“The Indian machine tool industry is expected to reach around Rs. 9,500 crore to Rs.10,000 crore in the year 2022-23. The outlook is positive.” - Ravi Raghavan, President, IMTMA
June 2022 : South East Asia’s largest exhibition on forming technologies, ‘IMTEX Forming 2022 along with Tooltech and Digital Manufacturing’ was inaugurated on 16 June 2022 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Ashwath Narayan C. N., Minister of Higher Education, IT & BT, Science and Technology and Skill Development, Government of Karnataka, and Dr. K. Sivan, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor and Former Chairman, ISRO.
Ravi Raghavan, President, IMTMA, Rajendra Rajamane, Vice President, IMTMA, and P.J. Mohanram, Principal Advisor, IMTMA were also present.
Lauding that around 50% of the machine tool production happens in Karnataka, Dr. Narayan said that there is a need to scale up in developing the quality of skilled manpower. He stressed that the confluence of IT and manufacturing will make Karnataka a leader in digital manufacturing technologies.
Reminiscing about his journey in ISRO, Dr. Sivan said that the machine tool industry plays an important role in manufacturing high precision and complex parts that are required by space and strategic sectors. Dr. Sivan said that INSPACe initiative promotes private participation. He urged industries to come forward to participate in ISRO activities like building and launching of satellites.
Earlier while delivering his welcome address, Mr. Raghavan said, “The Indian machine tool industry is expected to reach around Rs. 9,500 crore to Rs.10,000 crore in the year 2022-23. The outlook is positive.”
IMTEX Forming 2022, Tooltech 2022 & Digital Manufacturing 2022: A Snapshot
Show dates: June 16 - 21, 2022
Number of exhibitors: 350
Exhibition space: 33,000 square metres
Number of countries: 19
Visitor footfall expected: 40,000 approximately
Two Concurrent Shows and Three Special Highlights
Tooltech: showcasing parts, accessories and systems for machine tools and manufacturing technology.
Digital Manufacturing: showcasing 3D Printing and evolutionary Industry 4.0 concepts.
AatmaNirbhar Bharat Pavilion: Display of indigenously built technologies at IMTEX for the first time.
i2 Academia Pavilion: 20 institutions, including IIT Bombay and Madras showcasing R&D.
Live Demo of Industry 4.0 at IMTMA Technology Centre.
A Comprehensive Report on Indian Metal Forming Machine Tool Industry - 2022 along with the IMTEX Forming 2022 Exhibition Catalogue was released at the inauguration.
IMTEX is back in its physical avatar after an interval of around 30 months of Covid induced gap. Exhibitors are displaying forming technologies such as presses, welding and joining, high speed laser machines, robotics and automation in sheet metalworking, additive manufacturing, metrology, and CAD / CAM, which are essential for manufacturing. IMTEX Forming continues to be a market leader in propelling business growth for machine tool and manufacturing industries in India, regardless of tough market conditions, economic slowdown, or pandemic disruptions.
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