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Specialization in 
Machine Tool Design

Design of Spindle - Specialization

Duration       : 6 Days


The Machine tool spindle is most sophisticated member in machine tool and plays a vital role for better performance, higher efficiency and accuracy. Design of spindle is very important and a critical activity of machine tool design process. Spindles are integral part of the machine tool and responsible for quality of the final product produced and overall productivity of the machine tools. It is very essential analyze and optimize the design for low cost and better performance. Sizing of the spindle for machine capability in terms of dimension, power, speed, force and accuracy are the key challenges for machine designers for right machine and right application. Understanding the spindle design process is the first step for overall machine success.

  • Types and application Spindles
  • Bearing selection and arrangements
  • Bearing life calculations
  • Spindle materials and heat treatment
  • Design concepts & Calculations of power speed and torque
  • Design of 3D & 2D critical drawings
  • Importance of spindle stiffness on machine performance
  • Elastic flexibility of antifriction bearings
  • Long hand calculations for computing spindle rigidity
  • Deflection of spindles supported in three or more bearings-continuous beams
  • FEA approach for computing stiffness and bearing reactions
  • Demo on FEA approach
  • Design of Machine tool spindle as a project
  • Design work holding/tool holding system




Key Take Aways

After undergoing the programme, the participants will be able to -

  1. Gain knowledge on types and application of spindles used in metal cutting machines
  2. Understand Bearing selection & pre loading for spindles
  3. Learn about Design calculations on spindle design
  4. Understand Importance of spindle stiffness on machine performance
  5. Follow FEA approach for computing stiffness and bearing reactions
  6. Understand Long hand calculations for computing spindle rigidity
  7. Go through Scientific approach for design of spindles
Participant Profile

This programme will benefit practicing Engineers and managers from industry of all segment. Diploma and graduate engineers with > 2 year experience.

This programme will be conducted by Mr. H V Rajashekara, Director - Design institute, IMTMA, and has >27 year experience on Machine Tool design and Mr. SK Gupta, Retired Assistant General Manager, Designs from TAAL.

REGISTRATION : Prior registration for participation is necessary. Number of participants is limited to only 20 and will be accepted on ‘First Come First Serve’ basis. An evaluation at regular interval and Certificate of participation will be issued to participants upon successful participation of the course.

Important Information :
Participation fee includes, course material, working lunch and tea / coffee & Industrial visits. Interested companies are requested to register online by clicking on 'REGISTER' button and by filling up the nomination authority and participant's details in specified form.

FEE : The stipulated fee can be paid online by clicking on 'Register and Pay online" button and using the secured HDFC payment gateway. Upon successful registration and payment, a separate registration and payment confirmation will be sent to the nominating authority mail id confirming the registration and OR payment details.

Cheque/DD : Alternatively, a Demand Draft / RTGS / NEFT / Cash payment / at par cheque in favour of ‘Indian Machine Tool manufacturers’ Association’ payable at Pune can be sent to the programme coordinator at the address mentioned in the programme brochure.

The rapid growth and emergence of new shining stars on the Indian Machine Tool panorama has created the need for a new breed of machine designers. Designers whose machines stand abreast with pride along with the designs of established international machine tool manufacturers.

Designers, with a systematic approach; who are equipped with a 360 degree view - from the fundamentals to the finished machine design. In view of this, IMTMA has again taken a positive initiative in providing state of the art facilities and industrial expertise to establish a high-end Design Institute for the cause of moulding fresh engineers into systematic machine tool designers. The IMTMA Design Institute aims to extend the training programmes to the machine tool and other companies for the benefit of training their fresh hires and nominated individuals into productive and highly efficient machine tool designers.”


  • To establish a world class Design Institute which breeds “Machine Tool Designers”, with sound design knowledge & capable to take up the design task with confidence.
  • To Create “MACHINE TOOL DESIGNER TALENTED POOL” that can be tapped by the Industries for plug & play from first day.
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For Registration contact :

Yuvaraj V Patil
Senior Executive Officer
tel : 020-64100182 / 64100183
Mobile : +91 8605369649
email :

For technical queries, contact:

Design Institute, IMTMA
tel : 080 6624 6835
mobile : +91 9743180085
email :

Participation Fee
(Non Residential) 
Rs. 18,000/- 
+ 18% GST per participant.
(For IMTMA Members & SSI

Rs. 20,000/- 
+ 18% GST per participant.
(For Large & Medium Companies)

Rs. 18,000/- 
+ 18% GST per participant.
(For Individuals)

USD 800/-
+ 18% GST per participant.
(For Foreign Nationals)


Contact Address


Pune Office
12/5, D-1 Block, MIDC,
tel : 020-64100182 / 64100183

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