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Watch Recording - Possibilities of Industry 4.0

The third edition of ‘Tool Talk’ organised by TAGMA, powered by TAGMA TIMES was held on 18th June 2021. The Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Asim Tewari Chair Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Link to the discussion video is

Below are some of the highlights of the discussion

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and Digital Twins are the next new thing for the manufacturing industry and shall impact all the aspects of our day-to-day activities. It is a disruptive technology.
  • Automated manufacturing and Smart manufacturing are two different things, one can convert his/her conventional setup to smart manufacturing setup without having automation in place.
  • Smart Manufacturing is key for any businesses including Tooling industry.
  • Not having standard process or technology is the biggest hurdle in realising the benefit and implementation of smart manufacturing. Standardisation is the need of the hour.
  • There is a notion that it’s a very costly affair, which is not exactly true. So, awareness is very necessary, the management needs to be aware what IoT really is and what all it can bring to the table.
  • There is this concern regarding investment. For this, we need to look at indigenous solutions which can serve the purpose and is cost effective at the same time.
  • Tool Rooms can implement sensors such as temperature sensors, shock and load sensors in presses which are making dies. It can help to gather data based on temperature, frequency, and load among others. These data will enable to forecast as to what to expect in the near future. Also, with the help of these data companies can understand that with certain temperature or frequency the life of die or mould will change. It will further help to know when the mould repair is required.
  • The industry, academia and the government will have to work together for better understanding and creating awareness about IoT.
  • Indian companies need to think big. We need to bring a change in the way we have been working for years and embrace the future. It does not mean they need to invest a lot but gradually involve in it.
  • The future of manufacturing is digital, the sooner we make a move the better it is for the Indian manufacturing industry.

Link to the discussion video is