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IMTEX brings the best of metal forming


The six-day exhibition serves as an important platform for the machine tool industry by showcasing the latest technologies in metal forming. A sneak peek

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) is organising ‘IMTEX FORMING 2018 and Tooltech 2018’, a B2B exhibition of metal forming technologies at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru from 25th to 30th January 2018.

Innovations in metal forming technologies, robotics and automation, welding and joining, wire-forming and drawing, presses, die casting, hydro forming, sheet metal forming machines, presses for special applications, dies and moulds, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and elements,  testing machines, and so on will be at display.

The exhibition will feature several companies introducing new technologies to suit many user industries such as aerospace, defence, automobiles, auto components, capital goods, electrical and electronics, earth moving and construction, food processing and dairy equipment, and many others. High level delegations from public and private sector industries will be present as trade delegations.

Excellent platform to educate, communicate and explore

Tushar Pawar, National Head, Ampco Metal India Pvt Ltd, says, “This is our 4th consecutive participation in IMTEX forming exhibition. IMTEX forming has always been an excellent platform for Ampco Metal’s products and applications.”

Ampco Metal has special proprietary materials like AMPCO 18, AMPCO 21, AMPCO 25, AMPCO M4 which works fantastic against stainless steel and titanium forming, bending and deep drawings applications.

He adds, “As we have the best materials and solutions for forming, bending and deep drawing application, we enjoy this opportunity to educate, communicate and explore with our potential customers.”

IMTEX forming helps Ampco Metal to demonstrate the solutions to the potential users and also to find opportunities in the applications which are new and challenging which the company always love to explore.

The company will continue to participate in IMTEX forming exhibition in future too.

Advanced CAE solutions

Dr. Laxminarayan.K, Regional Manager Technical, DesignTech Systems Ltd, says, “We have been a loyal participant in the IMTEX shows since past many years. At DesignTech, ever since our inception in 1998, we have been working closely with the mechanical engineering industry in India, helping them make a transition from traditional processes of yesterday to adopt the latest technologies to match the global standards of engineering excellence.”

This year the company would be showcasing some of the advanced CAE solutions, 3D-Printing or additive manufacturing technologies, latest CAD, digital manufacturing and PLM solutions from the global leaders. Laxminarayan feels that these technologies would help the companies attain their goals of product design and manufacturing excellence through efficient processes and systems that augment productivity, generate greater ROI and enable them achieve higher cost effectiveness.

He adds, “These technologies would help them remain competitive and relevant in the fast changing market space. Visit our booth D 111 – Hall no 3A at IMTEX.”

CF Series machine for heavy deburring

Grind Master is having widest range of metal finishing and deburring machines in the world. Grind Master would be showcasing CF Series machine for heavy deburring and fine edge radiusing of flat parts. Sameer Kelkar, CEO and R&D Head, Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd, says, “These machines use combination coated abrasive belt heads and planetary deburring heads which gives precisely deburred output parts.”

He adds, “Grind Master has delivered over 100 such conveyorised deburring spms worldwide. The wide belt grinding machines from Timesavers Holland will be key product showcased for sheet metal fabricators as well as aerospace industries. IMTEX forming is also key exhibition for foundry and forging industry.”

Company’s robotic fettling, grinding, deburring solutions will be for sure centre of attraction for foundry industry which has revolutionised the entire foundry sector in India. Their recent collaboration with MJC Engineering from USA has also added flow forming machines in their product portfolio. The expert team from MJC will be available over there at IMTEX to discuss various flow forming requirements from defence, aerospace and other engineering sectors.

Focuses on automation for customer’s success

Niraj Seth, President, Amada (India) Pvt Ltd, says, “During IMTEX our focus will be automation for customer’s success.  We will showcase our latest automation solutions.”

A win-win situation for both local and global participants

Beng Chieh Quah, Head of Marketing-Asia Pacific, FARO, says, “IMTEX is an established platform in metal forming and tooling industry. It is a platform for manufacturers to see new trends in the market. This platform is a win-win situation for both local and global participants and see opportunities in the market.”

Complete range of standard parts and rotary table

Vivek Nanivadekar, Executive Director, FIBRO India Precision Products Pvt Ltd, says, “IMTEX has never failed to impress its visitors by showcasing technologically innovative manufacturing and engineering products along with their applications. This year it will feature all aspects of forming technologies, predominantly sheet metal forming. And we will be upright to give warm welcome to all visitors with complete range of standard parts and rotary table.”

Company’s emphasis is mainly on ‘Making in India’ and “German Precision Crafted in India”. In accordance to that the company will be displaying the wide-range of locally manufactured products such as oilless guide elements, wide-range of cam units, gas springs, compression springs, lifting and clamping elements and standard parts with competitive prices for dies and mould making industries.


From rotary table division, FIBRO India will be introducing its new product FIBROTOR RT in this show. The ring stylerotary table, FIBROTOR RT.0750, offering more power with less cost, is specifically designed to offer economical, precise and process safe drive components required by modern, high performance assembly plants from automotive, electronics and consumer goods industries.

Nanivadekar adds, “To know more about our new products, kindly visit our stall D104 at Hall No 3A.”

Expecting 200 per cent growth in 2018

Shailesh Mehta, Director, Mehta Cad Cam Systems Pvt Ltd, says, “We feel very happy and pride for having a leadership in the manufacturing and selling of fiber laser cutting system, right now up to 3.3 kw.”

He adds, “We have already sold more than 50 units in different parts of India in this last 2 and half years and we are expecting 200 per cent growth in 2018 and 50 per cent growth in following two years.”

Innovative technology and enhanced service support

Pradeep Patil, Managing Director, TRUMPF India (P) Ltd, informs, “This is the golden jubilee i.e., 50th year of IMTEX. Over the years, the event has not only catered to the business needs of national and international exhibitors but also witnessed many decision makers and business heads from across the spectrum of Indian metal working industry at one location.”

He adds, “We would be participating in this edition of the exhibition to bring to our customers what we are known for that is Innovative Technology and to introduce Enhanced Service Support.”

Laser solutions with futuristic smart manufacturing capabilities

This exhibition has always been close to the company, as they launched its new invention, world’s 1st fiber laser machine in IMTEX 2008. From there on, the company tend to unveil new laser machines every year at the time of IMTEX exhibition and the momentum is going to remain intact this year as well. For this time, the company have emphasised on segment-oriented enhancement and try to delivery integrity with cutting -edge system and latest features at each level. To be specific, material handling and storage solutions are being added keeping sheet metal industry in account. To enhance the productivity and reducing human efforts are some elements they have focused more for latest laser systems.  Maulik Patel, Executive Director, Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd, says, “Our aim is to extend our offering, to get into various categories which can be suitable to larger clientele base. On the other hand, high caliber machines are made even flexible to operate in complex set ups.”

He adds, “For this time, we are demonstrating around 10 solutions mix of cutting, marking, welding and automations needs. Besides, running with the latest technologies, we are bringing some of our laser solutions with futuristic smart manufacturing capabilities.”

Lastly, Patel informs, “Ultimately, what we have endeavoured for this year is, to extend something which was long due desired from the laser machine user around the globe. We have set those aspects as our millstone, and marched into that direction. Thus, we are looking forward to meet the expectation of laser machine users.”

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