Volume: XXVI / No. 01
(Private Circulation For Members Only)
August- 2018
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Event Report
ITS 2019: Underlines Indian Tooling Opportunities
The fourth edition of International Tooling Summit (ITS) was recently held at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Pune on February 7 and 8. Organised every year by Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association (TAGMA), it is India’s largest die mould gathering. This edition of ITS revolved around the theme, ‘Indian Tooling Industry: Forming & Moulding the Future’. The two-day event saw about 40 speakers sharing insights about the industry through four panel discussions and 16 technical sessions. Overall, the event aimed to highlight the latest technology trends, business dynamics, opportunities, challenges and the future outlook of the Indian tooling sector. …
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Leaders Speak
“Indian tool rooms should create a consortium”
“It was during ITS 2019 that I got a chance to speak to Mr Namasivayam Reguraj, Founder President, TAGMA and Managing Director, NTTF. During our conversation, he spoke about his initial days with TAGMA, the formation of NTTF and also shared his valuable insights about the current trends and demands in the Indian tooling industry. Excerpts...
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AM Focus
Additive Manufacturing Is Driving the Wheels of Automotive Industry
Significant development in additive manufacturing (AM) technologies commonly known as 3D printing has not only taken forward the automotive industry but have also improved ways in which products are designed and built. These improvements have increased scopes for lighter, cleaner and safer products; lower costs; and shorter lead time.
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Case Study
“Right Input for Right Output
Right input on EDM machines such as on time - off time, current and spark gap is very essential to get right output with better improvement in EDM productivity.
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Tech Focus
An Inside Look at Turbulent Flow
Over the years there has been much thought, talk, lab work, and many articles written about the topic of coolant flow in molds, heat transfer, turbulence, Reynolds number, and good cooling practices. But what if you could actually observe and study coolant flow in a clear simulated cooling channel? About a year ago, Burger & Brown Engineering Inc. made that happen. This article chronicles the construction, operation, and interesting results from our clear mold.
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Management Funda
Importance of effective procurement in tooling industry
Legendry billionaire Warren Buffet once said, ‘Price is what you pay. Value is what you get’. This statement also stands true for the tooling industry. Value creation forms the core of the tooling industry. This reflects in the throughput of any die which could be more than double of what a traditional industrial product would fetch. Quality, reliability, and accuracy of a tool defines the overall performance of the end product. This is why tooling is always referred to as the mother industry that forms the base of the manufacturing sector. Read More
Expert Blog
What Mechatronics Means For CNC Manufacturing
Mechatronics has been hailed as the innovation engine behind the fourth industrial revolution. That’s quite a forcible claim. So where did the term originate and why, what are its current applications and how is it leading the future of CNC manufacturing?
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Industry Update
  • GF Machining Solutions’ new AgieCharmilles LASER S series ideal for designers’ and mould makers’
  • Seco Advances Tooling Performance with New Power Milling Chucks
  • Renishaw Announces Imperial and Metric High-Quality Metrology Fixtures
  • New MB8100 CBN Grade Series for High Hardened Steel Turning
  • Sandvik Coromant enables single-set up gear production on a machining centre
  • BFW and WIN Automation Partner for Industrial Automation Solutions
  • Growth continues at EOS with acquisition of Vulcan Labs
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