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Volume: XXVI / No. 12 (Private Circulation For Members Only) August - 2020
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In Focus
Post COVID-19 era:
The renaissance of manufacturing
The global spread of COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation for the manufacturing sector, resulting in mandated lockdowns across the global ecosystem. Supply chains are being disrupted; stopping the flow of materials, intermediate parts and finished goods. Assembly lines are forced to halt or curtail operations because of a lack of workforce and parts. However, gradually, the manufacturing operations seem to be getting back on track, albeit, in a limited capacity. In this article, we analyse the present situation, ongoing challenges and what will be the new normal for manufacturers in the post-COVID era.
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Leaders Speak
COVID-19 has, in a way, paved the way for more companies to go digital
This will certainly help businesses thrive and reduce losses, especially in the post-COVID era when manufacturers will be working towards achieving stability. Going digital would also encompass virtual meetings with clients and colleagues, which would ensure better management of time, says - Abhijeet Raut, Director, Abhijeet Dies & Tools Pvt . Ltd.
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The world has already noticed how India has stood up to the COVID-19 challenge
But to increase confidence among foreign investors, India needs to offer more tax exemptions, narrow down statutory requirements and focus on quality. The Indian government must introduce a business-friendly environment for Indian companies as well as foreign investors, - says Dr. Atul Kulkarni, General Manager – Operations, Ionbond Coatings Pvt. Ltd
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Countries will have to try their best to salvage the global economy
With the global sentiments towards China not being as highly favourable as earlier, India will need to step up and show the world how equipped it is to offer competent services. India is a huge market and has the potential to cater to other countries, says - Milind Agnihotry, CEO, MIPE.
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Tech Focus
Breaking Down the Cost of High Conductivity Copper Alloys in Mouldmaking
A high conductivity copper alloy is—within the context of this article—a copper-based material that through a combination of alloying and manufacturing techniques, retains the higher thermal conductivity that is inherent in copper, but with a degree of hardness that allows it to be used in the machined condition within a production environment.
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Case Study
Successful mass production for the Global Market
Autoliv Stakupress GmbH is impressive proof of how a new investment and systematic optimization programme can massively improve productivity. The Feintool fineblanking system installed in 2006 replaces two previous presses and has even increased annual output.
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Industry Updates
  • Godrej & Boyce partners with Ordnance Factory Chandrapur to develop automated Pinaka rocket assembly line
  • Indian Auto Component Industry clocks turnover of 3.49 lakh crore (USD 49.2 billion), de-grows 11.7 per cent in FY 2019-20
  • Roadmap to augment localisation and harness export potential of the Indian Auto Industry
  • Raksha Mantri inaugurates BEML’s Industrial Design Centre
  • Atmanirbhar Bharat – BHEL showcases capabilities for developing self-reliance in manufacturing
  • Specialized quick-change pallet technology
  • New addition of MD220 grade VCGW type PCD turning insert for non-ferrous metals turning
  • July 2020 U.S. Cutting Tool Orders Down 8.5% from June 2020
  • Milacron unveils new M-powered applications at ARC’S European Industry Forum
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Flip Book
Tips & Tricks

Top 10 things to know /ask when buying used injection moulding machine
If you’re looking at buying a used injection moulding machine, below are some things to know/ask before purchasing.
1. Begin with getting the year, make, model, tonnage, shot, serial number, hours & location of the machine along with photos of the machine from all 4 sides, inside the electrical cabinets, the platens, the toggle mechanism or ram and the operator station.
2. Find out if there is a warranty and ensure a proper inspection is done prior to purchasing. This inspection should note what items function properly and what needs repairs or replacement.
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