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METAL-FORMING TECHNOLOGY Jump starting the metal forming industry in 2020

Jan 21, 2020

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) is coming up with its flagship event for Indian metal forming industry from January 23 to 28, 2020, in Bengaluru, India. The exhibition is set to address the substantial advances in forming technology and processes and throw new light on the challenges and opportunities in store for the industry. A preview on what one is set to witness…

Asia’s leading exhibition on metal forming and manufacturing technologies is being organised by Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru, India, from January 23 to 28, 2020. This will be the largest IMTEX Forming exhibition held so far.

The 6th edition of the exhibition will span over 33,000 sqm with more than 500 exhibitors from over 22 countries, including India. An initiative of IMTMA, IMTEX Forming is a flagship event for the Indian metal forming industry. It is South and South East Asia's apex exhibition showcasing the latest trends as well as technological refinements from India and other global players. The visitors attending IMTEX Forming will be able to interact with over 1000 exhibitors showcasing their latest technologies, and experience and envision the contacts being made and develop business relations with prospective exhibitors of ones interest.

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.

Expressing his thoughts on the upcoming show, Indradev Babu, who took over as IMTMA President from September 2019 onwards said, “Technology enthusiasts will have a lot to unearth from, especially in Additive Manufacturing which is being showcased at IMTEX Forming besides Industry 4.0 which is highly relevant for the manufacturing industry.”

Sharing his views on IMTEX Forming, V Anbu, Director General & 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.”

Companies will showcase technologies to suit user industry sectors such as aerospace, defence, railways, power, medical equipment, white and brown goods, oil and gas equipment, shipbuilding and many more. Trade delegations from leading industries, public sector undertakings, national and international associations will be visiting the show.

The Industry-Institution Pavilion (i2 Pavilion) at IMTEX Forming 2020 will provide an opportunity for Indian academic/R&D institutions to showcase their R&D capabilities in metal working field. The IMTEX ‘Connect’, an awareness programme for imparting knowledge on the machine tool industry for young engineers, will create a platform for both, students from mechanical & electrical engineering streams to gather more knowledge of the opportunities in store for them in the manufacturing industry, by interaction with industry experts.

With the advent of Industry 4.0, concepts of Additive Manufacturing and Factory of the future have been catching pace. The special pavilions at the exhibition would be hosting the Additive Manufacturing expo and the Factory of the Future, wherein the visitors can experience technocrats and technologies from the wide spectrum of the manufacturing industry.

To highlight, inspire and infuse adoption of the evolving trends in forming technology, IMTMA will also organise an International Seminar on Forming Technology on January 22, 2020. The International Seminar on Forming Technologies is recognised as an international platform in India for global interactions on the latest trends in metal forming.

Courtesy: IMTMA

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