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Mohini Kelkar, Managing Director, GrindMaster Machines

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IMTEX Forming 2018 "Defence & aerospace demanding new kinds of metal forming processes"

Jan 3, 2018

...says Mohini Kelkar, Managing Director, Grind Master, while discussing his company's partcipation at the upcoming IMTEX Forming 2018 exhibition.

What are the latest developments and trends in the metal forming industry?

The parts from defence & aerospace sectors certainly demand new kinds of metal forming processes, which include hydroforming, flow forming, etc. Apart from the machines, the process know-how is extremely important in these cases, because very different materials and shapes are to be worked upon. Demands of reducing the part weight can be effectively fulfilled by flow forming the parts.

Can you highlight the new technologies & products from your company that are expected to be showcased in the upcoming IMTEX Forming exhibition this year?

We will be showcasing some important technologies at the IMTEX exhibition this year. These include the metal spinning & flow forming technology, which is in strategic partnership with MJC, USA; the precision deburring machines for sheet metal parts, which is in collaboration with Timesavers, Holland and robotic deflashing of castings, which is our home-grown technology.

What are your expectations from IMTEX this year?

Apart from automotive and engineering companies, we expect visitors from the defence and aerospace sectors including both public & private sectors. Due to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the machine tool companies from India have better opportunities in these sectors.

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