Dies and moulds are one of the typical capital goods as machine tools, and one of the tools necessary for modern industries to run mass-production. The advanced technology and globalisation has seen quality tools being made available for the manufacturers. However, the die and mould industry in India faces acute challenges of slow adoption of advanced technologies, lack of fineness in the finished products and a severe competition from the international market.
To address this, the Indian industry needs to be internationally competitive so that it can reduce delivery times and achieve operational excellence in productivity and maintenance standards. Catering to such growth possibilities in the Indian market, DieMould India 2018, the 11th biennial die & mould international exhibition, will be held on April 11-14, 2018, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. With a positive recovery trend in the overall economy and tremendous growth prospects possible with government’s focus on manufacturing growth, the Indian tooling industry is poised to meet the new growth challenges and achieve the past double digit growths achieved through capacity building and expansion.
The importance of tooling industry is universally recognised as a strategic component for driving industrialisation of a country. The rapid growth of industries such as automobiles and auto components, domestic appliances, consumer electronics and consumer durables – in the wake of the rising economic growth – ensures the expanding need and demand for dies, moulds, tools and gauges. The ever-shortening life-cycle of products, resulting from intense competition in industries, also warrants the development of new tooling devices and designs.
The Indian tooling industry can grow further with government initiatives. Major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in India are working on a plan for indigenisation of components getting into their main assemblies as per government guidelines. This includes the auto & electronic sectors. Policy reforms by government to make the procurement of tooling from indigenous sources will ensure growth in domestic production. The dies, moulds and press tools manufacturing industry has substantial multiplier effect on the domestic economy, therefore, it must be nurtured to become self-reliant.
A trend setter exhibition
The 9th Die & Mould India exhibition was inaugurated by Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, with his aptly chosen keynote address titled ‘A vibrant die and mould industry for an economically developed nation’. His Excellency highlighted the importance and necessity to grow this vital mother industry, which largely contributes to a successful manufacturing economy of a country.
The 10th Die & Mould India exhibition held at Bangalore was highly successful with a growth of over 32% in number of exhibitors, 35% in exhibitor (toolmakers), 42% in exhibitor (MSME), and 19% in exhibition area. The event attracted exhibitors, visitors from over 19 countries worldwide.
The 11th edition of Die Mould India is an excellent opportunity for all the businesses related to the tooling Industry to display and market their products/services.
The highlights of DMI 2018 include:
Introduction of ‘3D metrology and printing pavilion’
With regular participation since the inception of leading brands from India and abroad, exhibiting their latest proven technologies, incorporating features to improve productivity, quality and reduce costs, attract quality visitors like CEOs, consultants, decision makers to the exhibition. They expressed satisfaction finding solutions to their needs, seeing new innovative products and manufacturing process covering the entire supply chain to the tooling industry, providing a wide spectrum to choose from in meeting challenging and faster deliveries and quality demanded by customers of the highly competitive manufacturing sectors.
The exhibition will focuse on:
Providing insights to formulate strategy to meet the challenges faced by the tooling industry
Staying updated with the latest innovation in the global tooling industry
The capabilities and presence in the Indian Die Mould industry
The exposure of the industry workforce to the latest innovation across all tooling applications
Attracting new talent to the tooling industry
The exhibition will display an array of products in die & moulds, press tools, die casting/moulding machine, rapid prototyping & modelling, CAD/CAM system related to dies & moulds, measuring machines, mould-base and standard parts of dies & moulds, hot runner systems, machine tools for making dies & moulds, CNC milling/machining centre and EDM machines.
Compiled with inputs from TAGMA India