Editor’s Desk

From Scratch to Satellites
an eventful technological journey of
Independent India!

India completed 71 years as an independent democratic secular republic and today we can proudly say that its technological journey had been pretty exhilarating, which could be defined as a roller coaster ride.

As we celebrate the 72nd year of India’s Independence, it’s time for looking back and saluting the countless martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the motherland and there is no denying the fact that their supreme sacrifices made us explore new horizons in the realm of technology and are now all poised to take a quantum leap in the mechanical arena.

We all are aware of the fact that India attained independence from the alien rule after a long period of slavery and subjugation and started the journey into sustainable development from the scratch. India has taken a quantum leap forward to scale newer heights of success in the high-end mechanical and technological spheres across the globe. Owing to the strides made in the field, working has become much easier and accurate than before, with the ground-breaking innovations and inventions.

This edition of the Global MDA Journal in your hands focuses more on the 32nd edition of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)-2018. The premier manufacturing technology extravaganza in North America the IMTS – 2018, which is slated to be held at the McCormick Place from September 10 to 15, 2018 in Chicago, all set to entice the visitors with a plethora of innovations, inventions, creations and state-of-the-art technological solutions to move on to the path of integrated growth and prosperity.

A strong over 2,400 exhibitors from the metalworking industry across the globe will showcase their products and productivity solutions at this one of the most-sought after exhibitions around the world – the IMTS -2018. Leading manufacturers will display their high-tech equipments in various product category pavilions, such as Metal Cutting, Tooling & Workholding Systems, Fabricating & Laser, Controls & CAD –CAM et al.

The previous edition of the Global MDA Journal evoked an overwhelming response from the valued readers and patrons. We received bouquets of appreciation for introducing the new columns for the up and coming entrepreneurs: ‘The Society Pillars’ and ‘The Future Pioneers’, the future vanguards of the Indian industry, who are at repaying to the society in one way or the other. We will keep bringing more insightful stories for our more demanding readers at large. Your valuable suggestions and prominent feedbacks/opinions have always encouraged us to bring out the best than before. We are introducing yet another permanent slot the ‘Wall of Fame’ for our inquisitive readers to acknowledge their drive and dedication for writing to us as ever. We shall continue to strive hard to measure up to your aspirations!

There’s a lot to read about in our IMTS 2018 & Independence Day special edition for our tech-savvy readers. Avenues and future in 3-D printing, focus on tool design and development, Crane-Bel’s pro-active initiatives, cables powering the Indian railways, revolutionising the classroom experience through technology, deep hole drilling and hole finishing technology, impact of additive manufacturing on investment casting and other topics will take you through the latest in the world of technology and machinery.
Please don’t forget to share your valuable suggestions, feedbacks and opinions.

Wishing you all a very happy reading!

Ashok Km Gupta
Managing Director/Editor


P.K. Guha
Executive Director/Editor

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