time we previously had in creating the component was not acceptable and we needed to reduce it significantly.” After meeting Heller Machine Tools at the Farnborough Airshow, the company learned of their FT4000 five-axis machine based at Dormer’s productivity centre in Sheffield, England. The facility is a unique workshop with the capacity to meet a variety of machining needs. In combination with solid carbide tooling supplied by Dormer and the latest software from Open Mind, run time was reduced from 40 to less than 20 hours. “This is a perfect example of how the collaboration of expertise we have developed in the productivity centre can create a cost-effective return for businesses,” explained Matt Johnson, Applications Engineer, Dormer.

the maximum capacity of 8,000 units per month, prompting the company to create a new plant.

weight capability of 308 tonne will enable airlines to fly the new aircraft approximately 400 nm further with a full load of 350 passengers, or carry around 4.5 extra tonne of payload at a given range. This range will perfectly support the development of long haul-routes for emerging markets such as ShanghaiBoston or Paris-Santiago, as well as more traditional ones like ManchesterLos Angeles or Dubai-Melbourne.

Suzuki builds motorbike plant in Philippines The Japanese motorcycle maker recently unveiled its manufacturing plant at the Carmelray Industrial Park in Canlubang, Laguna to accommodate rapidly rising sales demand. “We reached the decision to build a new plant that can accommodate all our plans, and ensure that our products remain value-packed yet innovative and original,” said Satoshi Uchida, President, Suzuki Philippines. The current plant in Pasig City had reached

Belgium-based Haas Automation Europe (HAE), has opened the first Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) in North Africa. The new HFO in Casablanca, Morocco, is owned and m a n a g e d by the wellestablished HFO France - Performer CNC. It is working in partnership with Technique Acier, a Casablanca-based organisation with many years of experience in the precision engineering sector. The company believes it may well be the first CNC machine tool company to open a dedicated, sales and service facility in Morocco. Katja Mader, Marketing Director, HAE, said, “Given the amount of investment taking place in the country – in the transport infrastructure, business and industry, etc, Morocco is the best place in the Maghreb countries for us to begin local sales. But, when we find the right partners, we also aim to establish HFOs as soon as possible in Algeria and Tunisia.”


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World News Mazda to build plant in Mexico The company will build engine and vehicle assembly plant to make small cars. It will be located in Salamanca city, Guanajuato state, north of Mexico City, and will be built in an alliance with trading company Sumitomo Corp. They will manufacture the Mazda2 subcompact and Mazda3 compact, primarily for Central and South America.

improved in Mexico since entering the market in October of 2005. The $ 500 million factory complex in Mexico is scheduled to open sometime after April 2013 and have an annual production capacity of 140,000 vehicles. It will employ about 3,000 people at full capacity. Plans are also in the pipeline to start a Brazilian sales company sometime between April of next year and March of 2013, selling vehicles produced in Japan until the Mexican plant starts operating. Mazda will own 70 per cent of the factory complex and the Brazilian sales company, while Sumitomo will own 30 per cent.

GM investing $ 65 million in engine plants The factory complex is aimed at increasing Mazda’s presence in Brazil, which has become the world’s fourth-largest auto market after China, the US and Japan. The company stated that its sales have

The company will invest the said amount in existing engine plants in New York and Tennessee. The company is spending $ 33 million at a plant in Tonawanda near Buffalo, New York, and will retain or create

100 jobs. The automaker will also put $ 32 million into a plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, about 30 miles south of Nashville, and add or create 63 jobs.

The investments are part of the $ 2 billion effort announced in May that the company would keep or add 4,000 jobs in 17 plants in eight US states. The newly announced New York investment of $ 33 million follows $ 825 million investment in that plant in 2010. The plants will make fuel-efficient 2.4 litre Ecote four-cylinder engines for Chevrolet cars and crossover SUVs, including the Chevrolet Malibu sedan, Equinox crossover and GMC Terrain crossover.

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Nishant Kashyap and Swapnil Pillai

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Owing to the increased importance of design, especially in manufacturing and architecture, engineering & construction verticals, the CAD/CAM/PLM segment has witnessed a surge in demand in the recent past. Small and medium enterprises are seeing value in adoption of automated solutions. Registering a phenomenal growth, the sector is garnering user attention with its latest technological advancements, especially in engineering simulation and design optimisation.

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Sector Watch Business requirements are clearly pushing for adoption of advanced engineering IT solutions like PDM, PLM, CAD, CAM and process automation, to better leverage the manufacturing technologies that higher quality machines provide today.

Vivek Kotru,

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has prompted demand for low cost, better quality, precision and faster delivery products. In this scenario many technologies are available, which provide engineers flexibility to look out for latest software systems for cutting-edge tools to help improve their manufacturing productivity. With the latest CAD/CAM packages, manufacturing operations can add new features including better simulation capabilities and support for complex machining on multi-tasking machine tools. Praveen Koti, Country Manager, CGTech India Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, states, “More and more multi-axes milling machining centres are being used for machining processes, which were previously done using simple 3-axis milling machines. This trend has been fuelled by a significant decrease in price of multi-axis machining centres over the past few years. As the complexity of the machines increases, so does the tool required to program and simulate

these machines. Shops that previously would not have considered buying a 5-axis milling machine now have to learn how to setup and program these machines, making accurate 5-axis NC program verification and machine simulation a mandatory tool.” Emil Somekh, CEO, SolidCAM Ltd Israel, is of the view, “There are many latest application features that are gaining prominence in the CAM market. For example, the latest revolutionary machining technology boasts of up to 70 per cent reduction in machining time as a new technology feature. This is a boon to the manufacturing industry that is facing a severe margin crisis.” Highlighting about the benefits of new technologies Somekh continues, “New and advanced technology wizards are being designed, allowing the users to select how aggressively they will like to attack the material. Software would then automatically synchronise the machine tool,

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he market place for CAD/ CAM has witnessed significant advances in technology year on year. During the past two decade, the industry has simplified software user interfaces to enable engineers to design products more quickly and efficiently. In today’s fast paced world, the CAD/CAM systems have become an essential element in manufacturing companies. Technology and communication are changing rapidly, driving business methods for organisations and requiring capitalisation in order to maintain competitiveness. Prior knowledge before investing in a system is crucial in order to maximise the benefits received from them. India’s ‘manufacturing’ hub tag has induced most of the manufacturing giants to set up base here, which in turn has created huge demand for automated systems. Monitoring the vast Indian market, local companies have responded well to fulfill the demand. According to Vivek Kotru, Director - Business Marketing, Geometric Ltd, “Today, Indian manufacturers form a part of global supply chain, and a renewed focus to source efficient and scaled manufacturing partners has created a demand for sophisticated machining capabilities. These business requirements are clearly pushing for adoption of advanced engineering IT solutions like PDM, PLM, CAD, CAM and process automation, to better leverage the manufacturing technologies that higher quality machines provide today. Such solutions provide the opportunity for manufacturers to be more efficient and adopt best practices.”

Technological evaluation In the current competitive world, it is difficult to match the rate at which the market is growing, without implementing new technologies. For tool engineering, CAD/CAM/PLM has become an essential part to keep pace with changing technology. This

CAM technology improves performance in machining

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material, cutter, depth of cut and step over to produce the correct cutting data taking the guess work out of speeds and feeds. The result is a tool path that allows the user to cut with the full length of flute, increases tool life, reduces machine tool wear, and drastically reduces cycle times.”

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Improved cycle times and less errors Greater productivity and design efficiency lower cost of new product introduction Better reporting and analytics Standards and regulatory compliance Better resource utilisation Increased product profitability

digital manufacturing solution (this is all about simulation and manipulating processes, before putting it). In an ideal solution, with the use of digital manufacturing, a company should be able to simulate entire plant/factory it plans to set up and arrive at the most optimum architecture of the new plant/factory,” says Vivek Marwaha, Director - Marketing, Siemens PLM India. Apart from the big enterprises and MNCs, SMEs and MSMEs are also seeing value in the adoption of PLM solutions. Observing huge opportunity

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Using a PLM system to manage product data, integrate and automate business processes generally results in efficiency improvements, which consequently enable companies to develop more new products, shorten time-to-market, reduce costs, increase productivity and improve the quality of products and procedures. “Three application areas of PLM have evolved – traditional design mechanical automation (CAD/CAM/CAE), digital life cycle management (putting framework collaboration like team centre, data sharing and data management) and

Benefits of PLM software

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in the global market, these companies have realised the importance of using the latest technology to grab maximum market share. All these factors have forced PLM solution providers to offer affordable solutions for these companies.

Factors contributing to the rise More than ever before, the Indian industries are facing increasing competition from global players and to stay competitive it is imperative to manufacture quality goods economically and efficiently. Companies are working towards achieving better productivity from their existing resources. Evolving machining requirements like nanotechnology are changing the demand patterns in the industry. This has given rise to the need for upgrading the installed capacity to more technically advanced ones, thereby propelling the demand for complex machines that require CAD/CAM to program and simulate them. Affirms Koti, “Machine tool consumption rates are very good. And even more promising is the number of complex multi-axis and mill/turn type machines being purchased by manufacturers in India – specifically those in the aerospace industry. Accurate NC verification and simulation becomes essential to protect and maximise the value of these large expenditures.” The manufacturing industry has also witnessed a shift from using small individual components to single monolithic structures, thereby driving demands for NC programming. Says Marwaha, “Globalisation has resulted in reduction in the supplier’s bargaining power in the equation of ‘Porter’s five forces.’ What does this mean for the Indian manufacturing fraternity? A number of component manufacturers are suppliers to large global OEMs. The rise in availability of suppliers means that OEMs now have a greater choice to source some of the raw material or components from several suppliers based in any corner


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Companies are looking for solutions that further reduce lifecycle of a product, so that they can build and introduce product in the market at the right time.

Emil Somekh,

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India has steadily increased its machine tool consumption percentage and it is set to reach levels next to Japan after China in the APAC market.

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Director - Marketing, Siemens PLM India

of world. Thus suppliers need to be more competitive both in terms of differentiating their products, faster delivery time and synchronising the supplier product development with that of the OEMs. Siemens PLM Software’s Velocity series is a modular yet integrated set of PLM software solutions, which can be acquired and utilised at lower costs. This helps the Indian suppliers to adapt to the PLM technologies at an early stage, thus becoming competitive in terms of delivery & in terms of synchronising the supplier’s product development processes with that of the OEM.” Another important factor contributing to the increase in demand for CAD/CAM is the impressive growth registered in the aerospace industry, with major contribution coming from the civil aviation segment. Increase in air traffic together with considerable increase in military budget has worked as a catalyst. The emergence of India as a potential marketplace for aerospace machining in near future has opened a plethora of opportunities for the Indian machine tool industry. Feels Somekh, “5-axis machining has been used for many years in areas such as aerospace and turbine blade manufacturing. This is occurring because with 5-axis machining, more complex geometries can be machined, reducing the number of setups and tool changes, shorter cutting tools can be used to reduce vibration and

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tool breakage, manual positioning can be eliminated, EDM can be avoided, which in turn eliminates the need for electrodes, and in-process inventory can be reduced.”

Rising global competition Faced with the challenge of improving product design and development processes, majority of the solution providers are aggressively investing in R&D to invent lucrative products and attract maximum customers. Since automation has become the key factor to manufacture quality goods in almost every sector, it also forces companies to enhance their market presence. Marwaha avers, “The changing requirements are leading to changes in the solution. Today, one of the challenges that companies are facing is the need to innovate. With increasing competition, the market has become extremely demanding. Companies are looking for solutions that further reduce lifecycle of a product, so that they can build and introduce product in the market at the right time.” Competition in the CAD/CAM market is at both the high and low end of the market. The lower end of the market consists of dedicated NC programming systems, which have limited or no modelling capability, while the high-end of the market consists of integrated CAD/CAM systems, mill/turn and multi-tasking

machining software. Kotru says, “Indian companies need to diversify their business portfolio to compete globally and need to achieve much greater productivity levels from their processes and assets. Capital intensive manufacturing will continue to face challenges of highly cyclic demand and fluctuations in raw material prices, but they still need to strive for profitability by increasing efficiencies.”

Forging ahead With increased globalisation, creating product for a global market or establishing a network of supply chain, which is spread across continents, or collaborating with global players is a challenge. Companies are looking for ways to operate for addressing the needs of diverse markets. The next evolution will happen towards integrating the virtual world of product development like digital lifecycle and digital management, with the real world of product manufacturing. Somekh states, “The future of the Indian CAM industry is looking bright in comparison to the downfall in 2009. India has steadily increased its machine tool consumption percentage and it is set to reach levels next to Japan after China in the APAC market. This means that more manufacturing and software systems will be needed to drive this increased volume of machines. The end user market size for CAM in India is estimated at $ 15 million and is growing at a very fast pace.” In this growth phase, manufacturing organisations are aiming towards CAD/CAM/PLM wherever possible. The current scenario and demand for the sector clearly indicates that need of automation is ever increasing and it will continue to grow till manufacturing activities exist. Unlike other short span activities CAD/CAM is heading towards consistent growth in terms of business opportunities & application areas like product design and development, reverse engineering etc.


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There is no technology gap but a different pattern of adoption in India ...avers Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President, PTC India, one of the world’s largest and fastestgrowing software companies. The company delivers a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to over 25,000 customers in the industrial, high tech, aerospace & defence, automotive, consumer, and medical device domains. In conversation with Swapnil Pillai and Nishant Kashyap, Somani discusses the latest developments in the company and the growing demands from the Indian market. Q What are the major sectors and new avenues for

growth with the PLM market growing rapidly in India?

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The traditional core sectors for PTC India include the automotive, which has Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, followed by the industrial automation including Special Purpose Machine (SPM) companies. The other sector that is now rapidly growing is the Aerospace and Defence (A&D), as Indian government is allocating major part of its GDP towards it. The young and educated Indian population, who are bagging well-paid jobs are getting brand conscious; hence Retail, Footwear and Apparel (RFA) industry is something to look out for. To cater to the same, PTC recently acquired a niche RFA solution

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Interface called Flex PLM and integrated it into its Windchill® PLM portfolio. Today, we have tailor made solutions for all kinds of markets. To cater to A&D, government sectors and large companies, we have partnered with System Integrators (SIs) like TCS, ITC Infotech and Wipro for implementation of our solutions. Overall, we are leveraging our partners and SIs to increase our capacities and reach this very important emerging market.

Q Elaborate on the latest

product developments at PTC for the fast evolving industry. The company’s flagship product is Creo; a new family of Mechanical CAD (MCAD) solution that helps companies address their most pressing product development challenges and enable them to rapidly innovate & compete more effectively in the marketplace. Pro/ENGINEER, our earlier MCAD product is now part of a much larger portfolio-Creo series. There is a huge market for MCAD in India and in fact, 80 per cent of our business in the country is still generated from MCAD solutions. Our second fastest selling and growing product is Windchill® PLM. It is fast, secure, and Web-based, business collaboration software that enables companies to streamline product development processes and deliver superior physical goods and information products. PTC spent around $ 100 million and almost 27 months in the development of latest Windchill® 10.0. It is one of the most significant releases in PTC’s history. It is not just a number change from 9 to 10; it is a major strategic augmentation of the entire Windchill® product. It focusses on three themes ie, ‘do more’ from your Windchill® PLM with better enhanced structured product and service information management, ‘know more’ through comprehensive product analytics and quality and ‘get more’ from enhanced, faster usability, maintainability and upgradeability. We

have also integrated all our recently acquired enterprise solutions under one Windchill® brand. It is a huge strategic overhaul of our PLM product. The product is advanced enough for our clients like Volvo and SKF to allow their customers to configure and customise the products on the company’s website in a secure way. Its limitation is only the customers’ imagination. These two are the company’s core products; under these two products there are multiple brands. For example under Windchill® there is ‘Arbortext’, enterprise-wide dynamic information delivery software. It provides the capability to define, author, illustrate, manage and deliver dynamic product information – in the user’s preferred language and format. Then there is Quality Solution to manage product performance, reliability, and safety with the ‘Relax’ product. We even have Mathcad to solve and document most complex engineering calculations and Product Analytics – formerly InSight that empower users to assess product compliance, performance and risk, throughout the product lifecycle.

Q What is PTC India’s

contribution to the company’s global strategy? Elaborate about the Pune R&D centre, the only major centre outside the US. As part of Computer Vision (CV) acquisition in 1998, CV then had a small development staff of around 200 engineers at its Pune operations. But over the years, due to high quality and productive engineers available in India, currently, fifty per cent of PTC’s entire global R&D resources (around 1100 developers) are located at the two Pune centres. Some of the products like CADDS5 which is primarily used by the ship building industry is completely developed and maintained from our Pune Centre. Subsequently the entire development of our latest Creo series and Windchill® 10 was undertaken in India, in tandem with our Needham, Boston headquarter Development

Centre. As it is said: ‘Follow the process, quality will follow’. The Indian development centres follow strict software development processes. The R&D centre at Pune also boasts of global technical support centre. It has sophisticated systems and tools, that customers just need to provide their customer id or sales order number and all their product details will be available for further technical assistance or bug fixing. Today there are other but smaller development centres located in China, South Korea, Israel and Romania.

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contract with Hyundai Kia Motors. The relation with Hyundai is unique. It is one of the fastest growing automotive OEM companies and is not afraid of taking bold decisions. The company was earlier using different product development software for different functions, like Catia for body design and Pro/ENGINEER for engine design. Due to tremendous growth, Hyundai wanted to churn out more number of car designs and improve quality in shorter times, while leveraging its existing software investments. Following an extensive two-year benchmark testing and selection process, Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors selected PTC’s Windchill® as its enterprise PLM solution to consolidate multiple existing systems into a single platform for managing critical product data and related processes for vehicle development. They are adopting the Windchill® PLM system in the core R&D groups and intend to extend use of the solution through internal and external value chain. Similarly, Cummins, which was using Matrix PLM from a competing company for the last ten years, replaced it with Windchill® PLM; so is the case with a lot of other multinationals. The decision to invest in PLM is of strategic importance for any company. Once invested into PLM software most of the automotive OEMs will not look

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Interface In India, apart from the large companies, there is a large chunk of small to medium companies that lag in the adoption of PLM. The demand for PLM solution is increasing in the country with growing awareness about the value addition that it brings to the business. at change for the next 8 to 10 years. If companies are considering change, it is because they are either not happy with their current PLM or there are compelling reasons because of the quality in other products to make the shift. This global trend is continuing in India and we are in advanced stages of replacing traditional PLM software in a couple of automotive companies and one of them has already finalised to move to WindchillÂŽ.

Q What are the recent trends in global

product development? One of the recent trends in manufacturing is; ‘Design anywhere, Build anywhere’. For example, a product like Hyundai car can be designed in Korea or India where best engineers are available and may be manufactured in countries like China or USA, as it is closer to its core target market or cost of manufacturing is less or time to market is faster. For effectively carrying out these operations the PLM software has to be well connected and possess the necessary collaboration features. Design changes made should be quick and instant across the globe. PLM solutions that provide companies a chance to consolidate 2D & 3D software, analysis software, manufacturing software and do project management and quality lifecycle management of its products, are gaining popularity.

Q Is there any technology gap in India

compared to that in the West? In Europe and America, as soon as a company is set up, they invest in some form of PLM solution irrespective of their size because its value is proven. In India, apart from the large companies, there is a large chunk of small to medium companies that lag in the adoption of PLM. The demand for PLM solution is increasing in India with growing awareness that companies need to do value addition and be globally competitive to grow the business. PLM adoption in India is now at the threshold of what Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions was 5 years back. So there is no technology gap but a different pattern of adoption in India.

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than any other provider, and ITenabled manufacturing technologies are key to lead a manufacturing transformation that can drive efficiency, high productivity, competitiveness and sustainability.

a reputation as the ‘manufacturing hub’ of Asia. However, in terms of technology, and adopting complete automated solutions the country lags behind. What are the reasons behind this and Q The Indian engineering industry is already facing challenges from which factors can bring about established global players, be a change in this scenario? India is an increasingly important it in the auto industry, machine player in worldwide manufacturing. tools, or in heavy engineering. In fact, UNIDO (UN Industrial In addition, global players Development Organization) ranks India are increasingly operating in as one of the world’s top ten countries the Indian market, be it as in industrial production. According subsidiaries, joint ventures or to the organisation, India now for sourcing supplies from India. surpasses Canada, Brazil and Mexico. How does the competition look Additionally, the growth that elevated like in this field? India to tenth place is accelerating. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) shows nearly 20 per cent increase in the Indian manufacturing sector from April 2009 to April 2010. And this growth is not coming with any sacrifice on quality. The country has the largest number of companies, outside Japan, that have been recognised for excellence in quality. Clearly, India is excelling in manufacturing, and now it has an opportunity to enhance its manufacturing productivity, as well. Although, these are early days, a mix of factors from price, training, skilled workforce, knowledge, etc will play a crucial role.

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in India, there are just a handful of vendors in the country that have focussed on PLM, although almost all the vendors in this space are convinced about its huge growth potential. Elaborate. At Autodesk, we think about our manufacturing customers’ needs in a broad context. It is not just about PLM, it is about the processes and tools used for the design, manufacture and marketing of products. More companies place trust in Autodesk software for product development

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Indian manufacturers are quite receptive to new technologies & products and are early adopters. In the past decade, India saw a significant increase in manufacturing activity, which many termed as the resurgence of Indian manufacturing. Efforts have been made to fine tune state policy and enable Indian manufacturing industry realise its potential to the fullest. Automotive has been the most visible of these sectors and years of sustained efforts by the auto component firms and a proactive government policy framework have transformed a relatively small and unsophisticated domestic industry into one with world-class manufacturing practices and a global footprint. None of this would have been possible had it not been for the increased use of IT in the manufacturing process. The gap therefore is bridging between Indian and global manufacturing standards and information technology resources are key enablers behind this process. Therefore with design technologies, Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) are scaling up and meeting global enterprise standards of product development.

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growth of PLM in India? As mentioned earlier, the company believes that tools in our industry

should focus on all elements involved in the design, manufacture and marketing of products. Autodesk’s leadership in the manufacturing industry, as a whole, is well illustrated by recent market research from CIMData, a leading independent worldwide firm that provides strategic consulting to maximise an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of PLM solutions. According to CIMData, the company was ranked number 3 in PLM market revenues in 2009 and number 1 in design-focused MCAD market share. Our position is also a result of the breadth of tools made available. In addition to design and engineering tools focussed on product development, the company boasts some of the most widely used tools for digital design documentation, electrical & mechanical design, manufacturing & production layout, facilities design and process plant design. When combined, these capabilities are able to help drive tremendous improvements, not just to the design process, where our industry has so far traditionally focussed, but way beyond. This mirrors a trend the industry is experiencing. Till date, our industry has traditionally been based on some relatively limited aspects of discrete product development. However, in order to address our customers’ needs across the board, Autodesk has taken a broader view. This encompasses manufacturers’ efforts more completely, from initial design through to manufacturing and marketing — no matter the market segment the company is focussed on. It is this view that drives the sales of Autodesk tools today. With this broader, more practical vision, the company’s tools for manufacturing are the fastest growing in our industry at a rate of more than 30 per cent year on year and are leading the way in delivering practical solutions to our manufacturing customers, including those in India.


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Increasing engineering efďŹ ciency and accuracy Engineering has grown with the evolution of technology. New disciplines and usages have emerged, demanding better methods and tools that help engineers and businesses to keep up. Electrical Computer-Aided Engineering (E-CAE) software has been shown to enhance controls hardware engineering in many traditional and new industries, as well as educational institutions. Ramji Singh

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n E-CAE example is the EPLAN Electric P8 electrical design software that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration by incorporating electrical, fluid power, and process control engineering tools in one solution. What sets E-CAE software apart from traditional Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) tools is the integration of a powerful central database. When a database is incorporated in a CAE system, it has the ability to support more than one discipline. Such a system internalises complete

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design and reporting tools required by multiple disciplines like electrical, fluid power, and process control engineering. The results are improved design quality and turnaround times in product development and order fulfillment with significant cost savings. This is accomplished through a number of functionalities enabled by the central data backbone supported CAE tools. Typical gains include:  Improved workflow among engineering disciplines. Separate departments are able to work simultaneously on a project instead of sequentially


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Much closer collaboration among designers, manufacturers, customers, suppliers, and service technicians The database enables storage and reuse of data that to an extent, has not been previously possible. This encourages standardisation and modularisation of product content The systematic reduction in errors and the amount of time devoted to error-checking. The system also minimises data redundancy within and across disciplines The ability to shorten design timelines and have a more reliable production schedule Increased data consistency and tracking for more efficient part sourcing and inventory management Automated setup of wire processing and enclosure manufacturing The creation of a digital work environment for automation, controls, and mechatronic design Providing engineers with the ability to merge data with 3D modelling software to create virtual prototypes. This allows for designs to be validated before manufacturing begins.

Efficient engineering Companies using database-driven E-CAE software often opt to change how their workflows are structured for more streamlined engineering. From start to finish, projects are able to progress faster and with increased accuracy. The database standardises information and enables data sharing among different departments and processes, making it possible for all disciplines to work together and create an integrated build package. Using a company’s existing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), or other enterprise systems, CAE databases can be connected to multiple departments within the company

such as sales, purchasing, accounting, manufacturing, and service. Since the same data is used across departments and disciplines, changes become transparent, providing contributors with a clear understanding of the project status. Collaborators separated by only a few feet or thousands of miles can share the same data in real time.

Pre-design stage During pre-design, the CAE database permits necessary design and build data to be easily imported from a specified source or accessed from an archive of standardised design elements and modular product options. The archive is able to store data on frequently used parts or complex macros of entire product assemblies and sub-assemblies. These elements and options are already prevalidated, ensuring they are error free. After incorporating the data, users simply insert graphical representation of the macros in the schematic page and then select the necessary data set from the predefined value table. The system then automatically resizes all variable elements and then propagates the changes in the data throughout all schematics and lists. E-CAE software cuts time spent on non-value-added tasks such as crossreferencing, wire numbering, device tagging, and creating project reports like bill of materials and wire lists by automatically performing them. However, they do more, ensuring if a specific piece of data is changed that same piece of data will be updated everywhere else it appears in the project. For example, if a process engineer adds a solenoid valve, the fluid engineer needs to add it to the project design, and then the electrical engineer has to control it. With a traditional system, each engineer works separately, even possibly using different software tools. With a multidisciplinary CAE system, each engineer would be able to work collaboratively at the same time, ensuring the final

product is completed with greater speed and accuracy.

Building and maintenance stage Once a design is complete, CAE users automatically generate and send all project documentation and data to the necessary departments for production and further processing. These can include the cable list, terminal diagram, wire list, BOM and connection diagram, I/O, device, terminal and wire tags, and NC machining and wire processing data. Using a CAE system with a comprehensive database, manufacturers can share project documentation with customers, vendors, and subcontractors by simply exporting it in several common file formats. For companies doing business internationally, the ability of a CAE system to automatically convert the project documentation into different languages or accepted standards of a region or industry can prove to be very valuable and open up new business opportunities. Also, maintenance with a CAE system is simpler. The data is typically available in multiple electronic forms, meaning it can be pulled up instantly and can be consistently updated. This means faster troubleshooting, keeping machinery and systems from being down and losing valuable time. This is miles away from traditional forms of maintenance where plans are printed and kept by the equipment in less than favorable condition and probably years out of date.

Considering a CAE system When thinking about switching to a CAE system, organisations need to take certain factors into account. It is worth noting not all CAE systems are created equal, and it is important to research the level of technology and support that is offered:  How robust is the system’s data structure? Does it have the ability to prevent redundancy and maintain consistency? Can it store

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necessary project templates, complex and scalable macros? What tools are offered? Can the system translate documents into other languages? Does it have the ability to automatically generate all the necessary documentation for production? Can it interact with other enterprise systems such as ERP, PLM, PDM, programmable logic controller programming and mechanical design software? Does the system depend on third-party software to function? This is a critical piece of information to know. If a CAE system relies on outside software to perform certain functions, it is likely both products will need to be maintained. This introduces the risk of eventual incompatibility causing product development and work disruption issues. To avoid this, look for a comprehensive and native CAE system, one that houses all the necessary tools to perform core functions independently of any other software. Is the CAE provider capable of offering support beyond the initial setup? Do they offer continuous training opportunities for users? Do they provide custom solutions if you have a unique problem? There is a difference between a vendor who just sells a box of software and a business ally who will guide a company every step of the way. The key to getting the most out of a CAE system is to partner with a provider that offers a complete solution, which combines modern technology with an array of proven services. This will ensure all phases of implementation are successful from the start to future expansion.

Opportunity cost of inaction As technology continues to grow, engineering and business practices must keep up to remain competitive. With the introduction of CAE software, companies are able to build better and faster design, build, and maintain electrical controls systems when working with transparent, consistent data. A professionally planned and executed E-CAE system implementation positively affects overall engineering experience and the bottom line. Past electrical design practices, while once effective, are no longer the most efficient options. Organisations that are not benefiting from the newer technology and methodology of modern CAE solutions risk losing out to competitors who have already made the switch. Ramji Singh is the Country Head of Rittal India - EPLAN Division. A graduate in Electronics Engineering, he is spearheading the E-CAD/CAE initiatives of the company and is handling its design & engineering solution for factory and process automation. Email: ramji.s@rittal-india.com

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SHEETMETAL PROCESSING

Integrating 3D CAD / CAM solutions for improved efďŹ ciency Sheetmetal processing has inherently been a two-dimensional process so far. Even oxyfuel, laser, plasma, waterjet, turret punch press machine tools are largely 2.5-axis CNC machines. Right from creating parts in CAD systems to applying specific processing technology and generating NC code in CAM systems, all the data are essentially represented in 2D.

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or quite long, it seemed sufficient to represent sheetmetal part geometry, sheet data, tools data and process data along with its attributes only in 2D. Most sheetmetal CAM systems import 2D geometry using standard formats like DXF, DWG, etc. However, sometimes imported geometry needs healing and only CAM is not sufficient for taking corrective action. For example, an entity might get missed out while importing the geometry, resulting in an open contour. Such contour needs to be closed properly. The CAM system, thus, rightly incorporates some functionalities of a CAD system. Due to complexities in processing

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technology, machine tool manufacturers have built in a lot of know-how for simplifying the end user operations. For example, in case of lasers, the time duration as well as laser power to be applied for piercing, and cut quality needed for cutting sequences, depends on a lot of factors such as material, thickness, etc. Additionally, feed rates and laser power values, corner processing options and techniques to be applied, depend upon the surface quality of cut required. Machine tool manufacturers have done the required research and arrived at mathematical and heuristic formula. This know-how forms the integral part of CAM systems and is sold along with their


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Current challenges Regular technology upgrade by Machine Tool Builders (MTBs) results in improving the efficiencies of machine tools and simplifies workflows on the shop-floor. For example, while welding the plates together, bevel cutting is used on thick plates to allow weld deposit grooves. This application was commonly used on oxyfuel machines to cut thick plates for ship building and pressure vessel industries. But it is now incorporated in laser and waterjet machine tools as well, since these machine tools can process thicker plates due to advances in high-powered yet safe lasers and increased waterjet

pressures, respectively. Similarly, turret punch presses have improved their technology to perform complex forming operations like louvers, dimples, simple bends, curved bends and many more. Machines combining laser and punch technologies help reduce the number of setups required to manufacture the components. Also, rotary head mounted on laser and plasma machine facilitates tube cutting on these machines. These advancements in sheetmetal processing technologies are pushing the envelope for CAD/CAM systems, but are also exposing its limitations. For example, in a 2D-CAM system, bevel cut on a particular edge of a part is represented by applying attributes such as bevel angle, depth, whether it is primary or secondary bevel, etc. This representation is not intuitive. A part comprising of formed features like embossing, louver, etc cannot be accurately represented in 2D without limitations. This is because the representation is through attributes and not through the actual geometry of feature. Similarly, laser or punch processing applied to parts with forming features cannot guarantee collision-free movements on actual machining cycles. Thus, 2D geometry representation and lack of integrated or unified CAD/CAM clearly pose challenges for sheetmetal processing and limit the efficiencies that can otherwise be achieved.

Leveraging developments in 3D CAD Leading sheetmetal machine tool manufacturers as well as vendors have been working to address the above challenges. The most important drive is adopting true 3D capabilities in the software systems. Although any sheetmetal processing is a 2D operation (except operations like bending on a press brake), the components produced are actually three dimensional. Thus, 3D representation is not only easy to understand, but is also endowed with features and provides opportunity

to develop an integrated CAD/CAM system that can deliver in higher processing efficiencies. Also, the new generation of engineers is clearly more comfortable working with 3D systems. Consider another example - a bevel cut on the part is actually seen and represented as a chamfered edge in 3D. Therefore, bevel angle and depth are no longer the only attributes left to a particular interpretation, but can now be actually measured. The actual height of embossing or louver feature on a part can actually be utilised to move the laser head up by a certain amount to avoid collisions. Also, the features on components and tooling on turret punch presses can be actually mapped to create machining sequence for corresponding features on components. On a laser and punch combination machine, outer contours of a component can be processed with laser and inner contours with punching operation. These inner contours are same in size and shape, matching standard tools mounted on turret. While this increases the complexity of processing algorithms, the resultant CAM system becomes highly intuitive and easy to program for the end users; one such example is CAMWorks速, which is a highly intelligent CAM tool. The drive towards moving to 3D is also augmented by availability of economical and robust 3D CAD modelling technologies. In the past decade, many CAD kernel vendors and CAD modelling application vendors have introduced feature-rich and stable functionalities that have

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machines. As a result, sheetmetal CAM systems and their post processors have become much more complicated. Third party software vendors also try to incorporate this intelligence in their CAM systems, but face challenges in acquiring such proprietary data from the machine tool manufacturers. The manufacturers constantly keep upgrading their technology and subsystems to automate sheetmetal manufacturing processes. For example, manufacturers develop and supply sheet and part handling sub-systems such as sheet loaders, palletising for part removal and stacking, robotic arms for part removals, labelling and inscription mechanisms for part identification in large assembly plants, etc. This in turn necessitates them to constantly upgrade their CAM systems for supporting these automation equipment. Therefore, in order to use the machine tools in the most efficient manner, end users largely rely on CAM systems provided by the manufacturers. Historically, machine tool manufacturers have provided CAM systems, but they are not sufficiently well-equipped to develop good CAD systems and instead tend to rely on generic 2DCAD applications and drafting systems for CAD modelling. This results in end users using different CAD/CAM systems at the manufacturing facility.

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Practical Insights seen widespread use in various applications, visualisation, real time simulation, etc. The sheetmetal industry is now ready to leverage these proven technologies for their own benefits. In essence, the need to move to 3D and the availability of such technology has helped each to make the change. Market leaders in sheetmetal machine tools with good R&D budgets are leading these new development efforts. Third party CAM vendors are also strengthening their product portfolio by porting their 2D systems to 3D systems with complete rewriting of CAD functions on 3D CAD kernels or developing add-on applications on existing 3D CAD modelling platforms. An integrated 3D CAD/CAM system further ensures that all key feature information is retained across the processing steps. All these efforts are helping the end users to move towards simpler and easy-to-use software applications with visualisation and run time simulation, which is as close to actual manufacturing process as possible. Another significant benefit of moving to 3D for sheetmetal CAM systems is simulation of bending processes on press brake and early detection of collisions between the tool and component and between different portions of the same component. Although 3D simulation will not entirely eliminate proofing of NC code at controller console before actually running it, it will certainly reduce the guess work while deciding the bend sequences, either automatically or manually from the offline CAM systems. Furthermore, 3D geometry representation has enabled sheetmetal machine tool manufacturers to program complex cutting sequences easily. For example, a component of constant thickness whose wall angles vary along the length can be processed for cutting on a laser or waterjet machine with a tilting head. A 3D CAM system makes it easy to program such sequences as the underlying 3D geometry of variable angle walls can be used to assist the creation of processing sequence. Thus, laser and waterjet tube cutting applications can be easily modelled and simulated using 3D geometry representations. Sheetmetal machine tool manufacturers are recognising the advantages of utilising 3D kernels, 3D CAD modelling platforms and integrated CAD/CAM systems. These include seamless data flow between various stages of workflow for the entire sheetmetal processing cycles, true representations of 3D components, 3D abstract modelling of machine tools used for offline simulation of machining processes and many more. These factors are compelling the sheetmetal machine tool manufacturers to develop newer applications to differentiate their machine tool systems from their competitors. Abhijit Kumthekar is a Machine Tool Practice Specialist at Geometric Ltd. He has over 16 years of experience in CAM product development, especially in 3 and 5 axis tool path processing algorithms, sheetmetal processing algorithms and developing post processors for various controllers. Email: abhijit.kumthekar@geometricglobal.com 76

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Proficient Productivity CAM SOFTWARE

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Improving output in CNC machines The CNC machines are the ‘white elephants’ of our age. While, an adult elephant costs ` 3000 a day for its food and medical expenses, a typical medium size CNC lathe costs the same amount for space, power, tooling, manpower and the occasional medicine. G V Dasarathi

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n ages gone by, if the King of Siam (now Thailand) did not like someone, he would award him a white elephant, as it was considered sacred, and the owner was not allowed to make it work, unlike a regular grey elephant. Therefore, the person had to pay for the upkeep of the elephant but could not make money from it, which ultimately lead to his financial ruin. Most CNC machines in India are used like ‘white elephants,’ as majority of the owners are obsessed about production and not productivity. The mindset of programmers is that if the part is dimensionally okay, then their job is done. The process of programming should ideally consist of multiple iterations of the following steps: selecting optimal tools and cutting parameters, ensuring that the tool path is optimal and that the spindle power is used to the maximum, calculating cycle time accurately and analysing cycle time operation-wise. Based on operationwise cycle times, the operations must be put through an ABC analysis, and

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operations consuming the maximum time must be redone. The above steps must be repeated for 2 or 3 iterations. This is never done because the programmer has no time, no knowledge of some of the steps, or because it is impossible to do some of the steps manually. Improper cutting parameters are one of the biggest causes of poor productivity on shop-floors. This is the area of machining that the average CNC programmer is most ignorant about. Most programmers do not understand concepts like grade, chip breaker, positive & negative inserts and constant surface speed.

Inadequate knowledge of tooling The tool path is often longer than necessary during manual programming, particularly when the blank is a casting or forging. Extensive trigonometric calculations must be done to eliminate wasteful cutting and rapid motions. Doing this manually is very labourious and time-consuming, therefore, it is not done. Spindle power usage in


Proficient Productivity most CNC shops never exceeds 50 per cent. If one is only using 50 per cent of the power, the cycle time is 200 per cent higher than what it can be. The machine spindle is like an elephant’s trunk – the part that the elephant does all its work with. If one underutilises the machine spindle, one has a white-elephant situation. However, the average programmer has no clue about concepts like the motor’s half hour and continuous ratings, and thinks that using the full spindle power will ‘reduce the machine’s life’. To fully utilise the spindle the machine’s speed-power-torque graph must be known, and the parameters in each operation fine tuned to use the available power. Care must of course be taken to see that the spindle motor is not over-used; this is a fine balancing act.

Typical spindle power usage Cycle time calculation is typically done by dividing the tool travel distances by the speed and summing up all times. This can lead to huge inaccuracies particularly in small parts, and the resultant cycle times may be useless. To calculate cycle time accurately one needs to consider the tool travel distances, effect of Constant Surface Speed (CSS), axes and spindle acceleration/deceleration, time for miscellaneous functions, etc. It is impossible to do this manually, so it is not done. Operation-wise machining times enable the user to perform an ABC analysis on the cycle times for each operation, so that he can tackle the most inefficient ones for time reduction by fine tuning the cutting parameters. This needs a break-up report of operation-wise cutting parameters and machining times. It is not viable to get this manually, so the analysis is not done. In reality, a useless post-mortem is actually done. One needs to do the above things cyclically, repeatedly, and arrive at the optimal cycle time. One typically does not have tools to do them, and getting a working CNC program out is in itself a big headache. So one

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Good CAM software can do this for its user:

     

Reduce cycle time Reduce first-part rejection Reduce machine downtime for program checking Reduce collisions caused by program mistakes Reduce dependence on skilled NC programmers – a good machinist can do the programming Make programming system dependent instead of person dependent

can only check the cycle time, spindle power, etc. after starting machining. Till then, it is too late to bother about productivity.

Benefits of using the right software The CAM software has traditionally been used to only generate the NC program, and even today one will find that the older generation of software is only good at doing this. Some of the new generation of software can however enable one to do the iteration as described above. Cutting parameters are selected automatically based on the job material, operation and application. The parameters are picked up from a userconfigurable, making cycle times system dependent. With these parameters cycle times remain consistent even though the person doing the programming may change. Each operation has a unique tool path that results in the shortest possible tool travel distance, reducing the cutting time. The software will also determine the shortest and safest paths for rapid motions when approaching and departing from operations, thus reducing the ‘air cut time’. A spindle power requirement graph shows operation-wise requirement of spindle power vs the machine’s available power. This enables the

user to tweak the cutting parameters to make maximum use of spindle power, and also ensure that it does not exceed the motor capacity. Cycle time is actually calculated, and not just estimated. It takes into account execution times of specific machines – axes and spindle acceleration/ deceleration, chuck open/close, tool change, etc. The error as a result is less than 1 per cent. Before machining, in a few minutes the user can check the cycle time for multiple combinations of cutting parameters, tools and operation sequences, and decide on the process with the least cycle time. A detailed process and cycle time sheet is automatically generated in seconds, with operation-wise break-up of cutting times, air cut times, cycle time, etc, enabling the user to perform an ABC analysis on the cycle times for each operation, and attack the most inefficient ones. The graphical tool path simulation enables one to do all dry running off the machine, instead of wasting machine time on this. The NC program generated is suited perfectly for each machine, and is able to run ‘untouched by human hand’, without any editing. The software finally automatically generates a set of shop documents that can be printed out – process sheet, tools list, graphical tool layout sheet, etc. The mantras for maximum profits should be: to get best return on your investment, use it to the maximum capacity; be obsessed about the cycle time, not about the program; the part program should be the last thing to consider; and last, money is in engineering the part and not programming the part. These can transform one’s ‘white elephants’ into money earning grey elephants and a good CAM software can help achieve this.

G V Dasarathi is Director - Applications at Cadem Technologies Pvt Ltd. He is a Mechanical Engineer with a post-graduation Production in Technology. He has over two decades of experience in the area of CNC machining. Email: das@cadem.com


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Case Study

CAD/CAM

Transforming from standard to customised product delivery HiCut Tools produces custom-made cutting tool-holders and inserts for general engineering companies. The main issue facing the company was to avoid increasing competition in standard tool market where, profit margins are marginal and to enter highend tool market where custom products, advanced technology and collaborative feedback are required. The company gained a competitive advantage by establishing in-house product development capability based on NX™and Solid EdgeŽ.

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iCut Tools designs and manufactures custommade indexable cutting tool-holders and inserts for automotive companies, automotive suppliers, oil & gas companies, valve makers and general engineering companies. The company had focussed on standard offerings, but competition for this market was increasing while the margins associated with delivering these products were steadily being eroded.

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Faced with these realities, HiCut Tools decided to enter the high-end tool market. However, serious challenges had to be overcome first. For starters, the company traditionally had subcontracted the CAD and CAM aspects of its product development process to an outside vendor. Unfortunately, designing customised high-end tools requires a highly iterative process where constant feedback and rapid response are needed to swiftly respond to modifications requested by the end customer.


Just as importantly, the high-end nature of this market required HiCut to machine geometries having advanced features. For example, the company needed to machine geometries having 5-axis features on 4-axis machines. Since the actual machining requires simultaneous motion on only three axes with the fourth being indexing and the fifth being an axis setting, HiCut Tools needed a solution that accommodated this. The company realised that its traditional process of outsourcing its CAD/CAM activity was no longer viable. Specifically, its vendor was not able to deliver models and tool paths as fast as the new high-end tooling customers required. In fact, even just editing already developed CAD/CAM models was too slow for the new market. As a result, HiCut decided it needed to develop its own in-house product development capability by adopting 3D CAD and 4-axis CAM technology. HiCut evaluated several systems, and since it already had the machine and infrastructure expertise needed for the high-end tool market, it decided to look for a software supplier that could provide powerful CAD visualisation capabilities that were linked with advanced CAM machining. The manufacturer was especially interested in software that enabled the CAM machining to be automatically updated when the CAD model was edited. After careful evaluation, HiCut Tools chose Solid Edge® software and NX™ software from Siemens PLM Software to deliver this functionality. The company uses NX™ for CAD & CAM and Solid Edge® for making models.

Real-world results validate decision Siemens PLM Software worked closely with HiCut Tools’ design staff both during and after the software training period to help familiarise the company’s personnel with their new in-house tools. This close working relationship was particularly important on the CAM side of HiCut Tools’ operations. For example, one of its customers wanted to develop a complex spherical cutter with radial and

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Case Study

CAM software allows easy transfer between setups and supports a wide range of machining strategies

axial rakes. Several design modifications were expected to be necessary before final development. As a result, this project required software that facilitated very fast modelling and easy editing. Each pocket had to be set up differently since the axial rake was different. HiCut had a 4-axis machine and needed CAM software that allows easy transfer between setups, supports a wide range of competent machining strategies and automatically links with a related CAD system. Solid Edge® and NX™ are ideal for these requirements as they readily accommodate frequent and rapid design change. Overall, the results from using HiCut Tools’ new in-house product development technology have been impressive. “Tools based on entirely new concepts can now be quickly designed and developed,” says Lata M Kerkar, Managing Director, HiCut Tools. “This enables us to capitalise on our expertise and experience to bring superior customised products to market. More than 80 per cent of our top- and bottom-line growth has come from new, high-margin tools developed using Siemens PLM Software’s NX™ and Solid Edge® systems,” she further adds.

More specifically, according to Ketan M Kerkar, CEO, HiCut Tools, “The new in-house CAD/CAM capabilities have delivered numerous benefits. With Siemens’ PLM, rework and rejections due to improper design and CAM issues have been reduced by 75 per cent. New product development turnaround has been reduced from one week to just one day.” Amit Pimprikar, Senior Design Engineer at HiCut Tools, adds, “We can design a pocket for a new insert within a day. Previously, using an outside vendor, it would take a week to perfect this. Just as importantly, when a delivered program needed editing, our machine used to stand idle for a couple of hours until our requirement was communicated to the vendor and an updated program could be provided. Now, our machine rarely sits idle and if it does, not for more than 15 minutes.” Ketan M Kerkar confirms, “With NX™ and Solid Edge®, we were able to quickly bring operations in-house and compete immediately, winning valuable new business from the start. Our products represent the highest quality custom-made cutting tool holders and inserts across industries. Our customers are happy. Our profits are strong.” Courtesy: Siemens PLM Software India


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Industry Update

DRILLING

RedeďŹ ning depth and accuracy Although, drilling forms a small part in the entire process of producing components, this industry is striving to achieve high rate of precision that would change the dynamics of the entire manufacturing process. Also, high-end drilling machines are making way for faster, precise products in the market. Debarati Basu

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ccuracy, perfection and speed are some of the key words that go with drilling. This sector faces more challenges than ever as new types of harder to machine materials are making their way into the market bringing in a paradigm shift in the machine tools sector. Drilling accounts for just a mere 30 to 40 per cent of the entire gamut of manufacturing operation. However, a lot of emphasis is being given on new drilling techniques, which give better and faster results.

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With the magnitude of growth in other sectors of manufacturing, drilling too has towed its way to higher level of performance. “The market is growing. We have seen 20 to 30 per cent growth since the downturn, although we cannot claim that we are back on the track. With new policy changes, the Index of Industrial Production (IPP) report has shown a slight dip in the last few months. The sentiments are a little pessimistic. But we are carefully monitoring the market before making investments. However, the drilling industry is certainly going up in its


Industry Update growth graph,” avers N Gopinath, Vice President, MMC Hardmetal India Pvt Ltd.

Drilling to the core Although considered as a small part of the entire chain of production, drilling as a process forms an important link. While it encounters its own set of challenges, manufacturers are trying to bring down the cycle time of the process. “Rather than drilling, we should think about it as a hole making process, which also constitutes reaming and tapping. In the entire manufacturing activity, especially in automotive sector, more than 50 per cent of the material removing process is taken up by hole making. So there is a lot to be done in this sphere,” says, Mukund Bharadwaj, Deputy CEO, Guhring India Pvt Ltd. “Hole making,” he further adds, “is trickier than other processes like milling.” One of the main challenges lies in extracting the chips from where it is cut and flush it outside the component. Also, drilling in difficult to approach sections and making cross holes in the component are some of the areas that require higher level of expertise. “Drilling itself becomes important because it takes up quite a lot of time. So high speed drilling, generating high feeds in drilling is becoming very important in terms of lowering the cutting time and increasing productivity,” avers V S Ravishankar, Director, Sesha Tools Pvt Ltd.

The Index of Industrial Production (IPP) report has shown a slight dip in the last few months. The sentiments are a little pessimistic but the market is growing.

N Gopinath, Vice President, MMC Hardmetal India Pvt Ltd HSS are low performance tools with low cutting parameters and speed. Carbide has come up as a better option, which provides higher speed and higher cutting parameters. But carbide has its own shortfalls. The industry is trying for newer options like HSS tools with carbide tip,” explains Ravishankar. While precision and accuracy forms an imperative part of the entire process, equal importance is being given to surface finish on the drills and rounding of certain sharp edges on the drills. “Both these things lead to increasing tool life by almost around 25 to 30 per cent. It helps in faster chip evacuation, removing the sharp corners of the drill and also strengthening the cutting edge, which eventually leads to higher performance of the drill. A lot of work has happened in Europe and Japan and Indian manufactures are catching up on that,” reveals Bharadwaj.

The use of Solid Carbide (SC) drills, modular drills, indexable drills is also witnessing a steep growth as they operate at speeds and feeds, which not only help boost productivity but also help in improving quality, consistency, and reducing machine downtime. “Drills that can operate on Minimum Quality Lubrication (MQL) are gaining popularity as they are environmentfriendly. SC drills which can operate on high L/Ds upto 30 are now available as standards. These operations were earlier carried out by HSS or gundrills at lower parameters,” says Anilkumar Murthy, Head of Product Management, Kennametal India Ltd. With the rise of aerospace sector, drilling too is undergoing rapid changes to keep up with new trends and the various difficult to machine materials being used. Apart from new materials, the challenge for the drilling industry is to make holes through different types of materials

As automobile sector is evolving rapidly, the drilling sector too is chasing its horizons to make the process faster and accurate. The changes have become more visible in the last couple of years. Drilling has made a shift from High Speed Steel (HSS) to carbide tools. “Zero defect, high productivity - that is what people want now and that is what the industry is striving towards. Tools made from

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Industry Update

Rather than drilling, we should think about it as a hole making process, which also constitutes reaming and tapping. In the entire manufacturing activity, especially in automotive sector, more than 50 per cent of the material removing process is taken up by hole making.

Mukund Bharadwaj, Deputy CEO, Guhring India Pvt Ltd

Zero defect, high productivity - that is what people want now and that is what the industry is striving towards.

V S Ravishankar, Director, Sesha Tools Pvt Ltd

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placed together. “In aerospace a new trend in material usage is catching up - to use lighter yet powerful materials. There is something called the sandwich material, which is coming up in a big way in this sector where different materials like titanium, steel etc are layered together. We have to come up with new techniques and geometries to give similar precision and accuracy while drilling through different materials. With the drastic changes entering various industries, we, in the drilling industry have to keep ourselves updated to meet these challenges,” states Bharadwaj.

Saving tools

High speed drilling also leads to tool wear out. Drill manufacturers are continuously looking out for ways in which the wear and tear of the tool can be minimised. While better and new types of coating are coming up to provide super hard layers, tool sharpening is also gaining importance. “Drilling is approximately a ` 300 to 400 crore sector and the service provided after drilling is also something that is gaining importance. Carbide prices have gone high. People cannot afford to throw away tools because the tip has worn out as there is lot more value left in the tool. The best option is to re-sharpen it and use it again. This is gaining popularity in India, as it provides value to the customer and it brings down cost on tooling,” points out Ravishankar. Carbide tools rule the roost in the drilling industry. However, keeping pace with the market needs, the industry is coming up with various grades of carbide to have better life and create tougher tools. Various types of coating are being experimented to reduce the coefficient of New geometries and parameters are being introduced friction that in the process in the drilling segment have better chip evacuation

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and also increase feed rates at the same time. With latest techniques like deep hole drilling replacing the traditional drilling methods, saving the tool becomes even more important. “As drilling is going deeper, efficient chip removal techniques is a necessity to save the tool. Clogging of chips at the cutting point will ultimately lead to tool breakage. New geometries, use of different types of coolants are things which are being worked on to save the tool from breaking. Usually there are two coolant holes. We have come up with tools with four coolant holes which will help in higher delivery of coolant and better chip evacuation,” reflects Gopinath. While super long drills have given a boost to the way drilling operations are performed, it has also created obstacles in keeping the tool steady throughout the process, to keep it from breaking. Different types of toolholders are now being used to combat the issue.

Beating the odds Traditional drilling has changed. The use of exotic materials in sectors like automobile, aerospace, defence, and medical equipment industry is making way for fresh geometries and cutting parameters. With high end accuracy, and cutting edge geometry, chip removal from deep hole drilling is also one of the prime focusses. Of late, the increased use of high speed diesel injection systems in automobile industry is also bringing in changes in the drilling pattern. High speed diesel injection systems require holes with tight tolerances as the pressures at which the components operate are extremely high and need to generate intricate contours in drilling at high precision with very good surface finish. “As of now, Indian manufacturers are still using cast iron or higher grades of caste iron for manufacturing these engines but the challenge lies in the fact that these machines


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Indian companies today can claim to make products to meet global quality standards and this has been demonstrated by auto, auto component and aerospace component manufacturers.

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Indian Industries are growing and heading in the right direction. With technology, skilled manpower and efficient working, we have an edge over the world market.

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of the industry and the level of research and development that the industry should carry out. “Most of the young talent streams towards the IT sector which leaves the machine tool industry in a lurch. We need people who understand the industry. Instead, the best talents move to other sector and we are left to select people who are left out. Although the industry is doing well, one has to admit that this industry does not pay well. The industry collectively needs to look into the packages offered so that we can retain good talents,” reasons Gopinath.

Future outlook industry functions. But the industry is optimistic about its growth. “India with its young and qualified manpower, along with being one of the low cost manufacturing destinations will see more and more companies setting shop for manufacturing not only to cater to domestic needs but also to supply to other countries. Indian companies today can claim to produce products that meet global quality standards and this has been demonstrated by auto and aerospace component manufacturers,” states Murthy. Even as the industry is growing, and is trying to be at par with the global drilling trends, this sector complains of lack of trained manpower, which comes as a huge blow to the growth

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cannot generate sufficient amount of power. We envisage that these companies would migrate to higher grade of caste iron called Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) and Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) etc. These materials are presently used by European companies as they generate higher power within same capacity. Once the Indian industry migrates, these materials will pose a challenge to the drilling industry or the machining industry as a whole. These materials are difficult to machine and the chips are sticky in nature. The tooling manufacturers have to come up with innovative solutions to machine these materials,” says Bharadwaj. All these challenges are bringing in a significant shift in the way the

Tooling manufacturers need to come up with innovative solutions

The drilling industry in a major way depends on aerospace, automobile and energy sector. Changes in manufacturing of components in these sectors automatically change the drilling pattern as well. “The aerospace industry is coming up in a major way bringing in a lot of work for us. India and China are undoubtedly the two largest manufacturing bases. More and more companies around the world are looking at India and the trends seem to be very positive. The country is definitely going to be a big manufacturing unit in the future and the drilling industry will pave its way through it,” reflects Gopinath. Affirms Anil Kumar, Vice President-Marketing & Technical Services, CERATIZIT India Pvt Ltd, ”Indian industries are growing and heading in right direction. With technology, skilled manpower and efficient working, we have an edge over the world market. The country will emerge as one among the best choices in terms of investment and global market in the next five years.” This small segment of the machining process surely controls the rein of the entire production. And with rapid growth in manufacturing sector, drilling industry too is sure to undergo significant transformation over the years to meet the global standard of perfection and precision.

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Roundtable

DEEP HOLE DRILLING

Does the cost justify the end result? Every manufacturer today is trying to boost production by striving to achieve faster and deeper hole making techniques, which can provide greater rigidity, higher accuracy, and faster spindle speeds. From traditional hole making formats to gun drills to deep hole drilling - the process itself is undergoing a transition. Among all the new processes, deep hole drilling is carving its own niche, as one of the most sought after techniques in the market. But is the Indian industry ready to shell out that extra moolah to undertake this transition? Debarati Basu

A A Qazi Director, Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd When it comes to deep hole drilling very few people know about it, sometimes even experienced engineers are oblivious to this technology. Of course, the main reason for this is that the process of deep hole drilling is not commonly used in the industry compared to conventional machining processes like turning, milling, conventional drilling, etc. Even many deep hole drilling solution providers do not involve themselves into researching this field. Subsequently, it is being used in industries like oil exploration, automotive, nuclear, power generation, etc. For implementing this process the first thing required is an investment for the right equipment. However, many companies instead convert their conventional lathe machines into drilling deep holes and end up losing money with breakage of expensive tools and compromise on quality of the component being drilled as well. Also, the coolant required in this process is a special cutting oil with Extreme Pressure (EP) additives. The

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expertise in this technology is very limited and hence troubleshooting becomes a challenge. People need to understand that they have to bear cost of the initial investment. However, the cost is not high given the value addition of the technology. Once people understand this technology, they will realise that they need to adopt this technique as there is no other process that can replace deep hole drilling. Having more than two decades of experience Precihole is the first company in India to promote the standard models in deep hole drilling machines. This modular concept reduces the overall cost of the machine as well as the lead time. The basic machine for gun drilling starts as low as ` 25 lakhs, whereas BTA machine starts from ` 50 lakhs. There are large deep hole drilling machines drilling up to 12 metre long, which cost more than ` 10 crores. Specialised processes have also been developed upon the concept such as skiving and burnishing, pull boring, trepanning, etc.


Roundtable The latest technological trend is using inserted type gun drill and BTA heads, instead of brazed type. This enables usage of proper grade and geometry of insert for specific materials. Advancements in coolant technology are now being introduced to increase the tool life as well as finish of the hole. On the machine side, tool monitoring is being introduced to safeguard the costly tool.

Apart from this, in the filtration systems automatic back filtration systems are being developed. Looking at the huge growth in power, export, nuclear, oil & gas, renewable energy and automotive sectors, there is a spurt in requirement for deep hole drilling in the Indian manufacturing industry. It is a big challenge for the industry to learn and adapt to this specialised technology.

Anilkumar Murthy Head - Product Management, Kennametal India Ltd Deep hole drilling is not new in India. We have been manufacturing deep hole drilling machines under Widma brand for more than two decades and we are also one of the first to manufacture and supply gun drills for deep hole drilling applications. The trend today is to use Solid Carbide (SC) drills as against other deep hole drills as these can be used on CNC machines and do not require Special Purpose Machines (SPMs). When the economy is growing at a pace like it is today, more and more industries will invest in new machines and invariably the preference is for CNC machining centres rather than conventional machines. Among all the metal working tools, maximum growth is expected in hole making tools. On a typical machining centre, 60 to 70 per cent of the tools used are for hole making. This new technology provides flexibility and reduces the cycle time. Productivity and consistency in quality and tool life is where deep hole drilling will creat a niche in the future. Deep hole drilling has an edge over other drilling technologies in terms of advancement

in substrate, coating and geometry to facilitate drilling in variety of component materials at higher speeds and feeds with closer tolerance and accuracy in the hole making operation. The advancement in tool-holding devices like hydrogrip chucks, shrinkfit adaptors will continue to play an important role in popularising and growing the usage of SC drills in hole making. The cost involved in deep hole drilling technique is definitely higher than the regular processes. But in today’s scenario, most of the customers do not consider it from a cost per component perspective but instead they consider the value involved in the process. Currently, majority of the big players in the industry are incorporating this new trend on their shop-floors. Also, the Tier 2 manufacturers, who supply to the big players are taking up this new technology. However, looking at the current trend, in the next five years, this technology will definitely become an important part of the production process for most manufacturers.

Anil Kumar Vice President - Marketing & Technical Services, CERATIZIT India Pvt Ltd Drilling is involved in almost all components in the manufacturing sector, whether it is automotive, aerospace, energy and transport or oil field. So the technology and latest tools for drilling have a bright future. Since the demand is increasing, everybody is looking for improving processes and increasing productivity. Indian industries are growing and heading in the right direction. We see India as one of the best choices in terms of investment and global market in the next five years. For very deep hole drilling, gun drilling exist in India from quite sometime. Different kind of drilling solutions/tools are available with

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different manufacturers but these tools can be used to its full potential only if good machines are used. Many people still use old generation machines and they are not able to take full advantage of the latest technology. In deep hole drilling, one needs to have right machine and also the expertise in using the technology to produce a good product. Now you get drills for L/D ratio of even 10 or more in solid carbides. Deep hole drilling requires less process time and provides higher productivity. These are the two most important things about this process and the reason behind its popularity.


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Roundtable R Vishwakumar Director, Askar Microns (P) Ltd This technology has been in the industry for more than two decades. In the last five years we have seen tremendous technology driven products being offered in automotive and commercial vehicles sector. The West is easily two decades ahead in terms of technological advancements. However, in the machine tool sector, India is in a position to produce capable machines with adequate technological interface. Essentially any technological implementation is driven by market requirement. This need is being generated in India and more thrust is being given to core sectors like steel, oil & gas, and power & aerospace. When the demand is in excess, supply position needs to consolidate because importing technology will drive the costs up. There is certainly a willingness on part of the customers to incorporate deep hole drilling technology but it just does not depend on the product features but also on how affordable it is? Presently, it is mostly the big players who are investing heavily in incorporating this technology. But, for a uniform growth in the manufacturing sector, technology must be available and affordable to most of

the Small Scale Industires (SSI) and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) today, as they form the feeder line to the large manufacturing sector. As manufacturers, it is our responsibility to understand the problems involved and offer solutions, which are affordable for the Tier 1 and Tier 2 players, who have constraints on floor space, limited expansion & funding options, higher interest rates and inflation. We have been trying to address this cost issue and other challenges which deprives the smaller players from adopting this high-end technology. However, with quick set up time, conversion of an existing asset with minimum investment and skill, one can come with machining solution for a particular range of deep hole drilling requirement. We have come up with a product called Drill Mate, which addresses the cost issue that handicaps this new technology from penetrating in the market. Today, world is looking at BRIC namely Brazil, India, Russia and China for investment and growth. In the next couple of years, deep hole drilling technology will affirmatively make its way into the Indian manufacturing sector in a big way.

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…points out Dr Masahiko Mori, President, MORI SEIKI Co Ltd. A name to reckon with, the company is globally known for its class and quality. Further to its name synonymous with the elite in machining world, the aim of the company is to churn out some of the most innovative cutting tool machines in the industry. Conversing with Debarati Basu, Dr Mori focusses on India and its rising potential in the global arena.


Leaders Speak Q What action plan has the

company chalked out for the post recovery phase? After the crash, we had to cut down on our human resources. By the beginning of 2010, we had to reduce almost 10 per cent of our staff. From 5,000 people, we came down to 4,500 people in our company. Annually, we make capital investments worth â‚Ź 60 to 70 million. But between 2009-10 we had to reduce it to half. However, beating the odds, we retained our designers and launched some 30 new machine tools during the recession phase. In the year 2007, our sales were at its peak at 200 billion Japanese Yen, and we generated an operating margin of 15 per cent. At that time, our break even point was 145 billion Japanese Yen. But after recession we dropped down to less than 70 billion Japanese Yen, which is almost one-third of what it was earlier. To take counter measure we decided to change our break even point from 145 billion Japanese Yen to 115 billion Japanese Yen. With this change, last year, our sales came back to 120 billion Japanese Yen and we registered one per cent profit as well. Lowering the break even point was the key for us to make a come back.

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and changing technology, how do you envisage the future of the machining industry and in what direction will it grow? Customer expectations are becoming very high. They want machines, which are accurate, robust and with very long product life span. It is the same in every industry. Today, good quality is becoming the norm. Customers will never buy our products if we do not meet their expectations. The baby boomers in advanced countries are starting to retire. So all the good know-how of machine tool industry is in emerging countries like

India and China, where new fresh talents are coming in. Same is the case in matured countries like the Unites States or Germany. But the youngsters coming in today should inculcate similar passion in them to understand machines and tools as the earlier generation did. Also, the price competition is getting tougher day by day. Customers need more productivity from the products. For this, the spare parts availability, easy access to service engineers etc are things which are going to be more important. Just making cheap machines is not enough.

Q With technological

advancements, which are the new products in the pipeline? Also, which product innovations will gain momentum in the near future? Together with DMG, we are very strong and have come up with some very popular products and technologies like our combination of mill turn technology and the turning machines. Even our horizontal machining centre is popular for its high accuracy. It reduces the need for special focus machines. Customers can perform various different processes in the same machine instead of using different special focus machines for different processes. In the next three years, machine tools with precise control will become possible. So, 0.5 to 0.1 micron positioning accuracy and dynamic moving accuracy will also be achievable. The integration of measuring technology inside the machine in the machining process is also in the pipeline.

Q Tell us about the R&D efforts

taken up by the company. We have about 500 people dedicated for mechanical, software and electrical designs. We invest about â‚Ź 50 million annually in our R&D efforts. In addition

to that we have 200 application engineers. At the technology centres, customers can approch us with challenges that they face and we work together with them to find better solutions for shortest cutting time and best productivity.

Q What role does India

play in the growth of the organisation? India is a very important country. With its unique culture, people here want to grow. The education system here is one of the best in the world and we feel we should utilise the skills and talent of the Indians to develop something new. Also, the Indian automotive industry is booming and is trying to expand. We have tie ups with almost all major automotive companies in Japan & Europe and are open to working with the Indian automotive market as well. However, our competition is more with our German and Japanese counterparts. In India, the products are different. You can find simple low-cost machines here. So there is no point getting similar products. We cater to the price slot of average and above, giving technology, quality and robustness in the machines. Also, India is an agricultural country and we are also into supplying agricultural equipment. There are other sectors like energy, oil and gas etc, where we can expand our services in the country.

Q DMG/ MORI do not have

a manufacturing unit in India yet. What are the challenges that you face? Are there plans of setting up a manufacturing unit in India in the near future? We have to import all machines from Germany and Japan, which leads to issues of delay in delivery, high shipping charges, low quality of transportation within India, expensive import taxes etc. But in the near

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Customer expectations are becoming very high. They want machines which are accurate, robust and with very long product life span. Customers will never buy our products if we do not meet their expectations.

need to increase the level of quality they provide. For this, they should focus on proper quality education provided to the factory personnel and in next five years India can make it big in the global market.

Q What are the key challenges future, between 2013 and 2015, we are planning to have a manufacturing unit here in India as well. We are also bringing in the most popular spare parts to India so that our customers can get immediate service. Apart from that, aggressive agreements between the Indian government and that of Japan and Germany will certainly help our trade.

Q Is there any other expansion

plan in the pipeline? We have started a technical centre in Bengaluru and after assessing the performance results here, we plan to have similar technological

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centres in Delhi and Pune as well. One technical centre is not enough for a big country like India. We will also be expanding our capabilities for application solutions and in establishing schools for operators to teach them about CNCs and tool selection know-how.

Q Today the automotive

industry is at the epitome of innovation. Is India ready to manufacture products to meet global competition in this sector? Yes, of course. And to enter the global market, Indian manufacturers only

in this sector and what are the measures taken to overcome these? The machine tool sector is cyclical in nature. You have continuous ups and downs in the industry. Customers are becoming very global as well. In a cyclical industry, the only way to survive is to keep the size of the industry smaller. However, that is not a solution, as a small sized company will not be able to sell products globally. Second, in India, the financing system for the customers is not yet matured. If the Indian banking system can have better tie ups with Japan and Germany, it will boost some aggressive finance.


Facility Visit

EMUGE INDIA PVT LTD

Integrating innnovation with efficient practices Over the years, EMUGE Werk Richard Glimpel GmbH & C K, Lauf a d Pegnitz, Germany, has established itself as a pioneer in precision threading tools, tap holder and manufacturers of various workpiece clamping devices. The company is well-known for its constant innovation and numerous patented products in international market. The Indian arm of Emuge Werk, is now busy leveraging opportunities in the local market with the introduction of new products and technology. Nishant Kashyap

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the quality and performance of its products across the globe. Sanjay B Baljekar, Director, EMUGE India Pvt Ltd, says, “R&D forms the backbone for Emuge’s growth path. An indicator is the number of patents it applies for regularly. There are over 70 patents in the name of Helmut Glimpel, the present owner of the company. Innovation has been a corner stone for EMUGE’s growth plans. A substantial amount of its turnover is spent on R&D activities.”


Facility Visit A fruitful journey EMUGE India Pvt Ltd was incorporated in December 1998. It commenced its building construction activity in January 2000 and inaugurated its production facility in August the same year. The Indian facility at Kondhanpur, near Pune is the only manufacturing unit of EMUGE outside Germany. The company is a joint venture enterprise between EMUGE Werk Richard Glimpel GmbH & Co KG, Germany and Precomp Tools Pvt Ltd, Pune. EMUGE Germany is a leading global player in the field of cutting tools, tool-holding and workpiece clamping systems. Talking about the history of the company Baljekar reveals, “We were present in the Indian market since 1995 through Precomp Tools Pvt Ltd, until we decided to convert this agency line into a joint venture manufacturing facility. Precomp Tools has been recognised as a leading external thread forming tool manufacturer in India and hence this venture brought two well established names together.”

Swirling innovation Even though EMUGE India produces a variety of cutting tools, its approach to manufacturing has largely been a mix of mass manufacturing and process related with a blend of tool room activity. Process parameters and inspection norms are strictly adhered in order to achieve near nil rate of rejections. The company has its own standards, which are closer and more rigid than the globally accepted standards applied for cutting tools in manufacturing. The Indian subsidiary also has the liberty, well exercised, to conduct its own efficiency improvement tests. There have been several instances where the local company has adapted certain manufacturing processes, which has substantially improved not only its output but also quality. By being innovative in product design and quality, the company is bridging the technology

We constantly exchange and upgrade information across the country, not only with our field personnel but also with our Channel Partners (CP) to ensure that all our customers are getting the latest geometries for their applications.

Sanjay B Baljekar, Director gap between its parent company and the Indian manufacturing activity by introducing latest geometries on a constant basis. “We have added several new types of geometries to meet customers’ demanding expectations. This is a constant exercise. We constantly exchange and upgrade information across the country, not only with our field personnel but also with our Channel Partners (CP) to ensure that all our Services provided by the company

    

Technical consultation and help with technical problems Active help in the optimisation of customers’ production processes Development and construction of custom-made special tools Organisation of product-related training courses and seminars Immediate investigation and analysis of customer complaints

customers are getting the latest geometries for their applications. This has been done with the help of creation of a pool of information at our Technical Services Centre,” avers Baljekar.

Prudent practices EMUGE India’s business strategy focusses on significant investments in infrastructure and meeting customer requirement. It is evident that the company is very optimistic about the Indian market since it has manufacturing plant only in India apart from Germany. The company has always believed in upgrading technology, and has state-ofthe-art manufacturing facilities. K N Heblekar, Vice President -

Technical, EMUGE India Pvt Ltd, says, “Our CNC machines are directly connected with parent company. In case if there is any error or changes need to be made they can be directly rectified. They even provide us with most recent technical development at their German plant, which helps us to ensure that our Indian customers are getting latest German technology in India.” The unique feature of EMUGE India’s plant is that it combines some of the traditional machines used at its parent plant along with the modern CNC equipment, which are being added year on year. The range of machines makes the process flexible enough to undertake manufacturing of non-standard taps with demanding geometries at a short notice. Some of the critical machines are manufactured by parent company in-house, which makes manufacturing more flexible and faster. Besides, being the first manufacturing facility outside Germany, the parent company has ensured that the best machines for high quality products is made available at its Indian plant. “To penetrate the market, we not only deploy our own sales and application engineers, but also adopt a CP route. The CPs are qualified engineers with certain prerequisite background in manufacturing and act as solution providers. This adds a personal touch and brings us closer to the customer. Besides, constant upgradation of our products and bridging the technology gap with the parent company ensures that customers in India are just a notch away from their overseas counter parts. The Indian facility’s products are regularly tested and evaluated by the

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The parent company provide us with most recent technical development at their German plant, which helps us to ensure that our Indian customers are getting current German technology in India.

K N Heblekar, Vice President- Technical

in water harvesting have helped us conserve water for non manufacturing activities. In manufacturing side, we have adopted several measures for energy conservation and recycling that have become revenue sources for us,” elaborates Baljekar.

The road ahead parent company and this has been well reflected whenever the Indian company has been asked to ship out certain tools at short notice to its sister companies world over. It is now a recognised fact that EMUGE India’s manufacturing facility not only meets but surpasses, in certain sections, its parent company’s capabilities,” says Baljekar.

first-hand experience of machining. We frequently organise seminars and conduct technical training sessions to keep our employees updated with recent technology and market trends. We also send our engineers regularly to our parent company in Germany for advance training programmes.”

Environment-friendly effort Skill development The company’s success lies in its skilled manpower, which is the result of extensive training facility provided by the company. At a time, when industry is facing lack of skilled engineers or machine operators, EMUGE India has its own way to get rid of this problem. Most of the CNC operators in the facility are local villagers, who are unskilled, but have acquired the practical training on the shop-floor and have been successfully delivering quality. Over the years, the company has focussed on employee development. Heblekar says, “We still have some manual machines, which we use for training purposes. All these farmers who are working on CNCs first get trained on the manual machines, so that when they go for CNC machines they will have

Situated in the midst of farming land, the company also gives high consideration to being environmentfriendly. As a part of its eco-friendly efforts, the company uses re-usable coolants in all its machines, which significantly reduces waste and helps in saving revenue. “The initiative started with selection of the factory location. We chose an agricultural land, which was not cultivated for years. A dry and semi arid land was chosen and now, years later we have a green cover, which was unimaginable years back. This green cover has brought with it a playground for a variety of birds, which is a delight. The design of the factory building itself ensured that all natural elements were at play and dependency on additional energy for light and air was minimised. Our own small efforts

The company’s expansion plan is already in progress to increase its product range and capacity

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A commitment towards cost-efficient solutions and upgrading technology has been the key to success at EMUGE India. After gaining considerable acceptance in the Indian market, the company is planning to expand its product portfolio. In the future, the company is planning to substantially increase its product range, capacity and infrastructure, which will eventually help strengthen its revenue streams. Talking about the expansion plan Baljekar says, “We are adding a range of tap holders and tapping chucks in our manufacturing programme, which will be manufactured at the Indian plant. The new range will be in the market before the end of this calendar year. This would not only support our existing product range but also provide enhanced value to our customers. Our basic tap manufacturing activity is also being enlarged for additional variety and greater range to cater to some of the import dependant industries. We always experiment with new geometries for different material applications with different mother materials. This range will also witness a change with newer additions. EMUGE Germany has been very supportive in our growth plans and has always encouraged us. We would like to encash this and are working on a long haul journey.” The Indian plant produces a range of products without compromising on quality and consistency. Having experienced the growing demand, EMUGE India is already in an expansion mode for the current facility. The company is now leveraging its capability to tap emerging markets in the country and is planning to expand its capability.


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Facility Visit

GUHRING INDIA PVT LTD

Pioneering precision in drilling When one has a legacy that goes back a hundred years, it not just emphasises the experience and knowledge that have been accumulated, but reflects on the determination and dedication of the entity. Guhring has carved a similar niche in the global drilling industry. With every year contributing to its century old drilling accomplishments, the company successfully rolls out world-class expertise in this segment paving a path of its own. Debarati Basu

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hey call themselves ‘pioneers’ of the industry. And they justify it as well. This family run company, which began way back in 1898, is now into its fourth generation. Guhring has its operations in four main divisions namely-tooling, service, carbide and the machine tool division. Apart from the complete tooling solution on offer, the company has a huge service division offering reconditioning of tools and holders. It also provides tool

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management services, which includes tool management activities at various levels. This special service provided by the company, is a modular programme customised as per customer demands. In the carbide division, the company manufactures its own carbides. The company has two plants in Germany for this purpose and is the second largest manufacturer of carbide in Europe. The Guhring India operations started in the year 1997 and made a foray into the Indian market with


Facility Visit trading activities. It subsequently broadened its sphere with tooling and servicing - later scaling up its operations to meet market demand. The Indian subsidiary started its own manufacturing unit in the year 2000 at its facility in Bengaluru, which also acts as the headquarter for all Indian activities. The company has additional service centres in Pune and Manesar. Spread across an area of two acre, the Bengaluru facility manufactures custom-made tools from solid carbide and high speed steel. The unit also boasts of its in-house coating facility. The company will complete 15 years of its presence in India next year.

Products on offer No two tools that come out of Guhring shop-floor are the same. These customised tools range in diameter from 0.5 millimetre to 3040 millimetre. The drilling giant, in a major way depends on the automobile sector. Almost 60 per cent of the company’s turnover comes from the gambit of this sector. The rest, however, is constituted by heavy engineering, mining, precision components manufacturing and die & mould industry. “Guhring started off as a drill manufacturer. Even today, people who have been in the manufacturing industry for long, still recognise us as drill manufacturers. Our 100 years of experience in this sector gives us the edge over others in manufacturing of drills and more so in giving solutions for drilling applications. And it makes us the pioneers in this industry,” says Recai Kipik, Managing Director, Guhring India Pvt Ltd. The company is into manufacturing a range of drilling solutions, reamers, taps, endmills, countersinks, gun drills and many more. It also provides solution for drilling different types of components like caste iron, aluminium, steel, and materials used in aerospace like titanium alloys, Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) material and other difficult to machine materials.

Guhring started off as a drill manufacturer. Our 100 years of experience in drilling gives us the edge over others in giving solutions for drilling applications. And it makes us the pioneers in this industry.

Recai Kipik, Managing Director

Out of the box approach

Creating milestones

The company boasts of manufacturing path-breaking tools. It produces tools for reaming operations that perform at very high parameters. “We offer high speed reaming with feeds and speeds which has unimaginable parameters. We have drills from diameter 3 to 20 varying in steps of 0.1. That means we have almost 170 different sizes of one particular item. No other drill manufacturer in the world has that kind of standard in their portfolio. This acts as an advantage for us, as we can recommend the right type of drill that the customer can benefit from,” explains Mukund Bharadwaj, Deputy CEO, Guhring India Pvt Ltd. The company offers tools to mining industry for drilling through exotic, difficult to machine materials. It is also gearing up for providing solutions to the new types of exotic materials, which are making their way into the industry.

Keeping pace with the ever changing use of technology and drilling techniques, Guhring’s Indian subsidiary has recently started its Poly Crystalline Diamond (PCD) reconditioning facility. “Hitherto, we were only in the solid carbide and the steel tools sector but all the petrol and diesel run car engines are being made out of aluminium. The trend is moving towards PCD tooling as it gives better tool life and can cut faster. It also lasts longer than carbide tools. We were not into this area yet, but this being the future of the machine tool industry, we are preparing ourselves for it,” avers Kipik. Taking a step ahead, the facility in the near future is looking towards manufacturing PCD tools in Bengaluru, which would act as a benchmark in the drilling industry.

Making a difference The key to perfection is to stop

In full focus: An operator with one of the latest machines at Guhring

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Facility Visit No other drill manufacturer in the world offers the kind of standard in their portfolio as we do. This acts as an advantage for us to recommend the right type of drill the customer can benefit from.

Mukund Bharadwaj, Deputy CEO

making compromises. This is one of the shop-floor ethics that the company stringently banks on. The company has an independent quality assurance team, which directly reports to the management. The team is neutral and works independently on analysing the quality of the products with regard to the predefined quality guidelines for the procedure and processes. “Those small compromises made in terms of quality of material, manpower, equipment, etc piles up into bigger difference in the overall quality of work. The quality parameters set by the quality assurance team has to be adhered by everyone right from the design team to the manufacturing team. Any product which deviates from the specifications, even in a minor way, does not leave the shop-floor although it might lead to incurring losses for us,” says Bharadwaj. If quality is the benchmark for Guhring products, the key to quality

lies in the cleanliness adopted on the shop-floor. The company feels that cleanliness makes a difference in the whole mindset of the people, who work at the unit, which in turn has a direct impact on the quality of the product produced. Availability of quality manpower has always been an ubiquitous problem in the machine tool industry. The company tries to curb the problem by giving holistic training to its employees. “We cannot find readymade workforce so we train our manufacturing team with multiple skills. We also induce them into job rotation so that they have a thorough knowledge in every sector of the manufacturing process. This way they are not into segmented understanding of the process and the rotation also curbs on job boredom. Since every tool and its manufacturing are completely different from each other, every tool acts as a learning experience for the operators,” replies Bharadwaj. At Guhring, listening to its customers, quality manpower, adequate training and providing the right working environment sums up as the mantra for company’s growth.

Beating the odds

High-end machines working at full throttle

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The fast growing market, needs and demands of the customers pose the highest grade of challenge for manufacturers. “To meet requirements in a short period of time and to maintain our quality standards is a huge challenge. This is coupled with cost struggles due to local competitors, who can supply tools at cheaper rate. Quality, in such cases is always questionable. We, on our part, know that we cannot really manage to

beat them in the cost struggle at all, as their model of working is different,” explains Kipik. Apart from this, the company is also gearing up to meet the obstacles posed by the global market, where the trend is towards the use of exotic materials. The use of such materials, which is also catching up in the Indian machine tool industry, poses a fresh set of hurdles in the entire hole making process. “The Indian aerospace and automobile industries are gearing up and the use of exotic materials is picking up as well. These materials with their advantages, are difficult to machine and require a completely different technique and tool material to carry out the drilling process. Since we see that as the future of the industry, we are preparing ourselves in providing solutions, so that we are ready when the trend picks up,” states Bharadwaj.

Expanding horizons The Bengaluru facility recently completed its capacity expansion. “We expanded our capacity by almost 70 per cent with almost ` 25 crore invested between December 2010 and April 2011. With the booming automotive industry, we are one of the most preferred subsidiaries of Guhring. We also enjoy a market share of almost 10 to 12 per centin the total cutting tool market in India,” reveals Bharadwaj. Apart from the recent facility expansion, the company is looking forward to grow in the new sectors of the drilling industry in a bid to keep itself ahead in the race. A new research and development unit in the next two years is in the pipeline. The company will also strengthen its service activities in India by adding service centres in Chennai, Gujarat and Jamshedpur. As the drilling industry is in a growing phase, there are more path-breaking drilling solutions that the company aims to offer in the years to come.


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Future Footprints

‘BRIGHT’ MACHINING

The future of India Inc There are not many conglomerates left in the world that are as successful in so many disparate market segments as Mumbaibased Godrej. From humble beginnings in the late 19th century, this well-regarded company, with its ubiquitous tricolour logo, is probably one of the best-known brands on the Indian subcontinent. The company’s sprawling headquarters in Mumbai is a testimony to its dedication and commitment towards its employees and consumers. Matt Bailey

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odrej employs most of its 10,000 employees at its expansive headquarters in Mumbai. The campus is home for much of the company’s multifarious manufacturing activity and looks more like an immaculately maintained suburb of the country’s second populous city than the base of a prolific manufacturer. Along its wide streets are its factory blocks,

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each dedicated to a different product or engineering service. Some of them are unremarkable looking concrete buildings of three or four storeys. One or two are cavernous, 100-foot-high hangars with gaping doors that look big enough to swallow an airship. In one particularly neat enclave is the company’s glass-fronted showroom, where visitors can see an example of each of the many domestic and small-scale industrial products


Future Footprints We chose Haas because we are always looking for the top machines: good quality CNC machine tools that are costeffective, reliable and easy to operate.

they are; we have no problems regularly achieving tolerances of 10 microns,” reveals Nayak.

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Utilising resources efficiently

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made nearby. In addition to DVD players, washing machines, microwave ovens and kitchen tables, there are walk-in safes, vending machines, office chairs – even hospital beds. Products that are not suitable for display or does not fit in the showroom – animal feed, edible oils, satellites, India’s largest radio telescope and components for the country’s space programme, are represented graphically or using detailed scale models. It is a breathtaking array, by any standard.

Choosing the right partner

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D K Sharma, Vice President-Tooling Division, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, says, “Godrej is well-known in many different industries. It is vitally important that we choose our technology partners very carefully. We have several Haas CNC machine tools, which are versatile, reliable and capable machines.” A short walk from the showroom is the company’s busy tooling machine shop, where it makes the moulds and dies used to manufacture countless die cast aluminium parts for its myriad products. Godrej owns 18 Haas CNC machine tools, five of which are

used in the tooling department, an operation overseen by S M Nayak, General Manager - Engineering Services. Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. “Three of the Haas vertical machining centres are being used to make electrodes for our sinker Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) machines,” says Nayak. “The other two, VF-3s, are used to make conventional moulds and dies in steel,” he adds. Electrodes for EDM sinker machines create an imprint or cavity in a machined workpiece. Electrode holders clamp the precision-machined, tungsten carbide electrodes in place to ensure a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. The process is typically used when the surface finish of a component and the dimensions of intricate features are critical, which means the electrodes themselves have to be very finely machined. “Given the complexity of the electrodes and the accuracy we need to achieve, we originally thought we would have to buy high-end, expensive European or Japanese machines, until we discovered Haas. We could not believe how capable

Several of the company’s other Haas machines are employed in its lockmaking division, where they operate 24 hours a day in a production configuration for a line of products that Godrej has been making in one form or another for all of its 114 years. The division uses four Haas VF-2s, two VF-2SS Super Speeds and two SL-10 lathes. Between them, they make pin cylinder locks in brass and stainless steel. Tolerances are typically 20 to 50 microns and batches are 200 to 1,000 units per shift, depending on the component being machined. The VF2 machines are fitted with two rotary tables on each table, with different types of fixtures to accommodate the wide-variety of part shapes and sizes. “We chose Haas because we are always looking for the top machines: good quality CNC machine tools that are cost-effective, reliable and easy to operate,” avers Nayak. In the company’s Precision Engineering Systems (PES) division, Haas VF-3 machining centres are used to make critical components, such as the stator ring, hub, carrier arm, and disc rotor for wind turbines, one of Godrej’s latest and fastest-growing manufacturing activities. “Haas machines are reliable, user-friendly and flexible,” says Nayak. “We are already achieving 65 to 70 per cent cutting time, and we are always looking for ways to make our operations more efficient. We are also adding more capacity. Later this year, we will order two more Haas VF-8 machines for our tooling division and one for the MHE division,” he further adds.

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is to do the right over the expedient, but without sacrificing opportunity. Being privately owned means Godrej can make its own judgement. “Our company provides its employees and their families with extensive social support,” says Sharma. “On our Mumbai campus, there is a purposebuilt school, and a memorial hospital

with 110 beds and a fully equipped intensive care unit. There is also housing and accommodation for all

levels up to senior management, and even a hill-top country club. The future of our country depends on the intellectual capacity and the learning capability of the young India,” he concludes. Twenty-five per cent of the company’s shares are owned by the Pirojsha Godrej Foundation Trust, which provides communities around the country with schooling, medical treatment, education and disaster relief. The company’s investment, relentless innovation and wide-reaching philanthropy mean that it will play a very important role in the socio-economic and industrial development of India for at least another 100 years.

Matt Bailey is an international press and publicity agent, writer and photographer. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in business and technology, a graduate diploma in technology from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and is an accredited Member of the Chartered Institute of PR (MCIPR). Email: press@mbmc-uk.com

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Factory Fundamentals It has been our persistent effort to provide incremental value to our readers with ‘cuttingedge’ information. As a part of this endeavour, we have this feature - ‘From Modern Machine Shop’, in an exclusive arrangement with the premier metalworking and machine tool publication in North America. Modern Machine Shop (MMS), published by Gardner Publications, US, offers exceptionally high editorial features and circulation standards that have become a hallmark of its operating philosophy and worldwide reputation. We strongly believe that the information provided in this feature will keep our readers updated about the latest global developments in business strategies & technological innovations, the quintessential ingredients for competitive manufacturing.

Mould shop finds tool performance outweighs price This mouldmaker sought to reduce costs to compete with low-cost overseas manufacturers. While purchasing relatively expensive, high-performance tools might seem counterintuitive, resulting improvements in cycle time and tool life more than made up the difference.

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aced with increasing competition from low-cost, overseas manufacturers, mould industry shops continually seek to reduce

Mark Kawczynski (left), President of Melrose Mold & Machining, and Darije Nikolic (right), President of Abrasives Inc, examine a completed 20-cavity mould, the first project to benefit from OSG cutting tools

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costs wherever possible. However, according to cutting tool manufacturer OSG Tap & Die (Glendale Heights, Illinois), overlooking the advantages of high-performance equipment in favour of lower-cost solutions is often a mistake. One company that recently benefitted from looking beyond the price tag is Melrose Mold & Machining Co While the shop could have saved money up front by investing in inexpensive cutting tools, it chose instead to go with higherperformance models from OSG. The resulting improvements in tool life and throughput more than made up for the tools’ relatively higher initial cost, demonstrating that tool prices do not necessarily correlate directly with the overall cost of producing a part. In fact, the new tools reduced overall machining time on one molud by almost 95 per cent.

Tooling solutions Based in Franklin Park, Illinois, Melrose has been building precision moulds


Factory Fundamentals for rubber products for more than 35 years. Recently, pressure from offshore competitors led company President Mark Kawczynski to consult with Darije Nikolic, President of Elmurst, Illinois-based tool supplier Abrasives Inc, to seek a solution. Nikolic quickly realised that what Melrose needed was not the lowest tooling price, but rather tools that could provide the best value in terms of cost per hole and cost per cut. Having worked with OSG for many years, Nikolic trusted that the exclusive metallurgy, geometries and surface treatments common to that company’s line of tools could provide long-term cost savings at Melrose. One of the first projects to employ the tools at Melrose confirmed his predictions. That particular job involved a 20-cavity mould made of 4140 prehardened steel that required expedited delivery. Based on the prototype, the shop had calculated that the mould would require 170 hours to complete—an unacceptable timeframe. Nikolic recognised that the first step to increasing efficiency was to address 3D roughing, the most timeconsuming portion of the process. Instead of a conventional indexable milling cutter or solid carbide end mill, he recommended a high-feed OSG Phoenix indexable radius cutter to increase the metal removal rate. “The Phoenix can cut what was until now considered the work of ball end mills,” says Stevel Lauman, District Manager, OSG, who worked closely with Nikolic in offering solutions to Melrose. “Its tool form is designed to increase removal rates and take stepovers similar to ball mills while maintaining the rigidity of a radius end mill.” The tool enabled Melrose to double the cutting depth to 0.59 inch while increasing spindle speed to 758 rpm. Feed rate remained constant at 62 ipm. As a result, the roughing portion of the job was cut in half. Moreover, after roughing, the part’s finish was sufficient to

Initially, the company estimated that this mould would require as long as 170 hours to produce; an unacceptable timeframe because the customer had requested an expedited delivery. Tools from OSG Tap & Die reduced production time to 9 hours, enabling on-time delivery and more than compensat for the tools’ higher price

OSG says the geometry of its Phoenix cutter enables it to perform the work of ballnose end mills while maintaining the rigidity of a radius end mill

Used for finishing operations at Melrose, OSG’s Exocarb-WXS bullnose radius end mill features the company’s proprietary WXS coating. By providing a higher oxidation point, additional hardness and lower coefficient of friction, the coating helped improve performance compared to the tools previously used in the shop, enabling it to run at increased parameters

practically bypass the semi-finish stage and go straight to the finishing part of the job.

Reducing production time To bring the core and cavities to final finish, Nikolic recommended OSG’s Exocarb-WXS, a high-feed, solid carbide bullnose radius end mill. Compared to the shop’s previous finishing tool, the proprietary WXS coating provided a higher oxidation point, harder tool surface and lower coefficient of friction. In the first finishing pass, which called for a 1/2inch version of the tool, these features enabled the shop to reach a feed and speed of 3,250 rpm and 357 ipm at a 0.2 inch cutting depth. In the following operation, with a 1/4-inch WXS mill, the shop achieved 6,500 rpm and 357 ipm. To finish off the mould, Melrose employed a 3/32-inch, four-flute square version of the tool, which ran at 7,500 rpm and 28 ipm. The shop had originally estimated that the new tools would cost 30 per cent more than the models it typically employed. However, that ceased to be

a concern when employing those tools cut production time from 170 hours to 9 hours—a 94.7 per cent reduction. The largest time savings came from the semi-finishing and finishing stages. During roughing, the Phoenix mill created a relatively smooth surface with low scallops that enabled the WXS end mill to run at more than 300 ipm, significantly reducing machining time in the finishing stages. Moreover, machining time alone was not the only driver of cost savings. The various Exocarb tools used in the first project still had ample tool life left to apply on the next job, a 10-cavity mould. Although high-performance tools can cost as much as two or three times more than conventional, generalpurpose cutters, they can also provide greater value by minimising machine time and labour with faster speeds and increased throughput. Even more importantly, for a shop like Melrose, such tools impact the ability to meet customer needs for quality, pricing and delivery in a demanding market characterised by low-cost and foreign competition.

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Events - National IA India

RUDRAPUR

AHMEDABAD

PUNE

CHENNAI

INDORE

AURANGABAD

Uttarakhand Sept 23-26, 2011

Gujarat Oct 14-17, 2011

Maharastra Nov 18-21, 2011

Tamil Nadu Dec 8-11, 2011

Madhya Pradesh Jan 6-9, 2012

Maharashtra Feb 17-20, 2012

Gandhi Park

Gujarat University Exhibition Hall

Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pimpri-Chinchwad

Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam

Poddar Plaza, Nr Gandhi Hall

Garware Stadium Chikkalthana

India’s premier industrial trade fair on products and technologies related to Machine Tools, Hydraulics & Pneumactics, Process Machinery & Equipment, Automation Instrumentation, Packaging & Auxiliaries, IT Products, Electrical & Electronics, Material Handling and Safety Equipment. For details Infomedia 18 Ltd, Ruby House, 1st Floor, J K Sawant Marg, Dadar (W), Mumbai 400 028. Mob: 09819552270 Fax: 022 3003 4499 • Email: engexpo@infomedia18.in • Web: www.engg-expo.com

INDIAMART HITEX International Machine Tool Expo One of the most sought after exposition dedicated to the machine tools and new engineering technologies; September 1- 3, 2011; Hyderabad International Trade Exposition Centre (HITEX), Hyderabad Foe details contact: Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Ltd First Floor, Trade Fair Office Building, Hitex Exhibition Centre, Izzat Nagar, Hyderabad - India. Tel: +91 40 2311 2121 Fax: +91 40 2311 2124 Email: hitex@hitex.co.in Web: www.hitex.co.in

Email: js@hitex.co.in Web: www.hitex.co.in

INDUSTRIAL EXPO Noida The event will showcase products by manufacturers of automobile, auto components, machine tools, and material handling equipment; September 22 - 24, 2011; Expo Centre Noida, Noida For details contact: Confederation of Indian Industry, Chandigarh Northern Region Headquarters Sector 31 A, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh - India. Tel: +91 172 508 0122 Fax: +91 172 260 6259 Email: itec@airtelbroadband.in Web: www.expocentreindia.com

IndiaMART Process Engineering Expo 2011 An exhibition for showcasing hardware, instrumentation, controls and other hardware tools & equipment; September 1-3, 2011; at HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad For details contact: Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Ltd First Floor Trade Fair Office Building Hitex Exhibition Centre Izzat Nagar Hyderabad Tel: +91 4023 112121/2311 2122 Fax: +91 4023 112124

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MetEx India 2011 International exhibition on metal, metallurgical technologies, equipment and service; September 22-24, 2011; Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru For details contact: Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd B 501/502, KEMP Plaza Mind Space,Chincholi Bunder Malad (W), Mumbai Tel: +91 22 4210 7804 Fax: +91 22 4003 4433 Email: n.seth@koelnmesse-india.com Web: www.metex-india.com

International trade fair for process & production, automation and industrial building automation; December 6-9, 2011; Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru For details contact: Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd B-303, Dynasty Business Park Andheri- Kurla Road, Chakala Andhrei (E), Mumbai Tel: +91 22 4005 0681 Fax: +91 22 4005 0683 Email: info@hmf-india.com Web: www.ia-india.com

CeMAT India Internation trade fair for material handling and logistics; December 6-9, 2011; Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru For details contact: Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd B-303, Andhrei (E), Mumbai Tel: +91 22 4005 0681 Email: info@hmf-india.com Web: www.cemat-india.com

IMTEX Forming 2012 & Tooltech 2012 International exhibition focussing on the exhaustive range of forming technologies in all engineering applications. The concurrent event – Tooltech 2012 is dedicated to cutting tools, tooling systems, machine tool accessories, metrology and CAD/CAM; January 19-24, 2012; at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru For details contact: Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, 10th Mile, Tumkur Road Madavara Post, Bengaluru Tel: +91 80 6624 6600 Fax: +91 80 6624 6661 Email: info@imtex.in Web: www.imtex.in


Events - International China (Beijing) International Forging Expo Leading trade fair for professionals from casting & forging industry; August 10-12, 2011; at Beijing China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), China For details contact: Beijing Hiven Exhibition Co Ltd Room 216, Hua Yue Long Plaza, No 7 Jingyuan Road, Beijing, China Tel: +86 10 6863 8450 Fax: +86 10 8868 0811 Email: haiwen2002@126.com Web: www.hwexpo.com

Philippine Die & Mold Machine Tools Exhibition Exhibition showcases all the highend technology and new marketing trends available; August 17-20, 2011; at Manila, Philippines For details contact: Mai Market Access & Innovations Management Philippines Unit 315-B, 3rd Floor LRI Business Plaza 210 Nicanor Garcia Street. Makati City, Philippines Tel: + 63 2 8992 642 Fax: + 63 2 8982 198 Email: maimgt@gmail.com Web: www.maimanagement.net

Pacific Coast Machine Tool Expo The event will showcase metal cutting & metal forming machines, measuring equipment, EDM, tooling CAD/CAM, lasers, cutting tools, drilling, finishing and other manufacturing and industrial products; September 21-22, 2011; at Santa Clara Convention Center, USA For details contact: Cygnus Business Media Cygnus Expositions, 801 Cliff Road E #201, Burnsville, USA Tel: +1 800 827 8009 Fax: +1 800 827 8010

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Email: Kathy.Scott@Cygnusb2b.com Web: www.cygnusb2b.com

AsiaMold 2011 The 5th edition of the event will showcase the latest in press tools and machine tools, and industrial dies & moulds from around the globe; September 21-23, 2011; at Poly World Trade Centre, China For details contact: DEMAT GmbH Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5, 60596 Frankfurt / Main, Germany Tel: + 49 6927 4003 0 Email: asiamold@demat.com Web: www.asiamold.de

AfriMold 2011 The 2nd edition of the event includes a tradeshow floor, technical conference and networking opportunities all dedicated to advancing business and technology in tooling, mould-making, design and development; September 27-29, 2011; at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg For details contact: AfriMold PO Box 7266, Primrose Hill, South Africa, Phone: +27 7235 36699 Fax No: +27 8651 62975 Email: info@afrimold.co.za Web: www.afrimold.de

Seoul 150-729 Korea Tel: +82 2 369 7869 Fax: +82 2 369 7899 Email: exhibit@koami.or.kr Web: www.koami.or.kr

METALEX Vietnam 2011 Comprehensive machine tool and metalworking technology trade exhibition and conference; October 6-8, 2011; at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), Vietnam For details contact: Reed Tradex Company 32nd fl, Sathorn Nakorn Tower, 100/68-69 North Sathon Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand Tel. +66 2686 7299 Fax: +66 2686-7288 E-mail: rtdx@reedtradex.co.th Web: www.reedtradex.com

Machine Tools Vietnam 2011 20th Vietnam International Industrial fair will showcase a variety of machine tools; October 19-23, 2011; at Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre, Vietnam For details contact: Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre (VEFAC) 148 Giangvo Road, Hanoi Vietnam Tel: +844 3834 5655 Fax: +844 3831 1228 Email: lien.hoaly@vefac.vn Web: www.vietnamindustrialfair.com

KOMAF 2011 The biggest machinery fair in Asia and an ideal platform to reach target customers in Korean market and witness latest innovative products; September 28-October 1, 2011; at KINTEX - Korea International Exhibition Center, Korea For details contact: KOAMI - Korean Association of Machinery Industry KOAMI Bldg, 13-31 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo_gu

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GRINDING TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

RedeďŹ ning Swiss-made precision In the wake of increasing competition and challenging demands from customers, the need of the hour is to manufacture goods using the best possible technology available. Being a crucial element in the manufacturing chain, grinding has a direct and obvious impact on the end result. Emphasising on the key parameters to grind effectively, five Switzerlandbased global leaders in their respective forte brought forth the finest in Swiss machining and allied activities for the Indian user industry.

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produces standard machines and individual system solutions in high precision cylindrical grinding for manufacturing small and mediumsized workpieces; Winterthur Schleiftechnik AG addressed the need for high precision grinding wheels; Blaser Swisslube represented high quality cutting and grinding fluids required for the metalworking industry; EROWA AG put forward its view on the importance of choosing the correct workpiece holders for

maximum output; and HOMMELETAMIC, a global specialist and system provider for production metrology and laboratory instruments such as roughness and form testers or optical shaft inspection. The company represents the important link of the chain, which classifies the quality of the product.

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Report gave an insight into the level of precision adopted by the global players in grinding. The seminars emphasised the competitive edge of Swiss technology. The sessions started with a warm welcome by representatives from Consulate General of Switzerland, followed by a brief introduction of each company. To maximise interaction and create interest among the audience, various case studies and technical aspects of grinding were discussed in detail highlighting the importance of using advanced technology to cut down manufacturing time and save on valuable resources, thereby increasing productivity. Also, the internationally renowned Swiss companies touched upon various aspects including the complete solutions around grinding application, high concentration of technical competence-focussing on customer needs, presentation of detailed case histories and applications ranging from single part to mass production in the fields of tool making, hydraulics, automotive, precision parts, mechanical engineering and die & mould making. Speaking on the occasion, Justin Hulst, Manager Marketing Services, EROWA AG, stated, “India will undoubtedly grow in the coming years. The emergence of the country as an attractive hub for manufacturing exports will usher good business for the machine tool industry. Though there are lot of bottlenecks in the form of government policies and infrastructure, the young and educated population of the country will contribute to the growth. Products are designed to improve the productivity of machines with workpiece holding, measuring, robot loading and process control software thereby leading to shorter lead time, process stability, quality comfort.” The seminars were well-received by industry professionals, who were excited to find economical alternative solutions to most of their

day-to-day processes. One of the key elements of grinding, cutting fluid was a major topic of interest to most. Cutting fluids if chosen correctly leads to more parts per machine hour, less down time which in turn results in better return on machine investment and lower maintenance costs. Elaborating on the same, Rico Pollak, Key Account Manager, Blaser Swisslube AG, said, “Coolant has a lasting impact on the environment and human health. During carbide grinding, cobalt can be leached with conventional grinding oils. Cobalt negatively affects human health as well as tool coating adhesion. Our grinding oils are specially equipped to prevent this.” Stressing on the booming Indian economy, Philippe Selot, Senior Sales Manager, Fritz Studer AG, stated, “We certainly achieved our goal in this Indian tour. The country is no doubt in the growth phase and it is now our strategy to generate 50 per cent of our turnover from India. China, no doubt is the current hot spot but it is very unhealthy to concentrate on only one country and India is coming up in a big way.” Each day long seminar focussed on various stages of grinding solutions. Right from the perfect type of grinding wheels and toolholders required for high precision grinding to ways in which coolants influence the grinding process and the microbiology involved in water miscible coolants. “The level of precision is increasing everyday. If you want to sell your product to the big players, you also have to prove the level of quality to them and that requires measurement systems. Many international players are coming into this market but there are not many players providing measurement solutions,” averred Thomas Müller, Director Sales and Marketing, JENOPTIK, HommelMovomatic Suisse SA. Corroborating the same Helmut Gaisberger, Chief Application Manager WTG,

Winterthur Schleiftechnik AG, said, “It is important for any company makings its foray in India to keep in mind the bulging middle level income group.”

Receptive audience The audience belonged to all quarters of the manufacturing sector including production engineers, technical staff and R&D specialists in cylindrical grinding technology. “There was a time when one would say that India has the advantage of cheap labour but this has changed. The automotive industry is booming in a big way and most of the big players in this industry are coming to India. This is the time when we require manufacturing in big volume and for that we require high-end technology,” revealed G Sadanandam, General Manager, Lucas-TVS. Not just the big players of Indian market, but small companies too had an equally qualitative experience at the seminar. “This seminar was more like a refresher course for us to know about the latest technologies ruling the global market. But the machines are only affordable for a certain segment of the Indian industry due to high pricing,” said T Palaniappan, Director - Operations, Iyappan Engineering Industries Pvt Ltd. The hosts however had a different opinion. “We are trying to make the Indian industry understand that the initial cost of the product might be high, given the global level of precision provided, investments on these machines would prove to have long term advantages of higher productivity and lower maintenance,” said S Sreekanteswar, President, India Sales & Operation, Körber Schleifring GmbH. Thus, precision is the key to tackle global competition; however, cost becomes a deterrent factor. To sum up, the event managed to generate interest and awe for Swiss machining.

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Product Update This section gives information about the national and international products available in the market

Combination try & metre square

Power press

Kristeel Shinwa Industries o ff e r s combination try and metre square. It is a precise product for inspection or production level operation. The 4-piece 0 combination try and metre square includes ruler, 90 head, depth gauge, height gauge, level gauge, marking gauge and rule, which can be used separately, if desired. The investment die cast of the Kristeel combination try metre square is precisely crafted for accuracy and incorporates spirit level. It is finished with high-quality enamel for good aesthetic appeal. The blade is machined parallel and precisely graduated in metric and English graduations on both the edges. The blade is 300 mm/12’’ in length and is made of stainless steel with clear and precise graduations. This international class measuring instrument comes packed in a wooden box.

Kawa Press Systems offers ‘Kawa’ brand steel plate fabricated heavy-duty knuckle joint power press. This machine has fixed stroke with pneumatic clutch and brake combination unit. It also has electro pneumatic safety controls, slide balancer, slide adjustment by taper wedge and bottom electronic device. It is equipped with suitable electrical 440 V and three-phase 50 Hz and automatic lubrication. General specifications of the press are: capacity 100 tonne, fixed stroke 25 mm, number of strokes 60-65, slide adjustment 15 mm, shut height 225 mm, bolster area (FB XLR) 400 x 450 mm, slide area (FB XLR) 300 x 300 mm and bolster thickness 100 mm. It is equipped with automatic feeder and fly wheel brake. The standard accessories are boster plate, surge tank, filter, lubrication, regular unit, foot switch and electromechanical stroke control in control panel set.

Kristeel Shinwa Industries Ltd

Kawa Press Systems Pvt Ltd

Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-4225 6666, Fax: 022-4225 6690 Email: sales@kristeel.com

Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-246 1102, Fax: 0281-246 1665, Mob: 098253 89169 Email: info@kawapresses.com

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Product Update Angle grinder machine Nippon Electrical Industries offers 180 mm and 230 mm high-speed angle grinder machine-BG7. It is enabled with 2,200 W and is suitable for every type of cutting & grinding work. It is especially useful where fast cutting is required and is capable of handling continuous production in grinding & cutting works. It finds applications in all heavy weld dressing work, foundry grinding and in cutting off risers and runners. Nippon Electrical Industries Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2282 2750, Fax: 079-2280 0119, Mob: 093767 10401 Email: marketing@nipponpowertools.com

Hydraulic cylinder PMP Machine Tools offers the ‘POWER’ range of hydraulic cylinder. It is designed and engineered for almost every application on low, medium and high pressure hydraulic system. The provision of bleed screw is available at both the ends and option of a minimum two rod sizes for each bore is also available. PMP Machine Tools Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-236 6202, Fax: 0281-236 6248 Email: info@pmpmachines.com

Hydraulic cylindrical grinder Pitroda Utility Industries offers PUI-500 hydraulic cylindrical grinder. The base of the machine is made of close-grained graded casting and is heavily ribbed for high rigidity. All the guideways are carefully hand-scraped to ensure high accuracy. V-flat table guideways have continuous lubrication. Longitudinal hand travel of the table is by rack & pinion arrangement and automatic travel is by hydraulic mechanism. Hydraulic system consists of hydraulic pump, valves, levers and piping. They are conveniently housed in the base and a separate powerpack is available. Drive to the wheel-head is transmitted by two V-belts. Work-head spindle is made of special alloy steel and runs in taper roller/angular contact bearings. The work-head can be swivelled for angular grindings. The internal grinding spindle runs in two precision match pair angular contact bearings. The drive to the spindle is transmitted by flat belts. Generously, coolant is provided with electrical pump which is fitted on a separate tank. Pitroda Utility Industries Wadhwan - Gujarat Tel: 02752-243 795, Fax: 02752-243 167 Mob: 098254 16108 Email: response@pitrodautilityindia.com

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Product Update Plate bending machine Weldor Engineering offers hydraulic/ mechanical 4/3 rolls standard pre-pinch and pyramid-type plate bending machine. It is available in a wide range from 1,000 to 6,000 mm in length and 1 to 100 mm in thickness. Features of this machine are movable control panel, gearbox/hydraulic motor, mild steel plate fabricated mainframe and housing, forged steel rolls, hydraulic and electrical balancing system, manual control lubrication system and hydraulic drop end. The main advantage of this machine are that they are suitable for medium and heavy plates, pipes in full circle or various radius can be bent easily. Gearbox facilitates more torque against over capacity and over bending operations and for easy maintenance. The optional accessories equipped with the machine are conical bending, section bending, plate feeding table and automatic centralised lubrication system, digital read out display and profile rollers. Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-236 0242, Fax: 0281-236 0466, Mob: 092277 55528 Email: weldor@weldor.com

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Product Update Internal grinding spindle Mahnot Grindage Industries offers internal grinding spindle. The spindle can be used for simple grinding and even for complex grinding jobs. The spindle ranging of dia 60 mm, 80 mm, 100 mm or more can be produced in different rpm range. The speed can be increased by 25 per cent in case of oil mist lubrication. The spindle can be used straight away on imported grinding machines as well as on indigenous grinding machines. The spindle is suitable for threading, profiling, flute, surface and tools and for cutter grinding operations. It is a result of high-speed technology and grinding technology. It is made of high-class material, stress relieved, hardened and is stabilised to maintain its original precision. Calibrations make these spindles matchless in quality and suitable for heavy-duty precision grinding operations. It is dynamically balanced and assembled with special grease for high-speed and for long term. Every spindle undergoes rigorous run-test in order to render precision job. Mahnot Grindage Industries Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2920 1753, Fax: 022-2920 8807 Email: satishmahnot@mahnotspindles.com

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Product Update Lathe machine Premier Lathe Manufacturing offers lathe machine. The lathes are ideal for all operations such as sliding, surfacing and screw cutting. This lathe has hardened and grounded bedways. All-screws are made from bright steel with gunmetal screw nut. Full or semi norton gearbox, taper turning attachment, rear tool post and coolant pump are the optional accessories. Premier Lathe Manufacturing Co Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-238 7556, Fax: 0281-238 9248 Email: premierenterprise@rediffmail.com

Cylindrical grinder machine Devco Industries offers universal cylindrical grinder machine UC-450. The casting is well ribbed to minimise vibration and distortion. The work head spindle runs in taper roller bearing. Wheel head and work head spindle are heat treated to achieve dimensional stability. Grinding attachment, wheel balancing stand, balancing arbor and wheel flange are the optional accessories. Devco Industries Wadhwan - Gujarat Tel: 02752-243 997, Fax: 02752-240 926, Mob: 098253 43097 Email: devco1980@yahoo.com

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Product Update Tensioner nut/bolt NMTG Mechtrans Techniques offers tensioner nut/bolt. It is a multi hex-head clamping screws, a direct replacement of hex nut. It can be threaded directly on an existing bolt/ stud/threaded rod or shaft. Features of this tensioner nut/bolt are economical, easy to tighten and loose and is also reusable. It finds application in heavy machinery, heavy press, petrochemical plants, hydro projects, mining equipment, heavy gear boxes and compressors. NMTG Mechtrans Techniques Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079–2282 1527, Fax: 079-2282 0214 Email: nmtg@nmtgindia.com

Vibratory bowl feeder Elscint Automation offers vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of rivets in two rows. The rivets needed to be in head down direction in two rows side-by-side. In the bowl feeder one can get 250 parts per minute per row. Small linear track having length of 100 mm is available with the bowl feeder. The bowl is completely machined out of stainless steel and the whole assembly is placed on a base plate. Elscint Automation Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2712 2059, Fax: 020-2712 2994, Mob: 099230 40210 Email: sales@elscintautomation.com

Bench grinder Prem Brothers offers Power Master heavy-duty bench grinder. It has inbuilt dust collector for collecting the dust generated during the grinding process. It is mounted on a rigid steel frame. This machine is directly driven by heavy-duty drive 2.2 kW 3 HP, 3 phase 50 cycles and 1,440 rpm complete with starters. Two grinding wheels 14” x 2” are of aluminium oxide and heavy duty mild steel wheel guards are also provided. Dust collector is fitted with a manual shaker, dust drawer and bag filters. It has high filtering capacity which enables it to grasp even the finest dust particles. Cotton filtering sleeves provide total security against inflammation. Prem Brothers New Delhi Tel: 011-2811 7456, Fax: 011-2811 7464 Email: powrmstr@vsnl.com

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Product Update Wheel profiling machine Wendt India offers the WDM series wheel profiling machine. This is ergonomically designed with operator-friendly features. The application of the machine includes dressing and profiling of straight and convex diamond or CBN grinding wheels mounted on wheel pack. The WDM series comprises of WDM 8V (with video vision) and WDM 8P (with profile projector) models, with features such as easy accessibility for operations, rigid design, linear bearings for slide movement, stress relived castings, precision work & wheel spindle and customised work spindle front nose. Some of its optional features are: variable speed for work and wheel spindle, motorised arrangement for work-head axis, and linear scale with digital read out for work-head axis. Wendt India Ltd Hosur - Tamil Nadu Tel: 04344-405 500, Fax: 04344-405 620 Email: venkateshms@wendtindia.com

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Product Update Surface grinding machine

Tungsten carbide rod blank

Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise offers surface grinding machine GSH8040 with table size of 800 x 400 mm is available in hydraulic as well as in NC/CNC version. It has rigid construction and sufficient motor power for a higher metal removal rate. The longitudinal table drive of the machine is hydraulic with separate hydraulic power pack and solenoid operated valves. The machines are provided with reversal cushioning device to facilitate soft reversal of the table. Table speed is infinitely variable and is maximum up to 30 mm/min. Spindle centre above table is 525 mm and rapid vertical movement is 140 mm/min with least count of 0.001 mm. Auto cross feed is infinitely variable from 2 mm to 35 mm per stroke and rapid job positioning speed is 1,200 mm/min. Grinding spindle housing is assembled with super precision bearings grease and is packed with imported grease for long troublefree service.

Robin Precision Products offers a comprehensive range of tungsten carbide rod blanks in ground & unground form. It is available in both metric and inch sizes with diameters that ranges from dia 3 to dia 25 mm. These blanks are highly precision grounded & polished up to h6/h7 tolerance. Carbide precisely ground rods are widely used for plug/pin gauges, carbide punches, precision V-blocks and jigs. Cobalt composition in the tungsten carbide material tends to oxidise in the atmospheric air and results into leeching.

Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise Surendranagar - Gujarat Tel: 02752-231 167, Fax: 02752-231 913 Email: mail@pinnaclegrinder.com

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Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-237 1722, Fax: 0281-238 8431 Mob: 098254 22431 Email: info@bloodtools.com

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International Products CNC milling machine Para Mill Precision Machinery offers CNC double-side milling machine HM400NC, which is suitable for precision block machining. It performs the function of one setup operation for four sided machining and chamfering of mould base, mass production and precise block machining. The features include heavy-duty milling head, special one-piece machine base with high-grade cast iron, 900 stopper for easy setup of the work piece, friendly Human Machine Interface (HMI) for users, alarm message on the screen for troubleshooting, server control clamp system and accurate index table. Para Mill Precision Machinery Co Ltd Taichung - Taiwan Tel: +886-4-2524 8187 Fax: +886-4-2525 3264 /+886-4-2680 0587 Email: para.mill@msa.hinet.net

Carbide thread mill Zen Wu Zheng Sun Tool offers carbide thread mill. It is an alternative to tapping or other forms of threading. It produces threads in an excellent form, finish and with dimensional accuracy. Easy machining on the difficult materials is possible with the help of this mill. It eliminates the possibilities and consequences of tap breakage. Precisely, the thread depth can be controlled. The pitch diameter can be controlled by the CNC offset. One thread mill can produce varing thread diameters of the same pitch. It also produces small controllable chips and tool storage space can be saved on a CNC machine. Zen Wu Zheng Sun Tool Co Ltd Kaohsiung - Taiwan Tel: +886-7-352 5743, Fax: +886-7-354 4111 Email: first@jsk-tools.com.tws

Centreless grinding machine Pa lma ry M a chinery Co off ers centreless grinding ma chine. Developed from the traditional gearbox control into invariable speed control, this machine has NC single-axis feeding system and NC auto dressing and compensation system. Auto loading and unloading system increases the production efficiency and good production benefits. Palmary Machinery Co Ltd Taichung - Taiwan Tel: +886-4-2492 9799, Fax: +886-4-2492 9499 Email: palmary@grinding.com.tw

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Network with Engineering Expo Exhibitors Now you can meet and discuss business with Engineering Expo’s exhibitors, much prior to the actual exhibition. Just let us know about the exhibitor that you want to get in touch with and we will fix the meeting for you. Contact us on 09819552270

UpdatE 2 Rudrapur 23-26 September, 2011 Gandhi Park

Ahmedabad 14-17 October, 2011 Gujarat Univesity Exhibition hall

Pune 18-21 November, 2011 Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre

Advanced Micro Services Pvt Ltd Products: Repair Services & Retrofitting For CNC Machines; Industrial Automation, Control Systems W: www.amsindia.net Participating in: Pune

Arhan Technologies Pvt Ltd Products: Total Automated Assembly Lines, VMCs, HMCs, Turning Centres W: www.arhan.co.in Partici pating in: Rudrapur, Aurangabad

Bearing & Tool Centre Products: Measuring Instruments, Testing Instruments, Surface Plates, Thread Gauges, Plain Gauges W: www.bearingtoolcentre.com Participating in: Ahmedabad

Best Quality Fasteners Products: Fastners, Nuts, Screws, Washers W: www.rkctrades.com Participating in: Rudrapur, Aurangabad

Chennai 8-11 December, 2011 Chennai Trade Centre

Bhagwati Filters Pvt Ltd Products: Hydraulic And Lubricating Oil Filters, Filters W: www.bhagwati-filters.com Participating in: Ahmedabad, Aurangabad

Indore 6-9 January, 2012 Poddar Plaza, MG Road

Aurangabad 17-20 February, 2012 Garware Stadium

Book Your Stall Now Contact www.engg-expo.com T: 09819552270 E: engexpo@infomedia18.in SMS: EXPO to 51818

Calitron Calibration Laboratory Products: Calibration Facility For Pressure, Temperature, Mass, Volume & Electrotechnical Parameter W: www.calitroncalibration.com Participating in: Pune

Compucare Products: Fingerprint And Card-Based Time And Attendance Systems, Access Control Systems, CCTV Solutions W: www.compucareindia.com Participating in: Ahmedabad

CTR Manufacturing Industries Ltd Products: Pallet Trucks, Electric Pallet Trucks, Forklift Trucks, Scissor Lifts, Diesel Engine Telescopic Horizontal Lifts, Hydraulic Trolley Jacks, Forklift Truck Jacks, Floor Cranes Servicing, Scissor Platforms W: www.ctr.in Participating in: Rudrapur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Indore, Aurangabad

Dijet Industrial Co Ltd Products: Modular Head, Indexable Tools, End Mills, Drills, Turning Inserts, Wear & Impact Resistant Tools, Cabide Blanks, Carbide Tools W: www.dijet.com Participating in: Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Indore


Elesa-Ganter India Pvt Ltd Products: Fixed Handles, Revolving Handles, Safety Fold-away Handles, Control Elements, Rotary Controls, Indexing Elements, Joints, Levelling Elements, Hinges, Latches, Hooks, Toggle & Power Clamps, Tube Clamp Connectors, Castors & Wheels W: www.elesa-ganter.com Participating in: Pune

Garg Machines Products: Cleaning Machines, Floor Polishing Machines, Floor Grinding Machines, Vacuum Cleaner, Floor Cleaning Machines W: www.gargmachines.net Participating in: Rudrapur

Himanshu Enterprise Products: V-belts, Roller Taper Roller Bearings, Pillow Block Bearings W: www.flir.com Participating in: Ahmedabad

HMB International Products: Carbide Cutting Tools, End Mills, Drills, Reamers, Special Tools W: www.kelten.co.in Participating in: Rudrapur, Chennai

Igus India Pvt Ltd Products: Cable Carriers, Cable Connectors, Connectors, Bearings, Chains W: www.igus.in Participating in: Ahmedabad

Intech Surface Coating Pvt Ltd Products: Powder Coating Plants, Paint Shops, Liquid Painting Plants, Spray Pre-treatment Plants, Dip Pre-treatment Plants W: www.intechfinishing.com Participating in: Rudrapur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Indore, Aurangabad

K Engg Products Products: Machine Tools Accessories, CNC Tooling Systems, Hydraulic Tapping Machines, Air Tapping Machines, Drill End Mill Protable Machines, ER Collets, Stanny Fine Boring W: www.kenggproducts.com Participating in: Indore, Aurangabad

Mass Engineers & Supplier Products: Fat Monitor, Weighing Scales, BP Monitors W: www.massengineers.co.in Participating in: Pune, Aurangabad

N B Technologies Products: Hydraulics & Pneumatics, SPMs, Test Equipment Development, Power Packs, Cylinders & Accumulators, Plant Automation W: www.nbtindia.in Participating in: Pune

Omron Automation Pvt Ltd Products: Industrial Control & Sensing Devices, Relays, Timers, Counters & Power Supplies, Temperature Controllers, Level Controllers, Sensors, Encoders, Safety Light Curtains, RFID, PLCs, Inverters/Variable Frequency Drives W: www.omron-ap.com Participating in: Pune

Samson Controls sets up new plant in Pune

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ermany-based valve manufacturer Samson Controls Pvt. Ltd. has set up a plant at Ranjangaon in Pune. It will manufacture products such as globe control valves, conventional positioners; self operated pressure and temperature regulators. The company has invested `225 crore to expand its business in India. Speaking on this, Atul Raje, managing director, Samson Controls said, “We will be focusing on growing Indian and Asian markets for the products and service that we offer. The company will be making huge investment to develop new technology and equipments. Offering customised solutions to our customers has always been our prime focus.” The company has shifted its base from Thane to Ranjangaon and has completely refurnished as green field facility. It is operational in India since 1991. Over 200 people are employed for this plant. –Courtesy: Business Standard

GKN Driveline continues expansion with new Pune facility

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ontinuing its growth trajectory, GKN Driveline will invest `130 crore to set up a 600,000 per annum sideshaft manufacturing facility in Pune by August next year that will also make trans-axle solutions. The 8000 sq. meter facility will employ more than 200 people. Apart from sideshafts, the plant will also manufacture differentials from GKN Driveline’s transaxle solutions product range. “This new facility positions GKN Driveline strongly to meet the continued rapid growth of India’s automotive industry. It is the next step in our mission to remain close and accessible to our customers in west India,” said Marc Vuarchex, Managing Director, GKN Driveline AsiaPacific. – Courtesy : Business Standard


Nissan clocks 1 lakh Micra production at Chennai facility

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ithin a year of its launch in India, Japanese auto maker Nissan has clocked production of one lakh Micra from their manufacturing facility near Chennai. The first hatchback Micra was launched in India last July and about 15,000 units have been sold, while nearly 70,000 units were shipped to overseas markets. “I am very proud of the effort that our Chennai staff, supported by our suppliers, have put in order to produce 100,000 Micras in such a short period of time. Nissan Motor India Managing Director and CEO (Chennai plant) Kou Kimura said. The Chennai plant has a capacity of two lakh units which would be ramped upto four lakh units. –Courtesy: PTI

Peugeot Citroen to set up `4,000 crore unit in Tamil Nadu

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rance-based automobile manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen (PSA) is finalising plans to set up its first car manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu at an investment of `4,000 crore. With this facility, PSA Peugeot Citroen joins the list of automobile manufacturers like BMW, Hyundai, Ford and RenaultNissan that have already set up a plant near Chennai. According to an official release, PSA has identified land at Sriperumbudur to set up a plant with an initial capacity of three lakh cars per year, catering to the domestic and overseas market. The company would provide direct and indirect employment to 20,000 people at the facility, also attracting a large number of auto-component manufacturers from France. Courtesy : PTI

P K Transmission Products Pvt Ltd Products: V-Belts, Auto Fan Belts, Industrial Chain & Engineering Products, Lubricating & Engineering Tools, Hacksaw Blades, Files & Drills, Hand Tools W: www.pktraders.co.in Participating in: Ahmedabad

Phoenix Contact India Pvt Ltd Products: Industrial Connectors, PCB Terminal Blocks, Plug Connectors, Solutions For High Power And Signal Quality, Signal Converters, Sensors, Components And Systems Automation W: www.phoenixcontact.co.in Participating in: Ahmedabad, Pune

Power Tech Marine Welding & Cutting Products: Welding & Cutting Machines, Stick (SMAW), TIG (HTAW), Plasma Cutter, Saw, Stud Welding, MIG (GMAW) W: www.weld-ptws.com Participating in: Aurangabad

Precimac Solutions Products: Spindle, Clamping Systems, Tool Holders W: www.precimac.com Participating in: Rudrapur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai

Production Aids & Consultant Pvt Ltd Products: Milling & Grinding Machines, Lathe Machines, Radial Drilling Machines, Digital Readouts, Presses, Bending & Shearing Machines, Laser Cutting Machines, Gear Hobbing Machines, Gear Shapers, Gear Shaving Machines, Gear Grinder Machines, Hypoid Testers, Injection Moulding, Pressure Die-Casting Machines W: www.pacindia.net Participating in: Rudrapur, Indore

Raj Nut Bolts Products: Industrial Bolts, High-Tensile Hex Bolts, SS Bolts, Screws & Allen Key Bolts, High-Tensile Allen Bolts, High-Tensile Nuts W: www.rajnutbolts.com Participating in: Pune

Rajendra Kumar & Company Products: Screws, Nuts, Bolts, Hex Key Wrenches, Spring Washers, Spring Dowell Pins, Circlips, Self-drilling Screws, Blind Rivets W: www.rkctraders.com Participating in: Pune, Chennai

Ravi-Raj Anodisers Products: Electronic Micro Products, Name Plates W: www.ravirajanodisers.com Participating in: Ahmedabad

S&T Engineers Pvt Ltd Products: CNC Machines, Convention Precision Machines, Machine Tools Accessories, EDMs W: www.stengineers.com Participating in: Rudrapur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Aurangabad

Sahil Technocrats Products: CNCs, VMCs, Profile Projectors, DROs, 2D Height Master, Rotary Unions, Spindles W: www.sahiltechnocrats.com Participating in: Pune


Samtec Tools & Accessories Pvt Ltd Products: Threading Tools, Hole Finishing Tools, Hole Making Tools, Grooving Tools, Die & Mould Tools, Machine Tool Accessories, ZX Tool Systems, Deburring Tools, Shopfloor Accessories, Carbide Products W: www.samtectools.com Participating in: Rudrapur, Chennai, Indore

Seventh International Products: Magnet Chucks, Magnet Lifters, Magnet Filters, V-blocks, Hopper-Grates, Sinebar Chucks, Dial Stands, Instruments, Separators, Welding Positioners, Electromagnetic Chucks, Demagnetisers W: www.sevox.co.in Participating in: Rudrapur

Shivani Engineers Products: CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machines, Hydraulic Cylindrical Grinding Machines, Centreless Grinding Machines W: www.shivaniengineers.com Participating in: Aurangabad

Suvik Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Products: Voltage Stabilisers, Static Stabilisers, Ultra Isolation Transformers, Online UPS Systems, AC Drives, MV Motors, Small Motors & Gearboxes, Battery Chargers, Customised Products W: www.suvik.com Participating in: Ahmedabad

Swift Industrial Corporation Products: SMC/DMC Insulators, Wiring Accessories W: www.swiftindustrial.in Participating in: Aurangabad

Trident Products Pvt Ltd Products: Hydraulics, Pumps, Valves, Seals, Hoses, Hydraulic Cylinders W: www.hydrauliccylinder.co.in, www.trident-precision.com Participating in: Rudrapur

Universal Instruments Products: Calibration Services W: www.universalinstruments.co.in Participating in: Pune

Venus Enterprises Products: Castors & Wheels, Polishing Rolls, Mops, Sleeves, Belts, V-belts, Pressure Gauges, DP Test Cleaners, Welding Electrodes & Accessories, Bearings, Safety Items, Hand Tools, Cutting Tools, Toggle Clamps Participating in: Pune

VI Automation Pvt Ltd Products: Data Loggers, Data Acqusition Systems, Vision Inspection Systems, PLCs, SCADA, Control Panels, Sensors, Instrumentation, Relays, Power Supplies, Energy Monitoring Systems, Software W: www.viapl.com Participating in: Rudrapur, Ahmedabad

Vinayak Industries Products: Power Tools, Non-Ferrous Foundry Participating in: Pune

Gujarat to host Asia’s largest solar energy park in two years

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ujarat would house the largest solar energy park in Asia in two years, with a power production capacity of 500 MW. This would be set up with an investment of around `8,000 crore flowing from companies such as GMR and Lanco, which have been assigned generation capacities under the Gujarat Solar Mission. The park, on the lines of an industrial estate, is being developed by Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GCPL), as the sectoral nodal agency, on around 2,000 hectares of wasteland bordering the Rann of Kutch, in Patan district. When commissioned, the project would provide 800 million units of power. In the first phase, 15 solar power generation companies would produce 176 MW and Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation would set up a power pooling station. – Courtesy: Business Standard

Alstom, HCC win `1,843 crore hydro power contract in Uttarakhand

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lstom, in consortium with Hindustan Construction Company, has been awarded a contract worth over `1,843 by Tehri Hydro Development Corporation to install a 1000 MW variable speed pumped storage hydro power plant on the river Bhagirathi in the state of Uttarakhand. It will be India’s first pumped storage power plant to use variable speed technology. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth around `1,164 crore. Alstom will supply four 250 MW variable speed turbine & generator units and other equipments including main inlet valves and control and protection systems. –Courtesy: Economic Times


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Abrasive belt................................................... 150

54 CAMWorks .......................................................................135

107 CNC/VMC machine...................................................53-56

2

Abrasive brush technology......................................BGF

55 Carbide..............................................................................102

108 Collet....................................................................10-11, 102

3

Abrasive pneumatic tool............................................163

56 Carbide end mill tool............................................. 41, BC

109 Collet chuck............................................................. 73, 102

4

AC drive ............................................................................125

57 Carbide indexable grooving solution ..................BGF

110 Combination try & metre square............................133

5

AC/DC drive....................................................................... 21

58 Carbide metal working tool......................................173

111 Complete tooling solution .......................................BGF

6

Accelerometer.................................................................. 57

59 Carbide rod......................................................................109

112 Composite application.................................................. 61

7

Adaptor.............................................................................102

60 Carbide thread mill ......................................................150

113 Cone pulley heavy duty lathe machine ...............141

8

Adjustable adaptor.......................................................157

61 Carbide tool ....................................... 102, 107, 129-130

114 Cone pulley light duty lathe machine ..................141

9

Aerospace material ......................................................163

62 Casting ...............................................................................FIC

115 Cone pulley medium duty lathe machine ..........141

10 Air purifier.......................................................................... 79

63 CE marked CNC vertical machining centre..........FIC

116 Connector ................................................................ 51, 132

11 Air treatment system..................................................... 98

64 CE marked milling machine.......................................FIC

117 Control cabinet................................................................ 51

12 Air-conditioner................................................................. 20

65 Centre drill............................................................... 44, 102

118 Control panel.................................................................... 51

13 All geared auto feed pillar drilling machine .. 22, 146

66 Centreless grinding machine ...................................150

119 Control panel accessories............................................ 17

14 All geared auto feed radial drill machine.............. 22

67 Ceramic...................................................................163, 173

120 Control system................................................................. 51

15 All geared pillar drill machine..................................145

68 Cermet...............................................................................173

121 Controlling machine tool............................................BIC

16 All geared radial drill machine......................... 22, 145

69 Chain..................................................................................132

122 Conventional precision lathe .........................108, 120

17 Angle encoder.................................................................BIC

70 Chuck.................................................................................102

123 Converter planomiller system.................................... 45

18 Angle grinder machine...............................................135

71 Clamping solution ........................................................103

124 Coolant................................................................................ 43

19 APFC panel ........................................................................ 20

72 Clamping tool...................................................................BC

125 Cooling tower................................................................... 98

20 Appliance switch............................................................. 17

73 CNC....................................................................7, 15, 18, 39

126 Coromill ........................................................................... FGF

21 Auto capston lathe with CNC system ...................171

74 CNC control system........................................................ 61

127 Corothread ..................................................................... FGF

22 Auto feed radial drilling machine...........................146

75 CNC double column machining centre.................. 14

128 Counters & power supplies......................................... 97

23 Automatic back spot facing tool .............................. 45

76 CNC equipment............................................................... 19

129 Countersink ......................................................... 12-13, 33

24 Automatic part transfer between fixture ............ 61

77 CNC guillotine shear...................................................... 42

130 Crane duty motor .........................................................115

25 Automation ................................................................21, 69

78 CNC horizontal boring & milling machine............ 14

131 Crankshaft pin grinder.................................................. 87

26 Automotive lubricant .................................................... 89

79 CNC horizontal machining centre....................FIC, 14

132 Crush blade ....................................................................... 67

27 Backgeared autofeed radial drill machine .... 22

80 CNC horizontal turning centre .................................. 14

133 Cutter/grinder verification & machine simulation..... 61

28 Backgeared fine feed machine.................................. 22

81 CNC hydraulic press brake .......................................... 42

134 Cutting oil .......................................................................... 43

29 Bearing..............................................................................132

82 CNC laser cutting machine.......................................... 42

135 Cutting speed optimisation technique .................. 61

30 Bed type milling machine .........................................144

83 CNC lathe ..................................................... 108, 120, 147

136 Cutting tool..................................25, 31, 35, 41, 60, 67,

31 Belt grinder........................................................................ 77

84 CNC machine.................8-9, 15, 37, 39, 127, 174-175

............................95, 107, 109, 111, 129-130, 141, 149

32 Bench grinder......................................................... 77, 143

85 CNC machine simulation ............................................. 61

137 Cylindrical & internal grinding machine......Booklet

33 Bench type drilling machine ....................................137

86 CNC machine tool........................................................... 65

138 Cylindrical grinder machine......................................141

34 Bench type pillar drilling machine .........................143

87 CNC machine tool probe ............................................. 61

139 Cylindrical machine........................................................ 37

35 Billet shearing machine................................................ 16

88 CNC machining centre...........................................15, 39

140 Deburring solution........................................... 83

36 Boring machine .............................................................144

89 CNC milling machine........................................ FIC, 150

141 Deburring tool ................................................................. 45

37 Boring tool......................................................................BGF

90 CNC milling with GSK system ..................................171

142 Deep hole drilling machine ........................................ 24

38 Brake motor ....................................................................115

91 CNC multi-tasking centre............................................. 14

143 Deep hole drilling solution ......................................BGF

39 Brine chiller......................................................................139

92 CNC precision lathe........................................................ 73

144 Deep hole drilling subcontract.................................. 24

40 BTA / ejector counter boring ..................................... 24

93 CNC punch press............................................................. 42

145 DFMPro design ..............................................................135

41 BTA / ejector drilling system ...................................... 24

94 CNC rotary table............................................................163

146 Diamond superfinishing tool ..................................BGF

42 BTA and ejector system tooling.............................BGF

95 CNC tap chuck & tap adaptor ..................................157

147 Diamond tool ..................................................... 12-13, 33

43 C frame power press ........................................ 16

96 CNC tap holder & pull stud.......................................157

148 Didactic equipment ...................................................... 51

44 Cable ..................................................................................115

97 CNC tool ................................................................... 69, 102

149 Die coater........................................................................... 67

45 Cable carrier....................................................................132

98 CNC tools holder & pully stud .................................157

150 Die/mould machine ................................................... COC

46 Cable conduit ................................................................... 17

99 CNC trainer lathe machine........................................171

151 Disc sander machine ...................................................150

47 Cable connector ............................................................132

100 CNC turning centre ................................15, 39, 86, 147

152 Distribution transformer .............................................. 20

48 CAD.....................................................................................137

101 CNC turning process...................................................... 87

153 DNC system ...................................................................... 66

49 CAD/CAM software ........................................................ 26

102 CNC turn-mill centre...................................................... 14

154 Double column milling machine .......................... COC

50 CAD/CAM/CAE solution...................................... 63, 137

103 CNC turret punch press..............................................144

155 Drill ....................................................................41, 146, 150

51 CAM....................................................................................137

104 CNC vertical machining centre....................14, 15, 39

156 Drill chuck arbor centre..............................................102

52 CAM follower..................................................................144

105 CNC vertical turning lathe........................................... 14

157 Drill cum hss toolbit grinder.....................................150

53 CAM grinding ................................................................... 87

106 CNC wire ........................................................................... 86

158 Drill grinder .....................................................................150

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159 Drill mill.............................................................................102

212 Hammer.............................................................................. 16

266 Machine simulation software..................................... 61

160 Drill sleeve .......................................................................157

213 Handling system module............................................. 51

267 Machine tool........................................................... 69, 149

161 Drill tap centre ................................................................FIC

214 Hard cut end mill ............................................................ 41

268 Machine tool accessories.................................149, 157

162 Drilling cum milling machine...................................121

215 Heavy duty drill machine...........................................133

269 Machining centre.............................................. 174-175

163 Drilling machine .............22, 121, 133, 137, 141, 144,

216 Heavy duty pillar drilling machine.........................150

270 Magnetic modular encoder .......................................BIC

.............................................145, 146, 150, 163, 174-175

217 Heavy duty radial drill machine ..............................133

271 Masonry drill ..................................................................... 44

164 Drilling tool .................12-13, 25, 33, 35, 129-130, BC

218 High precision cutting tool......................................... 29

272 Measured value acquisition and display ..............BIC

165 Drive..............................................................................18, 21

219 High precision tool holder .......................................... 23

273 Measurement instrument............................................ 57

166 Drive technology............................................................BIC

220 High speed machining centre ............................15, 39

274 Measuring & monitoring relay for 1ph/3ph ......... 97

167 Dust collector ................................................................... 77

221 HMC...................................................................7, 15, 39, 86

275 Mechanical shear ............................................................ 42

168 EDM accessories & consumables .................. 163

222 HMI .....................................................................................125

276 Metal cutting technology ......................................10-11

169 Edrawings publisher ....................................................135

223 Hold back device...........................................................144

277 Metal cutting tool...........................................10-11, 119

170 Electrical & electronic..................................................163

224 Holemaking tool.............................................................. 67

278 Micron drill ........................................................................ 67

171 Electrical CAD/CAE software.....................................176

225 Hollow bar ......................................................................... 81

279 Mill/turn machining centre ......................................... 61

172 Element shrink disc ......................................................144

226 Honing tool ....................................................................BGF

280 Milling.................................................................. 25, 35, BIC

173 Encoder............................................................................... 97

227 Horizontal boring & facing machine .....................145

281 Milling centre.......................................................................7

174 End mill.............................................................. 44, 60, 102

228 Horizontal boring machine.......................................145

282 Milling cum drilling machine ..................................... 22

175 Engineering services....................................................137

229 Horizontal boring mill............................................... COC

283 Milling cutter .............................................12-13, 33, 109

176 Engineering tool............................................................149

230 Horizontal milling machine..................................... COC

284 Milling grade.................................................................. FGF

177 Engineer’s file ................................................................... 44

231 Hydraulic cylinder.........................................................135

285 Milling head ...........................................................174-175

178 Exhibition - Engineering Expo .................................110

232 Hydraulic cylindrical grinder.....................................135

286 Milling machine..........................................144, 174-175

179 Export interface ............................................................... 61

233 Hydraulic forging hammer.......................................... 34

287 Milling tool ..............................................67, 129-130, BC

180 Exposed linear encoder...............................................BIC

234 Hydraulic press ................................................................ 34

288 Model export interface ................................................. 61

181 Facing and parting tool ................................ BGF

235 Hydraulic press brake.................................................... 42

289 Modular tooling system ................................. 12-13, 33

182 Fine & auto feed radial machine.............................121

236 HyperCAD software........................................................ 26

290 Motion control system...........................................18, 97

183 Fine boring tool............................................................BGF

237 Indexable tool................................................... 41

291 Motor ......................................................................... 18, 115

184 Flange flacer...................................................................... 45

238 Inductive proximity switch.......................................... 17

292 Motor protection circuit breaker .............................. 17

185 Flange motor ..................................................................115

239 Industrial cleaning automation ...............................141

293 Mould ................................................................................144

186 Flex hone tool ...............................................................BGF

240 Industrial control & sensing device ......................... 97

294 Mould component.......................................................... 67

187 Floating holder ..............................................................157

241 Industrial cooler............................................................... 98

295 Multi functional tool....................................................109

188 Foot mounting motor.................................................115

242 Industrial cooling system...........................................139

296 Multi-axis waterjet cutting operation ..................... 61

189 Forging press.................................................................... 16

243 Industrial lubricant ......................................................... 89

297 Multi-channel programming/synchronisation .... 61

190 Forging roll ....................................................................... 34

244 Industrial robot ..............................................................159

298 Multimedia software...................................................... 66

191 Freewheel-oneway-clutch .........................................144

245 Inner & outer race grinding ........................................ 87

299 Multispindle drill machine.........................................145

192 Friction drop hammer................................................... 16

246 Internal grinding spindle ...........................................139

300 Oil / coolant cooler......................................... 139

193 Friction screw press ....................................................... 16

247 Internal thread grinding............................................... 87

301 Online B2B marketplace...................................151, 156

194 Gang drill machine......................................... 137

248 Invertor/variable frequency drive............................. 97

302 Optipath program .......................................................... 61

195 Gas spring ....................................................................46-47

249 Iron worker machine ..................................................... 42

303 Or-laser welding system............................................... 86

196 Gear cutting machine ............................................... COC

250 ISO & milling insert......................................................... 41

304 Panel air-conditioner ..................................... 139

197 Gear milling....................................................................... 83

251 ISO turning insert............................................................ 41

305 Parallel kinematic machine ......................................... 61

198 Geared drill machine .........................................121, 137

252 Isolation transformer ..................................................... 20

306 PCB drill............................................................................... 67

199 Geared head heavy duty lathe machine .............141

307 PCD & CBN tool .............................................................173

200 Geared head medium duty lathe machine ........141

253 Keyless transmisson element........................ 144 254 Large size horizontal machining centre ... 174-175

201 Geared radial drilling machine ................................121

255 Large size machining centre .................................. COC

309 Photoelectric sensor ...................................................... 97

202 Geomcaliper....................................................................135

256 Laser cutting machine .................................................. 42

310 Pillar drill machine................... 22, 133, 137, 146, 150

203 Greases & specialities .................................................... 89

257 Lathe machine ..........................................................7, 141

311 Pilot light............................................................................ 17

204 Grinding machine.............................................37, 77, 87

258 LED........................................................................................ 17

312 Piston pump ...................................................................139

205 Grooving & parting tool .............................................109

259 Length gauge..................................................................BIC

313 Plasma cutting machine............................................... 42

206 Grooving tool ................................................................BGF

260 Lens mould........................................................................ 67

314 Plate bending machine ..............................................137

207 Guillotine shear................................................................ 42

261 Level controller................................................................ 97

315 PLC.............................................................................. 97, 125

208 Gun drill...................................................... 12-13, 33, BGF

262 Load break switch........................................................... 17

316 Plug and socket ............................................................... 17

209 Gun reamer ....................................................................... 24

263 Lube ..................................................................................... 43

317 Pneumatic tapping machine....................................171

210 Gundrilling solution ....................................................... 24

264 Machine lamp ................................................. 161

318 Polishing machine .......................................................... 77

211 H frame power press........................................ 16

265 Machine measurement tool.......................................BIC

319 Portable drill grinder ...................................................150

308 Peel grinding machine.................................................. 37

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320 Position display unit .....................................................BIC

372 Single spindle automatic lathe................................171

424 Torque sensor................................................................... 57

321 Post processor solution ................................................ 26

373 Sinking EDM....................................................................173

425 Touch probe ....................................................................BIC

322 Power press.....................................................................133

374 Siphon system............................................................46-47

426 Track roller.......................................................................144

323 Power saver....................................................................... 20

375 Slant bed CNC lathe.....................................................171

427 Transformer oil................................................................. 89

324 Precision gear cutting tool...................................... COC

376 Sleeve ............................................................................10-11

428 Tubing accessories ......................................................... 51

325 Precision switch............................................................... 17

377 Slotting machine...........................................................150

429 Tungsten carbide rod blank .....................................146

326 Press brake ........................................................................ 42

378 Solenoid valve................................................................139

430 Turbine blade ................................................................... 85

327 Pressure sensor................................................................ 57

379 Solid carbide drill ..........................................................119

431 Turbine shaft..................................................................... 85

328 Process automation and control equipment....... 51

380 Solid carbide mill ..........................................................119

432 Turning centre ......................................................174-175

329 Process oil .......................................................................... 89

381 Solid carbide reamer ...................................................119

433 Turning holder ...............................................................109

330 Product design...............................................................137

382 Solid carbide reamers with IC ..................................119

434 Turning process...............................................25, 35, BIC

331 Productivity tracking system ..................................... 66

383 Special induction hardening machine..................117

435 Turning tool .............................................................. 67, BC

332 Program verification system....................................... 61

384 Special purpose machine ...........................................FIC

436 Turnkey project (energy) ............................................. 20

333 Programmable boring bar........................................... 61

385 Special refrigeration equipment.............................139

437 Turret punch press ............................................... 42, 144

334 Programmable terminal ............................................... 97

386 Special tool......................................................................102

438 Twist drill..........................................................................102

335 Programming of the tool axis ................................... 61

387 Spindle ................................................................................ 76

439 Twist drill (parallel & taper shank)............................ 44

336 Programming software for CNC milling................. 66

388 Spindle nose tooling ...................................................109

440 Ultra-high pressure apparatus........................ 67

337 Propeller hub.................................................................... 85

389 SPMs..................................................................................... 24

441 Universal cutter grinder .............................................163

338 Proximity sensor.............................................................. 97

390 SSM nut.............................................................................157

442 Universal milling attachment..................................... 45

339 Pull stud............................................................................102

391 Standard induction hardening machine .............117

443 Universal quick change chuck and adaptor.......157

340 Punch press.....................................................................144

392 Steep-taper tool ........................................................10-11

444 Universal radial drilling machine ..................121, 141

341 Quick change tapping chuck ........................ 157

393 Superior collision checking service.......................... 61

445 UPS ....................................................................................... 20

342 Radial drill machine ... 22, 133, 141, 144,145, 146, 150

394 Surface & profile grinding machine...............Booklet

446 Vacuum cleaner ................................................ 79

343 Reamer ........................................12-13, 33, 44, 102, 111

395 Surface grinding machine .........................................146

447 Value engineering method.......................................137

344 Reaming & tapping ......................................................157

396 Switching relay ................................................................ 97

448 Valve..................................................................................... 51

345 Reverse engineering software .................................137

397 Tap .............................................12-13, 33, 44, 88

449 Valve terminal .................................................................. 51

346 Reversible tapping attachment...............................157

398 Tapping machine..........................................................150

450 Vane pump......................................................................139

347 RFID ...................................................................................... 97

399 Tapping SPM with automation ...............................171

451 Velocity & feed controller ......................................46-47

348 Robot .................................................................................159

400 Telecom .............................................................................. 20

452 Ventilator............................................................................ 72

349 Rotary damper ...........................................................46-47

401 Temperature controller ................................................ 97

453 Vertical machining centre ...................................... 7, 87

350 Rotary drilling.................................................................171

402 Tensioner nut .................................................................144

454 Vertical turning lathe...................................................145

351 Rotary encoder................................................................BIC

403 Tensioner nut/bolt........................................................143

455 Vibratory bowl feeder .................................................143

352 Rotary feedback device ................................................ 18

404 Thread cutting tool .....................................................BGF

456 Vision sensor..................................................................... 97

353 Rotary joint & union.................................................46-47

405 Thread gauge ................................................................BGF

457 V-tec double column VMC .......................................... 86

354 Rotary switch .................................................................... 17

406 Thread milling .................................................................. 83

458 Water chiller.................................................... 139

355 Rotating union ...........................................................46-47

407 Thread milling cutter...................................................148

459 Water jet cutter..............................................................141

356 Safety light curtain .......................................... 97

408 Thread turning................................................................. 83

460 Water purifier.................................................................... 79

357 Safety protection device .............................................. 17

409 Thread whirling tool ................................................... FGF

358 Saw ....................................................................................... 68

410 Threading solution ......................................................... 83

359 Screw press........................................................................ 34

411 Threading tool..................................................................BC

360 Sealed linear encoder...................................................BIC

412 Timer.................................................................................... 97

361 Security system................................................................ 79

413 Tool.....................................................................................102

362 Self adhesive tape........................................................... 72

414 Tool bit................................................................................ 44

363 Self opening die-head.................................................157

415 Tool bit grinder..............................................................150

364 Servo stabiliser (air cooled)......................................... 20

416 Tool design......................................................................137

365 Servo stabiliser (oil cooled)......................................... 20

417 Tool grinding machine .......................................Booklet

366 Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition ....143

418 Tool holder ..................................................................10-11

367 Shock absorber ..........................................................46-47

419 Tool path simulator for CNC milling ....................... 66

368 Shrink fit machine.........................................................163

420 Tool path simulator for CNC turning ...................... 66

369 Side lock adaptor ..........................................................102

421 Tool presetting machine............................................163

370 Single limit switch .......................................................... 17

422 Tooling system.................................................................BC

371 Single pass bore finishing ........................................BGF

423 Top drill.........................................................................10-11

461 Wear part..........................................................................109 462 Wear resistant tool ......................................................... 67 463 Wheel profiling machine............................................144 464 Wire cut EDM..................................................................173 465 Workholding technology............................................. 99

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Product

E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 E6 E7 E8 E9 E10 E11 E12 E13 E14 E15 E16 E17 E18 E19 E20 E21 E22 E23 E24 E25 E26 E27 E28 E29 E30 E31 E32 E33 E34 E35 E36 E37 E38 E39 E40 E41 E42 E43 E44 E45 E46 E47 E48 E49 E50 E51 E52 E53 E54 E55 E56 E57 E58 E59 E60 E61 E62 E63 E64 E65 E66 E67 E68

Pg No

2D height master ......................................... 154 AC drives....................................................... 155 Access control systems............................................152 Accessories for hydraulic systems.......................153 Air tapping machines...............................................153 Auto fan belts..............................................................154 B P monitors................................................. 153 Battery chargers .........................................................155 Bearings...............................................................153, 154 Belts.................................................................................155 Bending machines.....................................................154 Blind rivets....................................................................154 Bolts ................................................................................154 Cabide blanks............................................... 152 Cable carriers...............................................................153 Cable connectors .......................................................153 Calibration facility for pressure ............................152 Calibration services ...................................................155 Carbide cutting tools................................................153 Carbide products .......................................................155 Carbide tools ...............................................................152 Castors............................................................................155 Castors & wheels........................................................153 CCTV solutions............................................................152 Centreless grinding machines ..............................155 Chains.............................................................................153 Circlips............................................................................154 Clamping systems .....................................................154 Cleaning machines....................................................153 CNC cylindrical grinding machines.....................155 CNC machines.............................................................154 CNC tooling systems ................................................153 Components & systems automation..................154 Connectors ...................................................................153 Control elements .......................................................153 Control panels.............................................................155 Convention precision machines ..........................154 Counters & power supplies....................................153 Customised products ...............................................155 Cutting tools................................................................155 Cylinder & accumulators.........................................153 Data acqusition systems ............................. 155 Data loggers ................................................................155 Deburring tools ..........................................................155 Demagnetisers............................................................155 Developers ...................................................................155 Dial stands ....................................................................155 Die & mould tools......................................................155 Diesel engine telescopic horizontal lifts...........152 Digital readouts..........................................................154 Dip pre-treatment plants........................................153 DP test cleaners..........................................................155 Drill end mill protable machines .........................153 Drills ......................................................................152, 153 DROs ...............................................................................154 EDMs ............................................................ 154 Electric pallet trucks..................................................152 Electromagnetic chucks ..........................................155 Electronic micro products ......................................154 Encoders........................................................................153 End mills..............................................................152, 153 Energy monitoring systems...................................155 ER collets .......................................................................153 Fastners ........................................................ 152 Fat monitors.................................................................153 Files & drills ..................................................................154 Filters ..............................................................................152 Fingerprint/card-based time &.................................... attendance systems..................................................152 E69 Fixed handles ..............................................................153 E70 Flap wheels ..................................................................155 E71 Floor cleaning machines.........................................153 E72 Floor cranes servicing ..............................................152 E73 Floor grinding machines.........................................153 E74 Floor polishing machines .......................................153 E75 Forklift truck jacks......................................................152 E76 Forklift trucks...............................................................152 E77 Gear grinder machines................................ 154 E78 Gear hobbing machines..........................................154 E79 Gear shapers................................................................154

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Sl. No E80 E81 E82 E83 E84 E85 E86 E87 E88 E89 E90 E91 E92 E93 E94 E95 E96 E97 E98 E99 E100 E101 E102 E103 E104 E105 E106 E107 E108 E109 E110 E111 E112 E113 E114 E115 E116 E117 E118 E119 E120 E121 E122 E123 E124 E125 E126 E127 E128 E129 E130 E131 E132 E133 E134 E135 E136 E137 E138 E139 E140 E141 E142 E143 E144 E145 E146 E147 E148 E149 E150 E151 E152 E153 E154 E155 E156 E157 E158 E159

Product

Pg No

Gear shaving machines ...........................................154 Grinding machines....................................................154 Grinding wheels .........................................................155 Grooving tools ............................................................155 Hacksaw blades............................................ 154 Hand tools ..........................................................154, 155 Hardware.......................................................................155 Hex key wrenches......................................................154 High-tensile Allen bolts...........................................154 High-tensile hex bolts..............................................154 High-tensile nuts........................................................154 Hinges ............................................................................153 HMCs...............................................................................152 Hole finishing tools...................................................155 Hole making tools .....................................................155 Hooks..............................................................................153 Hopper-grates.............................................................155 Hoses ..............................................................................155 Hydraulic & lubricating oil filters .........................152 Hydraulic cylinders....................................................155 Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machines ..........155 Hydraulic tapping machines .................................153 Hydraulic trolley jacks..............................................152 Hydraulics .....................................................................155 Hydraulics & pneumatics ........................................153 Hypoid testers.............................................................154 Indexable tools ............................................ 152 Indexing elements.....................................................153 Industrial bolts ............................................................154 Industrial chain & engineering products..........154 Industrial connectors................................................154 Industrial control & sensing devices ..................153 Injection molding ......................................................154 Instrumentation..........................................................155 Instruments ..................................................................155 Inverters/variable frequency drives....................153 Joints............................................................. 153 Laser cutting machines ............................... 154 Latches...........................................................................153 Lathe machines ..........................................................154 Level controllers.........................................................153 Levelling elements ....................................................153 Liquid painting plants..............................................153 Lubricating & engineering tools ..........................154 Machine elements........................................ 153 Machine tool accessories.................... 153, 154, 155 Magnet chucks............................................................155 Magnet filters ..............................................................155 Magnet lifters ..............................................................155 Measuring & monitoring relays............................153 Measuring instruments............................................152 MIG (GMAW) ................................................................154 Milling machines........................................................154 Modular heads............................................................152 Mops ...............................................................................155 MV motors....................................................................155 Name plates.................................................. 154 Non-ferrous foundry.................................................155 Nuts.......................................................................152, 154 Online UPS systems ..................................... 155 Paint shops ................................................... 153 Pallet trucks..................................................................152 PCB terminal blocks..................................................154 Penetrants.....................................................................155 Photoelectric sensors ...............................................153 Pillow block bearings ...............................................153 Plain gauges ................................................................152 Plant automation .......................................................153 Plasma cutters.............................................................154 PLCs.................................................................................155 Plug connectors .........................................................154 Polishing rolls..............................................................155 Powder coating plants.............................................153 Power packs.................................................................153 Power supplies............................................................155 Power tools ..................................................................155 Presses............................................................................154 Pressure die casting machines .............................154 Pressure gauges .........................................................155 Profile projectors........................................................154

Sl. No E160 E161 E162 E163 E164 E165 E166 E167 E168 E169 E170 E171 E172 E173 E174 E175 E176 E177 E178 E179 E180 E181 E182 E183 E184 E185 E186 E187 E188 E189 E190 E191 E192 E193 E194 E195 E196 E197 E198 E199 E200 E201 E202 E203 E204 E205 E206 E207 E208 E209 E210 E211 E212 E213 E214 E215 E216 E217 E218 E219 E220 E221 E222 E223 E224 E225 E226 E227 E228 E229 E230 E231 E232 E233 E234 E235 E236 E237 E238 E239 E240

Product

Pg No

Programmable logic controllers ..........................153 Proximity sensors.......................................................153 Pumps ............................................................................155 Radial drilling machines.............................. 154 Reamers.........................................................................153 Relays..............................................................................155 Repair & retrofitting services.................................152 Retaining magnets ....................................................153 Revolving handles .....................................................153 RFIDs ...............................................................................153 Roller tapper roller bearings..................................153 Rotary controls............................................................153 Rotary unions ..............................................................154 Safety fold-away handles ........................... 153 Safety items..................................................................155 Safety light curtains..................................................153 Saw ..................................................................................154 SCADA............................................................................155 Scissor lifts ....................................................................152 Scissor platforms........................................................152 Screws ..................................................................152, 154 Screws & Allen key bolts.........................................154 Seals ................................................................................155 Self-drilling screws ....................................................154 Sensors.................................................................154, 155 Separators.....................................................................155 Shearing machines....................................................154 Shopfloor accessories...............................................155 Signal converters .......................................................154 Sinebar chucks............................................................155 Sleeves ...........................................................................155 Small motors & gearboxes .....................................155 SMC/DMC insulatros.................................................155 Software ........................................................................155 Solutions for high power & signal quality .......154 Special tools.................................................................153 Spindles .........................................................................154 SPMs................................................................................153 Spray pre-treatment plants....................................153 Spring dowell pins ....................................................154 Spring washers ...........................................................154 SS bolts ..........................................................................154 Stanny fine boring.....................................................153 Static stabilisers..........................................................155 Stick (SMAW) ...............................................................154 Stud welding ...............................................................154 Surface plates..............................................................152 Switching relays .........................................................153 Temperature controllers ............................. 153 Test equipment development..............................153 Testing instruments..................................................152 Thread gauges ............................................................152 Threading tools ..........................................................155 TIG (HTAW)...................................................................154 Timers.............................................................................153 Toggle & power clamps ..........................................153 Toggle clamps.............................................................155 Tool holders .................................................................154 Total automated assembly lines..........................152 Trolley wheels .............................................................155 Tube clamp connectors...........................................153 Turning centres ..........................................................152 Turning inserts............................................................152 Ultra isolation transformers ....................... 155 Vacuum cleaners.......................................... 153 Valves .............................................................................155 V-belts ........................................................ 153, 154, 155 V-blocks .........................................................................155 Vision inspection systems ......................................155 Vision sensors..............................................................153 VMCs.....................................................................152, 154 Voltage stabilisers......................................................155 Volume & electrotechnical parameters.............152 Washers ........................................................ 152 Wear & impact resistant tools...............................152 Weighing scales ........................................................153 Welding & cutting machines.................................154 Welding electrodes & accessories .......................155 Welding positioners..................................................155 Wiring accessories .....................................................155 ZX tool systems ..........................................................155


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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

Pg No

Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

Pg No

ACE Designers Ltd T: +91-80-22186700 E: acedesigners@acemicromatic.com W: www.acedesigners.co.in

147

EFD Induction Ltd T: +91-80-7820404 E: sales@efdgroup.net. W: www.efd-induction.com

117

Gallus India T: +91-124-4141434 E: info@gallusindia.in W: www.gallusindia.in

95

Arrow Machine Tools T: +91-44-26582694 E: info@arrowmachinetools.com W: www.arrowmachinetools.com

171

EMMA - TWTC T: +91-44 43561520 E: chennai@taitra.org.tw W: www.emmaexpo.com

140

GEM Equipments Ltd T: +91-22-3267800 E: sales@geminida.com W: www.gemindia.com

98

Autotech Machine Tools Sales & Services 8-9 T: +91-20-27130091 E: sales@autotechcnc.com W: www.autotechcnc.com

Emuge India Pvt Ltd 88, 103, 148 T: +91-20-39310000 E: marketing@emugeindia.com W: www.emugeindia.com

Best Engineering Aids & Consultanci T: +91-80-42457336 E: info@beacon-india.com W: www.beacon-india.com

Engineering Expo T: +91-9819552270 E: engexpo@infomedia18.in W: www.engg-expo.com

63

Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd T: +91-80-28395745 E: bfwmarketing@bfw.co.in W: www.bfwindia.com

FIC

Big Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd T: +81-729-828277 W: www.big-daishowa.com

23

Blaser Swisslube India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4994000 E: india@blaser.com W: www.blaser.com

43

CADEM Technologies Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-26634767 E: sales@cadem.com W: www.cadem.com

66

Ceratizit India Pvt Ltd T: +91-33-24947146 E: info@ceratizitindia.co.in W: www.ceratizit.com

Ermaksan Machine Ltd, Sti T: +91-224-2947500 E: sinan.bilgin@ermaksan.com.tr W: www.ermaksan.com.tr

42

Eureka Forbes Ltd T: +91-80-30251500 E: fandb@eurekaforbes.com W: www.eurekaforbes.com

79

Euroblech 2012 W: www.euroblech.com

109

CGTECH India Software Solutions (P) T: +91-9845212147 E: Info.India@cgtech.com W: www.cgtech.com

61

Dijet Industrial Co Ltd T: +91-22-40121231 E: ravisane@dijet.co.jp W: www.dijet.co.jp

41

Doosan Infracore India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-42660122 E: sandesh.kumar@doosan.com W: www.doosaninfracore.com

14

E Mug Technologies Pvt Ltd T: +91-40-66836983 E: info@emugtech.com W: www.emugtech.com

110, 152-155

137

Fagor Control Systems Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-42682828 E: info@fagorcontrolsystems.es W: www.fagorautomation.com Ferrocare International T: +91-20-26830655 E: info@ferrocare.com W: www.ferrocare.com Festo Controls Ltd T: +91-80-22894100 E: info_in@festo.com W: www.festo.com Flow Asia Corporation T: +886-3-577-2102 E: inquiry-asia@flowcorp.com W: www.flowasia.com Forging Machinery Manufacturing Co T: +91-161-5011755 E: info@nkhammers.com W: www.nkhhammers.com G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-40431252 E: info@gwindia.in W: www.gwindia.in

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139

Geometric Ltd T: +91-22-67056880 E: inquires@camworks.com W: www.camworks.com

135

GSK CNC Equipment Co Ltd T: +91-9886835186 E: gskwang@hotmail.com W: www.gsk.com.cn

19

Guhring India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-40322500 E: info@guhring.in W: www.guhring.in

33

Haas Automation India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-32935433 E: sales@haasindia.com W: www.HaasCNC.com

7

Hartner GmbH T: +49-7431125533 E: andreas.bleibler@hartner.de W: www.hartner.de

29

Havells India Ltd T: +91-1800-11-0303 E: marketing@havells.com W: www.havells.com

115

Heidenhain Optics & Electronics (I) T: +91-44-30234000 E: info@heidenhain.in W: www.heidenhain.in

BIC

51

141

16

119

HG Technology Co Ltd T: +886-4-7362-725 E: hg.tech@msa.hinet.net W: www.hgt.com.tw

60

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142

HMB International T: +91-11-64648465 E: kelten@hmb.co.in W: www.hmb.co.in

107

Huen Chen Machinery Co Ltd T: +886-4-2561-6338 E: huenda@huenchen.com.tw W: www.huenda.com.tw

144

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65

Igus India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-39127800 E: info@igus.in W: www.igus.in

132

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157

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IMTMA - Finishing School In Production Engineering 138 T: +91-80 66246514 E: anuj@imtma.in W: www.imtma.in IndiaMART InterMESH Limited T: +1800-200-4444 E: pr@indiamart.com W: www.indiamart.com

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Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Associatio T: +91-80 -66246600 E: imtma@imtma.in W: www.imtma.in

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K M Panchal & Co T: +91-79-25620703 E: info@kmpanchal.co.in W: www.kmpanchal.co.in

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Kennametal India Ltd 10-11 T: +91-80-22198341 E: bangalore.information@kennametal.com W: www.kennametal.com / www.widia.com Kistler Instruments India Pvt Ltd T: +91-129-4113555 E: sales.in@kistler.com W: www.kistler.com Korber Schleifring GmbH T: +91-80-41-554601 E: sales@schleifring.in W: www.schleifring.in/net

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Kyrus Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-11-41425477 E: info@kyrus.in W: www.kyrus.in Larsen & Toubro Ltd T: +91-67525656 E: ss-ccd@lth.lthindia.com W: www.larsentoubro.com

Indian Tool Manufacturers T: +91-22-25852559 E: ltmth@hathway.com W: www.indiantool.com

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Larsen & Toubro Ltd T: +91-67051093 E: sm.haridas@larsentoubro.com W: www.larsentoubro.com

Indo-Nihon Technologies T: +91-44-65611352 E: info@indonihon.co.in W: www.indonihon.co.in

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Maco Corporation India Pvt Ltd T: +91-33-24758371 E: rdutta@macocorporation.com W: www.macocorporation.com

Induss (Bies) T: +91-98453 63917 E: raghu@biec.co.in W: www.induss.co.in ISMT Limited T: +91-20-41434100 E: sachin.joshi@ismt.co.in W: www.ismt.com Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-287081 E: info@jyoti.co.in W: www.jyoti.co.in

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries India P T: +91-11-41021234 E: mtdsales@mhiindia.com W: www.mhiindia.com Motherson Techno Tools Ltd T: +91-120-2510045 E: swayam@mttl.motherson.com W: www.motherson.com

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Nickunj Eximp Entp P. Ltd T: +91-22-22190300 E: darayus@nickunjgroup.com W: www.nickunjgroup.com

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NMTG Mechtrans Techniques Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-22821527 E: nmtg@nmtgindia.com W: www.nmtgindia.com

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NN Combined Engineering Agencies Pvt T: +91-40-27844279 E: mail@nncea.com W: www.nncea.com

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Kuka Robotics (India) Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4635774 E: pradeep@kuka.in W: www.kuka.in

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Omron Automation Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-40726400 E: in_enquiry@ap.omron.com W: www.omron-ap.com

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Openmind Cadcam Technologies (I) Pvt T: +91-80-30504647 E: Info.India@openmind-tech.com W: www.openmind-tech.com

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Oriental Machine Tools Co T: +91-22-23423524 E: omtc@omtc-online.com W: www.omtc-online.com

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Makson Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-278-2446437 E: makwana_eng@yahoo.com W: www.makwanaeng.com

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P Parmar Machine Tools T: +91-278-2447409 E: info@parmardrill.com W: www.parmardrill.com

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Parishudh Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-120-3205167 E: parishudh@goindigroup.com W: www.goindigroup.com

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Manu Eng Works T: +91-79-22748979 E: manugrind@hotmail.com W: www.toolgrind.com

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Poly Kraft Machines T: +91-79-22743639 E: pkmdrill@gmail.com W: www.polykraftmachines.com

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Metcut Toolings Pvt Ltd T: +91-836-2333092 E: info@metcutindia.com W: www.metcutindia.com

Prakash Engineering T: +91-278-2438241 E: sales@prakashmachines.com W: www.prakashmachines.com

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Milltronics CNC Machines 127 T: +91-952-442-1410 E: Dianne Hight dhight@gardnerweb.com W: www.milltronics.net

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Pramet Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4703825 E: pramet.info.in@pramet.com W: www.pramet.com

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Sandvik Coromant India T: +91-20-27104725 E: rupali.kavi@sandvik.com W: www.sandvik.coromant.com/in

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Teknic T: +91-26592392 E: teknic@vsnl.com W: www.teknic.co.in

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Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-25836780 E: info@precihole.co.in W: www.precihole.co.in

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Satyaprakash Machine Tools T: +91-278-3012407 W: www.spdrills.com

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Precimac Solutions T: +91-20-32538701 E: aketkar@precimac.com W: www.precimac.com

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Seco Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-2137-667300 E: seco.india@secotools.com W: www.secotools.com/in

Tungaloy India Pvt Ltd T: +91-022-61248888 E: info@tungaloyindia.com W: www.tungaloy.co.jp.in

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Prem Brothers T: +91-11-28117456 E: powermaster59@gmail.com W: www.powermaster-india.com

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Servomax India Ltd. T: +91-40-44436666 E: dharmesh@servomax.net W: www.servomax.net

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Quattro Engineering India Ltd T: +91-80-25585439 E: bangalore@quattroengg.com W: www.quattroengg.com

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Shenoy Engineering Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-28361767 E: info@shenoyengineering.in W: www.shenoyengineering.in

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Rightvision (India) Pvt Ltd T: +91-120-4261026 E: lasco@rightvision.biz W: www.rightvision.biz

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Siddhapura Engineering Works T: +91-278-2428054 E: drills@dataone.in W: www.siddhapuradrills.com

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Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-287631 E: info@bloodtools.com W: www.bloodtools.com

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Rollomatic Sa T: +41-32-752-1790 E: amitsharma_1973@yahoo.com W: www.rollomatic.com S&T Engineers T: +91-422-3200183 E: info@tussorindia.com W: www.pinachoindia.com Sah Petroleums Ltd T: +91-22-66301911 E: ipol@sahpetroleums.com W: www.sahpetroleums.com Sahyog Enterprise T: +91-278-2446848 E: sahyogdrills@dataone.in W: www.sahyogdrills.com

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Tussor Machine Tools Ind P Ltd T: +91-422-3200183 E: info@tussorindia.com W: www.pinachoindia.com

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Vargus Ltd T: +91-9899073393 E: prasad@vargusindia.com W: www.vargus.com

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Vinit Engimech Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2312091 E: vinit@balajilathe.com W: www.balajilathe.com

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Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-252038 E: mahesh.weldor@rediffmail.com W: www.weldorpunchpress.com

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Siemens Ltd E: lvsgr-mktg.india@siemens.com

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SMW Autoblock Holding Pvt Ltd T: +91-2137-616974 E: inffo@smwautoblok.in W: www.smwautoblok.in

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Werner Finley Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-23289889 E: info@wernerfinley.com W: www.wernerfinley.com

Sreelakshmi Traders T: +91-44-24343343 E: sreelakshmitraders@gmail.com W: www.sreelakshmitraders.com

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Wexper India Ltd T: +91-124-2210020 E: rajan.vaid@wexper.com W: www.wexper.com

Surya Marketing Corporation T: +91-20-25694455 E: smc2@vsnl.com W: www.suryamarketing.com

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Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt Ltd 53-56 T: +91-2137-668800 E: sudhir_patankar@mazakindia.com W: www.mazak.com

Taegutec India Ltd T: +91-80-27839111 E: sales@taegutec-india.com W: www.taegutec-india.com

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YG Cutting Tools Corporation Pvt Ltd 12-13 T: +91-80-43543636 E: admin@yg1india.com W: www.yg1.co.kr

Takamatsu Machinery Co Ltd T: +81-76-2741403 E: h.nakagawa@takamaz.co.jp W: www.takamaz.co.jp

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Techtronics India Ltd T: +91-124-2370555 E: info@techtronics.in W: www.techtronics.in

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