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Volume: XXVII / No. 2 (Private Circulation For Members Only) October - 2020
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In Focus
Automation to the rescue
COVID-19 has expedited a digital transformation in the manufacturing world. MSMEs, SMEs and other sectors that have been procrastinating about adopting automation, so far, will soon have to take a call. Automation is set to change the production process in terms of quality, quantity and effi ciency. The pandemicstricken world is beckoning a change as automation is set to take over. The question to think about here is ‘Are we ready for the future’?
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Opinions & More
Toolmakers must depend on their own ability
Every toolmaker is on his own and can make it on his own. If we focus on quality, skill development, retaining manpower AND, if our customers give us reasonable margins, reasonable payment terms and pay us on time, the sky will be the limit for Indian toolmakers,- says George Joseph, Managing Director, Kraftsman Tooling India Pvt. Ltd.
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Toolmakers need to work in the same profession in order to better their skills
Indian toolmakers switch their profession barely after a few years of experience in the fi eld, while their European counterparts tend to stay in their line of work for almost their entire career span. This works to the European toolmaking industry’s advantage, as they are equipped with highly skilled personnel, - says Remy Voog, Business Development Manager – Injection (Europe, UK and India), Roctool.
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Tech Focus
A Digital Revolution
Over the last few years, businesses spanning across industries have witnessed a shift towards digital transformation. Captivated by the manner in which it has changed the way businesses operate and deliver value to customers, several world leaders have expressed profound interest in digital transformation. Like their global counterparts, the Indian government, too, is adopting a digital outlook and is encouraging various industries to leverage on the power of digital products. Godrej & Boyce has also employed several digital transformation initiatives, which have received tremendous support from all its strategic business units.
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Tech Trends
Choose digital, choose the right drill
Fewer than 30% of manufacturers have extensively adopted Industry 4.0 technologies, according to responses to a new report. But, manufacturers’ reluctance to go digital might have to change if they are to adapt to an unpredictable future. Here, James Thorpe, global product manager at Sandvik Coromant, the global leader in metal-cutting tools, explains how, by combining advanced software with the correct machine tools, manufacturers can digitalise profi tably, and on their own terms.
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Case Study
Automation in XXL
Fischer GmbH, a toolmaker from Geringswalde in Saxony, Germany, has recognised the advantages of GF Machining Solutions’ Mikron HPM 1850U Milling solution, which helps the company to manufacture base plates for the largest tools using Automation.
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Industry Updates
  • Economy showing convincing return to growth: ASSOCHAM Assessment on State of Economy
  • India among top 3 choices for future investments: CII-EY FDI Survey
  • Tata Motors achieves the milestone of producing 4 million passenger vehicles
  • Hindustan Zinc to set-up state-of-the-art zinc smelter plant with zero liquid discharge in Gujarat
  • GKN Automotive to establish advanced global e-mobility software engineering centre in India
  • Hitachi ABB Power Grids India wins INR 100 crore order from HPCL Rajasthan Refi nery Limited
  • A specialist and an all-rounder: Tools for titanium with twice the expertise
  • Mastercam announces new optimised 5-axis post processor for FANUC CNCs
  • Kennametal introduces new line of PCD tools
  • FARO launches latest vantage laser tracker 6DOF Probe
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