By M. KRISHNAMOORTHY
Role of CNC Machines in Manufacturing industry:
CNC machines have become the order of the day in every manufacturing industry. CNC applications are wide spread across all units – be it mass production or batch production in all industry segments including automobiles, aerospace, tool rooms, heavy industries, Oil & Gas, Wind energy, Medical, etc., However, increased use of CNC machines / CNC automation doesn’t result in enhanced productivity directly.
Need for Training:
Systematic training in best manufacturing practices is highly crucial for realising the true benefits of CNC machines. It is well known that trained manpower can bring in significant improvement in productivity and quality levels thereby increasing profitability.
Training with a holistic approach:
CNC machining needs to be considered as a system or chain where multiple elements are closely interlinked viz. CNC Machine tool, cutting tools & holders, CNC Programme, work holding & fixturing, measuring equipment. User needs to be thorough in each area with a holistic approach towards CNC machining in order to get optimum output. Amidst the competitive industry environment prevailing today, effective utilisation of resources is the key to realise ever growing need for higher productivity.
Training at IMTMA:
Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) is organizing an exclusive hands on course “FINISHING SCHOOL IN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING” at IMTMA Technology Centre, Bangalore & Pune to enhance skill sets of engineers and supervisors from manufacturing industries. This 4 weeks duration course is totally practical oriented with Hands on practice in production CNC machines, CAD/CAM, Metrology equipment, Tooling & work holding systems and other accessories.
Engineers from major industries including TVS Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Hero Moto Corp, Sansera Engineering, Wabco India, Leo fasteners, Kar Mobiles, etc., have undergone this course and achieved Productivity and Quality improvement in their projects by implementing some of the key learnings.
This course is also ideal for new recruits / trainees as well as fresh engineers in Mechanical engineering and allied branches, aspiring for challenging career in manufacturing industries. New recruits from Ashok Leyland, Kennametal India, Wipro Engineering, Ceratizit India, etc., underwent this course and got well prepared to serve the industry from day one.