Sandvik Coromant recently organised the contest, ‘Re-invent Turning with Sandvik Coromant’ in Pune, which was successfully concluded in August 2018 along with the announcement of the winners of the contest. Launched in the first week of June in India, the last date of submission was on August 5, 2018. Jury members met on August 13, 2018 at the Sandvik Coromant center to assess the entries for their merit and to choose the winner. The winner was selected by the jury members after judging the entries on various parameters.
The contest received an overwhelming response as more than 325 participants registered for the contest. The application process was stringent as it was mandatory to innovate and show actual results in terms of savings. The jury that comprised of leading names from various spheres of the industry, studied each application in detail, before selecting the best one.
The strong contenders for the contest were Suresh Ashok Pawar and Abhinandan Dole from IGW Involute Technologies Ltd, Pune and Dharmesh Patel and Dipesh Patel from Harsha Engineers, Ahmedabad. Jury members, having expertise in metal cutting, machining and material technology, evaluated both the entries on various parameters. The winning factor was the innovative idea used for meticulous planning and in achieving great savings for the company by using Sandvik’s PrimeTurning™ technology. Dharmesh Patel from Harsha Engineers, Ahmedabad won this contest with flying colors.
The winner gets a fully sponsored 5-day trip to Sandvik Coromant head office in Sweden. The jury was impressed with the results delivered by using PrimeTurning™. They believe that the contest created a platform, which motivated production managers to use Sandvik’s cutting-edge technology to boost their productivity.