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Volume: XXV / No. 09 (Private Circulation For Members Only) May - 2019
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In Focus
Electric Vehicles in India: Implication for Tool & Gauge Industry
Driven by powerful environmental, macro-economic and technological factors, the global transportation sector is undergoing a historical period of transition. New business models like Mobility as a Service and the increasing economic viability of technologies like Electric Vehicles (EVs) will soon reshape how we travel.
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Leaders Speak
“3D Printing is gradually shifting from Prototype to Production ”
“I would advise tool and mould makers to start exploring the possibility of employing 3D Printing. In any business, if you want to be competitive in a changing market, you need to start adopting upcoming technologies which give your business an advantage over your competition,” says Deelip Menezes, Managing Director, 3D Systems India in conversation with Nishant Kashyap.
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“Additive Manufacturing is an additional tool in a manufacturer’s toolkit”
“3D Printing can nd great applications in multiple areas such as orthopaedic implants, dental, space, automotive and tooling. With every passing year, additive manufacturing is becoming more and more aordable as machines are getting faster and larger,” opines Gourav Ray, Senior Director South Asia, GE Additive in conversation with Nishant Kashyap.
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Interesting facts
10 Interesting EV facts
The first electric car was built in 1884. It was designed and built by Thomas Parker, a London-based innovator in charge of the city’s overhead tramways electrification.
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Round Table
Threat or Opportunity?
We all know disruption is happening very fast. Automotive industry, the biggest consumer of die mould industry that consumes 70% of tools globally, is going through sea of changes. Electric vehicles, weight reduction and autonomous cars are taking shape faster than expected. Timeto- market for automotive OEMs have come down drastically from years to months. But will this disruption change the course of the industry for better or for worse?
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Expert Blog
It’s heading this Way
Automotive manufacturing is a key future eld for TRUMPF. The rate of innovation in this area is high. Alongside the variety of materials used in the vehicle body and power train, the increasing trend toward electric vehicles represents a key field with many new applications.
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Curtain Raiser
Moulding Expo: The entire spectrum of a fascinating industry
MOULDING EXPO, which will take place from 21 to 24 May 2019, will provide an extensive overview of the quality of the European tool, pattern and mould making industry, as well as of its suppliers. The products and services presented by exhibitors at MOULDING EXPO will cover all areas of tool, pattern and mould making. During the trade fair in Stuttgart, trade visitors will meet representatives from hundreds of companies from the core area of tool, pattern and mould making on the exhibition stands in Halls 5 and 7.
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Case Study
Audi Toolmaking Steps On The Gas With WORKNC
The new WORKNC high feed rate strategy reduces machining time during pre-nishing by up to 30 percent for car-making giant, Audi.
Vero Software has developed a new WORKNC high feed rate strategy together with the cutting specialists at Audi Toolmaking. Their achievement: Audi has reduced processing times in various pre- finishing pressing tools by up to 30 percent while tool
service life has trippled at the same time.

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Industry Updates
  • ACMA-SIAM Report outlines the Digital Transformation Roadmap for India’s Automotive Industry
  • MG Motor India commences commercial production of Hector from Gujarat
  • Electric bike co Okinawa to set up Rs. 200 crore plant in Rajasthan
  • ZF reveals electric truck prototype developed for the Japanese market
  • Toyota to transfer electronic component operations to DENSO
  • India manufacturing PMI loses growth momentum in March
  • Samsung to ramp up operation in India, invest Rs. 2,500 cr
  • AsXiaomi set to unveil 7th manufacturing facility in India
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