IMTEX FORMING 2018 & Tooltech 2018 organised by Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) held at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru from 25th to 30th January, which was largest in the series, concluded on a positive note. The exhibition size grew by 18 per cent and showcased future technologies which could be vital for enhancing productivity for Indian manufacturing industry.
Exhibitors displayed wide range of high-end presses, laser cutting machines, and technologies related to bending and tube drawing. Advanced technologies such as Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things were also displayed by many exhibitors. Automation, robotics, sensors, CAD/CAM and tools that were more related to support the metal forming user industries were also displayed.
International associations from Germany, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, UK and USA also participated in the exhibition.
Over 350 participants from 130 companies participated in the International Seminar on Forming Technology held on 24th January.
Researchers from 44 institutions presented their R&D projects. The best research projects were awarded. Marathwada Institute of Technology won the first prize. PDPM IIIT DM won the second prize and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay won the third prize. Companies entered into tie-ups with some of these institutions to use their research for commercial purposes.
Twenty-one delegates from 7 countries took part in the International Buyer-Seller Meet held from 27th to 28th January.
More than 2,000 students from over 50 institutions took part in ‘i Connect’ to enrich themselves with opportunities in store for them in the manufacturing sector.
Delegations from public and private sectors representing user industries such as auto components, aerospace, defence, railways, electrical and electronics, plastic machinery, white and brown goods, medical engineering, and others took part in the show.