Unveiling of new technologies to revolutionise the machine tool industry


Organised by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), IMTEX is a flagship event for the metal cutting industry, showing technological advances from India and the rest of the world. IMTEX is hosted concurrently with Tooltech, where machine tool accessories, metrology and CAD/CAM cutting tools, tooling systems and current trends in the tooling industry will be on display.

The exhibition has lived up to its exalting status of fostering competitiveness and enabling excellence in manufacturing over a timeframe of 50 years. Scheduled from 24th – 30th January 2019 at IMTMA’s own exhibition and conference facility – Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore.

Nineteenth in the series, IMTEX 2019 and concurrent Tooltech 2019 (twenty-first in the series), will feature the latest trends in metalworking technologies. Exhibitors will showcase cutting-edge and futuristic manufacturing technologies from India as well as overseas. The mega event will attract visitors from a wide spectrum of manufacturing and ancillary industries including key decision and policy makers as well as industry captains who are keen to source latest technologies and manufacturing solutions for their product lines.

IMTEX 2019 & Tooltech 2019 Highlights:
• Around 80,000 sq. m. of exhibition space
• 6 exhibition halls
• 7 country-group participation
• Over 20 overseas countries participation
• Special pavilion on “Additive manufacturing” and “Industry 4.0”
• Experience zone (depicting IMTEX 50 years journey)
• ‘Tooltech’ showcasing a range of cutting tools, tooling systems, machine tool accessories, metrology as well as CAD & CAM software, as a concurrent fair
• International seminar on machining technologies focusing on advancements in machining technologies will be held
on 23rd January 2019
• i2 Academia pavilion which will connect institutions with industry
• Connect which will join companies with students on a common
platform to source talent for machine tool industry
• Jagruti which will connect students from various cities with institutions
• A buyer-seller meet will also be organised which will give a platform for companies to sell machines and explore mutual business opportunities

Here, we take a look at what the industry players have to say about the unveiling!

IMTEX is one of the most important events in the machine tool and manufacturing space. We are featuring some of the latest and best machines from our stable. We want our customers to compare the quality of our machines with our competitors to understand if our machines are well received by them.

We will showcase up to 35 of our best machines among which there will be new models that will be exclusively launched at IMTEX 2019. Sliding head automat SHA 20 Magna and alloy wheel turning, crankshaft turning and a twin spindle machines from ace designers, DTC 400, HMC pallet pool with automation solutions enabled with IoT from AMS and Cam Grind machines from MGT are one of the few machines that will be featured at the event.

IMTEX 2019 will be in its 50th anniversary next month and I’m sure that we will see a huge footfall from prospects, customers, academics and technology professionals. We are participating through the AMT-USA pavilion and will be delighted to welcome visitors to our booth C101 in Hall 1B.

We will be showcasing our most recent release of Mastercam – version 2019 along with our support for diverse Metrology hardware through the Verisurf product range. We will have experts from both India and USA demonstrating strengths and benefits of our technologies and through this, we hope to initiate productivity dialogues with our prospects and customers.

More than 500 Indian and international companies are going to showcase their modern manufacturing techniques at IMTEX 2019. This is the 50th year of IMTEX.

I believe this year the major highlights are going to be:
•Machine integration with robot and cobot for trouble free and smooth productivity
•Smart factory by using Industrial 4.0
•Five axis machining for complicated aerospace and general engineering parts such as Blisk and Impeller to name a few
•Metal Additive Manufacturing also going to be highlight this time

Hurco will be participating in the biggest machine tool exhibition in India. Visitors are expected from SARC countries. Hurco is supporting global metal cutting industry for the last 50 years.

Hurco is primarily focusing on providing solution to the current manufacturing industry. We are targeting some specific industries which are going to be the future of advance manufacturing. We are displaying our Hurco BX40i machine meant for high end dies and mold manufacturing industry. This machine comes in a double column structure and a bigger Y axis stroke.

We will be displaying our world famous five axis simultaneous machine model VMX42SRTi. This machine is a most versatile machine as compare to other five axis machine available in market. It comes with a Tilting and submerged rotary table of Dia. 600 mm and total bed size 1270 mm x 610mm. It can serve various industry such as die and mould, aerospace and general engineering. It can be used for machining of parts where you require a 90-degree positioning. Hurco five axis machine also comes with all the required safety and programming featured to make your machining process more productive and efficient. This machine is one of the most demanded five axis machine model.

At IMTEX 2019, we are launching our new machine HM1700Ri. It’s a HMC with bigger work envelope and a massive dia. 800 mm in built rotary table. This machine has got a work envelope of 1700 mm x 1200 mm x 900 mm.

The new product announced by Hurco are designed to meet the requirements of the advanced manufacturing sector in India; from the need to produce parts with increasing complexity and tighter tolerances, to the drive to reduce costs, to increase speed of operation and the requirement to improve the ease-of-use for new technology. Hurco invites all to come and join the grand launch of HM1700Ri at IMTEX 2019. We are located this time at Hall 4, Stall no. C113.

We are focusing on launch of BALIQ UNIQUE new coating technology. In short we expect brand image building.Expecting good enquiry for S3P, BALIQ UNIQUE etc.

Renishaw, returns to IMTEX for the show’s 50th anniversary, which is taking place at the Bangalore. The show’s 50th anniversary will be marked by the introduction of an Industry 4.0 Pavilion. In line with this, Renishaw will showcase a complete automation cell, demonstrating to manufacturers how intelligent process control is key to the operation of a successful smart factory. Additionally, the company will launch several new products to address the industry’s need for automated process control.

IMTEX is an important platform for us to showcase our latest technologies and connect with potential buyers, valued channel partners, and end users. This is essential as it provides us with the chance to reinforce existing partnerships and cultivate new ones.

At IMTEX 2019, we plan to display our new revolutionary technologies, create awareness and impart knowledge about Renishaw and its range of innovative solutions, besides learning about new trends in the manufacturing sector. We expect to connect with the users of machine tools from automotive, defence, aerospace, railways and engineering sectors. We are also launching 10 products and there are 2 global launch. This shows how important IMTEX 2019 is for Renishaw.

Renishaw will demonstrate intelligent process control for larger parts, by exhibiting the Equator 500. The new, larger system enables the accurate gauging of larger parts due to a working volume of 500 mm in diameter and up to 400 mm in height, increasing the flexibility and range of applications for the Equator system.

Renishaw will have a separate additive manufacturing stand, where it will exhibit the four-laser RenAM 500Q. Renishaw will also demonstrate its software for metal AM, including QuantAM build preparation software, remote process monitoring application, InfiniAM Central, and the InfiniAM spectral application for the live feedback on energy input and emissions.

At IMTEX 2019, the company will also showcase a new version of SupaTouch, an intelligent optimisation routine as part of its inspection plus macro software for machine probing cycles, which leads to a cycle time reduction for CNC machine tools of up to 60 per cent. The updated software offers usability enhancements in the optimisation routing to give users full control of probing cycle feed rates.

Visitors to Renishaw’s stand can experience the multi-sensor capability of the REVO 5-axis measurement system on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Renishaw will also highlight the SFP2 surface finish probe, which increases the surface finish measurement ability of the REVO system, combining surface finish measurement and dimensional inspection into a single platform to give unrivalled advantages in time, part handling and return on investment.

Renishaw’s new ultra-compact, highly repeatable radio probe, RMP400 will make its debut in India at IMTEX. Perfect for small 5-axis machine tools, particularly in mold and die and aerospace applications, the strain-gauge probe gives a reliable touch-trigger solution for part setting, feature measurement and machine performance checking.

At the show, Renishaw will demonstrate the benefits of its new CARTO 3.0 software, which supports the XR20-W rotary axis calibrator to quickly capture and analyse data from rotary axes. This provides an easy-to-use and intuitive software solution for all Renishaw laser calibration products, reducing the calibration time of a 5-axis machine tool to several hours.

Visitors can learn more about Renishaw’s popular smartphone apps including; GoProbe, which generates code for machine tool probing and the Trigger Logic app, which provides users with a simple way to customise their Renishaw probe settings.

IMTEX 2019 is one of the best opportunities to see current clients we support and value as well as meet many new prospects. For this event, we enjoy the chance to share our extensive range of holemaking and finishing products with such a diverse group of manufacturers from all over India. We are expecting a lot of visitors, not only from India but across the Asia and Europe too.

We are excited to showcase two new innovations at IMTEX: the NOVITECH vibration dampening intermediate module system and the 4TEX indexable insert drilling system.

The NOVITECH vibration dampening intermediate module increases the productivity, surface quality, and process reliability in boring operations while extending the life of both the insert and the machine center’s spindle. Mounted inside the patented NOVITECH system, the viscoelasticity mounted damper modules reduce vibrations during the machining of diameters ranging from 50mm – 205mm (1.97” – 8.07”), with lengths up to 10xD.

We will also feature the new 4TEX indexable insert drill, ideal for making shallow 2xD, 3xD, and 4xD holes in the 12-47 mm (.472” – 1.850”) range. 4TEX provides higher penetration rates than standard twist drills for light duty machines and is also an excellent choice for making interrupted cuts or drilling on angled surfaces.

This innovative design eliminates the center coolant outlet to increase the drill’s core strength, resulting in improved hole size and straightness. Dual twisted coolant outlets improve penetration rates by enhancing coolant flow and generating superior chip evacuation.

While IMTEX is completing it’s 50 years this year, it is always delightful to participate and showcase products. This year we can expect a huge number of participants from tooltech industry looking for business opportunities and partnerships to expand product outreach. We believe this year, tooltech industry would be in search for more advanced technologies that can enhance the overall productivity. India is also a thriving market for foreign industries to tap in and also manufacturing industries are a destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

We are putting forward our OPTIFLY solutions along with best in class laser marking and welding systems. This year we are launching an enhanced version of OPTIFLY which is aimed at making the production process intuitively smart. With this new solution, tool manufacturing industry would benefit in improvising production time and quality of the products. The solution is designed by SLTL Group’s in-house R&D team to smartly intervene from identifying the article to operate on and to quality check through the vision system. Henceforth, more quality product and maximum business gains. The solution is the best fit with the company’s laser systems.

IMTEX is one of the major industrial machine tools exhibition in the world and undisputedly the biggest in India. Many customers from India and overseas regularly visit IMTEX in search of latest machine tools technologies. Grind Master Group being the largest machines tools exporter, has always attracted major audience from India and abroad. Interactions with large number of customers also benefit our team to understand customer needs and expectation which in turn helps in improving product performance. As many strategic industries such as aerospace and defence are increasing their footprint in India, we expect many high end technologies to be part of the show. IMTEX has always been the major platform for launching high-tech machines. Many industries such as automotive, aerospace, precision manufacturing sectors will be closely following this show looking out for new and advanced technologies. Robotics and additive manufacturing are another key technology which would be most sought after and discussed during the show.

Grind Master Group is known for its high end surface finishing solutions which includes NANOFINISH range consisting of superfinishing and microfinishing machines, specialised machines for metal finishing and deburring applications and ROBOFINISH range of machines. In IMTEX 2019, we have on display our next generation Microfinishing machine which is loaded with advanced Industry 4.0 features. We will also showcase the advanced version of our ROBOFINISH series robotic fettling machine for Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Foundry Sector. Last couple of years have been very exciting in Grind Master Group’s history. Grind Master had acquired SPMS SMMA based in France located near Paris. This year, we have established a new technology centre in USA to develop critical ROBOFINISH technologies.

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