Industry Institution Interactive Meet

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized an Industry Institution Interactive Meet at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru on 25th September 2018. Around 80 participants comprising of academicians, HR professionals and industry experts from various institutions as well as industries turned up for the meeting at BIEC. P.J. Mohanram, Senior Adviser, IMTMA gave the welcome address and introduced the panelists Dr. S. Devarajan, Senior Vice President, TVS Motors and [...]

Finishing School: An Amazing Course

By Vinuta Tilak I would like to express my gratitude for ideating Finishing school in Production Engineering, to train young and aspiring engineers. The training program included class room sessions of Engineering drawing, GD&T, Work materials and Cutting tools, as well as CAM Programming and hands on real time machining on CNC Turning and Machining Centres. The projects that were assigned to us helped us to work individually on the [...]

BFW Sponsors BMV 60+ CNC VMC at the IMTMA Technology Centre

IMTMA is grateful to the BFW team for sponsoring a brand new BMV 60+ CNC VMC at the IMTMA Technology Centre, Bangalore. This model is a very good value addition for IMTMA’s training initiatives. The machine was immediately put into use for the demo, during the three-day workshop on “Selection of cutting tools and optimising machining parameters” organised from August 24-26, 2016. BFW are tech partners of the IMTMA Technology Centre and they replaced their old m/c with [...]

Modern Automotive Needs And Latest trends In Forging Technology

By Dr Vasant Khisty ( The Auto, Agricultural and construction industry is going through continuous change and this change is the outcome of customer demands as well as new environmental norms. Forgings contribute a major share in vehicles in terms of weight, strength and value. Forging industry is aligning itself with various technological solutions for the evolving demands from the automotive sector. India is a major force in Forging manufacturing [...]

Robust Design Is Not A Luxury, But A Necessity

By L Ramanan (, Founder RAISE Consultancy & RICE Trust. SME in DFSS and Robust Design | Editorial Board Member RAME, IJTEEE, IJSTR & SJCAR What is Robust Design?: Robust design is a sub-set in the process of DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) in delivering a defect free product. It is an approach towards predicting the risks in the development of a new product by marrying cutting edge technology tools in predictive design [...]

Skill building initiatives at IMTMA

IMTMA supports skill building initiatives of Government of India right from the beginning. IMTMA Technology Centre is working in close association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in curriculum and content development, Train the Trainer, development and validation of NOS, course material for training partners, etc., IMTMA Technology Centre is affiliated to ASDC (Automotive Skill Development Council) for imparting training in CNC Machining and Programming areas. IMTMA is one of [...]

Selection of optimum cutting parameters for CNC machining

By M. KRISHNAMOORTHY Role of cutting tools and optimum machining parameters: Right selection of cutting tools and cutting parameters is extremely important in CNC Machining.  Today CNC machine tools come with host of features like high spindle power, higher spindle speed (RPM), re circulating ball screws for accurate & fast movements, powerful CNC controller, etc.., In similar lines, latest cutting tools are able to sustain toughest cutting conditions based on [...]

Engineering Drawing

By M. KRISHNAMOORTHY Engineering Drawing is supposed to be the language of engineers, enabling seamless communication across the entire design thro manufacturing cycle. Engineers across multiple functions viz. Design, Engineering or planning, production, assembly and quality refer engineering drawing  day in / day out. In simple terms, engineering drawing contains the complete manufacturing information including size dimensions, tolerances,  related to size, Need of tolerances: Engineering design and Engineering drawing are never [...]

Finishing School in Production Engineering

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 [...]

Hands on training

By M. KRISHNAMOORTHY Hands on training methodology always makes the understanding complete and gives tremendous confidence amongst the learners. Engineering education in India is more of class room learning  and the students lack seriously in practicals.  IMTMA’s FINISHING SCHOOL IN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING is a blend of class room sessions and hands-on practice in CNC machines, metrology equipment, cutting tools, work holding accessories, etc., Hands on training enables the students to apply the concepts [...]