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Editorial

Pole, Points & Podium

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esign and technology are at the helm and heart of it…and the whole value chain of researchers, technicians, both on field and off it, right to the component suppliers, are the reckoning force behind it. F1 is here to stay in India, and the adrenaline rush is intoxicating!

As India got into the Formula 1 frenzy, the odds were against us. The doubt bubbles were getting thicker and bolder. Right from the Indian capabilities to build the fast tracks to handling the whole extravaganza that comes as part and parcel of this upmarket sport, everything was being doubted. The CWG mishandling, acting as a background canvas, wasn’t helping either. And so, the racing day began, with the veteran west almost sure of the Asian dramatics, the betting fraternity was having a field day! But the great Indian risk-taking appetite had a secret ingredient in it this time, which saw an almost flawless racing experience, with the global experts rating the tracks as one of the best. We did get our twists, turns and slopes right. The Naysayers suddenly turned Ayesayers! India achieved the Pole Position. It was all about Points that day. While the racing teams were flying and burning tyres at the same time, in their quest to earn points, India had some other point to prove! And we did prove many points that day. India is now a hot destination for F1 racing, with capabilities to handle this hi-end sport. As it becomes a regular destination in the racing circuits, the logistics will pose and prompt many questions about the viability of cost and convenience of getting these cars here. The answers and solutions to these realities will open a whole new world of opportunities for the automotive and machine tools sector.

Editorial Advisory Board Vikram Sirur President, IMTMA & Executive Chairman, Miven Machine Tools Ltd

L Krishnan Vice President, IMTMA & Managing Director, TaeguTec India P Ltd

M Lokeswara Rao Past President, IMTMA & MD, Lokesh Machines Ltd

N K Dhand Past President, IMTMA & CMD, Micromatic Grinding Technologies Ltd

R Srinivasan Past President, IMTMA & MD, RAS Transformation Technologies

With the Champagne flowing and the world cheering this feat, we, at Modern Machine Tools, got down to chart out means and methods of reflecting this newfound ‘formula for success’ into our own machine tools industry. As the world warms up to the idea and as India gets ready to manufacture indigenously made fast cars, this special edition is dedicated to the F1 opportunity and what it can do to the machine tools industry. With high-precision machining tools being used in the fabrication of cars and high quality hand tools specially built to maintain the finished cars, it’s no blank spot that machine tools provide speed and endurance to fast cars. The must-reads include the content spread, which is all about exploring how F1 racing flags big business opportunities for the indigenous fast cars market in India, enabled by cutting-edge machine tools. If that is the dream, an insightful piece written on how the Indian shop floor will undergo a transition once we make our very own F1 car, is what aspirations are made of! Not to mention the cutting-edge measurement devices as F1 cars are all about accuracy and precision & the new materials used and the latest technologies used for the machining process of these mean machines! So it’s Vroom time folks, let’s fasten our seat belts as we zip past our competitors, armed & aided with the right information and expert views in these opportune times and tracks!

Gautam Doshi Advisor, IMTMA & Consultant, Productivity & Quality Improvement Services

S N Mishra Past President, IMTMA & Vice Chairman, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd

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Contents Insight & Outlook Business Opportunities....................................................... 74 New Age Materials............................................................. 82 Shop Floor Transition ......................................................... 86 CAD/CAM Solutions ........................................................ 96 High-speed Automation ..................................................... 98 Inspection Software............................................................. 108

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Expert Insights .................................................................... 118

Special Focus Eco-friendly Cutting Fluids ............................................... 58 Metal Working Fluids ........................................................ 60

In Conversation With Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, President, TRUMPF GmbH + Co KG ..... 50

74 Workholding Equipment.................................................... 126 Industry Views .................................................................... 128 Titanium Machining ........................................................... 132 Clamping Solutions ............................................................ 140

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Regular Sections Editorial ...................................................................... 17 News, Views & Analysis .............................................. 26 Technology & Innovation............................................ 38 Technology Transfer .................................................... 46 Projects ...................................................................... 156 Event List .................................................................. 160

Facility Visit

Book Review .............................................................. 166

ITW Chemin ........................................................................ 62

Products .....................................................................167

Automation Trends

List of Products ........................................................ 190

Automation, CAM software standardises, automates programming ...................................................... 142

List of Advertisers .................................................... 198

Strategy: In-depth Analysis The business tool kit for a competitive edge ....................... 149

Tips & Tricks: Preventive Techniques Tips for reducing work hardening during machining .................. 152

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News, Views & Analysis

ISA hosts seminar on ‘wireless in industrial automation’ The last decade has witnessed a boom in wireless technology in the country. So much so that, the expanse and scope of wireless has spread across industries and the difference is for everyone to see. Catering to the vast potential waiting to be tapped, the International Society for Automation (ISA) conducted the ‘Wireless in Industrial Automation’ seminar where new opportunities in the segment were discussed along with challenges that the industry is facing. A report. Shradha Mohanty

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source protocols (and freedom associated n the last decade, while mobile with its usage), Ethernet-Powerlink he technologies deployment opined was ideal for industrial users as a rose exponentially in India, communication backbone. leveraging wireless technology for industrial applications has just about picked up but its significance ISA Standard 100.11a has not been lost. Even as the wireless ISA is essentially a body setting standards industrial solutions continue to evolve in instrumentation. Bejoy Jose, Senior globally for the process, discrete and Manager form Yokogawa introduced this hybrid industries; Indian industry recent standard formulated essentially automation professionals have started  Delegates at the ISA Bengaluru event discussing the various by end-users globally. This standard evincing interest in appreciating the for industrial wireless applications, facets of the future of wireless technology opportunities and challenges. that is still evolving, is aimed at Keeping this in perspective, ISA the need for improving reliability, security, addressing several perceived lacunae of Bengaluru section, organised a technical and data integrity challenges that currently other approaches in wireless technologies. seminar – Wireless in Industrial occupy the minds of those desiring to Bejoy’s lucid explanation of the key Automation on November 12, 2011 in deploy wireless solutions in automation. features of ISA 100.11a focussing on field Bengaluru. The daylong technical seminar to control room Integration, high level of received an overwhelming response from security aspects, closed loop control (and Wireless HART across industry verticals with over 180 not just monitoring), star topology, and HART protocol based transmitters (and delegates participating the event. response time frames that cater to even sensors) dominate the process industry The seminar’s format facilitated critical applications in process industry globally. Current installations are of the talk sessions and panel discussions from made for compelling attention. order of thirty million plus pieces and expert speakers from research institutions, the solution is a value proposition for manufacturing industry and automation the process industry. Wireless HART An insightful experience supplier representatives. already incorporates IEEE radio standard Overwhelming inference drawn by the 802.15.4 and has become an IEC Standard audience was that while near parity with IEC 62591. Two sessions were focussed current wired solutions in automation will Key takeaways on this subject with Pepperl & Fuchs see traction over a period of time, there With hands-on experiences in the field (P+F) and ABB process automation (PA) is enough traction in the technologies of development of wireless products and representatives taking the initiative. for the end user to consider usage in solutions, Thomas Varghese, Director select applications already. As with any – System Engineering, Health Micro new technology, wireless in industrial and a former scientist at DRDO, in his Ethernet Powerlink automation will find acceptance gradually keynote address provided a comprehensive PV Sivaram, MD, B&R Automation, overcoming fear of failure driven inertias. overview of common concerns, perceived eloquently communicated the pros and However, a good beginning with and real challenges, and more importantly, cons of wireless implementations in an available solutions can be made in the aspects that could be currently exploited. industrial environment. Drawing analogy of plant monitoring and asset management Apart from lucidly bringing out the the advantages in ease of usage of Ethernet areas. Overall, it proved to be a thought historical development of wireless solutions, in the Office IT domain; Sivaram explained provoking technical seminar. Varghese also touched upon future growth how Ethernet-Powerlink could be adopted prospects, applications to benefit from, and exploited in industrial processes. volumes that could impact the costs, and While stressing the importance of openshradha.mohanty@infomedia18.in 26

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News, Views & Analysis IMTMA’s Regional Productivity Summit wraps up with Delhi edition In the third and final phase of the Regional Productivity Summit 2011 organised by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA’s), case study presentations from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd and Hero MotoCorp Ltd stole the show. The final phase was held in New Delhi. The winners of this event will now compete in Bengaluru along with the winners of the two earlier phases of the Regional Productivity Summit 2011 held in Chennai and Pune. The national level productivity summit will be held in December 2011.

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The summit in New Delhi witnessed eight case study presentations from companies who represented the diversity of India’s manufacturing industry. Commenting on the prime objective of giving away such awards, Vikram Sirur, President, IMTMA, said,

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Implementing manufacturing ERP - Digital Factory

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IMTMA Technology Centre, BIEC

Nayak

Industry pool

Design of work holding fixtures

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IMTMA Technology Centre, BIEC

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S.K Gupta

Effective maintenance of CNC 19-20-21 IMTMA Technology Centre, machines BIEC New manufacturing strategies using 22-23 IMTMA Technology Centre, multitasking & 5 axis CNC machines BIEC

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MKM and Industry Pool MKM and Industry Pool

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SKF college campus

MKM

Spindle maintenance for metal cutting and industrial machinery

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SKF college campus

Mr. S.K. Gupta

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SKF college campus

Prof. Narshiman

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SKF college campus

GPD

Primer course on sheet metal design Process capability

Gurgaon

“It is to encourage the development of productivity in the country. India is still far behind nations like China, Japan, Korea and Europe when it comes to productivity but, we are fast catching up with these nations because of the innovative ideas people are coming up with. We feel that with competition like this, we will encourage more and more people to think of productivity in their day-to-day activity.” Looking forward to Bengaluru, Sandeep Banerjee, Manager – Business Excellence, Hero MotoCorp Ltd said; “I must appreciate all the eight teams who had given the presentations, the profitability is not an individual’s profit, it’s a country’s profit.”

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Grinding technology

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Right selection of tooling for CNC machining centres General maintenance

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News, Views & Analysis EEPC India announces India’s largest engineering international show in Mumbai

in the manufacturing sector and technological advancement in the manufacturing sector from SMEs to large scale industries. The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) on the eve of their Speaking on the occasion, Western Region awards function Aman Chadha, Chairman, EEPC announced India’s largest Engineering India said, “It gives us immense pleasure Sourcing Show (IESS). The show will to felicitate these companies that have be organised for the first time in the been contributing exceptionally to country by EEPC India, under the the Indian engineering sector. It is tutelage of the Union Ministry of heartening to note that the country’s Commerce and Industry. The show  Khalid Mohammed Khan, Dy Regional chairman, engineering exports for the period EEPC India Western Region; Vasant Kotadia-Dy Regional will take place in Mumbai between April-September 2011, is estimated Chairman , EEPC India, H R Khan, DY Governor, RBI; March 22-24, 2012. Rajat Srivastava-EEPC India and Aman Chadda - Chairman to be around $ 46.4 billion out of of EEPC INDIA at the inaugural of the event IESS’s objective is to give an the total exports of $ 160 billion. opportunity to the Indian companies This implies a share of 29 per cent Indian companies to meet international to explore their business alliances of total exports. Also Engineering buyers from USA, Canada, Europe, globally with leading industry heads. Exports grew by 101 per cent from Middle East, Africa etc. The show With over 300 plus exhibitors, this $ 23.05 billion in April-September 2010 to will focus on Indian industrial supply event will also act as a platform for $ 46.4 billion in April-September 2011.”

ANSYS India Conference 2011 boosts innovation in product engineering With an attempt to directly connect with the engineering discipline, ANSYS India recently held Users Conferences in Bengaluru and Pune. This was for the first time that ANSYS India also conducted an academic conference for college and university engineering faculties along with conferences for engineering professionals.

 Josh Fredberg, VP Marketing, ANSYS Inc, Madhavan Nair, former chairman of ISRO and Kaustubh Nande, Manager- Marketing ANSYS Software Pvt Ltd at the India Conference in Bengaluru

At the event, Gautam Dutta, country manager, sales and support, ANSYS India said, “This year’s ANSYS Users Conferences bring the engineering industry and academia onto the same page. Our goal is to encourage early and frequent use of simulation technology in product 30

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development so that organisations gain comprehensive insights and flexibility to realise ‘better products’ faster. Similarly, in academia we advocate early and frequent use of simulation technology across structural, thermal, fluid and electro-magnetics related courses in engineering curriculum to help develop young engineers who are better equipped to contribute to industry.” The ANSYS Academic conference focussed on the value of engineering simulation as it is important for building critical, competent and employable engineers for tomorrow. While the conference for professionals focussed on the theme of systemslevel thinking. The event gave the participants an opportunity to gain new information and trends from industry experts through talks and paper sessions. “This is a part of our global series of events that we hold to showcase the latest software we have in offer and all have a thriving community to share the knowledge on the optimum use of the technology,” said Josh Fredberg, V.P. Marketing, Ansys Inc.

Danfoss ramps up growth in India As part of its new growth roadmap for India, Danfoss announced the

launch of ‘India 2015’ wherein it will invest 500 million DKK in the construction of a new R&D and manufacturing facility. As a part of the  Niels B Christiansen investment, the company will gradually increase the number of employees from 200 to well above 1000 by 2015. Most of these employees, will work in R&D and manufacturing; performing tasks for Danfoss’s key business divisions. “Over the last decades India has emerged as the world’s second fastest growing economy; and in the coming years India is expected to stay on the growth path. This will provide significant opportunities for Danfoss across our entire product portfolio. India 2015 describes how we plan to leverage this and take growth to a higher level in India by expanding our sales foot print and establishing R&D and manufacturing on a much larger scale than previously,” says Niels B Christiansen, President and CEO, Danfoss.


News, Views & Analysis Hitachi and H-Rel join hands to form Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics With an aim to strengthen the powerelectronics business in India, Hitachi and Hi-Rel Electronics have agreed to enter into a partnership under which Hitachi has made a substantial equity investment in the Gujaratbased company. The company Hi-Rel Electronics has now been renamed Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics.  Ichiro Iino, MD, Hitachi India Pvt Ltd, Piyush Shah, Both the companies have MD, Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt Ltd, Shigeru Sugiyama, Chairman, Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics now decided to jointly develop a Pvt Ltd, Yutaka Saita, President and CEO, Hitachi manufacturing facility for mediumLtd Information and Control Systems Company come voltage inverters by the end of 2012 together at the event in Sanand-II Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) strengthen the local presence. The move near Ahmedabad, in order to further is expected to play an important role

Pilz forays into Indian automation business A leading German multinational group in the field of automation, Pilz GmbH & Co KG, has recently announced its entry into the Indian market by setting up a wholly owned subsidiary - Pilz India, at Pune. Initially, the company plans to set up its warehouses and sales centres and by next year, the company will open technical and sales centres in Chennai and Delhi the automotive hubs in India.

 (L-R): Matthias Brinkmann, Area Sales Manager; Renate Pilz, President and CEO; Klaus Stark, General Manager and National Operations Sales, Pilz Gmbh and Co.KG and Sanjay Kulkarni, MD, Pilz India Operations during the press conference.

Speaking on the occasion, Sanjay Kulkarni, MD, Pilz India said, “I am positive that our subsidiary in Pune will help us provide effective safety–related solutions to the automation industry. This will also help us get direct feedback from our local clients as our engineers are now on ground.” Sharing insights on the global automation industry, Renate Pilz, 32

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President and CEO, said, “After closely studying the Indian market for the past few years, we realised the potential in India’s booming economy and rising demand for automation in all sectors of the manufacturing industry. With our long experience and level of expertise, I am confident that we can effectively cater to the industry and be a part of its growth in India and across the globe.”

in expanding the power electronics business in India and is aimed at generating revenues of around ` 8 billion by March 2016. Under the new setup, Hitachi’s power control technologies will be combined with Hi-Rel’s local technological and production capabilities as well as its network to provide better quality products to customers. Presently, due to large-scale investments made in order to develop renewable energy and reduce the levels of emissions, such developments are expected to boost the market for products like medium-voltage inverter systems, uninterrupted power supplies and power conditioners for solar and wind power generation.

will continue to provide Swiss accuracy and deliver German performance in its products and services. The focus of the hour was on process capability and accuracy. The three criteria which machining companies should provide its

Starragheckert organises seminar on innovative machining solutions Starragheckert recently held a seminar on Innovative Machining Solutions for aerospace, power generation and precision engineering, which was conducted at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru. Global product experts from German and Swiss plants presented the latest trends and challenges and talked about the need of the hour for newer innovations. Delegates from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), ACE Hansen, Leyland Mahindra and Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL), among others attended the event. Commenting on the occasion, AN Chandramouli, MD, Starragheckert India, said, “Hand holding, process support and being a complete solution provider is what the industry needs today.” He added that the company

 (L-R) Jacquier Jean-Francois, Senior Technical Sales Manager, SIP; Oliver Amann, Area Sales Manager, DS-Technologie; Andrew Kemp, Sales Manager, Starragheckert Switzerland and AN Chandramouli, MD Star

customers are availability, productivity and quality. Oliver Amann, Area Sales Manager, DST; Jacquier Jean-Francois, Senior Manager - Technical Sales, SIP and Andrew Kemp, Manager - Sales, Starragheckert Switzerland, gave an overview of the products that fall under the above-mentioned sectors. The main objective behind showcasing the products was to explain to the audience that a way to gain an edge over other competitors in the market was by offering customers custom-made products.


News, Views & Analysis TRUMPF showcases latest technologies at INTECH 2011 The world leader in production and medical technology, TRUMPF Group had organised their inhouse exhibition INTECH 2011 at Ditzingen, Germany. Under the motto, ‘The power of choice,’ the event which was held from November 8-12, 2011 showcased some of the widest and latest in the world of laser technology. Addressing journalists from around the world; Peter Leibinger, Head - Technology Division, TRUMPF Laser, said, “Our goal as a laser

manufacturer is to be the first to make cutting-edge technology available for use in manufacturing. We transform the latest research developments into mature products that are suitable for the industry.” The event showcased some of the high-end technologies like the TruLaser 5030 fiber and 5040 fiber models. The exhibition was followed by a visit of

Siemens to acquire US company Vistagy

Huber, CEO of the Siemens Industry Automation Division.

The German simulation giant expanded its industrial software portfolio with the acquisition of Vistagy, Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, a leading supplier of specialised engineering software and services. An agreement to this effect was signed in early November. This

acquisition allows Industry Automation, a Division of the Siemens Industry Sector, to continue to enhance its position as the world’s leading supplier of industrial software. “Advanced software solutions tailored to specific industry requirements are vital for companies to achieve the next level of performance in their products. This type of industry focus will be the differentiating factor for success in the industry software market. The planned integration of our PLM software business with Vistagy’s universally acknowledged expertise in industry-specific software, such as composites, will make us the partner of choice in this market today and well into the future,” said Anton 34

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Bosch sets up research centre at IISc Bosch announced the launch of the Robert Bosch Center for Research in cyber physical systems at the Indian Institute of Science. The center was inaugurated by the former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam.

The establishment of this center is part of the global initiative ‘Bosch InterCampus Programme’ that aims to achieve lasting improvements in research conditions for undergraduates and scientists in the university sphere. In this way the programme aims to accelerate progress in the highly promising fields of the environment, energy and mobility. Bosch is creating a campus for IT design, cyber-physical systems, mobility solutions and renewable energy in collaboration with one of the leading scientific institute in the country. Cyber physical systems will address green technology for instance and conserve energy in buildings. “With our funding for higher education in India, we want

the laser application centre, CO2 lasers production and assembly of TruMactic at state-of-the art facility at Ditzingen and the TRUMPF solid state laser factory at Schramberg. Commenting on the same, Mathis Kammüller, Head - Machine Tool Division, TRUMPF and, Leibinger, a member of the TRUMPF Group’s Management Board, said, “Laser systems are universal tools that can be repeatedly used again and again in a huge variety of processes.” “We offer the right laser in the appropriate machine for each and every application,” they added.

to challenge the spirit of innovation amongst future technology specialists,” said Vijay Ratnaparkhe, MD, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd.

Renault displays its F1 car in Pune Post the gala race, Renault and Fluence, displayed its F1 cars which were used during the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. The $55-billion Renault group designs, develops, manufactures and sells innovative, safe and environmentfriendly vehicles worldwide. It has a commercial presence in 118 countries, selling vehicles under three brands namely - Renault, Dacia and Samsung. India witnessed its first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix in Greater Noida in October. Nine times world champion Renault, with more than three decades of association with the F1, has been expanding its promotional and branding activities since then. Renault engines are being used by three teams - Red Bull, Team Lotus and Lotus Renault - in the championship, which forms around 25 per cent of the grid with six cars.


News, Views & Analysis JEC Asia 2011 mirrors Asian composites market JEC Asia 2011 reached new heights with a larger offer of new composite materials, a wider range of composites’ applications and a stronger international presence. Demonstrating the buoyant outlook for the composites industry in Asia, JEC Asia 2011 registered a 10 per cent increase in exhibition space and the attendance of 7,000 visitors.

projected to make up 51 per cent of the worldwide composites market by 2015. “The composites industry is forging a bright future with efficient, sustainable innovations showcased at JEC Asia. Visitors to JEC Asia 2011 were impressed by the scale of developments in advanced specialty resins, glass fibre and carbon fibre, as well as how these innovations are utilised in significant market applications,” says Frédérique Mutel, President and CEO of JEC Group.

TVS Motor to expand operations in eastern India The Asian composites industry is currently valued at $ 24.8 billion. The three-day JEC Asia 2011 event provided a platform for business deals and announcements that reflected the dynamism of a growing market that is

Konecranes to set up new plant in Maharashtra Konecranes, which recently acquired Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd, is setting up a new plant at Jejuri in western Maharashtra. The Finnish crane maker also plans to set up a R&D facility in Pune. WMI has production plants in Mumbai and Jejuri, near Pune, which will now be used for machining of components. The company will invest around € 15 million (approximately `1.01 billion) to set up this plant, with an installed capacity of 1,000 units a year. The plant is expected to be operational by next year. Konecranes India country head Sami Korpela said the domestic market, which saw a sale of 10,000 cranes last year, is expected to double by 2013. The company also plans to export to West Asia, South-East Asia and Africa.

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The automobile giant has planned further expansion in its East India operations by de-merging its two wheeler business with Mahabharat Motors Manufacturing Company in West Bengal. West Bengal Commerce and Industry Minister Partha Chaterjee handed over the permission for the demerger. Metrology’s Leica Geosystems’ portable measurement technology. The contract was first established in 2002 and has run since then. Leica Geosystems metrology products are widely used for build/inspect processes of tools and parts and enable metrology-assisted assembly. For EADS, using advanced metrology equipment is said to result in short production cycles

and cost efficiency in a demanding industry sector. “This contract reaffirms our ability to assert ourselves as one of the favoured global suppliers of the EADS group for portable metrology solutions. Our accurate, reliable and innovative measuring solutions adds substantial value to existing EADS products, as well as new and enhanced aircraft programmes, such as the Airbus A350 XWB and A320neo,” said Méhand Idri, Business Development Manager – Leica Geosystems Metrology Products, EMEA.

TVS Motor Company, which had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Mahabharat

Motors in West Bengal, will now take a larger role in the demerged company to facilitate stronger presence in the eastern region of the Indian market. TVS Motor reported that it plans to retain the existing staff and workers of Mahabharat Motors and use the facility as a hub to service West Bengal and North East markets. It expects to initially manufacture around 1,000 motorcycles per month. TVS Motor Company currently has three manufacturing facilities in Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh for two and three wheeler production.

Hiwin aims to be world’s second largest ball screw maker by 2012 Taiwan-based Hiwin Technologies Group aspires to claim the number 2 position in the global ball screw and linear guideways market by 2012. Hiwinis currently is globally on the third position. A survey by the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders’ Association (TMBA) showed that the overall production value for Taiwan’s machinetool industry in 2011 will grow 20 per cent from last year. Eric YT Chuo, Chairman, Hiwin & TMBA said that he believes that Taiwan’s machinetool industry will see on-going growth in exports in 2012 due to the d emand from China, Japan and South Korea. Chuo also expressed his confidence that Hiwin could take the number 1 spot by 2015. Hiwin’s global and wide-ranging customer base has helped it keep a pulse on the global economic climate. In addition, the firm’s industry-spanning product base and solid cooperation with world-renowned manufacturers has given it great advantages despite the uncertain global economy.


News, Views & Analysis Schuler receives the BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2011 The BMW Group’s first-ever ‘BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2011’ has been won by the Schuler Group.

Its press line with ServoDirect drive took the prize in the productivity category. The key criteria for BMW were the performance, significantly enhanced productivity and cost savings achieved by the servo press line. At its headquarters in Munich yesterday, the car manufacturer’s executive board honored suppliers in nine categories for their outstanding innovations. Schuler CEO Stefan Klebert accepted the prestigious trophy on behalf of the company in the presence of BMW’s executive board members Deiss (Purchasing) and Draeger (Development). At the award ceremony, Klebert stated: “Schuler may have received the award, but it was won by our entire work force. It is recognition for our excellence in engineering and many years of partnership with BMW. The award underlines the outstanding performance of our highspeed servo presses.”

America by adding a new sales office in Bangalore, to support the growing industrial market in India. Ganesh markets a full line of innovative manual and CNC lathes and milling machine, including the exciting Cyclone line of 3-9 axis CNC Turning Centers. The company offers innovative multi-axis CNC lathes for complete done-in-one operation machining. High production lathes with up to 3” bar capacity and up to 9-axis with up to 35-tools. Massive 14” bore heavy-duty CNC and manual lathes are also part of the Ganesh

world’s leading supplier of cutting and tooling solutions. Forsström has been with Sandvik Group for about 17 years. His work includes leading positions in R&D, product development, marketing, business development

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product line, as well as manual and CNC milling machines, including 5-axis milling capability. As a new initiative the company has decided to give away a Ganesh Cyclone 32-GT 3 - AXIS CNC LATHE to the lucky winner of the free machine contest worth $ 40,000.00 1-1/4” bar diameter. The details of the free machine contest are available on the company’s website.

Ganesh machinery to expand business

Klas Forsström new President of Sandvik Coromant

US based Ganesh Machinery has expanded their reach beyond North

Klas Forsström has taken over as President of Sandvik Coromant, the

and sales. “It is really exciting and inspiring to be back with Sandvik Coromant. I am truly impressed by what the company has achieved in recent years. As the market leader we are perceptive and forward thinking”, says Forsström. His first task as President is to manage and further develop the ambitious strategy that Sandvik Coromant has set. This includes an even stronger customer focus through local presence and global knowledge sharing. “R&D is part of the very fabric that is Sandvik Coromant. We are always focussed on product innovation, premium application knowledge and speed to market. Our ambition and motivation for the future is strong. I believe we will be successful in the further development of customer oriented solutions,” explains Forsström.

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Technology & Innovation Your gateway to the latest trends and technologies worldwide

Tool clamping technology

characteristics of the conrods and their competitive power compared to new light weight construction materials (aluminium materials, carbon fibre reinforced plastics) are being improved.

Die forging

Modern technologies ask with increasing importance for a dependable tool technology in the manufacturing process. The aim is to minimise additional processing time. Particularly, in the forging industry with mass-intensive tool, the tool change time represents a considerable factor in the availability of a process chain. For these applications within the range of forging presses quick change hydraulic tool systems and fast clamping systems are developed and used. These systems are individually adapted to the respective operational conditions and requirements (eg single dies for groups of tools in cartridges or on removable, plates tool change car, table adjustment in the forming machine etc).

Semi-hot forming

This compression forming method can be used for the production of highly stressed components with or without flash. It is a highly productive manufacturing method predominantly used for large quantity production. The investigations on die forging are usually regarded in connection with considerations of the appropriate forming aggregates, the tool system engineering and the materials that are to be formed. Especially in the field of technology development adjacent procedures, eg cross rolling for performing, are included into the investigation of the complete process chain. The component and tool development for industrial applications involves the individual operational conditions and requirements of customers production.

Lightweight conrod Semi-hot forming at temperatures up to 9000 C allows an improved near-netshape forming of higher strength steels and component geometries, which cannot be cold form. The design of warm forming processes is based on the experiences in tool engineering of cold extrusion and processing in warm forming. As an example, the main objectives of this development of semi-hot forging of steel conrods with open middle section are residue-minimised component manufacturing and a weight reduction of the component with constant components specific parameters. Thus, the performance 38

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The development of lightweight components in vehicle design attains increasing relevance due to energy efficiency and future economic aspects. Consequently, major engine components such as crank-shafts and conrods

constantly gain in attention. The current development focuses on the investigation of conrod variants and their static and dynamic component characteristics. Multiple FEM-simulations showed that the basic model of the examined conrod has a substantial potential for the weight reduction. Through several development stages multiple conrod designs were developed and examined regarding their theoretical component characteristics by FEM-computations of deformation and strength behavior. As a result mass savings up to 50 per cent can be realised. The objective of a ‘fatigue endurable component at maximum light-weight design’ with constant production costs was realised without constraint. The dynamic strength analyses of the durability of the conrod proved that the conrod has a sufficient load capacity with respect to the requirements of the engine.

Precision forging

The technology of precision forging as a warm forming process allows the production of high-strength components. Workpieces manufactured by precision forging have sections in a finished state with very high surface quality and close tolerances. A functional design of the component suitable for precision forging reduces cost-intensive subsequent technologies (e. g. machining and / or joining operations) and shortens overall process chains. The emphasis in the component range of precision-forged workpieces is mainly placed on components of the power train of motor vehicles. At Fraunhofer IWU, a precision forging tool with unique hydraulic volume compensation has been developed, built and tested on a selected demonstrator (double-piece connecting rod).


Technology & Innovation Spin extrusion

     

Using billets with full cross sections, long cup-shaped parts with circle cylindrical internal forms, internal profiles and polygons can be manufactured in one process step. The procedure can be classified between deep drilling and extrusion. Compared to these techniques the advantages are the well controllable structure formation and strain hardening as well as the high material utilisation. Single solutions for the rationalisation of production by means of procedure substitution and complete solutions for procedure integration into existing production flows are offered. Based on a holistic process chain analysis, including a process-optimised component design, additional lightweight construction potentials can be made accessible and energetically efficient manufacturing solutions can be developed.

Profile rolling / Gear rolling

The production of gear profiles by forming is realised by a kinematic rolling process and a concurrent feed-depended penetration phase of the tools in radial direction. Especially for rolled high gears there are following advantages in contrast to cutting manufacturing techniques:  Hardness increase by strain hardening in the tooth geometry up to 100 per cent  Very short processing time  Optimised utilisation of material by non-cutting production and minimisation of swarf disposal

Plate-finished flanks (Rz, Ra = 1.0 mm) Contour-adapted fiber structure Rollable part classes are: Cylindrical gears Worms Profiled hollow parts Special profiles

Axial closed die rolling

Axial closed die rolling is a modern manufacturing method of metal working for the production of rotation-symmetrical forgings with and without bore. The procedure is used in all classical fields of cold or hot bulk metal forming. During forming steel materials, the required forming temperature is higher than the re-crystallisation temperature. A broad spectrum of shapes and materials can be formed. Some exemplary investigations on components and tool technology that were completed at Fraunhofer IWU are:  Segments for roller bearing production  Welding stub for tube industry (CuNi-alloy)  Semi-finished parts for hydraulic accumulator production  Railway wheels

Cross wedge rolling

In this method of partial forming two wedge shaped tools, moving in the opposite direction, form the workpiece

according to the profile of the wedges producing rotation-symmetrical stepped components. The method can be applied for manufacturing stepped shafts and for mass distribution of preforms for die forging. It is especially suitable for materials with high capacity for elongation and necking. The advantages of the method are high accuracy of mass, shape and tolerances, long tool life and better material usage compared to alternative machining methods. There are two types of cross rolling machines: with flat tools and round tools. Both can be found in the labs of Fraunhofer IWU. The main research is on investigations of the forming behaviour of materials applied for instance in aeronautical and medical engineering as well as on the near-net-shape forming of highly stepped components.

Machine simulation The simulation of complex machine systems is an approach of the theoretical computation and analysis of s t a t i c and dynamic systems. During the simulation experiments with a design model are conducted, in order to gain insights the actual system. The terms ‘system which is to be simulated’ and ‘simulator’ are used as implementation or realisation of a simulation model. A substantial component of the simulation calculations is the determination of input and output factors. The objective is the development of simulation models to illustrate and analyse of behaviour of machines and production systems. Emphases of the investigations are on:  Coupling spindle press  Drop hammers, counter-blow hammers  Tool load during die forging  Tool mountings in hammers (fixation by screw-wedge elements)

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Technology Transfer

TECHNOLOGY OFFERED As part of our endeavour to spread the technology culture, this section provides a means to promote and facilitate exchange of select technologies. We strive to bring together suppliers of such technologies with suitable users for negotiations and industrial collaboration.

Industrial machines and

3 injection moulding process

A Thailand-based firm with full design, engineering, production and installation service is offering Industry machine and material handling system, automation system with robotic, R&D in environment and energy saving.

A Malaysia-based firm is offering binder system for metal injection moulding process which significantly shortens the debinding from days to hours and limits the formation of defects.

Areas of application

Metal injection moulding industry

Machine industry, material handling industry, automation system, robotic industry.

Forms of transfer

Consultancy, subcontracting, joint venture, technical services, technology licensing, equipment supply, turnkey and others.

2 Metal reclamation technology in electroplating

A Hungary-based SME offers equipment for recovering metals, applied in electroplating technique of surface treatment. It can be used to recover the metal waste, which arises during the silver, copper, tin, nickel, eventually zinc plating process and it can be recycled into the electroplating process. Electroplating, metal processing

Forms of transfer Technology licencing, others

Machinery

Forms of transfer Equipment supply, others

machine 6 Laser An Indian company

is offering laser machines for heat treatment of the surfaces which can eliminate the need of post machining and yield substantial savings on energy costs. It is excellent for rotating shafts, bearing surfaces and races, gears or most static clips or hydraulic wear surfaces.

Areas of application

Consultancy, joint venture, technical services, technology licensing, turnkey

Forms of transfer

Areas of application

Areas of application

Binder system for metal

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Laser technology An Indian company with German technology partnership provides laser cladding of valves seats, hardening camshafts, welding gear components, etc.

Areas of application

Areas of application

Consultancy, joint venture, equipment supply

Fine welding in medicine instruments production

Forms of transfer

Automotive, aerospace, ship building, machinery, energy, tool and die making.

Forms of transfer Others

Wire drawing and

5 spooling machines German company offers to supply wire drawing and spooling machines for lead and solder wire (layer coiling), also used for lead-antimony wire, semi-automatic spooling machines for coiling solder wire onto small ready-made spools electronic counters.

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Centrifugal clutch An Indian research and development organisation offers the technology of centrifugal clutches. Clutches are employed to connect and disconnect shafts during their relative motion (under load) or at stand still.

Areas of application Machinery industry

Forms of transfer Consultancy, others.

Share Your Technology Propositions The mission of MODERN MACHINE TOOLS is to spread the technology culture. We offer you an opportunity to participate in this endeavour by publishing the best technology ideas. Technology developers/sellers are invited to furnish the techno-commercial details (with environmental benefits, if any) for publication in the Technology Transfer column of MODERN MACHINE TOOLS. R&D organisations, technical consultancy organisations and individuals assisting small and medium enterprises may send the relevant literature, indicating the scope & services and the areas of specification. Contact: MODERN MACHINE TOOLS Infomedia 18 Ltd, ‘A’ Wing, Ruby House, J K Sawant Marg, Dadar (W), Mumbai 400 028. Tel: 022-3024 5000, 3003 4672, Fax: 022-3003 4499, Email: mmtedit@infomedia18.in 46

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Technology Transfer

TECHNOLOGY REQUESTED

Automotive component

1 manufacturing technology An Indian automobile service company is interested in manufacturing activity in India and is looking for interested consultants or firms in automobile component manufacturing sector.

An Indonesia-based company is interested in acquiring CNC technology for industrial spare parts production. The company plans to integrate the technology into machinery equipment that could be operated by local technician.

Areas of application Automobile spare parts

Areas of application

Forms of transfer

Industrial spare parts production.

Others

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Forms of transfer Joint venture, equipment supply and others.

Electroplating An Indian firm is interested in joint ventures, especially with Japanese companies, doing electroplating for automobile industry.

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Metal injection moulding

Areas of application Manufacturing industry

Forms of transfer Others

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Automobile manufacturing A Thailand-based company wants to acquire technology and machines to manufacture motorcycles.

Areas of application Automobile manufacturing

Forms of transfer Others

Crystalline solar

8 photovoltaic module manufacturing An India company is setting up a crystalline solar photovoltaic module manufacturing unit and is seeking suitable technology partner.

Others

An Indian company requires the injection of powder metal with suitable binder, followed by debinding and sintering to produce net shape components which may not require any machining.

Automotive battery

Areas of application

Others

An Indian company wishes to set up a plant for manufacturing automotive batteries. It is interested in consultancy on turn key basis for this project.

Automotive, watches, medical and dental devices.

Areas of application Automobiles

Forms of transfer

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technical information.

Computerised Numerical

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Areas of application Automobile industries

Forms of transfer Technology transfer, license to manufacture

Forms of transfer Others

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Extrusion press An Indian firm is interested to procure 150 T gold extrusion press and invites potential suppliers to send the price quotes along with

Area of manufacturing Solar photovoltaics

Forms of transfer

wire rods 9 Aluminium manufacturing An Indian entrepreneur is interested to set up a plant for manufacturing aluminium wire rods and is also keen for consultancy on this project.

Area of application Metal industry, electrical industry

Form of transfer Others.

Information courtesy: Dr Krishnan S Raghavan, In-Charge, Technology Transfer Services Group, United Nations Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), APCTT Building , C-2, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110 016, Tel: 011 - 2696 6509, Fax: 011 - 2685 6274, Email: krishnan@apctt.org, Website: www.apctt.org For more information on technology offers and requests, please send your queries to mmtedit@infomedia18.in

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IN CONVERSATION WITH Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller

We switched from crisis to expansion

overnight … says Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, President, TRUMPF GmbH + Co KG. With over eight decades of engineering excellence, the company has successfully established itself as the world’s leader in production and medical technology. In an interview with Swapnil Pillai, Dr Kammüller talks about the growing Asian economy.

Q What has been the success mantra

of your company over the years? We have an excellent business year behind us. With 51 per cent growth in sales, it is the highest growth rate in our company’s history; and with order receipts of € 2.2 billion, we have reached a new high. This means that we are back at the same level as before the economic crisis. Within a single year, we have made up for the losses we suffered in the preceding two years. We find that our foreign associates and 50

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partners ask us again and again: ‘How do you do it?’ ‘What makes German companies so strong?’ One byword mentioned again and again is the ‘German Wirtschaftswunder’ or the economic miracle. The answer or at least a part of the answer is that ours is a family owned company. This means we can permit ourselves the luxury to think about the day after tomorrow. We think about the next generation too; and are not driven by quarterly figures and certainly not by profit warnings.


Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller Instead, we can afford to act in a way that is strategically adept, sustainable, and appropriate for the long run. Let me mention as an example the most recent crisis, the one that started in 2008. In spite of higher labour costs in Germany, we did not lay anyone off. We did this out of a sense of responsibility to our own operations – because we knew we would need those same employees once the crisis is over. We kept our expenditures for research and development high – at a level twice the average for our industry. And in spite of a general hiring freeze during the crisis, we did recruit some engineers. These were recent graduates who were able to start out with us on special terms. That is another reason why – right after the crisis ended – we could go to market with new products and technologies.

Q With the European economy

facing a turbulent period, do you foresee a déjà vu of the 2008 crisis? What preventive measures can be adopted to face a similar situation? During the course of the slump our family invested € 75 million in the company. This was done not out of pressure exerted by the banks, but rather as a signal, directed both inward and outward that we believe in TRUMPF’s strengths. The outcome of all these steps – and of many others – was that we were able to profit from the worldwide growth that ensued immediately after the end of the crisis. That was made possible by our highly flexible production system. We were able to switch it from crisis to vigorous expansion practically overnight. We could ramp up production immediately, keep delivery times short, and in this way acquire new market shares. Expressed in numbers, this means that sales in Germany, our home market, grew by more than 50 per cent in the fiscal year 2010/11.

We were quite successful in the Asian markets and particularly in China, as was true in eastern Europe, too. Bucking the trend in another market, our business grew in the USA, as well, and as our clientele there is strongly exportoriented it is profiting from the boom in Asia.

Q What are the company’s future

expansion plans? Southern Europe’s markets are actually quite significant for us- Spain and Italy being two examples, but they are limping behind this trend. We are hoping for an upturn especially in Spain following the upcoming elections. Our plans are to pursue expansion in the growth markets and particularly in China. We are assuming continued vigorous expansion as the industrialisation of the vast western regions in China is yet to take place. That is why, we are doubling the capacities of our plant in Taicang, near Shanghai. The new structure being built there will be dedicated in February 2012. This will also be flanked by reinforcement and expansion of regional sourcing. We are planning investments at many other locations, as well:  In Ditzingen we are erecting two pre-fab buildings to quickly augment capacities for laser technology and mechanical engineering activities.  In Schramberg, in the Black Forest, a new development center is now under construction.  In Hettingen, also in Germany, we are building a new structure for final assembly of machine tools.  In the town of Saalfeld, Thuringia, two additional bays are being erected for the medical systems subsidiary. Operating tables will be manufactured there.  In Grüsch, Switzerland, a new manufacturing building for marking lasers is being planned; and  In Princeton, New Jersey, a new clean room for diode production is now being set up.

Q Share your strategy for unprec-

edented growth. All these expansion plans are because we believe that growth will prevail. It is true that we are expecting the business cycle to level off somewhat but, we are still projecting a double-digit increase in sales. That is because we have the appriopriate high-efficiency products, with which our customers can achieve advantages vis-à-vis their competitors. That was decisive for our clients during the downturn and that will continue to be crucial in the future. At the same time we are continuing to put our faith in R&D. Some 1,200 employees are at work in these fields across the globe. This is in line with our objective of always being a step ahead of our competitors in terms of technology. We also provide our customers with direct consulting on applications and custom development work. Our Laser Application Center (LAC) is a concept – to develop solutions in the field of laser technology for the customer and in close co-operation with the customer – is, to the best of my knowledge, unique. At present we have six such LACs – in Germany, US, Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea.

Q Tell us about the strengths of

your organisation We draw our strengths from the interplay of commitment to the domestic market and an international outlook. BadenWürttemberg is the best place in the world to build machine tools. Many subcontractors are located nearby and that enables close collaboration not only in production, but also in development work, to mention just one example. An excellent network of colleges and universities as well as superbly trained technicians and engineers complete the picture. But the rest of the world is no less important. We have had and still have the courage necessary to launch activities in promising markets, wherever they might be. Our slogan is: Swabian. Global. That’s the way we think and that’s how we operate. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

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Cutting uids & coolants Special Focus Eco-friendly Cutting Fluids Splashing cutting edge performance ...............................................58 Metal Working Fluids Liquid solutions for airborne machines ...........................................60

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Splashing cutting-edge performance Cutting fluids have been extensively used in metal cutting operations over the last 200 years. As cutting operations became more relentless, cutting fluid formulations became more complex and an indispensable part of modern-day machining. In this backdrop, manufacturers are gearing up to develop products that are economical and offer high-cutting performance, while, at the same time, being in tune with the environment, writes Nishant Kashyap.

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odern-day cutting fluids are special blends of chemical additives, lubricants and water, formulated to meet the performance demands of the metalworking industry. They are used in machine shops to improve the tool life and functioning of cutting tools. Cutting fluid is also a key factor when it comes to machine shop productivity and manufacturing of quality machined parts.

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among them can be broadly categorised as cutting oils or water-miscible fluids. Water-miscible fluids, including soluble oils, synthetics and semi-synthetics, are now used in a majority of applications. Although straight cutting oils are less popular than what they were in the past, they are still the fluid of choice for certain metalworking applications. Cutting fluids play a significant role in machining operations and impact shop productivity, tool life and quality of work. With time and use, quality of fluids degrades, and eventually requires disposal once their efficiency is lost. In recent times, when machining

process has become more sophisticated, the cutting fluids and coolant industry also needs to provide new cutting-edge solutions. According to Pratap Marathe, Managing Director, Pratap Tex-Chem Pvt Ltd, “The cutting fluids industry is growing alongside the automated machine industry, as both go handin-hand. Conventional cutting fluids had low productivity and speed as the mineral oil content in these fluids was high. It also had little margin to accommodate lubricating, emulsifying, anti-bacterial additives. So it gave way to semi-synthetic coolants, which have low content of mineral oil for better

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SPECIAL FOCUS Eco-friendly Cutting Fluids


Eco-friendly Cutting Fluids fluidity, high quality biocides for long sump life, lubricants for better tool life, emulsifiers for cleanliness of machines, demulsifiers for better tramp oil rejection, etc. to enable more speed and better productivity.”

Choosing the right cutting fluid Choosing the right metalworking fluid for operations is a herculean task and time-consuming too. In order to select a fluid for a particular application, advantages and disadvantages of metalworking fluid products should be compared through review of product literature, supplier information, and usage history. Product performance information shared by other machine shops is another means of narrowing choices. Ultimately, the best indicator of fluid performance is through actual use. When choosing fluids, it is imperative that one should get value for money. During fluid selection, the benefits of fluids and their versatility should be weighed against its performance in each metalworking application. Because of significant improvements in fluid formulations, fluids available today are capable of handling a wide variety of machining applications. “Mostly semi-synthetic coolants or metalworking fluids with Extreme Pressure (EP) additives are being used while machining hard components made of titanium and soft components like aluminium. These EP additives help in reducing friction between tool and titanium components and provide proper finish. Similarly, it helps for aluminium, which is comparably soft and melts even at low temperatures. These EP additives increase chip welding property of the coolant, thereby giving good finish and fast removal of chips from the tool that eventually increases tool life.” Machine shops that once required several types of fluids may now find that one or two fluid types meet their needs. Consolidating the number of fluids used in the shop simplifies fluid management.

Challenges abound The growing concern towards environment has forced companies to adopt green solutions. But the awareness level on availability of ecofriendly products is low. Coolants are increasingly utilised to contain the heat generated during machining. Marathe says, “Many customers are not aware of the advancements in the coolant industry, which are mainly aimed at environment safety. So there is a need to educate and convince customers to adopt these advanced technologies.” Another challenge faced by the industry is the ever-growing cost of coolant. Different kinds of cutting fluids are required for various applications. Machine tool builders are looking at solutions, which are not only environmentfriendly, but also increase tool life as Pratap Marathe, Managing Director, Pratap Tex-Chem Pvt Ltd The most challenging aspect of this industry is the ever-increasing prices of base oil and raw materials. Due to this, it has become difficult to offer good quality coolants at reasonable prices.

well. “The most challenging aspect of this industry is the ever-increasing prices of base oil and raw materials. Due to this, it has become difficult to offer good quality coolants at reasonable prices. Many small companies cannot survive this situation and eventually phase out of the competition posed by branded companies,” avers Marathe.

Environmental aspects With emphasis on reduction of carbon footprint, several manufacturers are experimenting with vegetable oil-based coolants in their day-to-day activities, as mineral oil and synthetic alkane are not appropriate to be used as the base oil for environment-friendly cutting fluid. According to Marathe, “Selection of base oils and additives to ensure environmental

Factors to consider during fluid selection  

   

Cost and life expectancy Fluid compatibility with work materials and machine components Speed, feed and depth of the cutting operation Type, hardness and microstructure of the metal being machined Ease of fluid maintenance and quality control The product’s applicable temperature operating range

aspects is an important factor, as it has become absolutely necessary to pay heed to nature and deteriorating environment. So, manufacturers have to stay updated on the developments happening in this field. For instance, gradually the industry is implementing the usage of esters and naphthenic base oils instead of gum rosin and conventional base oils, respectively, as they are easily disposable and less harmful.” Across the world, many countries have been establishing regulations to reduce the environmental impact of industrial production, and as a result environmentfriendly lubricant alternatives are sought. Waste management and disposal have become increasingly complex and expensive. Environmental liability is also a major concern with waste disposal. “The latest advancement in this regard is the usage of synthetic esters instead of mineral base oils to conserve the decreasing crude oil stocks. So we can divert these stocks towards making fuel for vehicles, aircraft, etc. Synthetic esters have single boiling point unlike mineral oils that have variable boiling points, and at elevated temperatures, provide excellent lubricity with less evaporation of coolant,” concludes Marathe. Since metalworking industry demands environment-friendly, cost-effective solutions, coolant industry constantly needs to improve its products with such additives that will reduce heat generation and biocides to control the bacterial growth and wastage, as well as increase the tool life and sump. December 2011 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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Liquid solutions for airborne machines Safety is synonymous with quality in aircraft production. Greater productivity must never be at the cost of quality. Dependably meeting such high-quality standards demands an optimal cutting fluid for each application. However, to attain the highest quality, innovative solutions are required for machining today’s tough and costly aircraft materials at high removal rates.

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achining titanium and its alloys has long been the subject of diverse innovative projects, but there is still a great deal of optimisation potential. While difficult to machine, titanium is an increasingly important material in various industrial segments – above all in the aerospace industry. Titanium is strong, lightweight and highly resistant to corrosion. It also has an extremely high melting point – all of which makes it extremely useful in aerospace engineering. To machine titanium successfully, various challenges have to be mastered. Not only does titanium have a thermal 60

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conductivity three times lower than steel, but also a low modulus of elasticity and a pronounced tendency to stick. Heat has to be removed via the cutting edge and the workpiece rather than through the swarf as with other materials. This means that the workpiece is subject to extreme thermal loading, so that cutting fluid with efficient cooling properties is required in large quantities. All in all, this places high demands on the cutting fluid.

The role of cutting fluids Today, more and more aircraft components are made of composite

materials such as Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics (GFRP), with excellent strengthto-weight and density characteristics. Machining modern materials like GFRP, inconel or titanium in large quantities requires innovative high-performance machinery, tools and cutting fluids. Cutting fluid plays an important role in the machining process as a whole. With demanding materials and machining requirements, the cutting fluid has a measurable influence on productivity. This really shows up the quality difference between cutting fluids. Furthermore, optimal cutting fluid feed is decisive for successful machining, often requiring large flows at high

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Metal Working Fluids pressure. As a rule, the cutting fluid is fed through the tool. This is only possible at high pressure. Moreover, the mechanical feed pressure loading must not generate any foam, which negatively affects machining by dramatically reducing cooling and lubrication, and the cutting fluid must remain stable. In order to stay on the cutting edge of technology and keep up with customer innovations, experts work in innovation networks where strong complementary partners in the process chain – machinery, tool and cutting fluid producers, material suppliers and software providers – bundle their individual skills to master new challenges. Pocket-milling titanium is one of the commonest machining tasks in the aircraft industry. For this purpose, a titanium cutting fluid is developed whose high-performance efficacy was impressively verified in the test centre. Two identical titanium workpieces were milled with different cutting fluids: on one hand a universal cutting fluid was

new titanium cutting fluid was found to be 60 per cent longer than with the universal cutting fluid.

Need for a dependable partner

 Pocket-milling titanium is one of the commonest machining tasks in the aircraft industry

typically used in the machine industry, and on the other, a cutting fluid was specifically developed for machining titanium. Tool life was then compared between these two products for the same machine, the same tool and the same cutting data. Tool life with the

At the Blaser Swisslube headquarters in Switzerland, a small team of cutting fluid researchers develops and tests new solutions for the challenges of tomorrow. These specialists are backed by inhouse R&D and test facilities, with a state-of-the-art machine park. A big advantage for faster results is that, with the entire production process at their disposal under one roof, test findings flow straight into product development. To optimise their complex manufacturing processes and boost productivity sustainably, customers need more than just products alone. They expect measurable value-addition, whether in terms of tool life or workpiece output per time unit. And for this, they need a dependable partner. Courtesy: Blaser Swisslube India Pvt Ltd

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FACILITY VISIT ITW Chemin

Centennial of

exponential growth With hundred years of presence in the industry, ITW’s recipe for success has been consistent – value-added products with outstanding service. With this, the company has created its own benchmark for innovation and excellence. It has always remained a step ahead by having a solution even before the demand arises. It is truly a company that stands tall in the league of game changers. Debarati Basu explores ITW Chemin’s focussed vision in providing excellence in services. 35-km long drive from Hyderabad to Medak district will bring you to this haven of technology where Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is carving its own niche by pouring innovation into manufacturing. The history of the company globally goes back to 1912 and today, ITW is a Fortune 200 company, which has branched out its product portfolio to become a complete solution provider for the industry. Right from engineered fasteners and components, equipment & consumable systems to specialty products, the company has a variety of solutions to offer all under the same roof.

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array of products, which includes metal-filled epoxies, urethanes, ceramics, lubricants, cleaners, degreasers, high-performance industrial grease, instant rust fighter, contact cleaner, marking systems, staining colours and steel blue layout liquids, rust preventive chemicals, metal working fluids, micro lubrication systems, aqueous cleaners, workholding devices, structural adhesives, car care and performance enhancement additives. While the product range is unending, the industries reaping the benefits are also endless. These products are effectively used by industries such as automotive, auto component, metal & heavy engineering, aerospace, cement, chemical and fertiliser industries as well.

Carving a legacy

A step ahead

ITW Chemin, a business unit of ITW Inc., US, a $ 16-billion company, offers a wide

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becoming a complete solution provider to the industry. Elaborating further, N Sriramulu, President, ITW Chemin, says, “We are associated with our customer right from the inception of the projects. We not only help our customers decide on the right type of chucks and fixtures required for the various types of machining activity, but also provide metal cutting fluids and rust preventives. We also continuously innovate on the next level of requirement for the industry.” A walk around the shop floor of the company will portray the diversity in the product range that the company has to offer. With a team working in the testing laboratory for quality assurance of various fluids and grease manufacturing happening at one end of the shop floor, there is an array of precision chucks


ITW Chemin being manufactured in the other unit of the company. Quality forms the basis of the industry’s growth and ITW Chemin believes in the right kind of investment for quality. For this, the company heavily invests in people development. “Getting the right people on board who have the ability to formulate and strengthen the formulating capability is very crucial. We also invest a lot in people development to get optimum results. The next level of investment is on plant and automation so as to get the products right in the first process itself,” Sriramulu states.

Cutting-edge innovation The rapidly changing industry is always in a hurry to have better futuristic solutions. The answer to comply with this evolving demand lies in the ability to rapidly innovate. To face

longer life for coolants, environment friendly materials to machining solutions. Almost 70 per cent of what we sell today is formulated in our own laboratory. We offer a complete solution and for this, we have to continuously innovate,” Sriramulu explains. With innovation, comes competition. Commenting on how this segment is brimming with innovative solutions, B Madhusudhan, Director – Sales, ITW Chemin, opines, “Our product development activity goes on in the niche and differentiated category of products in the business. Our products stand out in the industry – be it the grease which doubles the lifespan of bearings or rust preventives which offer six months protection to materials. The auto industry is competitive and demanding.” Over the years, the innovation centre has generated capabilities of coming up with projects which are futuristic in nature and are game changers for the industry.

Green endeavours

 Intense efforts put into quality assurance of the products ensures the standard of the product

this challenge, ITW Chemin has set up its own state-of-the-art innovation centre in Hyderabad. The centre has a specialised team of 18 research members where nine of the team members are PhD holders. This team is an added feather to the company, as they churn out innovative solutions not only for the Indian customers but also for the company’s global clients. “Diversity is the key to grow in the industry today. And diversity comes from the ability to innovate. As the industry is shifting to using composites, this has given rise to different types of requirements today, which range from

Right at the entrance of the company is a board which stands as a reminder to all its employees on the ‘green oath’ taken by the company. The company has regulated a set pattern to include or eliminate materials according to their compliance with nature. With the technological requirements of the industry, there are also regulatory requirements for being environment and people-friendly. The inflow of US and European manufacturers into Asia has also increased the conscious effort towards such regulatory requirements and increasing the demands even further. “We ensure that our range of products is in accordance with the green initiatives. These were factors, which were not considered mandatory few years back. But today, not only the companies, even customers seek eco-friendly products. Our innovation centre is working towards providing such solutions to customers that not only bring down costs, but also cater to the green solutions. We have to be on our toes,” Sriramulu adds.

N Sriramulu, President, ITW Chemin Diversity is the key to grow in the industry today. And diversity comes from the ability to innovate.

As an innovative measure to become eco-friendly, the company categorises all its materials on the shop floor into green, yellow and red bands where effort is put into converting the materials in the yellow band to green, while absolutely eliminating those which fall in the red band slot. “Any material which belongs to the red category neither enters, nor leaves our shop floor. We do not encourage using or selling products which affects the environment,” avers Sriramulu.

Future prospects Aiming high and achieving higher is the mantra for the industry today. But the right approach towards meeting this goal is also important for achieving the target. Globally, ITW expects to grow three times bigger in the next five years in terms of people, product portfolio and innovation. “Today, we are a $ 16 billion company, but by 2015, we aim to grow to a $ 30 billion company. We are now focussed on changing our strategies. Over the last 25 years, we have given 16 per cent returns to our shareholders. But with the rapidly changing industry, we need new strategies in place,” Sriramulu says. With global manufacturing turning towards India, the Hyderabad unit is of strategic importance to the company’s growth. The strong technical skill and product development skills at the unit are an added advantage to the organisation where innovations at the innovation centre competes with the technological advancements worldwide. ITW Chemin has already charted out its growth strategies, and is now stepping ahead to witness another era of exponential success. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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Business Opportunities Passion driven profitability .............................................................74 New Age Materials Accelerating the pace of Formula 1 ................................................82 Shop Floor Transition Revving up with F1 technology ......................................................86 CAD/CAM Solutions Designing the wonder car ................................................................96 High-speed Automation The formula behind an F1 car ........................................................98

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Business Opportunities

Passion driven

profitability As Formula cars vroom past every lap in the maiden Grand Prix in the country, the Indian machine tools industry wakes up to the possibility of indigenously developing these aircraft-like technologies right here in our motherland. Driven by passion and perfection, this international sporting extravaganza is a shot at millions earned through advertising, sponsorship and broadcast revenues. Swapnil Pillai talks about how the manufacturing industry is now waiting in the wings to grab this opportunity and earn millions using men and machines.

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everal industries incorporate the technical achievements originally developed for space exploration. But the technologies used in Formual 1 racing industry are so advanced that they have proved to be an inspiration for space scientists who have adopted these latest technologies from this advanced sport. Construction of Formula 1 race cars is unique. The industry requires high performance precision driven machines to produce lightweight frames that glide the machine, highly sophisticated engines & components (more than 6,000 74

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components are used in a Formula 1 car) and tyres that withstand the powerful movement on the circuit. According to Samir Kumar, Regional Manager, Tungaloy India Pvt Ltd, “This is a low volume high precision industry. To reduce the weight of the car many special materials like titanium and aluminium special alloys are used.”

Benchmarking innovations: A Formula 1 racing team’s annual budget is estimated at about ` 750 crore, of which, about 70 per cent goes in research, development and production of the car.

The leading Formula 1 teams have expanded their design, engineering and R&D departments in the last decade, as the requirements have expanded and large budgets have been acquired to finance them. Vineet Seth, Managing Director - India and Middle East, Delcam Plc, UK, says, “The Formula 1 car per se, is a piece of technological ingenuity and is quite unlike any generic automotive vehicle that we see or use. What sets it apart is the precision and eye for detail for everything, which most automotive manufacturing process are a bit lenient on.”


Business Opportunities The success in Formula 1 also depends on a highly skilled team of designers and engineers. The industry requires very high caliber people, in most cases, possessing relevant degrees from universities of the highest quality and reputation. Though India has the highest number of qualified engineers around the world, necessary exposure to this highly technical job becomes imperative. Concrete initiatives taken by premier educational institutions in the country to impart these technical training will enable India to better serve the industry. “A close relation with not only premium but, enthusiastic academic institutions is required to ensure that the human skills element is added to the mixture that is efficient engineering. The silver lining currently, is that quite a few organisations are heading in this direction. The CII and IMTMA are a few organisations who have tried to educate and nurture the Indian machine tool industry as well as SMEs in various training programmes related to Machining and Quality control – and this has brought fair results already,” says Seth.

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Chassis and suspension Transmissions Systems Models Composites Electrical Stress

The Indian edge The Indian automotive industry which is currently one of the fastest growing in the world has been successful in establishing itself as the hub for small car manufacturing in Asia. It is also a major hub for manufacturing competitive auto components especially metal intensive components: forgings, stampings and castings. Seth says, “The core of automotive and auto sport – the engine, transmission and aerodynamics

are still critical manufacturing processes – and thankfully, many Indian suppliers to automotive OEMs are well known in this line of business.” Auto component industry in India has potential to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13 per cent to reach $ 40 billion by 2015. This is supported by the burgeoning Indian machine tools industry that manufactures almost the complete range of metal-cutting and metal-

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Structures Vehicle dynamics Electronics Materials Hydraulics Control systems Data systems and analysis Engine Safety Testing and test rigs

for machining, wiring -harness, and manufacturing electrical components have an edge over others for machining component of F1 cars that cannot be made by the machines. It will work out much cheaper for Formula 1 racing teams to develop required parts in India. According to P J Mohanram, Senior Advisor – Technical, IMTMA , “With the successful conduct of the Delhi F1 race, India can bid to take a part of the business opportunities that F1 offers. For this, the best machine tools and a highly skilled workforce have to be got together. F1 manufacture is highly knowledge based, and even the machinist must be aware of the importance of the part s/he is making, and the vital role of precision. There is no room for errors. It is a challenge, but one that can be taken on by Indian manufacturing industries.”

Focus areas for shop floor forming machine tools. “The Formula 1 car is made up of exotic materials such as carbon fibre composites, lighter but stronger alloys etc. Machining such materials require extensive capabilities in machine tools, cutting tool materials – as well as for CAM programming. Good news – this current technology is very much available in India, as well as in use at many automotive OEMs and their supply chains.” continues Seth. Efforts within the industry are now underway to improve the features of CNC machines, and provide further value additions at lower costs, to meet specific requirements of the industry. Samir says, “In India we have the required machinery and tools available. The concept of machining remains the same but the accuracy levels and the work material will change which, I feel can be done. Here the main thrust will be on the machining of cylinder block, cylinder head, crankshaft, camshaft and other transmission components.” The labour intensive market of India that offers skilled manpower

   

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“Formula 1 cars will not be a commercial ocean in themselves. But the performance standards they set, the technologies they spin off will benefit the automobile industry as a whole. Not only automobile, even the machine tool industry with get benefited by designing products that produce components for such high performance marvels. The technologies so developed would benefit high precision, high performance and high speed in various manufacturing processes,” says Shailesh Sheth, past President, IMTMA. The Indian machine tool industry continues to maintain a positive outlook for the future of auto sport particularly Formula 1, and the subsequent benefits on the Indian machine tool sector. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

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Accelerating the pace of

Formula 1 Material reliability and optimum performance are the key words in Formula 1 car manufacturing. Nishant Kashyap takes a look at why Formula 1 cars are so dependent on the use of advance materials, particularly, fibre reinforced composites.

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he use of composite materials for the manufacturing of racing cars was a significant milestone of achievement in the automotive industry. As earlier, racing cars were made mostly with a single aluminum chassis which was prone to major fractures. In the late 1980s, the use of advanced composite material in the racing industry caused a revolution of sorts in the world of automobile engineering. Such composites provided an apt solution for racing car chassis, as these were not only lightweight, but also sturdy and robust, offering the driver much more security if the car were to crash. 82

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“Aluminum, magnesium and titanium based alloys are the main materials being used in manufacturing Formula 1 cars. This enables them to have engines lighter in weight yet, stronger in performance. The composite technology has already come to India and is being effectively used in the aerospace industry. This will also trickle down into car manufacturing in future,� says Tosher Hormusjee, Director, G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd.

Importance of composite materials Composite materials, over the years have turned into an indispensible aspect in the production of sports cars, as they are significantly stronger and lighter than

other materials. As a result, the use of a composite material not only decreases the overall weight of the object, but is also, compared to single layered materials, much more break resistant. Composite materials are developed by the combination of two or more materials, with quite different properties. The individual materials, when coalesced together, for an unique material that has indigenous properties. They do not blend in such a way as to loose their individual properties. This is what makes a composite material tougher than the original materials that are used in the composition. High performance race cars and aerospace components manufacturers


New Age Materials demand for materials that are lightweight, as well as, strong enough to withstand harsh conditions, including high temperature and incredible stress and strain.

Materials and analysis A major factor that has led to the expansion of carbon fibre use in Formula 1 is the improvements being made in the materials themselves. In recent years, an increasing number of fibres have been developed. By processing the fibres differently, thinner fibres with much greater tensile strength and modulus have been developed. Here the disadvantages

Formula 1 was one of the breakthrough industries in pushing carbon fibre composite technology. It was the first industry to move away from the welded metallic structures to look at carbon fiber monocoque and fiber tub construction, resulting in a significant step forward in terms of performance than a traditional welded structure would have offered. are that, high and ultrahigh-modulus fibres cost more and are much more brittle than standard carbon fibres. The new ultrahigh strength varieties reduce brittleness and open up a number of applications hitherto precluded to composites, but these come at a high expense. Structural adhesives used to bond carbon components together and to add metal inserts have also improved, extending the number of parts for which it can be used. Similarly the epoxy resin matrices used to bind the fibres together have also improved. According to P J Mohanram, Senior Advisor, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), “Formula 1 cars are an amalgam of various materials in their parts. Aluminium is used in engines, high alloy steels for the gearbox and transmission, and body parts are made of fibre composites. Machine tools such as turning and machining centres, special machines, gear cutting and finishing machines, tape laying machines, moulding technology and autoclaves for curing composite parts are some of the manufacturing facilities required. Needless to say, these will come from the most reputed machine builders in the world. Formula 1 cars are managed by complicated computer systems on-board, and employ a range of instrumentation and transducers on the vehicle to continuously monitor, control and optimise the December 2011 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK New Age Materials car’s performance during running. This requires both wired and wireless technologies on-board and remotely to the pit.� Probably the most important change in the use of carbon fibre, though, has been the improvement of detailed stress analysis. The advent of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) coupled with vast increases in computing power, has allowed designers to asses their designs for possible weak points. There are several choices the designer can make at this point. Material can be added to areas exposed to high stresses.

Use of carbon fibre Earlier racing cars used to be made of steel, aluminum and other metals. However, in the early 1980s, Formula 1 underwent the beginnings of a new revolution that has become its hallmark today: the use of carbon composite materials to build the chassis. Around 80 per cent of the car by volume, is carbon fiber composites, but contributes only 20 per cent to the total weight. Formula 1 was one of the breakthrough industries in pushing carbon fibre composite technology. It was the first industry to move away from the welded metallic structures to look at carbon fiber monocoque and fiber tub construction, resulting in a significant step forward in terms of performance than a traditional welded structure would have offered. Composites have allowed manufacturers to get more creative with the aerodynamics of the car, with the complex composite molding technologies. They have also inspired an evolution in the car shape from the big boxy structures to the aerodynamically-shaped cars we have today. Today, most of the racing car chassis - the monocoque, suspension, wings and engine cover - is built with carbon fiber. The most commonly used composites in Formula 1 are continuous fibre, thermoset fabrics and unidirectional fibres fabricated with core materials such as aluminium honeycomb and foam. However, the substitution of other variations of composite materials may form part of the substitution into other industries. While costs may initially inhibit the transfer of techniques and innovations, part of the technology transfer process will follow the reduction of complexity and the automation of the manufacturing value chain. Component integration, structural health monitoring and experimental techniques for certifying composites will increase the confidence of various industries to push the usage of composites further than before, with weight-saving targets in the order of 50 per cent. nishant.kashyap@infomedia18.in

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Shop Floor Transition

Revving up with

F1 technology The chequered flag in India’s first-ever Grand Prix not just signalled the completion of a swift battle of cars, but also flagged off a new race for the Indian automotive and machine tool industries. Known for being one of the automotive hubs on the global map, the country might as well aspire to build high precision cars and set them rolling in its own circuit. Once this goal becomes a reality, it would eventually be the dawn of a new era in automobile manufacturing. Debarati Basu explores the machining industry’s immense potential to build a Formula 1 car with excellence.

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he Indian audience has certainly picked up the fervour for Formula 1 races, and there is obviously more to come. However, the inception of the idea of manufacturing our own Formula 1 cars can open up new avenues for the entire automotive industry to change the way cars are manufactured. India stands out as one of the major automobile hubs in the global market and the country has made its mark in manufacturing a wide range of automobiles right from small-sized cars to sedans and luxury cars. But what would it be like to manufacture high precision Indian-made Formula 1 car? How would that change the way Indian shop floor functions? In what ways will 86

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this technology transfer upgrade car manufacturing in general? It might be a far-fetched dream; but, with the rapidly increasing technological advancements on the Indian shop floors, this would be an opportunity for the industry to realise its potential. “Designing a Formula 1 car involves high science and technology. It embraces cutting-edge technologies in vehicle and suspension design, light weighting, aerodynamics, materials, composites, simulation using CAD, CAE, CFD etc. followed by wind tunnel testing, test bed, endurance trials and the like. All these require the availability of a cadre of super-automobile designers and test/instrumentation engineers. They are scarce and do not come cheap,”

says P J Mohanram, Senior Advisor Technology, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA).

Zooming ahead When it comes to automobiles, the Indian industry is actively encompassing the various nuances of high precision machining of automotive components practised across the globe. However, manufacturing of racing cars is an entirely different ball game, which the industry is yet to experiment with. “Manufacturing a complete Formula 1 car is probably a lot to ask for. But it would certainly be a step-by-step climb on the ladder. Motor sport in general has a huge scope in terms of manufacturing in India. We should start with building


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Tosher Hormusjee Director, G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd Motor sport in general has a huge scope in terms of manufacturing in India. We should start with building F3 and F2 cars and then slowly graduate to building high precision Formula 1 cars.

F3 and F2 cars and then slowly graduate to building high precision Formula 1 cars,” says Tosher Hormusjee, Director, G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd. The penetration of aerospace industry into India is also an added advantage for the manufacturers, as aerodynamics form the major link in the manufacturing of such high precision cars as well. This has actually got the Indian manufacturers a step ahead to realise this big dream. “To make an Indian Formula 1 car, the best course would be to make one for a foreign racing team. After the Delhi Formula 1 event, some racing teams have spoken of building their race cars in India. However, this calls for highly specialised skills, and the four Ms – materials, machines, men and money. It is not impossible, but Indian aspirants will have to learn this afresh. It is not generally known that Formula 1 car parts such as valves, seats, manifolds etc. are often hand-finished by lapping, super finishing and polishing operations. Assembly discipline is likewise high. It would be exciting to start the building of Formula 1 cars in India, with a foreign team initially, before taking up an entirely Indian venture. A bulk of research on Formula 1 technology is conducted in the British Mid-lands at specialised facilities. Many are shared between the teams due to their high cost,” avers Mohanram.

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this field of manufacturing. However, as the industry gains its acumen in this technology, the shop floor functioning will automatically change. “Although manufacturing does not have the required demand yet, many companies are already taking keen interest and getting involved in the design part of such manufacturing. The R&D in the area of Formula 1 cars is now targeted in such a way that the technology can trickle down in general manufacturing as well,” observes Hormusjee.

P J Mohanram Senior Advisor Technology, IMTMA Building Formula 1 cars in India will have its spin-off benefits on passenger cars manufactured in the country through transfer of technology from Formula 1. The machine tool industry will also benefit through inputs on precision machine building.

The research related to Formula 1 cars across the globe is in the lines of its effective utility in manufacturing of normal cars. While India has created its own space in the industry for manufacturing high precision components, it will be in a position to effectively incorporate the high-end technology in car manufacturing as well. With the technology transfer, the Indian shop floor will undergo a transition in terms of being more reliable with greater tolerance. “Aerospace sector introduced the use of composites in the industry, and today the industry can effectively use hardto-machine materials, which will be an added advantage while machining these high precision cars. Similarly, the knowledge gained by manufacturing a Formula 1 car will help our industry offer global quality products to the market. The technology will result in better tyre manufacturing and braking, thus bringing in higher safety for cars. Engine manufacturing will undergo a

complete transition as the major focus will be on the use of lighter material and fuel efficiency,” reflects Hormusjee.

Engineering refinement As the entire industry is focussing on lowering the fuel consumption by automobiles, the technology transfer from Formula 1 manufacturing will have a big impact on the engine manufacturing. The use of new materials is also changing the manufacturing process, as it will in turn result in lighter and fuel-efficient machines. “The industry will also witness better use of PLM technology, which would stimulate e-manufacturing of cars, thus expediting the entire manufacturing process. All these will certainly change car manufacturing in the country, said Hormusjee. The technologically advanced manufacturing techniques will ultimately change the way cars are manufactured, so that small and mid-sized cars rolled out of the Indian shop floors will also be machines par excellence. “Building Formula 1 cars in India will have its spin-off benefits on passenger cars manufactured in the country through transfer of technology from Formula 1. The machine tool industry will also benefit through inputs on precision machine building. The overall standards will rise, although it will not be entirely due to Formula 1 technology demands alone,” opines Mohanram. Even as high precision sports cars forms a niche market with very less demand in terms of volume and profitability, experimenting with the technology will open up avenues for the Indian industry to become an automotive giant at the global platform. A focused effort to bring in the research and development into the manufacturing fraternity will also instill the high precision machining in the system. The Formula 1 technology will not just reinforce better quality but also filter down the manufacturing cost in the long run, thus changing the entire dynamics of the Indian shop floor. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in


INSIGHT & OUTLOOK CAD/CAM Solutions

CAD/CAM has been spearheading many changes and developments in the automotive industry for some time now. Its presence has made a considerable impact on the racing car industry. CAD/CAM software have now made it possible to design the entire car.

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ar racing is a rage among people of all ages, as is evident from the popularity of motorsports all over the world. While the speed and associated danger seem adventurous, the racing car designs are surely worth a mention, which gave rise to some of the best known innovations. As the demand for racing cars increases, so is the need for automation in the manufacturing process. Intense competition calls for reduction in production cost, improvement in customer care, better supply chain management, and effective marketing 96

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and sales management along with overall business process automation.

Automation leads the race Manufacturing of racing cars is unimaginable without state-of-the-art technology and processes. In addition, suppliers of various parts such as pistons as well as electronic instrumentation to this manufacturing industry are vital in providing the necessary components for assembling racing cars. There are many components, which are costly and need high precision. Some components may require fewer efforts or may be just a

part of the end-product. Manufacturing products with high precision and at a lower cost can be easily done using automated machines such as Computer Numerically Control (CNC) machines as they require little human intervention, thus reducing the manpower cost. Building a race car is where the technology is becoming a new strength. Automation technology has become an essential part of the car manufacturing industry. While this does involve the use of the latest technologies, it is important to be careful especially by taking care of the finer aspects.


CAD/CAM Solutions Designing models of chassis, car body and other components including the engines can be done using CAD/ CAM. The CAD designs allow patterns to be drawn out. The integration with CAM allows machine programs to be written, besides being cut out through CNC machines. This also enables to improve the accuracy and repeatability of one car versus the other.

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heavily backlogged and customers were threatening to find a more flexible source. CP-Carrillo took a critical look at its business processes and found that while its proprietary programming was capable of standard machining, the complexity of the market had advanced. This was forcing the company to rely heavily on other CAM software to perform time-consuming manual operations for custom features. Repeat orders with small changes were being completely reprogrammed in the old CAD/CAM system leading to possible misinterpretation while doubling the process time.

As mentioned earlier, CAD/CAM has worked wonders in the auto manufacturing industry. However, for better and effective performance, manufacturers have to ensure that there is seamless integration between the CAD and CAM software. A CAM system usually seeks to control the production process through varying degrees of automation. Each of the manufacturing processes in a CAM system is computer controlled; hence a high degree of precision can be achieved that is not possible with a human interface. The CAM system, for example, sets the toolpaths and executes precision machine  CNC programmes for piston getting generated in CAMWorks operations based on the imported design. Some CAM systems bring in CP Pistons had recently acquired additional automation by also keeping Carrillo Industries, a world leader in high track of materials and automating the performance connecting rods. Together, ordering process, as well as tasks such as they supply high technology components tool replacement. to numerous racing circuits including This is important in the National Association for Stock Car manufacturing of racing cars that require Auto Racing (NASCAR), National Hot special attention to minute details Rod Association (NHRA), American that will not only enhance the visual Le Mans, World Rally, Grand-Am, appearance of the car but also ensure the AMA SuperCross and FIM Speedway sturdiness and robust quality of the car. Grand Prix. They also have more than 500 choices of catalogue offerings on pistons/rods with customisation options. Case in point: CP-Carrillo CP-Carrillo uses SolidWorks for design, CP-Carrillo develops and markets and CAMWorks for manufacturing, high-performance forged pistons and maximising in-house design and connecting rods in the global niche 5-axis machining capability. They focus markets of motor-racing, vintage cars, on providing industry-leading products motorcycle, marine and aerospace and performance while maintaining the industries. It was under a lot of highest level of customer service. pressure from its customers to supply complex parts with shorter leadBarry Calvert, CEO, CP-Carrillo times. The company’s order book was LLC and Carrillo Industries, and Karl

Ramm, Senior Technology Manager, CP-Carrillo LLC, wanted to develop an enterprise business process that linked the order taking system with the design and manufacturing processes. They wanted a system that would enable the sales staff to instruct the assembly line and machines on the assembly line to start the order. This would require CAM software integrated into their design software, with customisation capabilities through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that could be linked to the ordering system.

The result Today, CP-Carrillo has a master model for designing and manufacturing pistons. It has template libraries and family tables for various types of pistons and has categorised them by manufacturing processes. When an order is entered into the order booking software (essentially an access database), the output from the ordering system goes to SolidWorks whereby the new piston CAD model is generated with the help of design tables and APIs. Then, CAMWorks gathers inputs from the order system and SolidWorks, and generates machine code, which is ultimately sent directly to the CNC machines. CP-Carrillo has now doubled the productivity while ensuring consistency with a small investment in CAM software. A repeat order, even after a few years, will be machined exactly the same way it was the first time the order was processed, using the new integrated system. Now, the next leap is taking automation to a level where a sales team member can directly instruct a job to run on the machines using the order booking system without any intervention from designers and programmers. The race is on for spearheading further developments in automation. Sambit Pradhan, Business Development Manager, Geometric Ltd. He manages the Asia-PaciďŹ c region and has more than 10 years of expertise in the dies & tools industry. E-mail: sambit.pradhan@geometricglobal.com

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK High-speed Automation

The formula behind an

car

Creating a competitive Formula 1 racing car is a highly pressurising task, which has led companies to adopt the best technology available to build a faster, better and safer car. Software (CAD/CAM) has become the key technology in the manufacturing industry, which is used at every stage of the development cycle – right from creating initial design concepts to supporting the rigorous testing routines and manufacturing processes – only to achieve optimal performance.

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esign of a car begins with the overall aerodynamic package and what is referred to as the chassis: the carbon fibre survival cell in which the driver sits. The engine is bolted to the back of the cell and the gearbox attached behind the engine. Systems such as hydraulics and suspension need to fit in and around these components, with the radiators being positioned on either side of the driver.

Unrelenting focus on evolution and innovation “There is no room for complacency in this sport,” observes Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing, after the team finished second in the 2009 Championship. As he spoke, the team was already manufacturing its 2010 car, because Formula 1 success demands an unrelenting focus on evolution and innovation. “We talk about racing ‘cars,’ but they cannot really be compared with what 98

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we drive on a normal road,” comments Steve Nevey, Business and Technical Development Manager, Red Bull Racing. “The flow of air over, under and through a racing car determines its ultimate speed and the way it functions, for example the engine is fed and cooled by airflow. The emphasis on aerodynamics and weight means that we are designing and manufacturing technical machines that are closer to an aircraft than a saloon (sedan) car. They are finely balanced to begin with and then continually

refined for speed and accuracy.” Red Bull Racing’s development process has to be as swift and precise as these amazing vehicles and the company relies on NX™ software for CAD/CAM/CAE and Teamcenter® software to capture and manage knowledge. It is a creative and collaborative, virtual world from which the real, live car emerges almost fully formed and ready to be put to test on the

track. “We call it our digital backbone,” says Nevey. “NX™ and Teamcenter® sit at the heart of the company and they feed data to our manufacturing facilities; we could not manage without them.”

Rigorous and dynamic regulations Formula 1 regulation is refined each year and the design has to meet rigorous criteria. Major changes were instituted for the 2009 season and one of the challenges for 2010 was how to manage

the ban on refuelling during the race. This means that suspension, transmission and braking systems all have to be fortified to carry a high-capacity fuel tank that is longer, wider and heavier as it must carry twice as much. A continuing requirement for 2010 is that the gearbox has to last for four races so, with the additional fuel, it has to be even more robust, yet as light as ever.


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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK High-speed Automation In addition, the Restricted Resource Agreement introduced by the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) is essentially a budget cap, which means that overall efficiency in the design and production process needs to be at the top of the agenda. The design also has to accommodate the unique properties of each Grand Prix location. Clearance from the ground, known as ride height, is on an average 5-6 cm, but this figure needs to be varied according to the relative smoothness of the track, as does the stiffness of the suspension. Aerodynamic downforce, which pushes the car onto the ground, also needs to be modified via wing size and angle. On bumpy, twisty circuits such as Monaco, where downforce is critical, the wings need to be higher. On circuits where there are many straights, such as Monza, the wings can be shallower to support sprinting. Nevey notes, “It is a constant battle between downforce and drag.” The car is therefore designed as a complete kit: a core product with a range of interchangeable parts that act as alternative build options for different types of terrain. “We end up with a huge bunch of bits,” says Nevey. “We initially had a dilemma as to what actually constitutes a Bill of Materials (BOM). After considering our options we decided to think in terms of the whole BOM, so instead of creating different suspension assemblies, for example, we have one that incorporates different springs, dampers and roll bars.”

Race, review, modify and manufacture – all in a week’s work In addition to planned adjustments, the design team of 180 NX users is on the alert to make performanceenhancing modifications after every race. There is a continual fine-tuning of the design and any amendments have to be driven from the discussion stage through implementation, testing and manufacturing in the space between races. Sometimes this can be as little as one week and parts are often carried to the circuit within hours of the starting 106 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

lights going out. There is no room for error or delay. “NX allows our 180 designers to operate in a virtual world, saving time off at every step,” says Nevey. “NX is an excellent NC programming tool and members of Siemens’ professional services team have been brilliant at helping us to get the most out of our tools. They have, for example,  Race bays at Milton Keynes Factory, where all the parts are demonstrated how to make assimilated the most of parametric modelling when we are still at the experimental stage and how to adopt new methods. One of these is the use of stereolithography whereby CAD data is used to ‘print’ on a tank of liquid resin, solidify certain areas and build up a 3D prototype by creating successive layers.” Size is significant. Nevey explains, “We are dealing with around 15 major assemblies  A design engineer at work and about 4,000 parts. The most important element is that our hundreds of engineers and combustion engine,” says Nevey. technicians have access to the same “The technology that goes into our accurate data and designers are aware pursuit of performance eventually spills of each other’s changes. With NX over into other fields. At the same time and Teamcenter we can see only what we are working with Siemens to make is right.” As NX feeds Teamcenter, our factory buildings smarter, optimise Teamcenter feeds Red Bull Racing’s our production environment and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) minimise energy use in the whole system and this enables the BOM to be development process.” directly carried over into manufacturing. “For us that means that there is no Speed duplicated input. As soon as a design Ultimately, all this work behind the is released it automatically becomes scenes has one purpose: shorter lap a BOM,” says Nevey. “Working in times. A design change that drops a single BOM environment like this the lap time by a fraction of a second helps us get accurate and consistent can determine the race. The digital assembly data.” lifecycle management and visualisation capabilities of Teamcenter complement the knowledge-driven automation Responsible energy consumption capabilities of NX. Both work While the burning of fuel attracts in sync to provide an integrated obvious attention in a Grand Prix, there design-through-manufacturing is a whole story about the responsible environment – and advantage – to Red use of energy behind Red Bull Bull Racing. Racing’s podium wins. “I defy anyone to find a more energy efficient internal Courtesy: Siemens PLM Software


INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Inspection Software

RACING

ahead to the

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With a triumphant start, amid fanfare and apprehensions, India’s Formula 1 debut was a crowning glory for the nation. But this success is not all about making a grand entry into this revered motorsport; it is about the implications this will have on various industries, be it automotive, machine tools or the manufacturing industry at large. Cashing in on the emerging opportunities are technology providers by offering reliable solutions for aiding machining excellence, precision and acquiring the required finish of components among others – vital for a perfect race car.

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ith the Formula 1 debut in India this year, most wonder what the fuss is all about, and how it would benefit the country. The answer to this question, especially for the machine tool and manufacturing industry per se, is the elevation in quality standards and eye for detail in manufactured components. To elaborate further and to give a perspective on the aforesaid statement, it is important to understand how all this would actually be practical someday. Traversing back 50-60 years, it can be seen that the automotive industry was mainly dependent on imports, and Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units, which were assembled locally. However, with the Joint Ventures (JVs) of the early 80s and the continued focus on ‘industry clusters’, it became possible to kickstart an indigenous automotive industry, particularly in the passenger car segment, and the rest is history. India has now emerged as a nation, with better infrastructure, a conducive environment and adequate resources to take on most 108 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

other precision manufacturing such as that of the aerospace and motorsport industry.

Advancing to the fore The best part – many global technology leaders have set up direct operations in India, thus reducing whatever gap there was in lead-times. CAD/CAM software is already used by several leading manufacturers in the auto sport industry to help them maximise quality and reduce lead-times, both essential requirements for suppliers in this demanding sector. Delcam is leading the way by offering state-of-the-art solutions to these manufacturers. Its PowerINSPECT – a CAM to Part 3D inspection software was adopted by Force India F1 team’s engineering – based at Silverstone, Northamptonshire in the UK. The biggest challenge for the team was to inspect as many components as quickly as they could to ensure that their race car complied with all existing standards, and also performed well in the wind tunnel test, in the shortest possible time. By using PowerINSPECT, they now get better accuracies in alignments,

and also save over 60 per cent in measurement time, in comparison to previous methods. In addition, to keep motor racing as safe as possible for both drivers and spectators, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) strictly enforces a wide range of safety regulations. At the same time, all participants must adhere to a large number of technical requirements to ensure that no team gains an unfair advantage over other competitors. A combination of Krypton’s Rodym optical co-ordinate measuring system and PowerINSPECT software has been selected by the governing body of Formula 1 racing for all pre and post-race inspection of Grand Prix cars. Technical staff from FIA uses this combination to check that the cars meet both safety and technical specifications. After all the qualifying sessions, the leading cars are inspected with the system.

The checkpoint Each car is fitted onto a locating jig below two cameras mounted into the ceiling above the inspection area. The car is then inspected with a hand-


INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Inspection Software Getting the right finish

 Crosby composites machining carbon fibre race car components with PowerMILL

held probe that can reach into all the regulated areas of the car. The location of the point of contact is measured by means of optical triangulation to calculate the position of the probe tip to within 0.1 mm. Each measurement is then fed into the PowerINSPECT software to determine whether the point is inside or outside the legal limits. The results are displayed instantly, allowing additional measurements to be made in any area of concern to the inspector. The inspections are repeated on each car before the start of the race. Once the race is over, a further comprehensive examination is made of the three leading cars and a less detailed inspection carried out on the next three cars. For more than a decade, every race car has been dimensionally checked before, and some after, qualifying runs and races with templates of its required shape created from production vehicles. The biggest challenges with templates are translating dimensions taken from the automakers’ ‘submission’ vehicles (and CAD models) into the silhouettes of the templates – plus duplicating them, getting them into the hands of the teams and sponsors, and checking them periodically. A few years ago, variations in a race car’s length or profile might be as much as an inch. Now with many teams using new-age technology, a worthwhile competitive advantage may be gained by altering the profile of a hood or bumper by as little as an eighth of an inch. 110 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

Before the race car is even ready to be inspected, there are a lot of manufacturing stages that are required to make the components, and the car itself. Using Delcam’s PowerMILL to program its Bostomatic 505 five-axis machining centre lets Wegner Motorsports turnaround a set of performance cylinder heads more rapidly while improving surface finishes. While it used to take between 20 and 26 hours with multiple set-ups on a threeaxis machine, a set of ports can now be machined in 45 minutes.

 Casey Wegner used PowerMILL to reduce port machining time by over 25 hours and now completes a set of ports in just under an hour

A big part of Wegner’s success recently is CNC cylinder head porting. The first step is hand grinding by an expert, a process that combines experience, craftsmanship and persistence. The difficult part is maintaining the consistency in each head, so that all have the same finish. Once the ports have been created manually, the inside surfaces are scanned and the resulting Nonuniform Rational Basis Spline (NURBS) file brought into PowerMILL. Within the software, Wegner engineers specify tools, create toolpaths and check for clearances. Within one to two days, an entire set of cylinder head ports can be recreated from an original as well as machined, tested and installed into an engine.

machining dimensional inaccuracies, location of components for machining, etc. The PowerINSPECT on-machine verification software assists them in composite machining – while delivering higher accuracies and smaller lead-times. With composites, machined holes and pockets tend to be undersized because the material relaxes when it is cut. This effect is difficult to predict because it is impossible to cut all the fibres in the same orientation. To overcome this problem, the initial machining operation is followed by an inspection on the machine tool with PowerINSPECT. This shows how much more material needs to be removed and enables the required extra toolpaths to be generated in PowerMILL. For a typical component, with between 20 and 30 holes, a further cycle of inspection and machining may be needed to produce all the dimensions to the required tolerance. However, for subsequent parts, the complete machining sequence can be repeated and the results checked with a final inspection. Apart from the increase in accuracy possible with this approach, another big benefit is that all the machining and inspection can be completed on the machine tool on a single fixture. It is impossible to maintain the necessary tolerances when moving between a series of fixtures, while using multiple setups on different fixtures would also take much longer. The first set of seventeen components produced with this method was supplied to one of the Formula 1 teams and fitted onto the car with no clashes or rework. It was the first time in the team’s history that this had happened with any set of composite parts from any supplier. This shows how high degree of collaboration among the race team’s engineering, suppliers as well as technology providers propelled them to a growth previously unachieved. The time is now right for the manufacturing industry in India to move to higher grounds.

Creating history With the requirements of a lighter race car, composites have become an irreplaceable material for various components within the car. Composites machining poses many challenges, in relation to post-

Vineet Seth, MD - India and Middle East, Delcam Plc, UK. He holds a masters degree in Business Administration and is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. Email: vseth@delcam.com


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car parts are machined on high speed, high precision machine tools. Engine components on Formula 1 cars are made of aluminum. Tolerances and finish required are very high. This requires high speed machines delivering high precision. Machines used for Formula 1 components are multi-axes machines (5 axes typically) to machine the various features on the components. Gear cutting and finishing machine are important in Formula 1. Typical parts tolerances are in the micron range, and sometimes hand finishing is necessary to fit parts together just right! Machining parts for Formula 1 cars is similar to machining aero-space components, and the machines used by the two industries are the same.

Providing edge, speed and endurance P J Mohanram, Senior Advisor - Technology, IMTMA

Testing the capability quotient A new idea can turn into an opportunity, only if armed with undeterred faith and relentless hard work. Faith in the new idea can be established when ample information is sought and provided. The recently concluded Formula 1 racing poses a new opportunity for the machine tools sector in India. Also, for every machine tools manufacturer or component and service provider to get enthused about this opportunity, it is important to address and satiate all the probable doubts. Here’s bursting some doubt bubbles for you.

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Appropriate machine tools will enable accurate machining of parts, thus realising the parameters set by the designers. Functionally, this means that valves seat and seal perfectly, inlet and exhaust ports function with smooth surfaces and contours to obtain perfect combustion and torque/power output, gears mesh and shift at high speeds without failure etc. Friction losses are minimised, so that maximum power is delivered to the wheels. Formula 1 car engines run at 20,000 rpm typically, and it is extremely important that parts assemble exactly and run at the high operating temperatures with no vibration and minimum friction. Only the most accurate machines can deliver such parts for assembly on Formula 1 cars.

Gearing up for zero failures To produce accurate parts for Formula 1 cars, the machine tools must be proven for their geometrical, positioning and machining accuracies to the highest standards. The number of parts produced in Formula 1 is not high, but part-to-part consistency is extremely


Expert Insights important. So the machines must be calibrated for their precision periodically at short intervals. Use of the best cutting tools is important as well. As in the case of aero-space, ‘traceability’ is important, and in case of failures, it must be possible to trace what caused it, and what part of the manufacturing cycle was responsible. So production logging is a crucial aspect while producing Formula 1 parts. Raw material must be likewise inspected and certified before use. All these steps will together lead to zero or near-zero failures.

The dream shop floor for manufacturing the dream car Designing an Formula 1 car is high science and technology. It embraces cutting-edge technologies in vehicle and suspension design, light weight, aerodynamics, materials, composites, simulation using CAD, CAE, CFD, etc. followed by wind tunnel testing, test bed, endurance trials and the like. All this requires the availability of a cadre of super-automobiledesigners and test/instrumentation engineers. They are scarce and do not come cheap.

taking up an entirely Indian venture. A bulk of Formula 1 technology is carried on in the British Midlands with their specialised facilities. Many are shared between the teams due to their high cost. Building Formula 1 cars in India will have their spin-off benefits on passenger cars manufactured in India through transfer of technology from Formula 1. The machine tool industry will also benefit through inputs on precision machine building. The overall standards can be expected to rise, although it will not be entirely due to Formula 1 technology demands alone.

and finishing machines, tape laying machines, moulding technology and autoclaves for curing composite parts are some of the manufacturing facilities required. Needless to say, these will come from the most reputed machine builders in the world. Formula 1 cars are managed by complicated computer systems on-board, and employ a range of instrumentation and transducers on the vehicle to continuously monitor, control and optimise the car’s performance during running. This requires both wired and wireless technologies on-board and remotely to the pit.

All important automation

“To produce accurate parts for Formula 1 cars, the machine tools must be proven for their geometrical, positioning and machining accuracies to the highest standards.”

India’s dream to produce and own a Formula 1 car

The all important measuring equipment

To make an Indian Formula 1 car, the best course would be to make one for a foreign racing team. After the Delhi Grand Prix event, some racing teams have spoken about building their Formula 1 cars in India. However, the skills for this are highly specialised in terms of materials, machines, men and of course money! It is not impossible, but Indian aspirants will have to learn this afresh. It is not generally known that Formula 1 car parts such as valves, seats, manifolds etc. are often hand finished by lapping, superfinishing, polishing operations. Assembly discipline is likewise high. It would be exciting to start the building of Formula 1 cars in India, with a foreign team initially, before

Measurement technology is crucial for Formula 1 parts manufacture. Tolerances are tight, in the micron and sub-micron range. The most precise instruments and measuring machines are required. Most are electronic and use extensive software to measure all aspects of size, form and finish to sub-micron accuracy levels.

It is a ‘material’ world Formula 1 cars are an amalgam of various materials in their parts. Aluminium is used in engines, high alloy steels for the gearbox and transmission, and body parts are made of fibre-composites. Machine tools such as turning and machining centres, special machines, gear cutting

F1 cars will require automated machining and processing. However, since the volumes are low, automation in the conventional sense of handling and transport are not required. The entire car assembled weighs around 650 kg, and body parts are so light that they are lifted by hand and assembled, even in the course of the race.

Formula 1 racing flags big business opportunities for the Indian machine tools sector With the successful conduct of the Delhi Grand Prix, India can bid to take a part of the business opportunities that Formula 1 offers. For this, the best machine tools and a highly skilled workforce need to be brought together. Formula 1 manufacturing is highly knowledge based, and even the machinist must be aware of the importance of the part s/he is making, and the vital role of precision. There is no room for errors. It is a challenge, but one that can be taken on by Indian manufacturing industries. However, the F1 field does not guarantee profitability! It is more a passion, than a strict business venture. Do not jump into F1 manufacture just because you enjoy the race and its mean machines! December 2011 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 119


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In pursuit of your passion Riding high on passion has been the success formula of many a great people. With India entering into the race track of Formula 1 – the pinnacle of motorsport – machine tool manufacturers are on a high to accelerate their growth prospects.

Gautam Doshi, Advisor, IMTMA and Consultant, Productivity and Quality Improvement Services

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here do you find passionate people? For sure, there were many such people present at the Formula 1 circuit in Greater Noida. Be it a Vijay Mallya or a Sachin Tendulkar or a Sebastian Vettel or even a Shahrukh Khan – all are driven by passion! They are totally devoted in the pursuit of excellence. They need no benchmark as they set the benchmark for others. Excellence in their chosen field is their trademark. They have overcome all external challenges, and are now surpassing themselves and that is the only remaining challenge for them. All interviews with these passionate people clearly demonstrate their devotion. 120 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

They enjoy their work! They enjoy the challenges that their work brings them. The machine tool industry anywhere in the world is for passionate people, who enjoy overcoming challenges. All manufacturing processes use machines, be it automotive, railways, aerospace, pumps consumer durables, white goods or even process plants like cement, food processing, etc. To continuously upgrade and innovate their products, new machines are required, which need increasing sophistication in terms of quality and productivity. These machines therefore, need innovative designs. The parts of these highly sophisticated machines need to be manufactured on metal-cutting and metal-forming machines. Sometimes, the challenge is to machine and maintain a size, which is

one-twentieth the diameter of a human hair. How does one control a machine to manufacture parts of such high precision? In medical science, for example, orthopaedic, dental, etc. cutting-edge solutions are sought where there are nanometric dimensions. What machines and processes will be required to manufacture machines, which will produce these parts with nano dimensions? Can one imagine the technology required? Who will do this? Surely, people who have excelled in their profession, people who are passionate about their work – people who will take up these challenges at the cutting edge. In the machine tool industry, there is a saying that, “Only fools enter the machine tool industry, where the smart businessman is wary and having once entered they never leave. This is because, one cannot make big bucks in this industry, as it has huge risks; being on the cutting edge. They never leave because the machine tool industry throws up the maximum technical challenge for mechanical engineers. Due to this reason, most machine tool companies are promoted by technocrats. One never finds a multi-national or large business house in the machine tool industry; no Tatas or Birlas or Ambanis. Only passionate people survive in this industry, which is dominated by familyowned companies. The Formula 1 motor sport has fired the imagination of many young Indians for motor-racing sport. Surely, some Indians are going to venture into manufacturing racing cars and motor bikes. How to make an engine, which will develop the power to race at 300 km/hr? How to reduce every gram of weight so that the complete engine power can be converted into the speed of the vehicle? What about the suspension? What about the parts that will be used to control the vehicle at these high speeds? These will throw up huge challenges for machine tool builders in India. Exciting days ahead!


Workholding equipment Insight & Outlook Workholding Equipment Changing facets of clamping solutions .........................................126 Industry Views Vijay Sarda, Director, East Coast Magnets .................................128 Satish Sadashivan, SCHUNK Intec India ...................................130 Titanium Machining Establishing the right spindle connect .........................................132 Clamping Solutions More of a system than a device .....................................................140

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Changing facets of clamping

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While assessing the precision of cutting a material, it is equally important to assess the perfection with which the job is held. In this pursuit of achieving high-precision machining, a lot of emphasis is being given on incorporating latest cutting technology and high-end machines, but selection of workholding equipment has still not found a prominent platform in the manufacturing process. The Indian machine tool industry needs to direct its attention towards better clamping devices to ensure perfection in machining insists Debarati Basu.

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machining. Hence, it is important to select and invest in the right kind of workholding as ensuring these would not only enhance precision in machining, but would also add value to the process in terms of increasing efficiency, decreasing errors and material wastage, avoiding accidents and reducing the cost of manufacturing. Nonetheless, a lot needs to be done to increase awareness in the industry on the range of workholding equipment offered globally. Emphasising on the need to

select the right kind of workholding equipment Satish Sadashivan, MD, SCHUNK Intec India, avers, “The industry needs to emphasise on choosing proper workholding solutions. The scenario today is such that instead of investing in better clamping devices that would prove beneficial for future generation machining, the industry uses work holders that would simply perform the task at hand. In order to lower the cost in mass production, sufficient thought is not given to work holders.

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Workholding Equipment The industry needs to look beyond and have a futuristic approach.”

Key to optimum machining When it comes to adopting cost effectiveness in the manufacturing process, work holders are probably the first element to be compromised on. A major portion of the Indian industry today is accustomed to using the conventional clamping devices and very little thought is given to the inclusion of new technologies evolving across the globe. Elaborating further Sadashivan says, “Innovations in the market happen as per the requirements of the industry. There are different types of components being machined today. Apart from the standard components, there are also delicate and high-precision components. Conventional workholding devices do not meet the precision required to clamp such sophisticated components. For this, the industry has been constantly working towards innovating better work holders.” The global market, however, has evolved and innovations have reached unimaginable heights to develop perfect workholding solutions for manufacturing.

Changing with time Innovations in the manufacturing sector and emerging complexities in machining offer an impetus for improving clamping devices. From using sophisticated materials with complex designs to manufacturing micro-sized tools for performing intricate machining, work holders have undergone a transition to meet the required demands of the industry. A look at the various clamping solutions this segment has come up with for the industry over the yearsMechanical Vices: They are one of the most preferred clamping solutions in the industry. Mechanical workholdings today involve complex fixtures at par with the machines being used in the industry. Commenting on the same Lajpat Rai, MD, Airtech, Dharwad, says, “Dimensional part tolerances will be tighter than they are now. As designers strive to make machines run faster, last longer and perform more accurately, the

demand from a chuck for precision is also likely to grow. An expensive CNC lathe cannot afford to have a workholding device of inferior quality. An inaccurate chuck will result in inaccuracy in the component machined.” Magnetic Chucks: This technology has brought in a revolution in clamping solutions. Even though the technology had various limitations, research in this segment has overcome most of the hurdles so as to be recognised as one of the most reliable form of work holders. “The use of magnetic technology has been a revolution. Magnetic clamping can effectively clamp ferrous materials and unless the component is very asymmetric or with intricate and complicated geometries, which compromises on the area of contact, magnetic clamping today form the best solution to clamping. However, magnetic clamping is yet to find acceptance as an innovative workholding technology,” adds Sadashivan. Vacuum clamping: The rise in the use of sophisticated materials has given vent to the industry to explore areas where effective clamping can be done by vacuum. This technology is optimally being used in aerospace machining where clamping of delicate material requires a solution beyond conventional technology. While research in this technology is going on across the globe, India is yet to pick up momentum in using vacuum as a new clamping solution. Ice clamps: If vacuum is still not the solution, ice clamping is the answer. This technology is picking up momentum globally where highly delicate machining of components with irregular shape can be clamped using ice. The technology, though nascent, has opened up avenues of going beyond indescribable solutions. Ice clamping provides the flexibility of clamping any component with any intricate structure and also providing the advantage of clamping the component from every direction hence, assuring strength during the machining process. Technology evolution in this segment is inexhaustible. But a careful section of the correct workholding equipment

as per the machining specification will ensure optimum results. The industry, instead of relying on standard devices, should focus on customised solutions, which would ensure the best use of technology.

GenX solutions The main driving force behind evolving technology in workholding solutions is to provide better grip on the component, minimise the set up time and increase the productivity with minimal error while machining the component. The growth of various segments of the industry and demand for high-volume production also has a major focus on having lithe clamping devices, which proves to have quicker change over time of a tool from one job to another. Automation on the shop floors also emphasises on this need for having clamping solutions, which can comply with the speed of various manufacturing processes. Expressing his views on the same, N Sriramulu, President, ITW Chemin, elaborates, “The industry is becoming very competitive mainly because of cost fluctuations. We need to be working on our toes as opportunities in this segment are plenty. People are coming up with new models of machines and cutting tools, which offer us vent to innovate. Gone are the days when huge volumes justified investment. People are looking into the concept of cell manufacturing. In the new age workholding equipment, chucks and fixtures we are trying to reduce the set up change time, increase the productivity without compromising on the quality and eliminate unnecessary pre-machining operations. Today, we are trying to convince the customers that instead of two machines the same work can be done by one machine, thereby reducing the cost in terms of manpower, overhead costs, etc. There is a lot of competition in this segment.” After vacuum and ice, this industry is looking forward to even more flexible work holders, which would ensure optimum clamping of any given component with any given shape. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Industry Views

Amid various types of workholding equipment available in the market, magnetic clamps are still an untapped area. Even though this technology is not new, the usage of this type of workholding devices is still sparse in the industry. Vijay Sarda, Director, East Coast Magnets tells Debarati Basu that this is the best time for the industry to explore magnets and enhance better grip for precision machining. Excerpts.

Q Magnet – a better solution for

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There are different types of clamping devices in the market like mechanical vices, conventional clamps, hydraulic clamps and vacuum. But magnetic clamps are still one of the most unexploited technologies in this industry. Over 60 years back, magnetic clamps were used only in surface grinding machines as that kind of machining required very light cutting. Today, magnetic clamps are being effectively used for clamping jobs for any kind of machining. There are two essential things required for magnetic clamping – the job has to be on the bed and obstructions between the clamp & the material should be minimal. In other types of clamping devices, the machining required near the clamping area cannot be done perfectly as the clamps, which hold the job, add to the obstruction. However, magnetic clamps ensure clamping of 100 per cent area of the job without intruding in the machining process. As a result, the entire material can be machined easily from any given angle.

many advantages; the only drawback being the fact that it cannot clamp non-ferrous materials. Apart from this, power failure also poses a major constrain for power magnetic chucks. Additionally, continuous flow of current generated heat can cause deformation of the material, which would translate into inaccuracy in the final machined product. To overcome these issues, the industry later came up with electro-permanent magnetic chucks. These chucks have the safety of the permanent magnets and advantages of electromagnets. The biggest advantage in these new chucks was the fact that electricity needs to be passed only for two seconds. So, in the cycle time of an entire machining process, the power consumption is for two seconds in the beginning to clamp the tool and two seconds in the end to send a reverse current, which would release the material. This process saves power. Depending upon the job, various types of magnetic chucks have been developed today.

Q Overcoming challenges Q Use of magnets as a clamping

device over the years‌ The industry initially used permanent magnets for clamping. While these were easy to use, they had the drawback of size, considering that they had to be moved manually. These magnets were later replaced with power magnetic chucks, which were electro magnetic in nature and could be manufactured in any size. The use of magnets has

Innovations to overcome the drawbacks of magnetic chucks are developing at a rapid pace. Various factors are being taken into consideration, especially while machining, to make magnetic chucks suitable for providing optimum clamping in any given situation. We were among the first Indian companies to patent solid top magnetic chucks, which eliminated the damage of epoxy due to overheating.


Industry Views Machining cannot be restricted to ferrous applications. The industry today is using various types of ferrous and non-ferrous materials as per the machining need. We have developed one of the most advanced technologies in magnetic chucks, whereby ferrous materials can be directly clamped, while non-ferrous parts can be clamped in the T-shaped slots. Also, the need to clamp uneven jobs is being met by fixing spring blocks on the magnetic bed, which would adjust according to the uneven shape of the material being machined.

Q Tackling competition In the industry today, magnetic clamps form only around five per cent of the various types of workholding devices in use. This means that this segment has huge scope for development considering that 95 per cent of its potential is yet to be tapped. This technology definitely needs more exposure in the industry. Even in the global market, these clamps are not very popular. However, the industry is now eventually confronting the fact that labour and space are the biggest factors affecting manufacturing today. People in the industry do not have adequate knowledge about this form of clamps and instead, opt for conventional devices. However, more exposure and training can change the perception and gain wide acceptance for this new technology.

Q Magnetic clamps vs. conventional devices The main advantage that magnetic clamps provide is the quality of machining. Improper fitting of a job can lead to an accident, breakage or inaccuracy in machining. Also, a magnetic chuck holds the entire material, which offers better grip and ensures proper machining. In the case of any given material, the basic role of work holders remains the same despite different tools being required for machining. However, the time taken between job changes is a critical aspect in the manufacturing process. A magnetic chuck saves time during job changing, thereby increasing production rate and eventually decreasing the cost.

Q Future of magnetic chucks Not many Indian companies manufacture magnetic chucks, which gives manufacturers scope for development and innovation. However, major competition comes with new types of clamping devices entering the market. Today, magnetic clamps are being used in every possible sector, including machining of expensive materials for aerospace, railways, automotive, heavy engineering fabrication and various other sectors of the machining industry. The industry needs to open up to new technologies. Instead of focussing on primary investment and quick return on investments, it needs to focus on quality and precision of machining that new technology offers. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Industry Views New generation machines and components, which assure high-precision machining, need to be supplemented with equally high quality work holders. However, the cost-conscious industry, for long, has been neglecting this small segment. Satish Sadashivan, MD, SCHUNK Intec India tells Debarati Basu how the right selection of work holders can bring about a revolution in machining. Excerpts.

Q Competency of the industry

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Innovations in the market happen as per the requirements of the industry. In India, however, the industry is accustomed to using mechanical fixtures and is satisfied using conventional devices. The industry only considers other options when conventional systems cease to provide a solution. Modern machines assure precise machining. But, in this process, the industry cannot afford to select work holders casually as precision machining depends on proper positioning of the component during the machining process. The international scenario, on the other hand, is very different. A thorough investigation into workholding devices is made before making any investment. The Indian industry is gradually marching towards incorporating sensitive workholding devices that match the machining process. For delicate and precise work pieces, the clamping system needs to be sensitive. In such cases, care has to be taken to ensure that clamping devices do not deform the work piece. We have equipment, which sets the clamping positions. The devices are precise. They repeat over a large number of cycles (half a million cycles) within 5 or 10 microns and give reasonably high stroke possibility. Precision is relative to stroke – smaller the stroke, better the precision.

Q Of workholding equipment

and robotics Manual handling of components cannot match the speed of the production process that the industry has achieved today. In such a scenario, robotics will dominate the shop floor as it will ensure

consistency in quality and reliability. As for subsequent workholdings, loading and unloading of the component during the process will play an important factor. With robotics in place, we can envisage moving fixtures where the robot itself will hold the fixture and move around the spindle required for machining. In this situation, sensory systems will become very important for robotics to ensure proper, timely and quick clamping and declamping of work holders. While robotics will ensure precision machining, work holders also need to provide similar level of precision to complete the equation. The increasing demand from the industry will bring in optimum level of automation by the next decade and high precision work holders too will find their place in the system.

Q Transitions in clamping

device materials Lack of rigid and reliable work holders will give products a bad finish. Hence, it is important to have the right kind of clamping devices for different materials. Specialised industries, like aerospace, have been using materials like titanium and Inconel, which are ‘hard to machine’ materials. The usage of such materials over the last decade has subsequently brought in a dramatic change in the scenario of workholdings. Earlier, in aerospace machining, the impeller blades of turbines were held by mechanical holders, which did not give the best result on the machined component in terms of finish and tolerances. Today, the industry has come up with innovative work holders like a set of flexible pins that can easily be adjusted as per the shape of the material being machined. Unlike mechanical vices,


Industry Views these are clamped at various points around the component to offer higher strength while machining. The latest trend in this industry today is ice clamping. In this technology, a delicate work piece with infinite symmetry is held into position using the freeze concept. Water is sprayed onto the work piece to be placed on the icing plate. The temperature is controlled with compressed air to the freezing point and the ice formed clamps the work piece. The additional advantage of this technology is the cooling of the machined areas without additional coolant. However, the technology is used in a limited way the world over and has specific application areas. Also, customers usually have issues pertaining to minor machining on the finished product. Clamping finished areas of the component leave clamp marks. For this, we have come up with a solution of using non-metallic workholdings made of fibre reinforced plastic, which do not leave holding marks.

Q Challenges faced On the global platform, the Indian manufacturing scenario is recognised mostly for its cost-competitiveness. As a result, Indian manufacturers adopt severe cost-effective production processes when they have to supply to a competitive international market, which, in turn, deters them from selecting high-end work holders. The international market, however, has already embraced the technology. Convincing Indian manufacturers to look at high-precision work holders in terms of long-term investments rather than cost per component expense is a challenge. We have sufficient technology and are one step ahead of the machining capacity but the industry should generate that demand for high-end clamping technology. The industry needs to think beyond the initial investment and bring in a holistic vision.

Q Scope for workholding segment As a new trend, we have been supplying workholding equipment not only to machines tool builders, but also for

assembly lines and metrology. Here, the same workholding can move the work piece to different stages of the manufacturing process within five microns of accuracy.

Q Dealing with competition It is an open market. There are various categories and every supplier has a market in every segment – be it low or niche. With technological advancements as well as growing quality consciousness, machine builders today do not want to compromise on quality. An industry that seeks to become globally competitive cannot work with low quality machines. Fortunately, Indian manufacturers have realised this and are upgrading their technology to meet the needs of the future.

Q Next level of clamping devices One can only imagine a totally flexible work holder, which will work on the concept of a jelly and would be able to hold any component and material. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Titanium Machining

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he advent of the aerospace industry in the country and the fast growing automotive sector has changed the entire equation of how components are machined. The need for lighter components has brought in highly sophisticated materials like titanium, which promises to offer components properties such as lightweight as well as high strength. But this has also compelled the industry to take a leap from the conventional machining processes and revamp every aspect of manufacturing. With highly sensitive and sophisticated material in place, which is to be machined in an expensive machine embedded with the latest technology and high-precision cutting tool, the entire dynamics of machining can go for a toss if the spindle connection for the cutting tool does not match the requirements of the process. Talking about the need for the same, Vivek Maheshwari, GM – Sales, Kennametal India Ltd, says, “Building today’s modern aircraft, many engineers are switching to high-strength lighter alloys like titanium for component materials to increase fuel efficiencies. Machinists are challenged to maximise metal-removal rates to achieve production efficiencies, yet face low cutting speeds and considerably higher cutting forces. Machine tool builders must also provide greater stiffness and damping in their spindles to minimise undesirable vibrations that deteriorate tool life and part quality. When machining tough materials like titanium, cutting speeds are relatively low due to the thermal effects on cutting tools. “In response, machine tool builders have improved stiffness and damping 132 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

on spindles and machine structures over the years. Spindles are being designed with abundant torque at low rotational speeds. Although all these advances add to greater productivity, the spindle connection often remains the weak link in the system,” Maheshwari adds.

Changing equations

The rise in the use of sophisticated materials coupled with high-precision cutting tools for machining garner equal importance for the selection of the right type of spindle connect to ensure optimum quality machining. As Indian manufacturing is stepping up with the global market to be at par with the latest in cutting technology for machining difficult to machine materials like titanium, there is an increased awareness in the industry for proper spindle connect, writes Debarati Basu.

Given its low mass, high strength and excellent resistance to corrosion, titanium has come in as a one-stop solution to various engineering challenges for the new age industry demands. This exotic material has an edge over other conventional materials by being 30 per cent stronger than steel but still being 50 per cent lighter. Similarly, it is 60 per cent heavier than aluminium but twice as strong. The aerospace industry today is the single largest market for titanium products. Titanium applications are most significant in jet engine and airframe components that are subject to temperatures up to 1,100°F. In automotive applications, titanium is used in engine valves, connecting rods, wheel-rim screws, exhaust systems and suspension springs. Engine components made of titanium increases horsepower and torque while improving fuel economy and reducing issues of noise and vibration. In exhaust systems, the use of titanium reduces material weight by approximately 50 per cent as compared to other conventional systems. This automatically increases the product life. Machining of titanium alloys requires cutting forces, which is only slightly higher than those needed to machine steel. But these alloys have metallurgical


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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Titanium Machining characteristics that make them somewhat more difficult to machine than steels of equivalent hardness. Classifying titanium as a difficult to machine material comes with reasons of it being a poor conductor of heat. Most of the heat generated during the operation gets concentrated on the cutting edge and the tool face. This material also has a strong chemical reactivity with materials in the cutting tools at tool operating temperatures causing galling, welding & smearing and rapid destruction of the cutting tool. Titanium also has a low modulus of elasticity, which means that the work piece tends to move away from the cutting tool unless heavy cuts are maintained. Slender parts tend to deflect under tool pressure and cause chatter. Rigidity needs to be maintained in the entire machining process. Hence, the requirement for an appropriate spindle plays a major role in maintaining the rigidity while machining. Emphasising on the need for rigidity, Mukund Bharadwaj, Deputy CEO, Guhring India Pvt Ltd, explains, “For optimum machining, the machine needs to be equipped with an appropriate tool holding mechanism and the spindle should be rigid enough to support the machining process by facilitating the user to set the required speeds and feeds. Additionally, the spindle should be sufficiently rigid to take the cutting forces that get generated while machining titanium when these high parameters are run on the machine.”

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machining is commonly characterised by the use of high feeds and aggressive depths of cut. With ongoing advances in cutting tools, there is a need for a spindle connection that makes the best utilisation of available power possible,” says Maheshwari. Several different types of spindle connection have been developed over the last few decades. Due to a good cost benefit position, the 7/24 ISO taper became one of the most popular systems in the market and was used successfully in many applications. But it had its limitations in terms of accuracy and speed. The advent of face contact represented a major step forward over the standard 7/24 taper. The combination of face contact with

While all the advancements made in the machining process add to greater productivity, the spindle connection often remains the weak link in the system. 7/24 solid taper provides higher accuracy in the Z-axis, but also presents some disadvantages, like the loss in stiffness at higher speeds or high side loads. Most of these tools in the market are solid and the spindles have relatively low clamping force. Connection stiffness is limited, as radial interference needs to be kept to a minimum. Required tolerances to achieve consistent face contact are thus very tight, thereby leading to high manufacturing costs. “It is very critical to ensure that the connection from tip of the tool to the spindle is sufficiently rigid i.e., the right kind and right size of adaptors avoiding usage of additional units like extensions or adaptors have to be used. The clamping of the tool in the holder should be rigid enough to enable the forces to be transmitted to the machine spindle and in turn to the machine frame. It is also important to maintain the spindle temperature as the high forces that are generated heat up the

spindle, which could lead to some other machining difficulties,” explains Bharadwaj. While machining tough materials like titanium, cutting speeds are relatively low due to the thermal effects on cutting tools. In response, machine tool builders have improved stiffness and damping on spindles and machine structures over the years. Spindles have been designed with abundant torque at low rotational speeds. “The spindle connection must provide torque and restrained bending capacity compatible with machine-tool specifications and the requirements for higher productivity. It becomes obvious in end-milling applications, where projection lengths are typically greater; the limiting factor is a spindle interface’s bending capacity. The most critical parameters of a taper-face spindle connection are the clamping force and radial interference,” says Maheshwari, adding, “Kennametal’s response to this traditionally weak point has been with the next-generation KM4X. Some systems may be able to transmit considerable amount of torque, but cutting forces also generate bending moments that will exceed the interface’s limits before torque limits are exceeded. The combination of the KM4X system’s high clamping force and interference level lead to a robust connection and extremely high stiffness & bending capacity for greatly improved performance in titanium machining. KM4X overcomes the limitation on the bending capacity present in other connections, which allows maximum available spindle power and torque to be utilised in critical operations like milling of high-strength materials.”

Choosing wisely is the key Manufacturers today have several spindle interface choices when making a machine tool investment. With more materials that are tougher to machine, which requires considerably higher cutting forces, choosing a spindle connection wisely to achieve maximum cuttingedge performance is indispensable in the manufacturing process. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in


INSIGHT &&OUTLOOK INSIGHT OUTLOOK Clamping Solutions Clamping Solutions

More of a

system than a device Machine tools have always been the backbone of manufacturing. They have lent unwavering support to the manufacturing process, which faces the mixed challenges of technological advancements and economies of scale. Workholding has always been an inseparable part of the machining process ever since its inception. Although the basic underlying principles pertaining to workholding are still applicable till date, there is much more than what meets the eye in the backdrop of modern day machining manufacturing. A peek into the mysteries of this complex world.

ust like innumerable human beings work day in and day out to pursue their relentless pursuits in this fastpaced world, there are countless machines that work incessantly to produce implements & devices – the needs of which are indispensable in this complex cyclic evolution process. Similar to their human counterparts, the machining of micron-precise parts from automotives to aerospace, electronics to medical, which churn out in volumes, undergo high levels of

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stress. Yet they have to ensure that they constantly attain their ‘goals’!

Challenges to face As demands in terms of accuracies and features on the produced mechanical parts grow to increasingly tighter specifications, the workholding process, which holds the key to consistent repetitive manufacturing production, faces innumerable challenges. Computerised Numeric Controls (CNC) deployed by the modern

machine tools of today are built to highly precise levels of axis motions. Complex profiles on the parts are being machined on five-axis (and more) machining centres. As the rigidities of the machines are able to withstand higher depths of cut & feed rates with lesser vibrations – which can affect the machined surface finish – similarly, the workholding is expected to perform in rigidity and reliably hold the job or work at precisely predefined coordinate positions. And injection moulds with


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complex and multiple cavities with the strictest of manufacturing tolerances take the challenge a step further. This implies that there is a need for a workholding system, which is more than just a mere holding device like a basic vice, or which plays an important role in the precision referencing of a work piece with reference to machine axes. Repeatability of the order of lesser than a couple of microns, as offered by leading workholding system producers, paves the way for ensuring this accurate referencing. This is because the work travels from machine tool to machine tool and from one process to another without incurring the expensive and unproductive resetting times.

Trends witnessed The machining field – applied to mould & die as well as precision parts manufacturing – is undergoing rapid changes with regard to the practicalities of the process. More dependence on

computer software sweeps in, in every nook and corner of the manufacturing process right from CAD design, parts and fixtures, 3D models, CNC programmes for cutting paths (CAM), in-process critical measurement checks, quality inspections on CMMs, links to ERP systems and so on and so forth. Each and every stage needs numerical referencing for alignment of the ‘soft’ programme to the actual ‘hard’ physical part. A workholding system offers the solution to either walk through or babysit the work precisely. This shows promise to the advanced ‘machine shops of the future’. Zero-point tooling systems are setting the standard for the part machining industry. Wastage of setup time in dialing on machine and mallet knocking is fast becoming a primitive technique. Workholding tooling systems are applicable to all production machining processes such as milling, turning, EDM die sinking, wire cut EDM, grinding and so on and so forth.

Automation and robotics The moment we think of ‘machine shops of the future’, within the blink of an eye flashes the visual of a robot working in place of a man carrying out the tedious tasks that go on in a tool room. Automation is certainly a trend that is catching up, not only in the advanced western world where it is fairly established today, but also in third-world developing countries, apart from big names like India and China, where plenty of manpower is available. Automation, in this context, does not merely restrict itself to being defined as a robot performing a physical task like holding, lifting, placing and moving a work piece in place of a man. Instead, in modern day machining, it refers to ‘automation’ of the entire process, including the ‘soft’ steps as computer data transfer, which arrives at the right place, at the right process and at the right time. The intelligence of this automation uses RFID or similar chips on each and every work piece to capture its identity and whereabouts throughout

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Less dependence on specialist and manpower, which is both hard to find and retain

  

Less recurring costs as salaries Less scrap due to human error High productivity and lesser machine hour rates to stay competitive in the market.

the entire manufacturing process. This enables online tracking of the multi-machine process for constant consistent control. A good, reliable and precise workholding system lays the necessary foundation or platform for the launch of automation of the machining process. The machining process, basically being a machine-driven task, offers the right situation for an automatable process to remove the infrequent manual interventions, which call for stoppage or downtime or unproductive idle time of the machine.

Future outlook Workholding on machine tools of modern age has undergone a paradigm shift from the conventional work clamping methodology. It will see more of a system-based approach rather than a system merely based on discreet components or devices. As the machine tool industry undergoes technological advancements, workholding will have to follow suit. The rapid and infinite possibilities being ushered in by IT in this globalised world will retain the pace of demands thrust on manufacturing. This promises a future that holds in store a positive outlook for the machining industry. It promises a future where there is light, though somewhere near to the end of the tunnel. Nandkumar Deshpande, GM, EROWA, South East Asia Singapore. He is also responsible for the Indian market. E-mail: nandkumar@erowa.com

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Automates programming By encapsulating repetitive procedures and best practices into easy-to-execute routines, CAM software has enabled employees to stay focussed on value-added tasks, facilitated its efforts to automate production and contributed to improve productivity and profit margins. Since the Garey family purchased the eep recessions have a way Engineering services company in 1980, its steady growth has of forever transforming Decimal Engineering is a full-service required periodic facility expansions and the business landscape, precision sheet metal fabricator and investments in new equipment. and companies that machine shop specialising in the survive often emerge electronics, telecommunications, medical, Morphing from job shop to custom far different than they once were. computer, automotive and marine manufacturer, however, proved to be One example is Decimal Engineering, industries. Managed by brothers Alan, the largest undertaking in the shop’s a shop that entered the downturn as Mark and Kevin Garey, the secondhistory. In fact, capital investments for a contract manufacturer and emerged generation family business employs 85 2008 and 2009 totalled $ 1.8 million. as a provider of custom parts and people and occupies a 40,000-squareWhile a significant portion of those funds engineering services. The company cites foot facility in Pompano Beach, Florida. went toward an automated laser cutter Edgecam software from and other new fabricating Planit Solutions (Forest equipment, the transition Lake, Minnesota) as a started with the machining key part of the investment side of the business. Older that made this transition CNC machines have been possible. By encapsulating retired in favour of such repetitive procedures and equipment as a nine-axis best practices into easyturning centre from Mori to-execute routines, the Seiki (Hoffman Estates, software has enabled Illinois) and two automated, employees to stay focused pallet-changing H400 on value-added tasks, HMCs from Kitamura facilitated the shop’s efforts (Wheeling, Illinois). to automate production, As a result, what began and contributed to as a tool room to support improved productivity  Edgecam’s simulation capabilities save time by ensuring that operations proceed as the sheet metal fabricating planned, which translates directly into greater productivity and profit margins. operation now accounts for

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Automation Trends a full third of the company’s revenue. Flexible manufacturing systems like the Kitamuras enable lights-out production overnight and on weekends. This holds down costs on both larger-volume part runs and short-run jobs programmed to run sequentially. The shop can also achieve tighter tolerances and more easily meet just-in-time delivery targets, among other gains. The bottom line is that the company’s investments have enabled it to take on more complex work from more demanding customers with deeper pockets, says Alan Garey, President, Decimal Engineering.

On the upgradation mode Of course, getting the new equipment to meet its full production potential required the shop to abandon its long reliance on 2 1/2-D CAM, so it upgraded to the multi-axis Edgecam Pro system. However, the Garey brothers emphasise that the software’s benefits go beyond simply providing the capability to program the shop’s new machines. It has essentially taken over many of the repetitive, tedious tasks that previously required significant investments of time and knowledge from the shop’s most valuable resource—its people. As a result, employees can concentrate on bolstering customer relationships, outperforming competitors and winning new business. These benefits begin upfront, where the software saves time for the seven full-time engineers the company now employs to review, design or redesign customer jobs. As part of its transition to providing product development and engineering, the shop has moved to full 3D CAD design and solid modelling by bringing in SolidWorks design software from Dassualt Systèmes and upgrading its Autodesk Mechanical Desktop and AutoCAD systems to Autodesk Inventor. This has improved the shop’s ability to ensure that parts work for the customer upfront, before even a prototype is produced. However, engineering revisions and translation problems would be a significant burden on programmers if the new design systems could not 144 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

effectively integrate with the company’s CAM package. Enter Edgecam’s Solid Machinist module, which provides tight associativity with both of these programs. Mark Garey, Engineering Manager, says Solid Machinist ensures that no data is lost in translation when importing or revising part designs, regardless of the originating system. Additionally, it allows reloading part revisions, which provides a handy way to accommodate engineering changes between repeat jobs—or even within a job—without having to modify the underlying part program. “If we change a part model in Inventor or SolidWorks, the programmer is automatically notified and can download the latest revisions,” he notes.

 Alan Garey displays a missile control system part produced on the nine-axis Mori Seiki turning centre in the background

Strategy manager Beyond the engineering stage, Edgecam enables the shop to simultaneously standardise and automate part programming. This is done in large part through the software’s Strategy Manager, a visual, flowchart-oriented approach to manage the programming of repetitive machining operations. For example, Decimal machines holes in practically every part. Although there are countless ways to machine a hole of a given depth and diameter, the company can typically identify one particularly effective method. Strategy Manager captures and stores such standard procedures as routines and subroutines that can be called up as-needed for any given job, the programmer explains. “Almost as soon as we got started, we found that Strategy Manager reduces programming input effort in making holes by as much as 80 per cent,” he says. Strategy Manager’s effectiveness relies on input from other software features. For example, the strategy for any given machined feature involves a particular combination of tools, machining sequences, specifications and tolerances, all of which are managed by the software’s tool store module. Similarly, the CAM system’s feature finder ensures that programmers will not miss a given feature, no matter how complex the geometry. Another time-saving software feature

 A cover for a small electronics assembly undergoes operations on one of the shop’s Kitamura machining centres

for Decimal is Edgecam’s builtin graphic simulation capability. Simulation presents programmers with precise digital representations of manufacturing operations, complete with the appropriate cutting tools, workholding, tool paths, operation sequences and other facets of the process. By ensuring that parts are machined as the shop intends, this capability virtually eliminates wasteful trial runs and time-consuming program tweaks on the shop floor. Machine tool utilisation and profit margins have increased significantly, due in no small part to Edgecam’s contributions to the new 3D culture on the shop floor as well as the standardisation and automation of processes. Moreover, the shop has realised its goal of producing its own custom products and providing customers with engineering services.


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Strategy: In-depth Analysis

Strategic planning in business is important from the perspective of the long term health of any enterprise. Figuring out where the business is headed is fundamental to strategic planning, and charting out growth plans has become mandatory for all organisations. The Indian machine tool manufacturers too need to concentrate on various business aspects to compete with global players and meet the growing demands in the country. By Nishant Kashyap

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ndian machine tool industry is witnessing considerable growth in terms of local demand, which is also grabbing the attention of global players, who are setting up their facilities in the country to strengthen their presence here. In addition, industries such as, automotive, aerospace, energy, infrastructure and steel – the customers of machine tools industry – are booming in a big way, thereby opening up new avenues for Indian machine tool builders. All these point towards the significance of making the right business plan to tap the potential to the fullest.

customers successfully. Extensive R&D provides competitive advantage and also facilitates entry into new markets, besides increasing revenue generation. It enhances brand value and enables the company to pave the path towards innovation. But the industry has a long way to go in this regard. As India has become the global manufacturing hub, machine tool manufacturers need to invest more in R&D to offer best technology to its customers and keep pace with the growing demand. The investment in this field would determine Indian machine tool manufacturers’ competitiveness vis-àvis the developed countries.

Focus on R&D In recent times, R&D has become the pillar of success. Providing the best technology and sophisticated machines has become the need of the hour for all industries, machine tool sector not being an exception. Indian machine tool manufacturers have also realised the importance of investing in R&D to meet the changing requirements of

Technical collaboration The Indian machine tool companies should enter into technical collaboration with global leaders in the arena, so that machines of international standards are available in the country at lower and competitive prices. Companies can remain in the forefront of supplying leading technology to the end-user by

collaborating with industry leaders in software development and machine design areas. The collaboration can also include activities like production, planning and the development of machines, as well as sales and services. Moreover, such collaboration will be helpful for exploring the opportunities worldwide, facilitating technological advancements, and gaining a competitive edge.

Skill development Human capital is one of the most vital assets in any organisation on account of its efficient functioning. As a result, companies are increasingly focussing on training and developing to attain competitive advantage and drive their value. Incorporating training and development processes into metal working industry is significantly associated with immediate operational benefits. The introduction of new technologies has reduced the demand for unskilled labour and raised the importance of advanced skills and competencies in the December 2011 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 149


Strategy: In-depth Analysis industrialised economies, which clearly indicates that skill development should be viewed as a lifetime endeavour. Most companies often do not pay much heed to this aspect and hiring is done in an unprepared manner without much planning. It is important that each employee meets the expectation of the company for achieving its long-term and short-term objectives. The die & mould industry calls for highly skilled manpower; Indian companies need to select the right candidate to deliver the right technology.

After sales services With growing competition the world over, after sales service has become the key business strategy. The clients emphasise on quality consistency of products and services from any brand. The consumers’ confidence can be gained by ensuring that they get the same or better quality every time. Consistency makes it easy for customers to choose the service, and results in repeat orders, thereby bringing in customer loyalty. A loyal client base and customer support cannot be created with discrepancies, but with dependability and consistency. After sales service helps in keeping the customers satisfied. Customer service enables proper communication of their needs to the product or service provider. Focussing more on after sales service will help machine tool companies know what their customers want and expect from them. Thus, they can offer customers desired products that will satisfy their needs.

Environment-friendly solutions Growing concerns towards environment are pressurising companies to adopt green technology. Nowadays, customers are demanding environment-friendly machines that reduce wastage and have a direct impact on overall revenue. It takes a lot of valuable energy and materials to manufacture products, and the resulting industrial waste can be difficult to manage. Reducing and recycling waste becomes imperative here, as it can bring in huge savings in terms of money and 150 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

resources. An audit can identify simple ways to easily reuse waste without extensive capital investment.

Rigorous marketing Marketing is perhaps the most important aspect of any business, beyond product, distribution, pricing or location. A company’s brand forms its identity in the world. Marketing defines precisely how a customer perceives the brand now, and its future prospects. It makes a huge difference, as it has the power to impact all decisions big and small, of the customers. The machine tool manufacturers need different type of marketing efforts to focus on potential customers and increase the brand visibility in the industry.

Effective waste management system Waste and energy is a significant part of operating costs in industries as it directly affects the overall revenue of an organisation. Waste management refers to managing the effective use of waste and other industrial affiliates. It takes a lot of valuable energy and materials to create and manufacture products and the resulting industrial waste can be difficult to manage. Reducing and recycling waste becomes imperative. Capturing and recycling waste during the manufacturing process can save money. An audit can identify very simple ways to easily capture and reuse waste without extensive capital investment. Through better waste management, companies can even enhance their public image by understanding the impact of their use of the precious resource on the community at large. In this rapidly growing manufacturing world, waste management has become a key strategy to save cost and increase efficiency. Most of the manufacturers have realised that to be competitive, they must have effective waste management system.

Adopting lean manufacturing Initially, lean manufacturing was implemented in automobile industry only, but its phenomenonal success made other industries like metalworking

to implement the same. Indian machine tool industry has also shown their interest in lean manufacturing. The industry manufactures almost complete range of metal-cutting and metalforming machine tools. The industry is booming with high growth in the domestic as well in the export market. Till date, all the growth has been possible because of foreign machine tool manufacturers and their valuable experience. Being an import driven industry, Indian machine tool manufacturers are trying hard to become a complete solution provider and manufacture sophisticated machines to compete with global giant. To achieve this, many Indian companies are adopting lean manufacturing and Six Sigma process. The Indian metal working industry is relatively labour intensive by global standards and is in transition stage with low cost base for exporting labour intensive products. In coming years, to be competitive, the Indian machine tool builders need to adopt lean manufacturing and other quality standard techniques in their system.

Constant upgradation Innovation has become the stepping stone to success in the present times. Only those who continuously upgrade their technology will survive in the industry. In the contemporary market, customers have more choices than ever before, which pave the way for machine tool builders to continuously evolve in its design and development of products. The research spending as a percentage of sales among Indian firms are low when compared to that of companies in developed nations. Today, business environment has become dynamic with more demanding customers and fierce market competition. Many Indian firms have increased their R&D expenditure and are coming up with sophisticated solutions. To stay ahead in the competitive race, Indian machine tool manufacturers will have to embrace innovation as the key strategy for development. nishant.kashyap@infomedia18.in


Tips & Tricks: Preventive Techniques

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for reducing work hardening during machining High temperature-resistant alloys can be difficult to machine as they generate high cutting forces during the process, leading to high pressure and heat, which in turn results in work hardening. By Swapnil Pillai

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Always keep cutting tools sharp.

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The machine tools and the workpiece must be firmly held to prevent vibration and chatter.

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The process should be run at the recommended feeds and speeds for the material being machined. If these are incorrect, tool rubbing will increase heat.

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Good lubricants should be used, especially for heavy cuts at relatively slow speeds. Thinning with paraffin is recommended for higher speed finishing cuts to keep the workpiece and tools as cool as possible.

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While drilling, it is recommended to run at constant feed whenever possible.

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Use rigid set-ups between tool and workpiece to counter workpiece flexure.

During tap breakage, the cause may not be the tap, but a work-hardened hole.

The depth of cut must be such as to prevent the tool from riding in the workpiece.

Use proper tool maintenance as it helps reduce work hardening problems.

Interrupted cutting must be avoided wherever possible as a greater degree of work hardening occurs as the tool enters the workpiece.


Reality Check: CNC Machine Myth 1: Anybody can run a CNC machine

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Often, managers working in companies that use Computer Numeric Controls (CNCs) might have started their careers in other areas. While this is not necessarily a drawback, managers with limited shop experience cannot always understand what is actually going on in the shop. Here are five frustration-causing miscues that have been noticed among management and shop employees.

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Fact: While there are applications that have been engineered in order to enable a person with minimal training to operate a CNC machine, these applications are few and far between. The reality is that a CNC operator must perform several tasks that require knowledge and skill. Common operator tasks include workpiece loading and unloading, cycle activation, cycle monitoring, workpiece measurement, acceptability evaluation, statistical process control reporting, sizing (offset) adjustments, and dulltool recognition and replacement. The more operators are expected to do, the more they must know – and more training must be provided.

Myth 2: If a job has been run before, it will run without problems in the future Fact: When a set-up person is having problems with a job, it is not unusual to hear a manager say something like ‘I thought we had run that job before.’ The assumption is that just because the job has run in the past, it will run flawlessly in the future too. However, any difference between the way the job was run in the past and the way it currently is running could potentially cause a problem. Variations must be eliminated in order for jobs to run consistently without problems.

Myth 3: Once a new job is running, you should be able to predict when a production run will be completed Fact: With hot jobs, it is tempting for managers to start predicting when the machine will finish a production run. After all, managers are in contact with demanding customers. May be the machine has a five-minute cycle time and it takes 30 seconds to unload and load. With 200 parts to run, the job should be completed in about 18 hours theoretically, but other factors determine how long it will actually take to complete a production run. How long will cutting tools last? How long will it take to replace dull tools? Can the operator keep up with the machine? With repeating jobs, managers should be able to make this prediction. However, accurately predicting when a new job will be completed may be impossible.


Reality Check: CNC Machine Myth 4: G-code programming is a thing of the past

Myth 5: CAM system programmers do not need a machine shop background

Fact: Many managers believe that all CNC

Fact: New programmers seem to have one of two backgrounds: shop experience or computer experience. Admittedly, CAM systems do simplify the task of developing programs – a person with limited shop experience can easily get through the creation of a CNC program. However, programmers with limited shop experience tend to take what they are given while those with extensive shop experience will make the CAM system give them what they want.To create the most efficient CNC programs, a programmer must know about processing, machining operations, cutting tools, cutting conditions and how set-ups are made. They must also be able to direct the set-up people and operators, who use the programs, they create. Again, a CNC programmer must possess a good understanding of basic machining practices to win the respect and confidence of experienced shop personnel.

programming is done using the company’s CAM system. But they must remember that the output from any CAM system is G-code – the same kind of G-code that manual programmers write out longhand. Of course, it is the G-code program that the CNC machine actually runs. If a set-up person has a problem that requires a program to be changed, it is often quicker and easier to change the G-code at the machine than to have the programmer make the changes in the CAM system, recreate the G-code program and send it back to the machine. Changing programs at the machine requires an understanding of G-code programming. There are other reasons why CNC people should understand G-code programming. If a programmer is to judge the quality and efficiency of G-code programs generated by a CAM system or modify the way G-code is created, he or she must understand G-code. If some jobs are simple, it is often quicker to manually correct the program than to use a CAM system.

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Projects New projects and expansion activities are the barometers of industrial growth. These also present business opportunities to service providers like consultants, contractors, plant & equipment suppliers and others down the value chain. This feature will keep you updated with vital information regarding new projects and capacity expansions being planned by companies in the metalworking and allied industries.

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Federal-Mogul Corporation Project type New facility News Federal-Mogul Corporation is planning to develop a new brake f riction manufacturing facility in Chennai to serve the OE and aftermarket segments for automotive, construction, railway and industrial customers. The company expects to employ approximately 300 people when the facility is in full operation. The investment for new facility is expected to be approximately $ 15 million. Project location Chennai Project cost $ 15 million (estimated) Implementation stage Planning Contact details: Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Ltd 10th Floor, Paras Twin Towers Sector-54, Golf Course Road Gurgaon, Haryana Tel: 0124 4784530 Fax: 0124 4292840 Email: support.ho@federalmogul.com --------------------------------------------Compressor

Atlas Copco (India) Ltd Project type New facility Project news Atlas Copco (India) Ltd is building a new factory at Chakan, Pune. The new facility will produce stationary industrial compressors and portable compressors with construction expected to be completed by the second half of 2012. The outlook for 156 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

India’s economic development remains good and the company foresees strong growth in compressors in industries like oil and gas, power generation, heavy industries (such as cement and steel), infrastructure, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, along with broad general manufacturing industrial sector. Project location Chakan, Pune Project cost Not known Implementation stage Under construction Contact details: Atlas Copco Compressor A division of Atlas Copco (India) Ltd, Sevanagar, Dapodi, Pune 411 012 Tel: 20 3985 2302 Fax: 20 3985 2344 Email: keerti.lele@in.atlascopco.com --------------------------------------------Integrated manufacturing facility

General Electric Project type New facility News The global conglomerate General Electric (GE) will set up its first integrated manufacturing facility in India at Pune, Maharashtra with an upf ront investment of ` 1,000 crore. W ith this multi-technology and multi-business facility on 60 acre, the company will provide jobs to about 2,000 people and expand its product portfolio to increase its market share and revenues in India. Project location Pune

Project cost ` 1,000 crore Implementation stage Planning Contact details: GE India Industrial Pvt Ltd 71/1, Shivaji Marg New Delhi Tel: 011 2592 8185 Fax: 011 2592 8088 Email: query@ge.com --------------------------------------------Two-wheeler

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) Project type New facility Project news Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), the two-wheeler unit of Japan’s Honda Motor, is setting up its third plant with an investment of ` 1,000 crore. The new facility is spread across 350,000 sq m at Narsapur industrial area, will be operational by the first half of 2013. The new plant will have a capacity of 1.2 million units a year and will employ 3,000 people. Project location Narsapur industrial area Project cost ` 1,000 crore Implementation stage Under construction Contact details: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd IMT Manesar Gurgaon Haryana - 122050 Tel: 0124 2290911-19 Fax: 0124 2290891 Email: customercare@honda2wheelersindia.com


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Event List - National January 19-24, 2012; Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru

CHENNAI

INDORE

AURANGABAD

Tamil Nadu Dec 8-11, 2011

Madhya Pradesh Jan 6-9, 2012

Maharashtra Feb 17-20, 2012

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

IA India

CeMAT India

International trade fair for process and production, automation and industrial building automation; December 69, 2011; Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru

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, 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

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

ELECRAMA - 2012 Held biennially since 1990, the event has become the world’s largest confluence of power transmission and distribution community; January 19 – 22, 2012; at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

MDA-India The event will highlight the latest technologies in motion drive and automation (Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Electro Mechanical Transmission); December 6 - 9, 2011; at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru For details contact: Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd B 303 - Dynasty Business Park Andheri Kurla Road, Chakala, Andheri - East, Mumbai Tel: 22 4005068, Fax: 22 40050683 Email: info@hmf-india.com Web: www.mda-india.com

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For details contact: 501, Kakad Chambers 132, Dr Annie Besant Road Worli, Mumbai Tel: +22 2498 4226, Fax: +22 2497 5140 Email: mumbai@ieema.org Web: www.elecrama.com

IMTEX Forming 2012 and Tooltech 2012 International exhibition focussing on the exhaustive range of forming technologies in engineering applications. The concurrent event – Tooltech 2012 is dedicated to cutting tools, tooling systems, machine tool accessories, metrology and CAD/CAM;

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

Modern Machine Shop The event offers an ultimate platform to demonstrate potential and futuristic technologies in the product segment to a large cross-section of business visitors, from the entire engineering industry; April 5-8, 2012; Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pune 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@imtma.in Web: www.imtma.in

AMTEX 2012 AMTEX (Asian Machine Tools Exhibition) has constantly strengthened its position as one of the largest shows of machine tools, machineries and manufacturing technologies in the Asian region. The event will showcase the latest advances in Machine Tools and manufacturing solutions; July 27-30, 2012; Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. For details contact Triune Exhibitors Pvt LTD 25, 3rd Floor, 8th Main Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore – 560 052. Tel: + 91-80-4330-7474 Fax: + 91-80-2235-2772 Email: info@triuneexhibitors.com Web: www.triuneexhibitors.com


Event List - International METAV 2012 The event is ideally suited for opening up new markets and building new contacts. Exhibitors benefit from its cogent exhibition concept which attracts decision-makers in the revelant markets and brings supply and demand sides together. Visitors gain an overview of the full scope of goods and services of modern production technology; February 28 – March 3, 2012; Fairgrounds Düsseldorf, Germany. For details contact: Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken eV (VDW) Messeabteilung / Fair Department Corneliusstraße 4 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tel. +49-69-756081-53/54 Fax: +49-69-756081-74 Email: metav@vdw.de Web: www.metav.com

China CNC Machine Tool Fair China CNC Machine Tool Fair (CCMT) has been successfully held since 2000 in Shanghai every year. It has developed into one of China’s biggest machine tool and metal-working exhibitions; April 16 -20, 2012; Nanjing International Expo Center, China. For details contact: IMAG - Internationaler Messe - und Ausstellungsdienst GmbH Am Messesee 2, 81829, München Germany Phone: +49-89 9492 2113 Fax: + +49-89 9492 2114 Email: reinhard.willenbuecher@imag.de Web: www.imag-db.de

SIMTOS 2012 SIMTOS 2012 will be divided into five brand pavilions by exhibit product ie metal cutting and die & mould working, press & metal forming, cutting-off & welding tools & related equipment, CAD/CAM, measuring system & robotics and motion controls; April 17 – 22, 2012; Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), Seoul Korea. For details contact: 4th Fl Tower Crystal Building, 1008-1 Daechi-dong, Kangnam-gu,

Seoul, 135-280, South Korea Tel: +82-2-3453-2721 Fax: +82-2-6280-2721 Email: intl@simtos.org Web: www.simtos.org

MACH 2012 MACH organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), attracts almost 450 exhibitors and over 20,000 visitors who will showcase some of the best innovations and latest developments from the manufacturing technologies sector; April 11 – 16, 2012; NEC Birmingham, UK For details contact The Manufacturing Technologies Association 62 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3PS, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7298 6400 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7298 6430 Email: info@mta.org.uk Web: www.mta.org.uk

AUSTECH 2012

E J Krause & Associates, Inc 6430 Rockledge Dr Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20817 Tel. +1 301 493 5500 Fax. +1 301 493 5705 Email: swagart@ejkrause.com Web: www.expomanufactura.com

INTERMACH 2012 The show focuses exclusively on industrial machinery and aims at introducing the latest high-tech machinery and cutting edge technology from around the world; May 1720, 2012; at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Thailand. For details contact: UBM Asia (Thailand) Co Ltd 503/23 K S L Tower 14th Floor Sri Ayuthaya Road, Kwaeng Thanon Phayathai, Khet Rajathewee, Bangkok 10400 Thailand Tel: +66 0 2642 6911 Fax: +66 0 2642 6919 E-mail: info-th@ubm.com Web: www.ubmthailand.com

The show exhibits with new manufacturing technologies and techniques to cut costs. More than 10,000 decision-makers regularly attend Austech and National Manufacturing Week to get ideas, find innovative ways of making things and solve manufacturing problems; May 8 -11 2012, Sydney Showground Sydney Olympic Park, Australia.

The 10th exhibition will serve as a platform to network with pioneers from machine tools, precision engineering and metalworking technology sector; July 3 – 6 July, 2012; at Saigon exhibition & Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

For details contact AMTIL Suite 1, 673 Boronia Road Wantirna, 3152, Victoria, Australia Tel: +61 3 9800 3666 Fax: +61 3 9800 3436 Email: kwarren@amtil.com.au Web: www.amtil.com.au

For details contact: Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 1 Jalan Kilang Timor 09-02 Pacific Tech Centre Singapore 159303 Tel: +65 6233 6638, Fax: +65 6233 6633 Email: mta@sesallworld.com Web: www.mtavietnam.com

EXPO MANUFACTURA 2012 An important international business forum for the processing and manufacturing industry, the event will integrate new technologies and latest innovations in the processing and manufacturing industry; March 6 – 8, 2012; Cintermex, Mexico.

MTA VIETNAM 2012

The information published in this section is as per the details furnished by the respective organisers. In any case, it does not represent the views of

For details contact: Kara Swagart

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Event Preview

Chennai Dec. 8-11, 2011. Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam

Enthralling engineering enterprises Tamil Nadu continues to be a favoured destination for investments not only for the service sector but also the manufacturing industry due to several factors like the availability of abundant talent pool and the infrastructure facilities including sea, air, rail and road network. Catalysing growth to the next level is the fourth edition of Engineering Expo Chennai, scheduled to be held from December 8-11, 2011. This edition will further augment the industrial activities that are synonymous to the competitive spirit of Engineering Expo and the state as well. By Bhargav T S apan has identified Tamil Nadu as one of the most potential states for investments recently, and towards this, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has signed a bilateral economic co-operation agreement with Tamil Nadu. The agreement is a feather in the cap for the state as it has been identified as a potential investment destination by none other than an industrially advanced country like Japan. It is estimated that about 240 of the 725 Japanese companies are already in Tamil Nadu and many more investors are looking at the state as an attractive investment destination. According to a senior State Government official, the joint Steering Committee of METI and the State Government have identified several infrastructure projects in the state. He added that the government has plans for establishing a Japanese industrial cluster near Chennai.

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Fostering development Acting as a key enabler in propelling the growth of the manufacturing and service sectors in the state is Engineering Expo Chennai organised by Infomedia 18. The fourth edition of the Expo to be held in Chennai will be a conducive platform in amalgamating the capabilities of the state with the specific needs of the industries. “The paradigm of Engineering Expo participation has grown beyond

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Engineering Expo Chennai stats

175+ exhibitors 12,000+ expected visitors ` 45 crore worth business expected 44,000 sq ft exhibition area 5,000+ products to be showcased 26 cities to participate expectations and become the hub for all engineering activities like manufacturing, designing, construction and EPC projects,” states Abhishek Goyal, Marketing Executive - Transformer Division, Electrotherm India. Countries like Korea, Japan and Thailand have evinced interest in investing in the state particularly close to the major ports. Tamil Nadu has a unique distinction of having three major ports – Chennai, Tuticorin and Ennore. It also boasts of having the first corporatised port – Ennore, in the country. “Opportunities are abundant in the areas of power, including renewable energy; roads and minor ports development; water augmentation; wastewater treatment; logistics and industrial parks,” asserts

M Velmurugan, Executive Vice Chairman, Guidance Bureau, Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. The State Government is facilitating investments through exclusive industrial estates for industries from these countries. With Chennai emerging as the hub of international investments, the government is concentrating on improving the urban infrastructure. According to the industrial development authorities, the government will launch two special programmes – Chennai City Development Mission that will include the suburban areas with an allocation of ` 500 crore; and an Integrated Urban Development Mission for other cities and towns at an investment of ` 750 crore. A separate project for the industrial development of the southern districts is also in the pipeline involving creation of a self-sustainable industrial growth corridor on the MaduraiTuticorin highway. A detailed project has been prepared with locations identified for creating clusters of investment regions for manufacturing, agricultural business, knowledge hubs and tourism. These projects

Opportunities are abundant in the areas of power, including renewable energy; roads and minor ports development; water augmentation; wastewater treatment; logistics and industrial parks. M Velmurugan, Executive Vice Chairman, Guidance Bureau – Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.


Event Preview will be implemented through publicprivate partnership, the government sources reveal.

Growth catalyst The State Government, apart from large industries, is also looking at accelerating the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with additional incentives. The first step will be a three per cent interest rebate on loans provided by the Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation. Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation has identified over 2,256 acres in 25 locations to promote industrial clusters for MSMEs. The government is also revamping land pricing policies to simplify the processes. According to Goyal, since 2009, Tamil Nadu has become the major hub for most of the manufacturing industries. “The Engineering Expo has become an ideal place for companies in various manufacturing sectors to showcase their product strength. It extends its purpose to both buyers and sellers of engineering products. On one side where the sellers can cater to a large potential client group, even the buyers are made aware of the latest technological changes, which in turn help them choose the best product. Secondly, considering the level of competition in cities like Chennai where most of the companies have entered a price war, platforms like Engineering Expo are the best way to invest in marketing and reach out to a larger clientele,” he adds. Sandeep Khosla, CEO – Publishing, Infomedia 18, states, “The last three editions of Engineering Expo have contributed immensely to the engineering and service industries from this part of the country. Besides, it has significantly benefited the small and medium enterprises in spreading their wings, as the event provided an ideal platform to connect the buyer and the seller. As we look forward with further value-additions

The paradigm of Engineering Expo participation has grown beyond expectations and become the hub for all engineering activities like manufacturing, designing, construction and EPC projects. Abhishek Goyal, Marketing Executive – Transformer Division, Electrotherm India.

for even better experience and reach to the target audience, we welcome all large, medium & small industries in manufacturing & servicing sectors to be a part of the fourth edition of Engineering Expo in this exciting journey. We are sure that the Expo will catalyse the business prospects of the manufacturing community significantly.”

The Chennai advantage With its strong base in MSME, Engineering Expo Chennai offers a unique advantage by not only providing

The government will launch two special programmes – Chennai City Development Mission that will include the suburban areas with an allocation of ` 500 crore; and an Integrated Urban Development Mission for other cities and towns at an investment of ` 750 crore. new opportunities for enhancing the business but also for augmenting the existing process with cost-effective technologies. Though it is a common phenomenon, MSMEs are the worst affected due to the rising cost of finance and volatile raw material prices. There are options for these enterprises to become competitive. Inorder to stay afloat, it is necessary to look for innovative technologies to reduce the cost of manufacturing while satisfying the customers’ specific requirements. In this scenario, Engineering Expo Chennai gains significance as its helps

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One-stop destination More than 175 exhibitors, from diverse engineering and service industries are expected to participate in Engineering Expo Chennai. To be held in Chennai Trade Centre, which is about six kilometre from the Chennai airport, the event will have participants from several industrial segments including machine tools and accessories, hydraulics and pneumatics, instrumentation, light and medium industries, automation, electrical and electronics, material handling equipment and process plant machinery and equipment. Major industrial associations including Tools & Gauge Manufacturers Association of India, Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association, Electroplaters & Metal Finishers Association of Tamil Nadu, and Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry will participate in Engineering Expo Chennai. Visitors are expected from varied industrial segments including automotive, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, process equipment, light & medium engineering and a large student community. The third edition of the Engineering Expo held in March this year generated a business worth around ` 34 crore. The exhibition saw machinery movement of over 87,000 kg and generated about 5,500 business leads. Just like the past editions of Engineering Expo, the forthcoming event will also provide an ideal breeding ground for collaborations between companies with significant growth in terms of exhibitors, visitors and innovative technologies displayed. bhargav.t@infomedia18.in

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Event Report

Redefining success, epitomising growth

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he success story of Gujarat stands out as one of the most dynamic growth stories in India. Recognised for its vibrancy and entrepreneurial spirit, the state has carved a niche among the most industrially developed regions in the country with respect to investment, production value and value-additions in the industrial sector. It houses a number of multinational corporations, private sector enterprises and medium & smallscale units. In such a scenario, trade fairs assume great significance as they provide a platform to companies to interact with customers directly, and thus foster business and trade. Doing exactly this for a decade, in the state where it originated, Engineering Expo organised by Infomedia 18 Ltd has emerged as one of the major trade platforms for the industry by catering to the needs of the manufacturing fraternity. Held between October 14-17, 2011, Engineering ExpoAhmedabad was well-organised and offered a plethora of business opportunities to both exhibitors and visitors. Substantiating this fact, Nilesh J Dalal, Proprietor, J D Corporation, said, “The event was conducted in a most efficient manner. It was extremely wellplanned and everything seemed to be just in the right order. Moreover, unlike other events, I received more quality customers here. In present times, events like these have become important, as otherwise, it would not be possible to reach all the customers at one go as they are scattered all over the state.”

Grand opening The inauguration function was graced by the presence of Chief Guest Ravi Kapoor, Chairman – Gujarat Chapter, Indian Chemical Council, & M D Heubach Colour Pvt Ltd; Shaileshbhai D Kava, President, Machine Tools Manufacturers’ Association, Rajkot, & M D Shailesh Machine Tools Pvt Ltd; Hemendra C Shah, Vice President (Commercial) 164 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011

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Gujarat, renowned for its vibrant and buoyant economy, has been at the forefront of industrial growth. In this backdrop, Engineering Expo Ahmedabad 2011 proved to be a catalyst in accelerating this growth further by bringing the industry veterans from the manufacturing sector together under one roof and offering ample business opportunities. Meeting the expectations of exhibitors and visitors alike, the Expo completed a decade of excellence in the state and promised to define new horizons in its next edition. A report by Avani Jain. and Chief Financial Officer, Elecon Engineering Co Ltd, along with Sudhanva Jategaonkar, Associate Vice President, Infomedia 18 Ltd. Industry veterans not only felt that the event facilitated the growth of the industry but also believed that the present day events have improved over the years. “I have been visiting various exhibitions since the last 15 years, and i am experiencing substantial change being witnessed today. Earlier, the number of visitors were not substantial and even the organisers lacked the vision. But now, the exhibitions have become lively and attract many visitors as evidenced at the Engineering Expo,” said Kapoor. This mega trade show was seen as an encouraging step by the distinguished guests, from the industry’s point of

view. Shah opined, “Engineering Expo Ahmedabad served as an ideal meeting point for exhibitors and customers. While it offered the opportunity to exhibitors for showcasing their products and generating business leads, it also enabled customers to explore competitors’ products at one place; and these further facilitated on-the-spot decisions on their part.” During the event, an exhibition directory featuring the list of all exhibitors participating in the Engineering ExpoAhmedabad was also unveiled.

Vibrant Gujarat The state’s economy and overall development have gathered momentum over the past few years, and specifically the engineering industry has witnessed an increase in investments in the last couple


Event Report of years. “The engineering industry in the state has been registering a growth of more than 22-25 per cent every year. In the wake of automation and new technologies, the industry is growing remarkably well. In such a scenario, events like the Engineering Expo act as a catalyst to boost the industry,” said Shah. Talking about the emerging sectors in Gujarat, automobile industry holds a prominent place. In this regard, Kava said, “The growth of auto industry in the state is a positive development for the machine tools industry. This has led to the setting up of many new companies in Rajkot, solely dedicated to the requirements of this sector. Rajkot is one of largest manufacturing hubs for machine tools, and houses around 600 players in this segment, with majority being the smalland medium-scale enterprises.” He added further, “Trade shows like the Engineering Expo help customers in getting the actual feel of the products. As for the exhibitors, they can compare their products with those of their competitors and take steps for further improvement.”

Valuable experience for exhibitors Engineering Expo Ahmedabad showcased the best in terms of engineering innovations & technologies and served as a platform for the business fraternity to grow and gain a competitive edge. Being an all-inclusive engineering show, the event provided an opportunity to exhibitors from various sectors to spread awareness about their products and services. “The event provided a platform to spread awareness about my company, which besides being a Fenner distributor also deals with many other products. I have got good response from customers. Undoubtedly, Engineering Expo is better than any other exhibition on several counts, be it the organisation part of it or the products on display,” noted Harsh Jain, Director, P K Transmission Products Pvt Ltd. The exhibitors received an overwhelming response and generated many leads having the potential to

generate revenues. To this, Hardik Panchal, Director, Jekson Machinery Pvt Ltd, said, “Engineering Expo has seen many genuine visitors this time. We have received many enquiries and some of them have already been converted into orders.” Another exhibitor Bhavin Siddhapura, Partner, Macht Exim LLP, added, “The event has turned out to be better than what I expected. It helped customers to know about different companies and their products. More importantly, it conveyed the message to customers that now they can get everything in Ahmedabad and do not have to travel to other places for the same.” The Expo not only met the expectations of the regular exhibitors but also that of the new entrants. “This is the first time I am taking part in any exhibition. I have got good response for the gate automation product and I have already sold 10 of them,” expressed Major Amitava Mittra, Chief Operating Officer, BGI Engitech Pvt Ltd. Seconding the thought, Karan D Trivedi, Executive Director, TIMS Internationals, stated, “One word that would describe this exhibition is‘excellent’. The organisers have done a good job.” Highlighting the long-term fruitful association with the organisers, Vishal Dhandhukiya, G M - Operations, Bhavya Machine Tools, said, “Promotional activities are the need of every company and for the very same reason we are connected with Engineering Expo since many years.”

A sense of contentment The event attracted several visitors from leading industrial centres such as Vadodara, Rajkot, Gandhinagar among others, who were on the look-out for latest in engineering solutions that can improve their business prospects. Their satisfaction with the show could be gauged from the fact that most of them are eagerly looking forward to the next year’s edition. Abhinav Srivastava, Technical & Marketing Consultant, Asteam Consultants, said, “I have been coming to the exhibition since last three years as it helps me in

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180+ exhibitors 11,789 visitors 15,000+ products displayed ` 74 crore worth business generated 4,312 sq m exhibition area 87,000 kg machinery moved 12 cities participated finding the potential clients. I am looking forward to come in the future as well.” The Engineering Expo provided a common networking platform for leaders in the industry to showcase their products, and this helped the potential customers in taking better business decisions. “I usually visit exhibitions like these with the objective of finding out new potential suppliers, which otherwise are not known to us,” commented Pankaj Pandya, Manager - Purchase, Metso Minerals (India) Pvt Ltd. Another visitor, A K Mehta, Assistant General Manager, General Mechanical Works Pvt Ltd, said, “We are manufacturers of engineering products, and at present, we are looking for welding equipment for our factory. Engineering Expo has helped me to gather information about the various products in this segment available in the market.” It is not only the organisers who believe that the event has evolved over the time but even regular visitors share the same sentiment. Srivastava averred, “With time, Engineering Expo has grown bigger and better. This can be gauged from the fact that every year, new companies are added to the already existing long list, which truly indicates the signs of growth.” Maintaining the growth trajectory and taking the next step ahead, the upcoming edition of the Engineering Expo will be organised in Pune from November 18-21, 2011. Don’t miss it. avani.jain@infomedia18.in

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Book Review Author: Alan Overby Price: ` 1,800

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Mechanical Design This sourcebook provides a thorough explanation of ASME 14.5, the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standard which is used primarily to communicate engineering configurations from the designer to the manufacturer. It teaches the principles and practical applications of GD&T in an easy-to-understand manner. GD&T begins the discussion of each control with a definition, and then describes how the control is specified, interpreted, and inspected. Detailed drawings help illustrate the topics that are discussed in this book. Study questions and problems at the end of each chapter emphasise key concepts and serve as a self-test.

CNC Machining Handbook This book provides complete coverage of building, programming, and implementing a CNC machine. The author provides a thorough exploration of the entire CNC process from start to finish, and includes information on all topics, such as guide and transmission systems, motors, the controller, drives, peripheral devices, and programming the software that makes the CNC run. CNC Machining Handbook covers everything from the raw materials to finished product. The book explains the actual mechanics and specific steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application.

Author: Gene R Cogorno Price: ` 5,200

Reviewed by: Ashutosh Singh, General Manager, Hind Tools India Pvt Ltd Available at: Detech Media, 22 Rajmahal, 4th Floor, Sir M V Road, Opp Telly Gully Park, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 069 • Tel:022 6575 4649/98336 73979 • Fax: 022 2265 4657 • E-mail: detechmedia@vsnl.net 166 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - December 2011


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

CNC lathes Lakshmi Machine Works offers CNC lathes (model Pilatus 25T) that have clear interference free swing, 260 mm diameter: large working clearance for use with 250 mm (10”) diameter chuck, lesser chances of a collision. These lathes take a 250 mm diameter chuck and yet provide ample working clearances as well as interference free tool setting. Full 11 kW is available between 296 rpm onwards through use of a gearbox. Features include double row cylindrical roller thrust bearing and double direction thrust angular ball bearing for spindle extremely durable; large front bearings for spindle, 100 mm diameter stable machining; cartridge type spindle: perfect bearing preload and ease of maintenance; linear motion bearing guideways for both X & Z axes; pitch error compensation, a standard feature of closer part-to-part repeat accuracies; tool turret indexing using hydromotor; tool holders for inch dimensioned tools available on request; OD and ID tools at any turret station; and detachable coolant tank ads to ease of maintenance. Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu Tel: 0422-236 0512, Fax: 0422-236 0029 Email: mtdsales@lmw.co.in, Website: www.lmwcnc.com

Heavy-duty lathes Machine Tools Traders (Madras) offers heavyduty lathes (Microcut series), manufactured by Buffalo Machinery Co, Ltd, Taiwan. These lathes are developed and designed to provide optimum performance with high cutting power while providing versatility for use in a wide range of industries, like general purpose machine shops, machining industry, power industry, mechanics industry, paper plants, ship yards, etc. Features of these lathes include: single-piece bed casting for maximum rigidity; hardened and ground precision for top slide; headstock clutch and brake; massive heavy-duty headstock; natural and removable gaps; and variable spindle speed. Machine Tools Traders (Madras) Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-2522 0485, Fax: 044-2522 0786, Mob: 09940063403 Email: nehal@mtt1970.com, Website: www.mttmadras.com

Vertical turning centres Okuma Corporation offers VTR-160A double-column vertical turning centres. The double-column design provides good performance and rigidity along with high machining capacity inherited from the company’s double-column machining centres. Okuma’s thermofriendly concept provides outstanding thermo stability for highly accurate machining (optional). Thermal deformation overtime is

less than 20 μm (X-axis direction) (8°C room temperature change in 8 hours). Maximum turning diameter can be 1600 mm x 1250 mm, while cross rail travel is 600 mm, Z-axis travel is 900 mm and maximum load at 10000 kgs. Okuma Corporation Ltd Aichi - Japan Tel: +81-58795 7825, Fax: +81-58795 6074 Website: www.okuma.co.jp

Surface grinding machines Atul Machine Tools offers a wide rnage of precise hydraulic and manual surface grinding machines. The design of these machines make easy movement of reciprocation table that provide V & flat (guide) ways lining with Turcite–B for easy movement. These are handscraped to fine tolerance. The manual surface grinding machines have working surface with manual oil dip of 225 mm x 450 mm / 300 mm x 600 mm; and also are also hydraulic. Wheel head spindle is hardened and ground, and runs on precision angular contact bearings. These are driven by flange mounted motor through flexible couplings. Wheel head microfeed is 0.002 mm. The surface grinding machines manufactured are as per IS standards. Cylindrical grinders and lathe machine are also available. Atul Machine Tools Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-6542034, Fax: 0281-2360227 Email: info@atulmachine.com, Website: www.atulmachine.com

Permanent demagnetisers Champion Industries offers permanent demagnetisers that are made from supreme quality raw materials to facilitate durability and performance. These products permit a quick and continuous elimination of ferrous contaminants from steel rods, pipes and wires. They are also offered in plate form as well as aperture form. Minimum voltage requirement is 230 V AC. These products are produced strictly adhering to national and international quality standards. Bench and tool demagnetisers remove magnetism that builds up on metal hand tools. Some of these small demagnetisers are AC powered whereas some use permanent magnets. Champion Industries Surendranagar - Gujarat Tel: 02752-231741, Mob: 09898166908 Email: parthesh_acharya@yahoo.com

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Products Lathe machines

Multi-flute thread mills

Hi-Ton lathe machines offered by R V Machine Tools are robustly designed and suitable for mass batch production. These lathe machines combine all the features expected in heavy-duty production lathes with great efficiency and are ideal for all sliding, surfacing and screw-cutting operations. Various technical features available are: hardened & ground bedways, maximum swing-over the bed at 495 mm, maximum swing in the gap at 810 mm, maximum swing over cross slide 290 mm, admit between centers available are 500, 1000, 1600, 1915, 2525 and 3135 mm. The main spindles are threaded nose type 75 mm dia x 8TPI with MT-4 type spindle sleeve bore. Sturdy tailstock has MT-4 type quill bore having a quill travel of approximately 158 mm. The lathe machines have very wide variety of attachments and could also be supplied with taper turning attachment, rear tool post with long cross slide, Norton gear box, reversing arrangements for main spindle and hydraulic copying attachments.

The use of long inserts and multiple flute holders on the Vardex multiflute indexable thread mills (MiTM) from Vargus promises unparalleled reductions in cycle times for the generation of medium and large threads. With Vardex MiTM, the super fast thread milling system, multiple flute holders allow significant increases in feed rates. And the use of longer-than usual inserts (25 mm & 40 mm) enables a reduction in the number of machining passes, especially when producing long threads. The range also includes additional tools MiTM 24, for small bores from M14.5 x 0.5, and MiTM 41 for large pitches up to ISO 6.0 mm. These inserts are supplied with varying numbers of teeth in a variety of pitches and are offered in a range of threading standards. Conical and shell mill holder styles are available to suit the thread and pitch size required. The housings, which are machined from 42CrMo4 900 N/mm² steel, require a number of M20 threads, at a 2.5 mm pitch and 35 mm deep on both main housing faces.

R V Machine Tools

Vargus India

Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-238 8552/3, Fax: 0281-236 6552 Email: sales@newdilip.com, Website: www.newdilip.com

Gurgaon - Haryana Mob: 09899073393 Email: prasad@vargusindia.com, Website: www.vargus.com

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Products Servo motors

Drilling machines

Cheng Chang Machinery Electric Co manufactures and offers a wide range of high-performance servo motors that include SVM, SPM, SVMA series, linear motors (LPM series) and torque motors. These are designed and manufactured to worldclass standards. The servo motors are used in a variety of machines, which include injection moulding machines and blow moulding machines, press punching machines, packaging machines, etc. With high reflection, low torque and low electric energy, a series of servo motors can provide efficient performance to keep wide power output. With high compatibility, the servo motors are available in various brands of inverters and drivers, such as Siemens, Mitsubishi, Yaskawa, Fanuc, CT, etc. For saving energy cost, the servo motors that are used in injection moulding machines can save 30-70 per cent electric energy. However, the servo motors also provide high product efficiency. Each series of motors can widely comply with machines’ requirements. Linear motors (LPM series) are Cheng Chang Machinery’s main products and can be provided from maximum force of 5000 Nm to 500 Nm. These are not only applicable to photoelectric undertaking, but are also applicable to machine tools.

V P Machine Tools offers pillar-type drilling machines in 25, 32, 38 and 40 mm capacity. These machines incorporate latest machine tools design technology for full production job along with accuracy. The spindles are supported at both the ends by standard and precision taper roller bearings for thrust load. Gears and all other important parts are made from graded castings. Columns are made of ribs seamless pipes of more thickness for vibration-free machining having diameter of 90, 108, 120 and 133 mm. The machines have spindle travels of 145, 175, 240 and 250 mm and also have spindle centre-to-column of 230, 254, 320 and 316 mm. A variety of operations can be handled, such as drilling, tapping, lapping, boring and counter-boring in cast iron, steel and in other metallic and non-metallic materials. The drilling machines are manufactured to reach the need of engineering and other allied industries. V P Machine Tools

Cheng Chang Machinery Electric Co, Ltd Taichung City - Taiwan Tel: +886-4-25624099, Fax: +886-4-25624041Email: sol.power@msa. hinet.net, Website: www.solpower.com.tw

Bhavnagar - Gujarat Tel: 0278-2438334, Fax: 0278-2438334 Mob: 09426261668 Email: info@surajdrill.com, Website: www.surajdrill.com

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Products Cylindrical grinding machines

Cylindrical grinding machines

Devco Industries offers universal cylindrical grinder machines (model UC-450) that are available in eight models. Castings are closely grained and are well ribbed to minimise vibration and distortion. The wheel head spindle runs in bush bearings and the work head spindle runs in taper roller bearing. Wheel head and workhead spindles are heat-treated to achieve dimensional stability and the performance roundness of <0.005 mm. Optional accessories are: mechanical/hydraulic/self-feeding & internal grinding attachment, two-point steady rest, threepoint steady rest, wheel balancing stand, balancing arbour & wheel flange, rapid approach, etc. Also available are mini grinders (model UC-150) with distance between centre at 160 mm and height of centre at 102 mm. Swiveling angle is Âą9-degrees. Traverse speed is 140-260-370-700 mm/min. Infeed of hand wheel is 0.01 division. Grinding wheel size is 250 mm x 25 mm x 76.2 mm. The grinding wheel speed is 2300 rpm and workhead spindle speed ranges from 90 rpm to 360 rpm.

H i - L i f e Machine Tools offers precision c y l i n d r i c a l grinding machines that are suitable for production as well as toolroom applications. These grinding machines are available in different models with centre height 150/200 mm and grinding length 300/500/800/1000/1250 & 1500 mm with internal grinding attachment as optional. Workhead and wheelhead can swivel by Âą90-degrees. Other features include: workhead spindle MT-4 and tailstock with MT-3/MT-4, hydraulically operated rapid approach/retraction of wheel-head slide, slideways coated with Turcite-B, hydraulic and electrical units housed outside machine, automatic infeed at table reversals, electronic dwelling arrangement, and centralised lubrication system. Optional features are: DC drive of workhead for infinitely variable speed, automatic plunge grinding cycle, and hydraulic operation of tailstock. Hi-Life Machine Tools (P) Ltd

Devco Industries Wadhwancity - Gujarat Tel: 02752-243997, Fax: 02752-240926, Mob: 09825343097 Email: devco1980@yahoo.com

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Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2282 1615, Fax: 079-2282 2800, Mob: 09898083890 Email: info@hilifegroup.com Website: www.hilifegroup.com


Products Universal grinding machines Hitesh Engineering Works manufactures and offers hydraulic cylindrical grinding machines (model HEW 450 mm) that are light and heavyduty for high-precision grinding of gauges dies and punches for toolroom application with accuracy on diameter 0.002 micron. The one-piece machine body is made from closed grain casting maximum grinding length of 450 mm and height centre 130 mm. Tables are flat on one side and V on the other side. Turcite-B linear materials coated are precision hand-scrapped to match corresponding surfaced of the guideways. The grinding wheel spindle is made from EN-24 bush for smooth running of grinding wheels. Grinding wheels sizes are 350 mm x 38 mm x 127 mm. Grinding wheel heads are swivelled to 45 degrees with movement through racks and pinions. The workhead spindle has angular contact bearing match pair having 8-speed separate hydraulic power pack unit with 24 V DC solenoid valve. Hitesh Engineering Works Wadhwancity - Gujarat Tel: 02752-241926, Fax: 02752-241036, Mob: 09879877780 Email: info@pitrodagrinder.com Website: www.pitrodagrinder.com

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Products Digital colour mark sensors Lubi Electricals offers SUNX (a brand of Panasonic) LX-100 series digital colour mark sensors that can detect any marking because they are equipped with red, green and blue LED light emitting element. Furthermore, to expand the functionality these sensors come with dual mode, ie, mark mode (ultra high-speed response) and colour mode (high-precision mark colour discrimination) to suit any application. These sensors come with MODE NAVI technology for enhancing features and easy to use. The other special features includes 4-digit digital display, super simple teaching, external teaching, 12-bit A/D converter, D-code, key lock, timer, NPN or PNP outputs, IP67 protection, etc. Amazingly all this comes in the size of 57 mm (W) x 24 mm (D) x 38 mm (H) body. The digital colour mark sensors can be used very effectively in many applications/industries, especially in packaging, food, pharma, textile, plastic, etc. Lubi Electronics Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2220 5471, Fax: 079-2220 0660, Mob: 09327497006 Email: info@lubielectronics.com, Website: www.lubielectronics.com

speed control of these DC motors is by armature control or field control at constants torque and for constant continuous operation, due to incorporation with latest technology, which ensures safe and trouble-free operations under critical conditions. The V-weld imparts heavy strength to the yoke. Armature laminations are of high quality electrical grade steel. Commutator is made from silver-copper-alloy. Electrolytic copper segments are insulated from one another with mica. Riser connections are TIG welded. Armature windings are impregnated with synthetic resin and properly baked at designed temperature to give complete protection against damage from moisture, acids and alkalies. Main poles are made from thick laminations (GI sheet). High-electro graphite carbon brushes are used. Motors are equipped with screen protected dripproof and totally enclosed. External force cooling is provided with blower-mounted motor. Technical specifications include: range from 0.25 HP to 30 HP, rpm: 300 to 3000, voltage: 12 V, 24 V, 110 V, 220 V, 440 V; frame size: 80 mm to 225 mm; conformance: IS- 4722; and ambient temp of 45째C. NBE Motors Pvt Ltd

DC motors NBE Motors manufactures and offers DC motors that are applicable wherever variable speed control drives are used. The

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Ahmedabad 380 024 Tel: 079-2274 0467, Fax: 079-2274 1196, Mob: 09327049213 Email: info@newbharat.com, Website: www.newbharat.com


Products Pallets Sintex Industries offers pallets as per GMP & USFDA norms. These pallets have proven their worth and utility for multifarious applications in different industries. Designed for optimal load bearing capacities, the pallets are manufactured on state-of-the-art plants. These pallets are used by majority industries, like food, pharma, fisheries, engineering, auto, cement, tiles, warehousing, agriculture, superstores, etc, for storage and handling of goods. The pallets have many outstanding features such as: best raw material base, latest manufacturing technique, strong & durable design, extensive testing to ensure quality standards, 100 per cent hygienic, easy to clean & wash, and meets all GMP requirements. The company offers widest range of pallets from a single source to suit all types of requirements. These pallets can also be tailormade under the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s custom moulding service to meet special requirements. Sintex Industries Ltd Kalol - Gujarat Tel: 02764-253500, Fax: 02764-253800 Email: icontainers@sintex.co.in, Website: www.sintex-plastics.com

Milling machines Intelmac offers a complete range of vertical and universal, CNC bed-type milling machines, CNC copy milling machines with electronic tracers and horizontal/vertical machining centres, manufactured by Industrias Anayak SA, Spain. These machines are robust in design and construction with heavy metal removal capabilities at optimum speeds and fees. The characteristic feature of the machines is the construction of the milling head, which features a builtin universal head. The milling head along with the column has the Y-axis movement. Thus the milling machines have a fixed overhang in terms of the distance between the spindle centreline and Z-axis guideways on the column. Model VH features a moving table construction. The column has the Y-axis movement, thus eliminating the need for the cross slide, leading to better rigidity. Models FBZ-H/V and HVM feature a fixed bed, moving column design, which permits heavy components to be loaded on the table. Another unique feature of these machines is the universal milling head, which can be indexed manually or programmed through the CNC to permit five face machining in one setup. Fixed table machines allow pendular machining. The machines can be fitted with various accessories, such as automatic tool changers, CNC rotary tables, multi-spindle heads, etc. Intelmac Machine Tools Pvt Ltd Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2431 8111-14, Fax: 020-2431 8116, Mob: 020-2431 8119 Email: intelmac@intelmacindia.com, Website: www.intelmacindia.com

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Products Vertical machining centres Haas Automation manufactures and offers vertical machining centres (model VF-1) that have 20” x 16” x 20” (508 x 406 x 508 mm) XYZ travels and are built utilising all Americanmade cast-iron components. Like every Haas machine, the VF-1 represents years of ongoing refinement. Customer feedback coupled with the relentless pursuit of perfection sees advancements and designenhancing changes incorporated directly into the production line everyday. These are rugged, small-footprint Vertical Machining Centres (VMCs) that yield reliability and accuracy in a small-framed machine. The VMCs have a 40-taper cartridge spindle driven by a 20 HP vector dual-drive (Y-delta) motor. They produce either 75 ft-lb of torque at a low 1400 P, or 250 ft-lb at 450 rpm with the optional 2-speed gearbox, and can also run up to 7500 rpm in 1.2 seconds for finishing aluminum. The Haas control features advanced tool management, single-button features, 15-inch colour LCD monitor and a USB port. Haas Automation Inc - California - USA Tel: +1-805-2781800, Fax: +1-805-9886918 Email: sales@mtscnc.com, Website: www.haascnc.com

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Products Lathe machines Balaji geared head light-duty lathe machines (series VGL) offered by Vinit Engimech have height of centre 165 mm, length of bed ranging up to 1820 mm, admit between centres up to 1135 mm, main spindle hollow 38 mm, and main spindle nose A2- 4 or threaded type. Dynamically balanced spindles enable the spindles to run at vibration-free motion at 1200 rpm. All gears are made of 20MN CR5 material and fully induction hardened and teeth grinding. The Norton gearbox is able to cut the any of metric, modules and pitch. The bed is made from graded cast iron and flam hardened up to 400 BHN diametral. Also offered are face plates, carrier plates, steady rests, follow rests, motorized coolant pumps with tank & fittings, rear tool posts, quick change tool posts, etc. Vinit Engimech Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-2312091, Fax: 0281-2311935 Email: vinit@balajilathe.com, Website: www.balajilathe.com

Tyre depth gauges Kristeel Shinwa in technical collaboration with Shinwa of Japan has launched tyre depth gauges for the tyre industry. These rugged tyre depth gauges are fabricated in imported stainless steel by EDM wire cutting and fine blanking process. The gauges have 16 blades duly fine edged profiled, along with numbered Thread Per Inch (TPI) size on each blade. These gauges are useful in toolroom to check the lead screw threading tool and to inspect the lead screws. The tyre depth gauges are packed in plastic boxes with Acme thread data sheet for instant reference. These gauges are useful for automobile industries, gear making, engineering workshops, screw manufacturers, etc. Kristeel Shinwa Industries Ltd Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-4225 6666, Fax: 022–4225 6690 Email: sales@kristeel.com, Website: www.kristeel.com

Precision bench lathes International Engineers Corporation manufactures and offers precision bench lathes. These bench lathes are available in two models, ie, gap bed and straight bed in size of 4½ feed. Besides a sample model, one with cabinet type base is also available in both versions. The bench lathe machines have a 6½-inch centre height of headstock, with a 35 mm standard bore spindle (50 mm bore spindle on request is also available). These lathes are ideal machines for small workshops and garages. They are very useful for training students in ITIs, colleges, universities, etc. International Engineers Corporation Ludhiana - Punjab Telefax: 0161-2490123, Mob: 09888176173 Email: iecm_ldh@yahoo.com, Website: www.internationalmillings.com

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Products Wire cutting EDMs Troop Investments offers TP series wire cutting EDMs developed in-house incorporating various innovative proprietary technology and patents. WEDM is the first of its kind to allow for non-streak surface for unmatched machining roughness and multi-cutting capabilities for high precision accuracy. In addition, also offered are 2 distinctive and award-winning wire cutting EDM products based on the TP series, TP-W series and TP-SD series. TP-W series is the largest commercially available wire cutting EDM in the market incorporating Troopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patent for the stationary worktable design to allow for table travel up to 1200 mm and work loading up to 5 tons. TP-SD series is the award winning product for combining the dual function of micro drilling and wire cutting EDM into one compact and convenient machine, allowing for singular reference point and decrease in machine downtime for calibration and setup. AT series die sinking EDM can be configured with 3 distinct controllers to meet specific machining requirements: the entry level ZNC control which is based on standard Taiwanese technology. Troop Investments Pte Ltd - Singapore Tel: +65-67420778, Fax: +65-67412607 Email: singapore@troop-online.com, Website: www.troop-online.com

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Products Radial drilling machines Samson SMTCL heavy-duty all-geared radial drilling machines offered by Machinery & Spares are manufactured with high quality fine grain cast iron and have heavy-duty ribbing, which ensures low vibrations. The gearbox is lubricated in oil bath and the gears are hardened and precision ground Crâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Ni steel gears that enable smooth operation. Arm height is adjustable through an elevating screw and motor and arm clamping is hydraulic. Spindle speeds for model RD-50/1600 range from 25 rpm to 2000 rpm in 16 steps. The drilling diameter in steel is 50 mm and in cast iron is 60 mm. Tapping in steel of M16 is possible. Drilling capacities in other models range from 32 mm to 125 mm, while the drilling radius ranges from 820 mm to 4000 mm. Machinery & Spares Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-6796 9719-21, Fax: 022-2579 8809 Email: info@machineryandspares.com Website: www.machineryandspares.com

Orbital sanders Nippon Electrical Industries manufactures and offers orbital sanders (model OSB), for a wide range of applications, like finishing wooden surfaces, removing old coats (rust) of paints, sheet metal fabrication and other industries for sanding, polishing purpose. These machines are manufactured with rotor die-casting technique without using armatures and there no problem of armature burnout can be experienced. The orbital sanders contain 250 W motors with 3000 synchronous speed in aluminium body for no maintenance. Nippon Electrical Industries Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2282 2750, Fax: 079-2280 0119, Mob: 09376710401 Email: marketing@nipponpowertools.com Website: www.nipponpowertools.com

Bearing puller vices Orcan Products of India manufactures and offers bearing puller vices that are speciality tools used for portable electrical tools, like Hitachi, Electrex, Rallywolf, Bosch, Makita, etc. These vices have very less space between the bearing and armature winding. Using sharp tools and hammer for bearing removal can damage the armature winding, thus increasing the repair cost. The bearing puller bench vices with gross weight of 8.5 kgs hardened and ground jaws, dove tail guide/slide ways, 4â&#x20AC;?/100 mm wide jaws, are products of superior design leading to convenience of operation, usefulness and durability. Orcan Products of India Haryana - Faridabad Tel: 0129-2230063, Fax: 0129-4033248, Mob: 09811043930 Email: orcan@vsnl.com, Website: www.orcan.com

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Products CNC measuring systems MobileScan 3D CNC measurement systems offered by Jash Precision Tools monitor the production to ensure all customer requirements or internal prerequisite are met. These measuring systems supply high quality data, accurate, reproducible and repeatable results. They are reliable and effective tools for first article, prototype or lot inspection as well inspection to CAD data. Features of these systems include: provide reduced accumulated tolerance without use of markers; have adjustable laser power; can scan tasks for partial or complete automation; has ultra-fine resolution even in larger measurement volumes, 0.01-0.25 mm depending on the scanning head model, 129,600,000,000 positions for two axes; user-friendly Excel-like user interface or complete integration with geomagic product line customisable data entry screen; have precise data acquisition through servo-controlled motors & high precision scales; have parameterised edge detection preserves sharp contours; and have adjustable noise reduction smoothes the surface. Jash Precision Tools Ltd Indore - Madhya Pradesh Tel: 0731-2422776, Fax: 0731-2421830, Mob: 09755599671 Email: info@jashmetrology.com, Website: www.jashmetrology.com

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Products CNC radiusing machines Special-purpose 8-axes CNC radiusing machines from A T Consultants are used for radiusing and chamfering the SS billets for tube and pipe industries. These radiusing machines are fullyautomatic with degreasing system, complete for cleaning the billets with water solution and air ready for use on to the extrusion press. They are available with automatic loading and unloading with a gantry type system. Renishaw probe is used to test the diameter and length before machining. Some of the technical specifications of these machines include: maximum length of job 650 mm; weight of job 100 kgs; cutting head D’andrea; travel of gantry 2050 mm; vertical stroke 300 mm; spindle bore 50 mm; maximum torque on spindle 600 Nm; and chip cross section 2.5 sqmm. A T Consultants Pvt Ltd Jamnagar - Gujarat Tel: 0288-2664130, Fax: 0288-2551594 Email: atcplcon@yahoo.com, Website: www.atcpl.com

Die grinders Apt Pneumatics manufactures and offers die grinders (model AG25L & AG100) that deliver high-speed and power for precise finishing and quick removal of metal. These die grinders are easy to manoeuver in confined space. The spindle is supported by two ball bearings at the front end for heavy-duty application. The grinders are equipped with collet chucks to hold abrasive mounted points and rotating burrs. These versatile die grinders are widely used in various areas, such as die making, deburring cleaning of castings, pattern making, removing seams & incrustations, sharpening of drill bits, matching and blending of welds. Apt Pneumatics Pvt Ltd Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2565 1484, Fax: 020-2565 1582 Email: sales@aptpneumatics.com, Website: www.aptpneumatics.com

Tilting rotary tables Spintop Machinery manufactures and offers NC tilting rotary tables (model DDT-125) with twinshaft connect and direct drive motor. These rotary tables are available to match with European controllers, such as Heindenhain, Siemens, Fagor, etc. They are suitable for engraving machines, modular manufacture, optical manufacture, etc. The tilting rotary tables feature high-speed and no backlash. Spintop Machinery Co, Ltd Taiwan - ROC Tel: +886-4-25682975, Fax: +886-4-25681016 Email: cnc588588-5@yahoo.com, Website: www.spintop.com

Punch grinding machines PGX punch grinding machines from ANCA have been specifically designed for punch grinding applications and are capable of grinding round, eccentric and step punches up to 150 mm (6”). These grinding machines deliver excellent grinding results for HSS and carbide punches and is suitable for both conventional and super abrasive grinding wheels. The large 762 mm (30”) grinding wheel provides high stock removal rate and extended wheel life. Wheel speed is directly programmable via the CNC from CNC 200 to 3000 rpm or in constant surface speed ensuring short cycle times. A combination of tooling options, such as dressers, tailstock and loaders significantly extends the production capabilities of the machines. Excellent surface finish and contours are achieved via various unique features, such as digital servo drives; robust cast iron work head specially designed for heavier irregular grinding forces required for punch grinding; automatic wheel balancer; all axes and grinding spindle direct driven; diamond dresser roll or single point dresser; choice of manual, pneumatic and slim line tailstock; and spindle power of 22 kW (30HP). ANCA Pty Ltd Victoria - Australia Tel: +61-3-9751 8200, Fax: +61-3-9720 4412 Email: aussupport@anca.com, Website: www.anca.com

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Products Cylindrical external grinders Champkraft Machine Tools manufactures and offers CNC cylindrical external grinders. Some of the salient features are box structure design of graded cast iron for higher rigidity and better damping characteristics, machine incorporates various safety features and interlocks for safe operation, spindle rotates on bush type bearings and splash lubrication available both angular or straight wheel configuration, infeed slide moves on anti-friction guide ways to provide stick slip-free movement, table slides on precisely hand scrapped guide ways duly Turcite-B lined with continuous. The model is available with stepper and servo drives. Champkraft Machine Tools Wadhwancity - Gujarat Tel: 02752-241881, Fax: 02752-243717 Email: champ1@sancharnet.in, Website: www.solcogrinders.com

Guillotine shearing machines Kawa Press Systems has recently introduced hydraulic variable rake angle guillotine shearing machines to meet the growing requirements of such machines in India for metal processing industries. Variable rake angle systems offer distinct advantages over fixed angle machines in terms of various thicknesses cutting capability with absolutely no distortion and long blade life. These machines are available in various models having capacity range of 2000 mm to 4000 mm in cutting thickness of 4 mm to 25 mm. Several optional features are available, such as motorised back gauge, sheet stacker, sheet conveyor, motorised blade gap adjustment, ball transfers, extra long squaring arm, front sheet support, auto lubrication system, as also CNC controls. Kawa Press Systems Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-2461102, Fax: 0281-2461665, Mob: 09825389169 Email: info@kawapresses.com, Website: www.kawapresses.com

Marking heads Tapmatic Corporation manufactures and offers marking heads to mark the part while still setup in the machines, eliminating expensive secondary operations and additional equipment and labour. Some of the features & benefits include: in-carousel design & compact size: easily positioned in tool magazine or turret without interfering with machine components or workpiece; multi-character marking letters & numbers: up to 15 characters & 0.25 maximum character height; mark in less than 1 second; adjustable & uniform marking depth; precise marking location repeatability; positive locking; easy type change; and accept blank spacers. Tapmatic Corporation Tel: 1-208-7738048, Fax: 1-208-7733021 Email: info@tapmatic.com, Website: www.tapmatic.com

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Products High-speed machining centres Cosmos Impex offers high-speed machining centres (model QM32/40) to meet the requirement of precision machining in various mould making and machining industries. The three axes feature high acceleration speeds up to 0.8G, 0.9G and 1.0G with some special control combination. Positioning accuracy reaches to 0.002 mm and reliability accuracy ±0.001 mm. These outstanding features greatly upgrade machining accuracy, reduce most polishing time, save processing time while increasing competitiveness. The spindle is driven by an advanced, built-in speed motor combined with the use of ceramic bearings for outstanding dynamic accuracy. One has the choice of various spindle speeds like 10,000, 12,000, 16,000, 20,000 and 24,000 rpm. All three axes are equipped with high-speed, high loading resistant, roller-type linear motion guides assuring superior dynamic accuracy. In addition, the columns are integral with cross beam, analysed by FEMA and rigidity tested motion guide and special air cooling system in both the hollow ball screw and the bearing housing. The retention machining centres have high-speed cutting capacity, high stability and high precision spindle is very well suited for precise parts of dies and moulds, automobile components and precision machining. Cosmos Impex (India) Pvt Ltd Vadodara - Gujarat Tel: 0265-3927000, Fax: 0265-3927001, Mob: 09898074696 Email: bina@cosmos.in, Website: www.cosmos.in

CNC tap chucks Turning centres RapidTurn series CNC turning centres from Marshall Industries have consistently delivered excellent results in several critical jobs in various industries. Model SL–12 (D) and SL–14 (D) slant bed double spindle CNC turning centres are the most productive and cost-effective CNC turning centres available in India (claims the company). The double benefits of these double spindle machines are: much greater productivity resulting in lower cost per component; and super precision resulting in better job quality and lower rejection. The single spindle CNC turning centres have been designed to combine extra rigidity with high precision. A wide range of models covers maximum turning diameter up to 600 mm and maximum turning length up to 2000 mm. These machines are available with options like live tooling, programmable tailstock, hydraulic self-centering steady rest.

IMI Machine Tools manufactures and offers CNC tap chucks (model QCLK) with short design and low weight. These tap chucks are designed to hold quick change tap adaptors with/without safety clutch. They have length compensation acting on compression and expansion to compensate for differences between spindle feed and pitch of thread. The chucks are equipped with pressure point mechanism to increase the cutting pressure to ensure positive start when tapping cycle commences. Quick-change feature is being actuated by means of length compensation, which has to be completely compressed to the change adaptors with chuck sizes of 3, 4 and 5 that can also be disengaged by pulling out the length compensation acting on expansion. Applications are in: CNC machining centers, CNC turning centers, center lathes, drilling machines, milling machines and other machines with reversible spindles.

Marshall Industries

IMI Machine Tools Pvt Ltd

Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 0161-501 2406/07, Fax: 0161-501 2408 Email: marshall@satyam.net.in Website: www.marshallcnc.com

Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2630 1759, Fax: 079-2630 3538 Email: imi@imitoolsindia.com Website: www.imitoolsindia.com

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Products Auto lathes Modern Machine Tools offers auto lathes that are high production and high precision chucking lathes. These machines are built using modular concept with PLC control for turning rings. They can be used in a line formation to make completely furnished races from forged rings. The auto lathes are capable of running in a very narrowed down tolerances with a cycle time of 4 secs approximately. Salient features include: fully tooled up for ring turning; component load/unload without spindle stop; slide movements carried out with hydraulic systems; all cycle controlled by PLCs with features to make it flexible for any adjustments; automatic loading from hopper, elevator; tool blocks with micro-setting features; and variety of internal and external collects for work holding. Modern Machine Tools Jaipur - Rajasthan Tel: 0141-2352393, Mob: 09829016393 Email: moderntools@rediffmail.com

Drilling-cum-tapping machines Abhijat Equipments manufactures and offers drilling-cum-tapping machines that are stateof-the-art, precision and robust machines. An elegant construction and duel colouring gives excellent appearance & finish. Special features include: hard chrome plated ground & lapped column from seamless pipe; sturdy & streamlined headstock; backgear arrangement for tapping application; machine base with accurate T-slots; and improved lubrication. Abhijat Equipments Pvt Ltd, Satara - Maharashtra Tel: 02162-250196, Fax: 02162-250596, Mob: 09860129600 Email: sales@abhijatequipments.com Website: www.abhijatequipments.com

Press feeding & straightening machines Dongguan Weiteng (Yuanjia) Automatic Machinery designs, develops and manufactures automatic press feeding and straightening machines, with speciality on a wide variety of cradles, straightening and feeding machines. NCRF servo roll feeders, NCMF servo cradles, feeders and straighteners as well as straighteners for processing thin and thick materials with high precision and at favourable prices, are also manufactured. These machines are manufactured utilising 3D solid modelling, simulation program and finite element analysis methods. Solutions to all kinds of problems occurring in automated feeding and straightening process are also offered. The precision components are processed by imported full CNC turning centres, passing stringent self-inspection and performance tests. Dongguan Weiteng (Yuanjia) Automatic Machinery Co, Ltd

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Tel: 86-769-83865058, Fax: 86-769-83386436 Email: dgweiteng@yahoo.com.cn, Website: www.dgyuanjia.com

Finish boring heads Pinzbohr Boring System manufactures and offers 75-degrees and 90-degrees finish boring heads with 12 different head sizes covering a diameter range from 24 mm to 500 mm. These boring heads have integral insert pocket design for head sizes of 22-54 and insert cartridge design for head sizes of 68-500. Heads and cartridges are available for up to 4 different insert styles (CC, CN, TC, WC). Pre-load device between body and slide block is provided to prevent movement when tightening lock screw. Micrometer adjustment is with 0.002 mm increments on Ă&#x2DC;. Cartridges have radial adjusting screw for individual setting of cartridges. Change to different insert style is by simply exchanging the cartridges. Pinzbohr Boring System Barcelona - Spain Tel: +34-93-5720873, Fax: +34-93-5720936 Email: pinzbohr@pinzbohr.com, Website: www.pinzbohr.com

Conventional hydraulic press brakes Trimans conventional hydraulic press brakes manufactured by NuGen Machineries are available in capacity ranging from 20 MT to 500 MT and lengths from 1250 mm to 4000 mm. Two hydraulic cylinders are mounted at the rear (synchronised by a torsion tube) exerting required blending force through linkages offering distinct advantages over conventional front cylinders hydraulic press brakes. Longer strokes with full tonnage availability throughout the stroke enable use of combination toolings and versatile operation. Instantaneous ram stoppage and quick reversal reduce the chances of accidents and help avoiding rejections. Three speed operations with bending at slow speeds and faster idle travels during approach and return reduce impact on materials. These machines are useful for sheet metal fabricators for bending, pressing, punching, notching, piercing, blanking, perforating, embossing, etc, with special toolings. Most reliable hydraulic components and sealing of international repute, designed for 310 bar against operating pressure of 160 bar (maximum). Precisely designed and manufactured cylinders provide longer trouble-free life. A special five-piece guide system for ram and self-lubricated spherical bearings at pivots provide trouble-free service without any extra care. Stroke length adjustment facility is provided to suit job requirements and operator rhythm. Complete tooling solutions are provided as per customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements. NuGen Machineries Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 02717-250380, Fax: 02717-250310, Mob: 09374698657 Email: info@nugenindia.com, Website: www.nugenindia.com


Products Radius turning attachments Micro Engineering Works manufactures and offers radius turning attachments (model MR50) that can turn radius up to 25 mm both concave and convex. The screw of the slide, which produces a cut, goes forward and backward with least count of 0.1 mm and full circle of 1 mm. Repeatability of the circle is 20 microns. Model MR150 radius turning attachments can turn radius up to 75 mm either concave or convex. The screw of the slide, which produces a cut, goes forward and backward with least count of 0.1 mm and full circle of 1 mm. Features include: with hardened & ground counter shaft; and engaged with worm & worm wheel of phosphorus bronze. The radius turning attachments have rapid motion as well as linear motion to tool to turn desired radius. These can be easily operated by mounting them on to the tool post of the lathes. They have center height adjustment with no time limit and can also be used on cylindrical grinders. Micro Engineering Works Chandigarh - Haryana Tel: 0172-2640071, Fax: 0172-2652912 Email: info@microangel.com Website: www.microangel.com

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Products Metallurgical specimen mounting presses

Vertical machining centres

Automatic metallurgical specimen mounting presses manufactured by Metatech Equipments are used for sample preparation, avoiding troublesome hand cranking of hydraulically or mechanically operated presses. Here one has to just press a button and rest is all done by the press. The systems microcontrollerbased sophisticated electronics takes care of all the cycles including pressurising, right pressure sensing, automatic cooling and stopping the cooling cycle with buzzer indication. Also ejection is with the help of a pressbutton. The presses can produce moulds as fast as within five minutes. Moulds can be interchanged very easily with an option of 1¼” and 1½” apart from 1” standard mould supplied with the machines. This becomes an ideal automatic machine avoiding sustaining operators’ fatigue. Further the same meets the needs of producing quick mountings for feeding them to automatic multi-specimen grinding/polishing and image analyser, thereby increasing reliability of inspection system.

AGMachine Techno Co manufactures and offers vertical machining centres (model VMC95/115) that have high rigidity structure. All three axes have a hardened box-way design. In addition, the spindle headstock, column, saddle, base, and table are all made of high-quality mehanite cast iron. All slideways are heat-treated and precision ground to maintain high precision. Double guideways and a counterbalanced design prevent unexpected vibration from the Z-axis drive, which helps achieve a quality surface finish. Strategically placed ribs help enhance the spindle headstock structure. The spindle headstock also has the proper proportion of contact with the column, which creates strong spindle support. An indented foot space allows operators to get closer to the table and work piece. The location of the Y-axis servomotor is at the back of the machine to shorten the distance between the operator and table for greater work area access. Each spindle uses angular contact ball bearings for higher speeds and greater precision. Lower noise and vibration can be expected from the direct-type drive spindle designs that can reach 10,000, 12,000, or 15,000 rpm. The base of the VMC-95/115 has 4-hardened ways that allow for greater stability and accuracy even with heavy loading. In essence, the design fully supports the saddle and table along the entire travel lengths of the X and Y-axes.

Metatech Equipments (India) Pvt Ltd Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2445 0295, Fax: 020-2445 0530 Email: metatech@vsnl.net, Website: www.metatechind.com

Live centres Prashtech Engineers offers replaceable tip live centres wherein one can easily replace worn-out tip (centretip) in less than five minutes and continue machining operation without any downtime. These are suitable for CNC as well as conventional lathe machines. Special Allen keys are provided for this purpose. By clamping tip in a vice or chuck, then inserting Allen key through a hole in the shank of centre, worn-out tip can be unscrewed and removed. Spare tip is provided along with the live centre. During such replacement the factory fitted bearing arrangement is not disturbed. The live centres are heavy duty, incorporating arrangement of three bearings. These bearings are effectively protected from outside dust & coolant by state-ofthe-art design of labyrinth or oil seal depending on the model. All this ensures excellent performance with controlled run-out under severe conditions of load, speed & dirt. The live centres can operate continuously at high RPM, like 4800, etc. Tips of various shapes can be used as spares with the same live center. Standard, copying & pipe are types available ex-stock. Tailor-made tips are manufactured on request. The live centres are manufactured in Morse tapers MT3, MT4, MT5 and MT6.

AGMachine Techno Co, Ltd

Prashtech Engineers Pvt Ltd

Mikron Tool SA Agno

Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2529 0312, Fax: 020-2529 2656, Mob: 09822664406 Email: sales@prashtech.com

Bioggio - Switzerland Tel: +41-91-6106500, Fax: +41-91-6106683 Email: mto@mikron.com, Website: www.mikron.com

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Taichung - Taiwan Tel: +886-4-25692169, Fax: +886-4-25692159 Email: agma@ms27.hinet.net, Website: www.agma.com.tw

Profile cutters State-of-the-art profile cutters manufactured by Mikton Tool SA Agno are of top quality covering the range from 5 mm to 160 mm (OD) at widths of less than 1 mm to 20 mm. The diversity of the profiles is unlimited for this: convex, concave, rounded or angled, straight or spiral-toothed or even a combination of all, every shape is possible, even very complex ones. The logarithmic relief grinding (constant profile) is a big plus, which is highly recommended for milling, which is subjected to large wear, such as in the case of high volume series production. The profile cutters guarantee a uniform cut quality and identical profile even in case of multiple regrinding thus increasing the cost effectiveness of the tool. The manufacturing quality is also very striking. A tolerance of ±0.01 mm for functional profiles is guaranteed. Precision can also be increased to ±0.005 mm to meet special requirements. The fact that the tolerance here is related not only to the individual teeth but to the sum of overall deviations of all teeth is what makes the quality even more unique.


Products Vertical turning-cum-boring machines Jadgeep Foundry (Regd) manufactures and offers vertical turning-cum-boring machines in various models. These machines have turning diameter from 1100 mm to 5200 mm with working height from 1000 mm to 4500 mm. The machines take care of all the heavy vertical jobs. All castings are stressrelieved after rough machining through thermal process to avoid distortion at later stage. Castings of bed, table, cross rail, column, etc, are of rigid construction made with addition of steel and other alloys to achieve the desired strength to provide long life. The design of the machines is unique in as much as they provide accuracy, precision and optimum output. All controls are within easy reach of the operator. Centralised lubrication units ensure proper lubrication of all the moving parts. The machines have a provision of variable stepless table feeds as an optional feature. They are built conforming to and within the limits of acceptance test of Dr Schlesinger. Guideways of bed have ample bearing surface and hand scraped to fine finish limits. The machines are sturdy in construction and are capable of absorbing heaviest shocks. Jagdeep Foundry (Regd) Batala 143 505 Tel: 01871-242750, Fax: 01871-242900, Mob: 09814050121 Email: sales@jagdeepfoundry.in Website: www.jagdeepfoundry.in

High-end toolings Micro Tooling Systems Chennai designs, manufactures and supplies indigenous toolings to various spectrum of customers. A wide range of world-class high-end toolings is available from overseas manufacturers at affordable price with professional service backup. Combination boring bars based on the sample components provided by customers are designed and manufactured and are available at affordable prices. The company manufactures micro boring bars, micro boring cartridges (brazed and indexable), adapters for machining centres (MTA, SLA, JTA, JTB, FMB, FMC, SCA), boring heads, end mills, chamfering holders, face mill cutters, twin edge boring bars, turning tool holders (external and internal), ISO cartridges, tailor-made tools, etc. Micro Tooling Systems Chennai Pvt Ltd Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-2475 4574/6437, Fax: 044-2475 4359 Email: microtoolings@dataone.in, Website: www.microtoolings.com

Drill-cum-tool bit grinders Manu Engineering Works offers drill-cum-tool bit grinders (model DTG-19) that are two-in-one machines. These machines have 0.37 kW (½ HP), three-phase, 440 V AC, 2800 RPM motors having 150 mm dia AA 46/54 ROS grinding wheels on both sides for grinding drills from 3 mm to 19 mm of all types, including tape shank and long series drills. On the other side a specially designed attachment is fitted with a degree protector scale of centre 0 to 60 degrees on the right and left side, which

gives correct degree to be ground on HSS square tool bits from 5 mm to 10 mm for perfect degree grinding of threading tool bits accurately to any required angle. The machines are very simple to operate. Manu Engineering Works Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2274 8979, Fax: 079-2274 8979, Mob: 098240 87569 Email: manugrind@hotmail.com Website: www.toolgrind.com

Vertical machining centres Batliboi manufactures and offers vertical machining centres. Some of the features of these machining centres are: excellent static & dynamic rigidity with bed type configuration; high-speed precision milling & boring spindle; power tool clamping; no hydraulics; and close loop pneumatic counter balance for spindle head carrier. Technical specifications include: reed rate X, Y and Z axes 3-10000 mm; load capacity 500 kg; spindle nose BT40; spindle speeds 60-6000 rpm; table size 950 mm x 520 mm; tool capacity 12 nos; tool change time 7.5 seconds; X-axis traverse 762 mm; Y-axis traverse 510 mm; and Z-axis traverse 510 mm. Batliboi Ltd Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-6637 8200, Fax: 022-2264 4430 Email: deepak.dua@batliboi.com, Website: www.batliboi.com

Independent chucks Heavy duty independent chucks from State Engineering Corporation are designed to achieve higher grip with reasonable torque, thus giving pleasure to the operator. These chucks are smooth and rugged manufactured in 160, 200, 250, 315, 400, 500 and 600 mm sizes. The body of the chucks is of high strength cast iron alloyed with manganese and chrome. Jaws are case hardened and precision ground at gripping faces and jaw ways. Operating screw is of case hardened alloy steel for strength and wear resistance. Thrust bearings are case hardened alloy steel so designed to provide maximum strength and life to working parts. State Engineering Corporation Phagwara - Punjab Tel: 01824-261677, Fax: 01824-260887 Email: contact@secochuck.com

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Products Capstan lathe machines

CNC turning centres

Advance Machine Tools offers capstan lathe machines (model OTTO-2CG & 2G) with twospeed heavy-duty geared head. These lathe machines provide exclusive written guarantee of 5 years on their clutch plates (multi-disc friction clutches) claims the company. The turret slide has long and wide guideways with taper jib. The upper slide covers the lower slide (from chips) in all positions. The turret is indexed automatically on the return stroke of the slide but a provision is also provided, which stops the indexing of the turret. All indexing elements are made up of recommended material with proper heat treatment. Replaceable parts are interchangeable. Power feed to turret slide is provided with independent motor, V-pulley, feed shaft with safety device, gearbox incorporated with trip worm mechanism (accurate stop feed). The feed worm trips automatically against turret stopper. Single lever is provided for feed engage and disengage (at any position) which is very easy to operate. The capstan lathe machines are built on precision lines with material and workmanship of highest quality. All casted slides are made of closed grain alloy casting to provide hard wear resisting working surface and to preserve original accuracy of alignment.

Sanprem Consultants offers 165 mm chuck capacity CNC turning centres (model Smarturn) from LMW (India). A high-precision spindle with large diameter, P4 class bearings and ample stiffness in the feed mechanism ensures machining to very close tolerances. As a standard, all machines are calibrated for compensation of pitch error and backlash. The ball screws are with pre-tensioned double nut assembly. Linear motion guideways and a hydraulically clamped massive turret insure excellent part-to-part repeat accuracies. The CNC turning centres help users adhere to stringent process standards, thereby reducing cost of quality. Extremely reliable, high-precision vertical machining centres, spindle speeds up to 10,000 rpm, an extra A- or C-axis and several other options provide ample flexibility during use of the machines. Clearly defined interference, free machining area and freedom in use of OD/ID tools at any turret station and the overall ergonomics ensure that setup and changeover times are kept to the minimum. The CNC turning centres help users stick to very demanding delivery schedules of customers even for small batch production. High-speed positioning and turret indexing keep non-cut time to the minimum. Use of optimum cutting parameters helps strike a balance between the tool life and in-cut time.

Advance Machine Tools

Sanprem Consultants

Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 0161-2674799, Fax: 0161-2677255 Email: otto_amt@hotmail.com Website: www.ottoproducts.in

Dist Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu Tel: 0421-2200343, Fax: 0421-2208330 Email: sanprem@satyam.net.in, Website: www.sanprem.com

Vertical machining centres Vertical machining centres The Victor VMC-645 is an extremely reliable, high precision, low cost vertical machining centre. The machine is designed for heavy duty applications. The main machine elements are of high grade cast iron stress relieved box type castings with hardened & ground steel guideways and turcite coated sliding surfaces. The twin arm tool changer concept minimises tool change time. Rigid cartridge type spindle arrangement using precision preloaded angular contact ball bearings meet all types of precision requirements as well as heavy machining of components. Standard features include: gearless spindle drive, hardened and ground steel guideways, Turcite coated sliding surfaces, AC spindle drive, AC axes drives with absolute encoders for all three axes, automatic tool changer with 20 tools capacity, automatic centralised lubrication system, coolant tank with chip tray, etc.

Sagar Machine Tools manufactures and offers CNC bridge-type vertical machining centres (model Hawk1600 BT) that are heavily ribbed solid construction in closed grained cast iron, which makes it most suitable for large work pieces in tool die and mould making and for machining of complex parts. Heavily ribbed box type bed construction supporting the double column makes the machines highly rigid for all types of machining applications. Spindle axis close to Z-axis guideways provides maximum cutting stability and minimum thermal distortions. All axis movements are through high precision preloaded ball screws and are supported on heavy-duty LM guideways. Hydraulic counter balance for Z-axis is provided for better stability during high-speed contouring as well as to arrest head drop during power failures. Belt drive, highly rigid spindle is supported on high precision angular contact ball bearings. The machines are equipped with state-of-the-art digital numerical control system for high-speed contouring applications.

SPM Tools

Sagar Machine Tools Pvt Ltd

Ichalkaranji - Maharashtra Tel: 0230-2432126, Fax: 0230-2433844 Email: kpr_spmtools@sancharnet.in Website: www.spmtools.co.in

Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 0161-266 0469/1551, Fax: 0161-260 9396 Email: info@sagarmachinetools.com Website: www.sagarmachinetools.com

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Products Shearing machines

Vertical machining centres

Hindustan Hydraulics offers shearing machines (S/GS series) that are of swing beam type with NC back gauge. These shearing machines are with proven and reliable hydraulic system resulting in accuracy and productivity. They are equipped with great features like welded steel frame providing maximum rigidity and cutting accuracy, swinging cutter beam working on high precision and adjustable eccentric pivots, rapid blade gap adjustment mechanism, swing away back gauge system, with low maintenance, reliable hydraulic unit comprising of quality elements, fine adjustment of blades with blade fixtures, adjustable cutting length to increase number of strokes at shorter stroke length. The models are available in sizes ranging from 4 mm to 25 mm sheet thickness with maximum 4116 mm blade length. Back gauge setting is controlled by NC system (DACâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;150) with a repeat accuracy of Âą 0.1 mm. The shearing machines are offered with range of Delem controllers and back gauge options.

Yeong Chin Machinery Industries Co manufactures and offers vertical machining centres (model WV108A) that are structurally designed for the heaviest and roughest machining requirements with ultra wide machine base and column. The ultra wide machine base structure provides most stable construction rigidity which assures the overall machine performance and accuracy. Modular headstock design offers both IDD spindle design ideal for highspeed machining and 2-speed gear head for heavy machining requirements. The unique IDD spindle design offers low spindle vibration and optimal heat isolation that results in excellent surface finish while maximising both spindle and tool life under hard milling conditions. The oversized ceramic angular contact bearing generates very little heat and provides excellent radial and axial rigidity for roughing and drilling operations. High-powered dual wound spindle motor provides high torque at low spindle speed and maximised horsepower output at high-speed operations. High responsive servomotors are directly coupled with precision hardened and ground ball-screws to provide backlash free, fine accuracy, and responsive movements to satisfy high-speed 3-D machining requirements. Centralised lubrication system with piston type distributors assures even distribution of lubrication to all the outlets to assure best slide ways lubrication results.

Hindustan Hydraulics Pvt Ltd Jalandhar - Punjab Tel: 0181-2670054, Fax: 0181-2670053 Email: hhpl_sales@vsnl.net, Website: www.hindustanhydraulics.com

Yeong Chin Machinery Industries Co, Ltd

Honing tools Flex-Hone honing tools offered by Sonisat Machine Tool Accessories are primarily designed for honing of bores. The advantages of these honing tools are plateaued finish, improved bore geometry, improved surface texture, reduced surface roughness, lowered oil consumption, etc. The Flex-Hone is an excellent tool for bore size connection. Undersize bores can be corrected without affecting coordinates centre distances and bore geometry. Flex-Hone is widely used for deburring of holes. It also features excellent rounding of edges, both ends of bore deburred simultaneously, crossholes deburred effectively, etc. Areas of application include cam bearing bores, main bearing bores, valve guides, lifter bores, pneumatic cylinders, hydraulic guides, pumps, compressors, engine cylinders, cylinder liners, brake cylinders, drums and rotors, petrochemical industries, machine tool industries, auto industries, etc. Sonisat Machine Tool Accessories Pvt Ltd Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 22-2344 9070, 2345 7573, Fax: 022-2341 0661 Email: sonisat@vsnl.com Website: www.sonisat.com

Taichung - Taiwan Tel: +886-4-2562 3211, Fax: +886-4-2562 6479 Email: yc@supermax.com.tw, Website: www.supermax.com.tw

Big bore chucks Airtech manufactures and offers big bore chucks to accommodate large diameter jobs, which must be machined by keeping only the portion to be machined in front of the chuck and remaining should go inside the machine spindle. Bomb shells, short length large diameter pipes are some of the examples. Toggle lever principle has been employed to convert axial operating force to radial jaw clamping force. Sizes available are from 400 diameters to 1000 diameter with bores from 150 mm to 400 mm. Airtech Pvt Ltd Dharwad - Karnataka Tel: 0836-2780080, Fax: 0836-2780095 Email: airtech.dharwad@gmail.com

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List of Products Sl. No Product 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57

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3D printing systems ......................................... 90 Abrasive pneumatic tools........................68, 116 AC drives ..........................................................................139 ACMEE-2012 exhibition ..............................................124 Adapters ...........................................................................168 Aerosols .............................................................................. 69 Aerospace materials............................................. 68, 116 Air index ...........................................................................131 Air treatments .................................................................. 80 Airline fluids ...................................................................... 69 Aluminium processing ................................................199 AMS integrated ..............................................................178 AMTEX-2012 exhibition ................................................ 88 Angle encoders ...............................................................BIC Aqueous cleaners..........................................................180 Assembly & high-temperature greases .................. 69 Auto lathes ......................................................................184 Automatic back spot facing tools...........................155 Automatic lathes ................................................... 84, 117 Automation ....................................................77, 114, 201 Automotive lubricants ................................................104 Balancing systems ......................................... BGF Ball bearings....................................................................159 Ball speed reducers ......................................................131 Bavarian ministry............................................................. 61 Bearing puller vices ......................................................179 Bearings .......................................................................11, 22 Bed type ...........................................................................185 Belt grinders ....................................................................137 Bench grinding machines ..........................................137 Big bore chucks .............................................................189 Billet shearing machines .............................................. 16 Blanking lines .................................................................199 Bolts screw & nuts .......................................................... 84 Boring machines.................................................... 84, 185 Brine chillers....................................................................183 BTA/ejector counter boring machines ................... 24 BTA/ejector drilling machines .................................... 24 Building automation ....................................................114 Cable carriers .................................................... 11 Cable conduits ................................................................. 27 Cable connectors ............................................................ 11 Cam followers.................................................................174 Cam grinding machines ............................................... 91 Capstan lathe machines .............................................188 Carbide end mill tools ...................................................BC Carbide end mills ............................................................ 65 Carbide rods...................................................................... 41 Carbide tools.........................................................157, 168 Carbides ............................................................................168 Carrier oils ........................................................................180 Cast iron cutting machines ......................................... 95 Casting ..............................................................................145 Centerless machines ...................................................... 91 Centre drills ............................................................. 42, 168 Ceramics & reseuctries ..........................................68,116 Ceramics ...........................................................................203

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Cermets .............................................................................203 C-frame power presses ................................................. 16 Chain oils ............................................................................ 69 Chains .................................................................................. 11 Chillers .....................................................................170, 182 Chuck jaws.......................................................................201 Chucks ...............................................................................168 Clamping tools .................................................................BC Cleaners ............................................................................115 CMMs .................................................................................191 CNC bed mills ................................................................... 35 CNC big bore lathes ....................................................... 35 CNC broaching machines ..........................................136 CNC cutting machines ................................................114 CNC double column machining centres................ 14 CNC equipment ............................................................... 29 CNC grinders ...................................................................136 CNC guillotine shears .................................................... 49 CNC horizontal borers .................................................107 CNC horizontal boring & milling machines 14, 135 CNC horizontal machining centres .......................... 14 CNC horizontal turning centres................................. 14 CNC hydraulic press brakes ........................................ 49 CNC jig borers ................................................................136 CNC knee mills ................................................................. 35 CNC laser cutting machines.............................. 49, 114 CNC lathes ....................33, 35, 66, 107, 117, 136, 167 CNC machine tools .......................................................113 CNC machines ................................ 8, 9, 15, 39, 85, 111 CNC machining centres ........................15, 35, 39, 136 CNC measuring systems.............................................180 CNC mill turn centres ..................................................136 CNC milling machines .................................................171 CNC multi-tasking centres ........................................... 14 CNC oxy fuel cutting machines ...............................114 CNC plasma cutting machines.................................114 CNC precision lathes...................................................... 47 CNC punch presses ........................................................ 49 CNC radiusing machines ............................................181 CNC rotary tables ....................................................68,116 CNC tap chucks & tap adaptors ..............................143 CNC tap chucks..............................................................183 CNC tap holders & pulley studs ..............................143 CNC toolings ...................................................................168 CNC tools holders & pulley studs ...........................143 CNC tools............................................................................ 77 CNC turn mill centres .................................................... 14 CNC turn mills ................................................................136 CNC turn/mill centres .................................................... 35 CNC turning centres .................... 15, 35, 39, 136, 188 CNC turning machines .................................................. 91 CNC vertical machining centres ..................14, 15, 39 CNC vertical turning lathes ......................................... 14 CNC/VMC machines ............................................... 53 -56 CNCs ...........................................................7, 15, 20, 39, 78 Coating machines .........................................................114 Coating plants ................................................................114

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Coating systems ............................................................114 Collet chucks........................................................... 47, 168 Collets ................................................................................168 Complete locking ..........................................................131 Compressor oils ............................................................... 69 Cone pulley heavy-duty lathe machines .............181 Cone pulley light-duty lathe machines ................181 Cone pulley medium-duty lathe machines ........181 Connection cables .......................................................... 18 Connectors .................................................................11, 87 Control cabinets .............................................................. 87 Control panels ...........................................................27, 87 Control systems ............................................................... 87 Controlling machine tools ..........................................BIC Conventional hydraulic press brakes ....................184 Conventional precision lathes ................................... 66 Converter planomillers ...............................................155 Coolants ............................................................. 37, 89, 101 Cooling towers ................................................................. 80 Coromills.......................................................................... FGF Corothreads.................................................................... FGF Corrosion preventives .................................................115 Countersinks ..................................................... FIC, 12, 13 Crank pin grinding machines ..................................... 91 Crush blades ..................................................................... 67 Cutting fluids ..................................................................115 Cutting machines ..........................................................114 Cutting oils ....................................................... 37, 89, 101 Cutting tools carbide metal working tools .........203 Cutting tools .......................................................................... 25, 31, 41, 65, 67, 81, 102, 133, 157, 158, 177, 204 Cycle time reduction & programming software . 79 Cyclone series ................................................................... 35 Cylindrical external grinders .....................................182 Cylindrical grinding machines .................................170 Cylindrical machines ...................................................... 85 DC motors ....................................................... 172 Deburring solutions .....................................................121 Deep-hole drilling machines ...................................... 24 Deep-hole drilling subcontracts................................ 24 Desktop printers .............................................................. 90 Diamond lapping & polishing systems ...............BGF Diamond tools.................................................. FIC, 12, 13 Didactic equipments for training ............................. 87 Die coaters ......................................................................... 67 Die grinders .....................................................................181 Die/mould machines ................................................. COC Digital colour mark sensors ......................................172 Disposable toolholder bits .......................................... 84 DNC systems for networking CNC machines ....... 79 Double column slideway grinders ........................... 71 Double-column milling machines (5-face) ........ COC Drawing & forming compounds .............................115 Drill chuck arbours .......................................................168 Drill mills ...........................................................................168 Drill tools ............................................................................BC Drill-cum-tool bit grinders .........................................187


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Drilling machines ...................................... 136, 169, 185 Drilling tools..................FIC, 12, 13, 31, 133, 157, 158 Drilling-cum-tapping machines ..............................184 Drills ..............................................................................65, 84 Drive technology............................................................BIC Drives ................................................................................... 20 Duplex deburring tools ..............................................155 Dust collectors ...............................................................137 EDM accessories & consumables .............68,116 EDM machines ................................................................. 35 Electric motor lamination systems .........................199 Electrical & electronics ........................................ 68, 116 Element shrink discs ....................................................174 Encoders ............................................................................. 18 End mill cutters ..............................................................179 End mills ..........................................................42, 168, 177 Engineering tools ..........................................................102 EngineeringExpo exhibitions ......146, 147, 148, 175 Engineerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s files ................................................................. 42 Events ................................................................................100 Exhibitions .............................................................................. ..............64, 76, 88, 100, 112, 124, 146, 147, 148, 175 Export support for bavarian companies ................ 61 Exporters ..........................................................................185 Exposed linear encoders .............................................BIC Extruding ..........................................................................145 Factory automation........................................ 114 Fast drill reshareung machines................................116 Fast drill reshareung machines.................................. 68 Finish boring heads......................................................184 Fl ..........................................................................................131 Flange flacers..................................................................155 Floating holders.............................................................143 Forging presses................................................................ 16 Forging rolls ....................................................................172 Forming milling cutters ..............................................179 Freewheel-oneway-clutches .....................................174 Friction drop hammers ................................................. 16 Friction screw presses ................................................... 16 Frictionless slides ..........................................................178 Gantry/NC boring & milling machines ........... 33 Gas springs ............................................................122, 123 Gauges ..............................................................................174 Gear cutting machines.............................................. COC Gear hobbing machines .............................................151 Gear milling machines ................................................121 Geared-head heavy-duty lathe machines ...........181 Geared-head medium-duty lathe machines ......181 Gomet bearings .............................................................159 Greases & specialities ..................................................104 Greases ................................................................................ 69 Grinding machines ...............................85, 91, 137, 185 Grooving & parting tools ............................................. 41 Guillotine shearing machines...................................182 Guillotine shears .............................................................. 49 Gun drilling machines ................................................... 24 Gun drills ............................................................ FIC, 12, 13 Gun reaming machines ................................................ 24 Hacksaw blades & frames .............................. 169 Hammers ............................................................................ 16 Handling system modules ........................................... 87

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Hard alloy turning cutters .........................................179 Hard cut end mills .......................................................... 65 Heavy-duty cylindrical bearings ..............................159 Heavy-duty lathes ................................................. 84, 167 H-frame power presses................................................. 16 High-end toolings .........................................................187 High-precision tool holders ........................................ 23 High-pressure hydraulic clamping systems.......BGF High-speed drill tap centres .....................................107 High-speed lathes ........................................................... 84 High-speed machining centres ................ 15, 39, 183 HMC/VMC machines ...............................................70 ,71 HMI Yaskawa servo.......................................................139 Hold backs .......................................................................174 Hole making tools........................................................... 67 Hollow bars .....................................................................105 Honing tools ...................................................................189 Horizontal bands ...........................................................173 Horizontal boring mills ............................................. COC Horizontal machining centres.............. 7, 15, 39, 107 Horizontal milling machines ................................... COC Hot forging lubricants .................................................180 Hydraulic & gear oils ...................................................... 69 Hydraulic forging hammers ......................................172 Hydraulic power tools ................................................... 84 Hydraulic press brakes .................................................. 49 Hydraulic presses ..........................................................172 Hydroforming machines ............................................199 Imaging & vision systems .............................. 114 Importer & trader of machine tools .......................185 Imtex Forming-2012 exhibition...............................112 Independent chucks ....................................................187 Indexable tools ................................................................ 65 Inductive proximity switches ..................................... 27 Industrial coolers ............................................................. 80 Industrial cooling systems .........................................183 Industrial grinding & cutting machines ...............145 Industrial lubricants .....................................................104 Inner & outer race grinding machines.................... 91 INTEC-2012 exhibition................................................... 64 Internal thread grinding machines .......................... 91 IPTEX-2012 exhibition ................................................... 76 Iron & steel parts ............................................................. 67 Iron workers ...................................................................... 49 ISO & milling inserts ....................................................... 65 ISO turning inserts .......................................................... 65 Keyless transmission elements ..................... 174 Large size machining centres....................... COC Laser cutting machines................................................. 49 Laser systems..................................................................199 Lathe chucks ...................................................................201 Lathe machines....................................................168, 177 Lathes ..........................................................7, 84, 181, 185 LEDs ...................................................................................... 27 Length gauges ................................................................BIC Lens moulds ...................................................................... 67 Linear guideways ..........................................................178 Liner bearings.................................................................178 Liner guides.....................................................................178 Liners..................................................................................178 Live centres .....................................................................186

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Load break switches ...................................................... 27 Loading systems.............................................................. 52 Lubes.................................................................................... 89 Lubrication systems ....................................................... 22 Machine measurements..................................BIC Machine tool accessories ....................... 102, 129, 143 Machine tool protection systems ..........................BGF Machine tools ...........................................18, 45, 77, 102 Machine vices ................................................................BGF Machinery parts .............................................................185 Machining & grinding fluids .....................................115 Machining centres ......................15, 39, 107, 135, 151 Magnetic modular encoders .....................................BIC Manual big bore lathes................................................. 35 Manual mills ...................................................................... 35 Marking heads................................................................182 Masonry drills ................................................................... 42 Measured value acquisition .......................................BIC Measurement systems ................................................129 Measuring systems ............................................... 52, 178 Mechanical shears........................................................... 49 Mechatronics .................................................................... 22 Metal cutting machines ..............................................136 Metal cutting tools .......................................................103 Metallurgical specimen mounting presses .........186 Metrology instruments & solutions .......................191 Micron drills....................................................................... 67 Milling centres.....................................................................7 Milling cutters.................................. FIC, 12, 13, 41, 179 Milling grades ................................................................ FGF Milling machines ....................... 31, 133, 136, 173, BIC Milling tools......................................................67, 157, BC Mini index tables ...........................................................131 Mini scales........................................................................178 Modular tooling systems ............................. FIC, 12, 13 Mold components .......................................................... 67 Monitoring of grinding systems.............................BGF Motion controls ............................................................... 20 Motor protection circuit breakers ............................ 27 Motors ................................................................................. 20 Moulding machines .....................................................145 Moulds...............................................................................185 Multi-angle/right angle universal milling attachments .....................................................155 Multi-flute thread mills ...............................................168 Multi-functional tools .................................................... 41 Multimedia unions..............................................122, 123 Multiple precision switches ........................................ 27 Multi-spray aerosols ....................................................... 69 National Productivity Summit-2011............. 100 Needle roller bearings.................................................159 Non backlash racks & pinions ..................................131 Non backlash speed reducers ..................................131 Official institution ............................................ 61 Oil coolers ..............................................................170, 182 Oil/coolant coolers .......................................................183 Online b2b marketplace...................................153, 190 Optical comparators ...................................................... 35 Orbital sanders ...............................................................179 Pallets .............................................................. 173 Panel air-conditioners .................................................183


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Panel coolers.........................................................170, 182 Parallel & taper shank twist drills.............................. 42 PCB drills............................................................................. 67 PCD & CBN tools............................................................203 Pearldex ............................................................................131 Peel grinding machines ................................................ 85 Permanent demagnetisers ........................................167 Pilot lights .......................................................................... 27 Piston pumps..................................................................171 Plasma cutting machine............................................... 49 PLCs ....................................................................................139 Plugs & sockets ................................................................ 27 Pneumatic & hydraulic accessories ........................134 Pneumatic hydraulic clamps ...................................... 84 Polishing machines ......................................................137 Portable turning machines........................................155 Power sources .................................................................. 99 Power supplies ................................................................. 18 Powerful index torque ................................................131 Preci-chucks ....................................................................180 Precision bench lathes ................................................177 Precision gear cutting tools .................................... COC Precision measuring instruments ...........................174 Precision switches........................................................... 27 Press brakes....................................................................... 49 Press feeding & straightening machines .............184 Process automation & control equipment ............ 87 Process oils ......................................................................104 Productivity tracking systems .................................... 79 Profile cutters .................................................................186 Programmable logic controllers..............................139 Propeller hubs .................................................................. 43 Pull studs ..........................................................................168 Punch grinding machines..........................................181 PVC flexible braided hoses ........................................134 Quick-change tapping chucks/tap adaptors... 143 Radial drilling machines ................................ 179 Radial machines.............................................................185 Radius turning attachments .....................................185 Reamers ...................................... FIC, 12, 13, 42, 81, 168 Reaming & tapping machines..................................143 Robot systems/data transfer systems ..................... 52 Rolling oils .......................................................................115 Rotary dampers ...................................................122, 123 Rotary encoders..............................................................BIC Rotary feed backs............................................................ 20 Rotary grinders................................................................. 71 Rotary indexing tables ...............................................BGF Rotary joints & unions .......................................122, 123 Rotary machines .................................................................7 Rotary switches ................................................................ 27 Rotary tables ..................................................................... 84 Rotating unions ...................................................122, 123 Rust preventing machines.........................................115 Safety protection devices ................................ 27 Sawing machines ..........................................................173 Saws ........................................................................... 35, 173 Screw presses .................................................................172 Sealed linear encoders .................................................BIC Sealing solutions ............................................................. 22 Self-adhesive tapes ......................................................178

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Servo motors ..................................................................169 Shearing machines .......................................................189 Sheet metal forming machines ...............................199 Shock absorbers ..................................................122, 123 Shrink fit machines ............................................... 68, 116 Side lock adapters ........................................................168 Simple air- driven controls ........................................131 Single limit switches ...................................................... 27 Single precision switches27 ............................................. Sinking EDMs ..................................................................203 Siphon systems ....................................................122, 123 Slant/flat beds ................................................................107 Sleeve bearings..............................................................159 Small size ball bearings ..............................................159 Solenoid valves ..............................................................171 Solid carbide drills & mills .........................................103 Solid carbide mills.........................................................103 Solid carbide reamers..................................................103 Solid carbide special drills & mills ..........................103 Solid carbide special reamers ..................................103 Solid carbide tools ........................................................204 Special hydraulic expansion technology .............201 Special induction hardening machines.................. 99 Special purpose machines.........................................151 Special refrigeration equipment .............................183 Special tools ....................................................................168 Spindle nose toolings.................................................... 41 SPMs ..................................................................................... 24 Standard induction hardening machines.............. 99 Stationary work holding.............................................201 Strong type ball reducers ..........................................131 Super precision bearings ...........................................159 Surface grinders.............................................................107 Surface grinding machines .......................................167 Taps ............................................... FIC, 12, 13, 42 TCG runners & rings .....................................................131 Tensioner nuts................................................................174 Thread gauges ...............................................................180 Thread milling machines............................................121 Thread turning machines ..........................................121 Thread whirling tools ................................................. FGF Threading solutions .....................................................121 Threading tools................................................................BC Thrust ball bearings .....................................................159 Thunder series .................................................................. 35 Tilting rotary tables ......................................................181 Tool bits .............................................................................. 42 Tool holding systems ..................................................201 Tool monitoring systems ..........................................BGF Tool path simulators ...................................................... 79 Tool presetting machines .................................. 68, 116 Tool setting systems ....................................................129 Tooling systems ........................................................52, BC Toolings .............................................................................. 92 Toolroom lathes .............................................................. 35 Tools &accessories ........................................................185 Tools ...................................................................................168 Touch probes...................................................................BIC Track rollers .....................................................................174 Trade show organisers .................................................. 83 Transformer oils .............................................................104

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Transparent gels .............................................................. 69 Tubing accessories ......................................................... 87 Turbine blades ................................................................. 43 Turbine shafts ................................................................... 43 Turn mill centres ...........................................................135 Turning centres..............................................................183 Turning holders ............................................................... 41 Turning machines .........................................31, 133, BIC Turning tools .............................................................67, BC Turret lathes ...................................................................... 84 Turret punch presses ..................................................... 49 Twist drills ................................................................ 42, 168 Tyre depth gauges .......................................................177 Ultra high-pressure apparatus........................ 67 Universal cutter grinders.................................... 68, 116 Universal grinding machines....................................171 Universal milling attachments .................................155 Universal quick change chucks/adaptors ............143 Universal radial drilling machines ..........................181 Universal testing equipment ...................................... 93 Valve sensors .................................................... 18 Valve terminals................................................................. 87 Valves ................................................................................... 87 Vane pumps ....................................................................171 Velocity & feed controllers ..............................122, 123 Ventilators ........................................................................178 Vertical & horizontal machining centres................ 33 Vertical lathe machines ..............................................135 Vertical lathes ................................................................... 84 Vertical machining centres............................................... ................................. 7, 10, 107, 174, 186, 187, 188, 189 Vertical turning centres ..............................................167 Vertical turning machines..........................................151 Vertical turning-cum-boring machines ................187 Vertical turnmill centres .............................................151 Vertical turret lathes ....................................................109 Vertical...............................................................................185 Vices tool-makers ............................................................ 84 Vices ..................................................................................... 84 VMCs .................................................................................... 91 Water chillers .................................................. 183 Wear parts.......................................................................... 41 Wear resistant tools ....................................................... 67 Wire cut EDMs ................................................................203 Wire cutting EDMs ........................................................178 Workholding solutions...............................................BGF Workholding systems .................................................... 52 Workpiece clamping solutions .................................. 44 Wrenches............................................................................ 84

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ACE Manufacturing Systems Ltd T: +91-80-28360508 E: ams@bgl.vsnl.net.in W: www.amsindia.net

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Aiema Technology Centre T: +91-44-26258731 E: info@acmee.in W: www.acmee.in

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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details Ceratizit India Pvt Ltd T: +91-33-24947146 E: info@ceratizitindia.co.in W: www.ceratizit.com

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Coatec India T: +91-172-5063436 E: info@coatecindia.com W: www.coatecindia.com

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Dijet Industrial Co Ltd T: +91-22-40121231 E: ravisane@dijet.co.jp W: www.dijet.co.jp

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Ferrocare International T: +91-20-26830655 E: info@ferrocare.com W: www. ferrocare.com

Ann Way Machine Tools Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2563-1259 E: annway.tools@msa.hinet.net W: www.annwaytools.com.tw

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Doosan Infracore India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-42660122 E: sandesh.kumar@doosan.com W: www.doosaninfracore.com

14

Festo Controls Ltd T: +91-80-22894100 E: info_in@festo.com W: www.festo.com

8-9

Durga Bearings Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-6876073 E: inquiry@durgabearings.com W: www.durgabearings.com

159

Bayern International Gmbh T: +49-89-660-566-0 E: kwalliser@bayern-international.de W: www.bayern-international.de

61

EFD Induction Limited T: +91-80-7820404 E: sales@efdgroup.net. W: www.efd-induction.com

Big Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd T: +81-729-828277 W: www.big-daishowa.com

23

Bilbao Exhibition Centre T: +34-94-404-0000 E: bec@bec.eu W: www.biemh.com

83

Electronica Hitech Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-30435400 E: marketing@electronicahitech.com W: www.electronicahitech.com

Blaser Swisslube India Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-124-4994000 E: india@blaser.com W: www.blaser.com

89

Blum-Novotest T: +91-80-23185468 E: blumnovotestindia@bsnl.in W: www.blum-novotest.com

129

Bombay Tools Supplying Agency T: +91-22-23426495 E: info@bombaytools.com W: www.bombaytools.com

174

Cadem Technologies Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-26634767 E: sales@cadem.com W: www.cadem.com Carl Bechem Lubricants(India) Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-22010800 E: info@bechemindia.com W: www.bechem.com

99

Empire Machine Tools T: +91-22-24937340 E: ledge@empiremt.com

79

37 ,101

Engineering Expo T: +91-9819552270 E: engexpo@infomedia18.in W: www.engg-expo.com

70 ,71

136

Emuge India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-39310000 E: marketing@emugeindia.com W: www.emugeindia.com

44

146,147,148,175

Ermaksan Machinery T: +91-224-2947500 E: sinan.bilgin@ermaksan.com.tr W: www.ermaksan.com.tr

49

Erowa Technology (India) Private Limited T: +91-40-40133639 E: sales.india@erowa.com W: www.erowa.com

52

Everising Machine Co. T: +886-4-2359-3178 E: evrs@everising.com.tw W: www.everising.com

20

114

Amtex 2012 T: ‘+91-80-43307474 E: info@amtex2012.com W: http://www.amtex2012.com/

Autotech Machine Tools Sales & Services T: +91-20-27130091 E: sales@autotechcnc.com W: www.autotechcnc.com

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87

Fluid Energy Controls Inc T: +91-44-42083536 E: sales@fecindia.com W: www.fecindia.com

170

Forging Machinery Manufacturing Co T: +91-161-5011755 E: info@nkhammers.com W: www.nkhhammers.com

16

Francis Klein & Co Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-22272781 E: sales@francisklein.in W: www.francisklein.in

45

Freeze Tech Equipments Pvt Ltd T: +91-44-42152387 E: info@freezetechequip.com W: www.freezetechequip.com

182

Fullton Machinery Co. Ltd T: +86-411-82767678 E: fullton@fulltontech.com W: www.fulltontech.com

109

G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-40431252 E: info@gwindia.in W: www.gwindia.in

103

Ganesh Machinery T: +818-349-9166 E: harvinder@ganeshmachinery.com W: www.ganeshmachinery.com

35

Gem Equipments Ltd T: +91-22-3267800 E: sales@geminida.com W: www.gemindia.com

80

Greenleaf Corp E: info@wexper.com W: http://www.wexper.com

95

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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

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GSK CNC Equipment Co. Ltd T: +91-9886835186 E: gskwang@hotmail.com W: www.gsk.com.cn

29

Indian Tool Manufacturers T: +91-22-25852559 E: ltmth@hathway.com W: www.indiantool.com

42

Marox Tools Industrial Co Ltd T: +886-4-2278-0167 E: service@marox.com.tw W: www.marox.com.tw

Guhring India Private Limited T: +91-80-40322500 E: info@guhring.in W: www.guhring.in

FIC

Indo-Nihon Technologies T: +91-44-65611352 E: info@indonihon.co.in W: www.indonihon.co.in

43

Metcut Toolings Private Limited T: +91-836-2333092 E: info@metcutindia.com W: www.metcutindia.com

Instron India Pvt Ltd T: +91-44-28293888 E: instronindia@instron.com W: www.instron.com

93

Milltronics Cnc Machines 111 T: +91-952-442-1410 E: Dianne Hight dhight@gardnerweb.com W: www.milltronics.net

BIC

INTEC T: +91-422-2222396 E: intec@codissia.com W: www.intec,codissia.com

64

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries India Pvt Ltd T: +91-11-41021234 E: mtdsales@mhiindia.com W: www.mhiindia.com

HG Technology Co Ltd T: +886-4-7362-725 E: hg.tech@msa.hinet.net W: www.hgt.com.tw

177

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd T: +91-120-3301 001 E: trading@isgec.com W: www.isgec.com

107

MMC Hardmetal India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-23516083 E: mmcindia@mmc.co.jp W: www.mitsubishicarbide.com

Huen Chen Machinery Co Ltd T: +886-4-2561-6338 E: huenda@huenchen.com.tw W: www.huenda.com.tw

185

ISMT Limited T: +91-20-41434100 E: sachin.joshi@ismt.co.in W: www.ismt.com

105

Neway CNC Equipment (Suzhou)Co., Ltd T: +(281)276-7100 E: newaycnc@gmail.com W: http://www.newaycnc.com

Hyundai Wia India Pvt Ltd T: +91-9940653703 E: mvhari@gmail.com W: www.hyundai-wia.com

113

J.R. Rao & Co. T: +91-80-22218624 E: jrrao_co@rediffmail.com W: www.jrrmachinetools.co.in

185

HAAS Automation India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-32935433 E: sales@haasindia.com W: www.HaasCNC.com

7

Heidenhain Optics & Electronics (I) Pvt Ltd T: +91-44-30234000 E: info@heidenhain.in W: www.heidenhain.in

IFM Electronics India Pvt Ltd T: +91-231-2672770 E: info@ifm-electronic.in W: www.ifm-electronic.com

18

IGUS India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-39127800 E: info@igus.in W: www.igus.in

11

IMI Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-2764-233983 E: imi@imitoolsindia.com W: www.imitoolsindia.com IndiaMART InterMESH Limited T: +1800-200-4444 E: pr@indiamart.com W: www.indiamart.com

143

153, 190

Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Association T: +91-80-66246600 E: imtma@imtma.in W: www.imtma.in

72

Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Association T: +91-80-66246655 E: rohith@imtma.in

100

Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Association W: www.imtex.in

112

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Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-287081 E: info@jyoti.co.in W: www.jyoti.co.in

15,39

Komo Seiko Cororartion T: ‘+81-565-76-0021 E: market@kamo.co.jp W: http://www.kamo.co.jp

131

Korloy Inc. T: +82-2-2522-3181 E: export@korloy.com W: www.korloy.com

133

Larsen & Toubro Limited E: cic@lntebg.com

139

Larsen & Toubro Limited T: +91-67051093 E: sm.haridas@larsentoubro.com W: www.larsentoubro.com Lico Machinery Co Ltd T: +886-4-2563-0950 E: sales@licomachinery.com W: www.licomachinery.com Maco Corporation India Pvt Ltd T: +91-33-24758371 E: rdutta@macocorporation.com W: www.macocorporation.com

157-158

117

122-123

Nickunj Eximp Entp P. Ltd T: +91-22-22190300 E: darayus@nickunjgroup.com W: www.nickunjgroup.com

179

81

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204

33

68,116

Nikon India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4688500 E: nind.Inst@nikonoa.net W: www.nikon-instruments.jp/eng/

191

NMTG Mechtrans Techniques Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-22821527 E: nmtg@nmtgindia.com W: www.nmtgindia.com

174

NN Combined Engineering Agencies Pvt Ltd T: +91-40-27844279 E: mail@nncea.com W: www.nncea.com Object Ap Ltd T: +852-21740111 E: info@objet.com W: www.objet.com

BGF

90

Oriental Machine Tools Co T: +91-22-23423524 E: omtc@omtc-online.com W: www.omtc-online.com

102

OSG India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-66304407 W: www.osg-india.com

145

Para Mill Precision Machinery Co Ltd T: +886-4-2680-0678 E: para-mill@umail.hinet.net W: www.paramill.com

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Pg No

Parishudh Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-120-3205167 E: parishudh@goindigroup.com W: www.goindigroup.com

91

Schneeberger India Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-22632372 E: a.joshi@schneebergerindia.com W: www.schneeberger.com

178

Trident Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-28847191 E: abhay.jain@magicuttools.com W: www.magicut.net

169

Pramet Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4703825 E: pramet.info.in@pramet.com W: www.pramet.com

31

Schuler India Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-66800300 E: info@schulerindia.com W: www.schulergroup.com

199

Tungaloy India Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-61248888 E: info@tungaloyindia.com W: www.tungaloy.co.jp.in

67

Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-25836780 E: info@precihole.co.in W: www.precihole.co.in

24 Schunk Intec India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-41277361 E: info@in.schunk.com W: www.schunk.com

201

Tussor Machine Tools Ind P Ltd T: +91-422-3200183 E: info@tussorindia.com W: www.pinachoindia.com

66

Prem Brothers T: +91-11-28117456 E: powermaster59@gmail.com W: www.powermaster-india.com

137

Premier Ltd T: +91-22-61179009 E: ericadesouza@premier.co.in W: www.premier.co.in

25

151

Seco Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-2137-667300 E: seco.india@secotools.com W: www.secotools.com/in

180

Quaker Chemical India Ltd T: +91-33-22822181 E: admin@quakerchemindia.com W: www.quakerchem.com

115

See Lube Technologies P Ltd T: +91-161-4641296 E: info@seelube.com W: www.oilandlubricant.com

155

Quattro Engineering India Limited T: +91-80-25585439 E: bangalore@quattroengg.com W: www.quattroengg.com

77

Shenoy Engineering Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-28361767 E: info@shenoyengineering.in W: www.shenoyengineering.in

Raj Petro Specialities Private Limi T: +91-44-42288900 E: francis@rajgrp.com W: www.rajgrp.com

69

Rightvision (India) Pvt Ltd T: +91-120-4261026 E: lasco@rightvision.biz W: www.rightvision.biz

172

Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-287631 E: info@bloodtools.com W: www.bloodtools.com

168

Rollomatic Sa T: +41-32-752-1790 E: amitsharma_1973@yahoo.com W: www.rollomatic.com

85

S&T Engineers T: +91-422-2590810 E: sales@stengineers.com W: www.stengineers.com

78

Sah Petroleums Ltd T: +91-22-66301911 E: ipol@sahpetroleums.com W: www.sahpetroleums.com Sandvik Coromant India T: +91-20-27104725 E: rupali.kavi@sandvik.com W: www.sandvik.coromant.com/in

104

FGF

Universal Corporation T: +91-22-23422238 E: samson7@vsnl.com W: www.samson-grp.com

134

Vargus Ltd T: +91-9899073393 E: prasad@vargusindia.com W: www.vargus.com

121

Vinit Engimech Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2312091 E: vinit@balajilathe.com W: www.balajilathe.com

181

Sigma Toolings Research And Developers Pvt Ltd T: +91-240-6600606 E: shashi@sigmatoolings.com W: www.sigmatoolings.com

92

Virgo Communication T: +91-80-25567028 E: info@virgo-comm.com W: www.virgo-comm.com

183

SKF India Limited T: +91-22-66337777 E: rakhi.p.tyagi@gmail.com W: www.skf.com

22

Werner Finley Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-23289889 E: info@wernerfinley.com W: www.wernerfinley.com Wexper India Ltd T: +91-124-2210020 E: rajan.vaid@wexper.com W: www.wexper.com

203

Sreelakshmi Traders T: +91-44-24343343 E: sreelakshmitraders@gmail.com W: www.sreelakshmitraders.com

178

Taegutec India Ltd T: +91-80-27839111 E: sales@taegutec-india.com W: www.taegutec-india.com

BC

Takamatsu Machinery Co Ltd T: +81-76-2741403 E: h.nakagawa@takamaz.co.jp W: www.takamaz.co.jp

47

Teknic T: +91-22-26592392 E: teknic@vsnl.com W: www.teknic.co.in

27

The Jaws Mfg Co T: +91-20-26877842 E: jaws@jawsindia.com W: www.jawsindia.com

Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt Ltd T: +91-2137-668800 E: sudhir_patankar@mazakindia.com W: www.mazak.com

53-56

YG Cutting Tools Corporation Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-43543636 E: admin@yg1india.com W: www.yg1.co.kr

12-13

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