CSIR-CMERI organises virtual programme for MSMEs
New Delhi, Aug 25 (KNN) In a bid to empower Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), CSIR-CMERI organised a virtual program to provide them access to high-end equipment and facilities of the institute.
According to an official statement by CSIR-CMERI on Tuesday, the webinar was attended by over 65 officials from the Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Patna and Guwahati and Nagaland, and entrepreneurs.
''CSIR-CMERI has already opened-up its CNC bay which includes five advanced axis milling machines,'' the statement added.
The other advanced Infrastructure options for the Industry and MSMEs of the Nation include Fluid-Bed Heat Treatment Services, Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing services.
Apart from these, it also include casting-MIM and forging, CNC- coordinate measuring machine, universal profile projector, non-contact 3D surface profiler, horizontal length measuring machine, laser interferometer measurement system, used lubricating oil analysis services, NDT-metallurgical and vibration services, development of customized inspection and monitoring systems, in-situ structural stability and analysis certification check, destructive testing and certification (NABL Accredited) and advanced water testing facilities, the statement said.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, shared that India aspires to be a ‘Global Manufacturing Powerhouse’ of the Future.
''The Government of India is also taking rapid strides in establishing the foundations of a robust ‘Manufacturing Economy’. India also aims to be a ‘Zero-Defect’ manufacturing economy, where there is a minimum tolerance for deviation from precision parameters,'' he added.
He also said that the primary challenge for the Indian manufacturing sector is enhancing the cost-effectiveness of technologies without compromising the quality parameters.
However, there is an absence of a linkage between a sustained innovative mind-set and the Indian manufacturing sector. The requirement of continuous and Incremental-Innovation for the Industry is huge, he said.
''This will help the manufacturing industry to understand the Indian industry and markets better and develop customised manufacturing practices tailor-made for the nation,'' he added.
He said that CSIR-CMERI embraces a ‘Collaborative Model with the Markets’ whereby the innovation potential of the institute is shared with the MSMEs and Start-Ups and partners them through their growth process.
''CSIR-CMERI is undergoing a continuous process of ‘Developing New Mechanical Systems’ as per the requisites of the Industries and the MSMEs of the Nation. However, to achieve global standards in manufacturing, an integrated manufacturing ecology is required which will have a grid of the latest technology facilities along with advanced testing and measurement facilities,'' he added.