IMTMA, the apex body and single point of contact for machine tool industry in India is going to organise one of Asia’s leading exhibition on metal forming and manufacturing technologies at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru, from 23rd to 28th January 2020. This is said to be the largest IMTEX FORMING exhibition held so far.
Bangalore-based IMTMA (Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association) has confirmed that the 6th edition of the exhibition will span over 33,000 square metres with more than 500 exhibitors from over 22 countries including India. IMTEX Forming 2020 & Tooltech 2020 will once again bring diverse groups and stakeholders on a common platform for knowledge sharing and transacting business. Technologies in metal forming such as high-speed laser cutting machine, sheet metal working, welding and joining, presses, metrology, and CAD/CAM essential for Indian manufacturing will be exhibited ‘live’ enabling business visitors to take informed decisions.
Indradev Babu, president, IMTMA said, “Technology enthusiasts will have a lot to unearth especially in additive manufacturing which is being showcased at IMTEX FORMING besides Industry 4.0 which is highly relevant for the manufacturing industry.”
V Anbu, director general and CEO, IMTMA, said, “It is incredibly inspiring to see the growth of a brand. IMTEX Forming 2020, now counted as Asia’s leading exhibition, is highly relevant given the prevailing tough market conditions. The exhibition creates a welcoming environment for visitors. Industrialists feel privileged to conduct transactions at the show. IMTEX Forming is an expression of showing the world the capabilities of India’s manufacturing industries.”
Seminar on R&D, innovations, trends and best practices in manufacturing
IMTMA is also arranging an international seminar of Forming technology (ISFT) on 22nd January 2020 to discuss the latest trends in metal forming. The theme of the seminar is ‘Shaping the future of manufacturing’. It is also reported that over 300 delegates from various segments of the manufacturing industry such as automotive, aerospace, defense, railway establishments, consumer durables, general engineering, and so on, are expected to participate in the seminar to explore the rapid technology transitions in the forming industry.
Experts from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, India, and other countries will facilitate sessions at this international seminar. Spread over 3 concurrent sessions and 6 technology tracks focusing on forming processes, cutting and bending processes, equipment, innovative solutions, software, and emerging trends in forming technology, this seminar will cover key technology areas and their application related to metal forming.
Speaking about the objective of the seminar, Indradev Babu, said, “The international seminar has been structured and designed to bring emerging needs in forming technology to users and manufacturers through a range of value-added solutions in manufacturing.”
V Anbu opined, “ISFT 2020 will bring together the fraternity of forming technology users and manufacturers on a common platform to discuss related issues. By addressing the significant developments in forming technology and processes, the seminar will throw new light on the challenges and opportunities in store for the industry. Participants can explore more on how to tackle them and move on to excel in manufacturing.”
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