IMTEX FORMING 2022 Strong response from manufacturing industry
Published on : Friday 17-06-2022
IMTEX is back in its physical avatar after an interval of around 30 months of Covid induced gap.
Bengaluru, June 16, 2022: South East Asia's largest exhibition on forming technologies, IMTEX FORMING 2022 along with Tooltech and Digital Manufacturing was inaugurated at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru.
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.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri 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.
Mr Ravi Raghavan, President, IMTMA, Mr Rajendra Rajamane, Vice President, IMTMA, and Mr P J Mohanram, Principal Advisor, IMTMA were also present.
Lauding that around 50% of the machine tool production happens in Karnataka, Dr Ashwath 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 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 9,500-10,000 crore in the year 2022-23. The outlook is positive."
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 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.