IMTMA Training Centre

Towards Zero Defects in Welding Technology

Date : 18 to 19 January, 2019

@ BIEC, 10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post, Bangalore


Industry 4.0 is the current trend in manufacturing world over. Welding, being an essential and important part of any sector of economy, it is also getting ‘intelligentised’ by Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelegence, Additive manufacturing, Cobots etc. Welding fraternity, therefore, is also addressing the needs and implication of Welding 4.0 environment in the immediate future, in which nothing is certain.

The modern fast and automated manufacturing Technology required in these Mass-manufacturing industries, involves Welding processes such as Resistance Spot, Seam, Projection and Butt Welding, MIG/MAG Welding, FCAW, Laser Cutting & Welding, Friction Welding and Friction Stir Welding. In spite of the high end technology the quality inconsistency, especially in the Arc Welding Family, arising due to distortion and welding defects is still a major issue every welding Engineer faces.

Means of transport - be it road, rail, air or water – all of them necessarily depend on welding technology for their manufacturing. The same goes for the consumer durable & white goods industry. The quality needs of various welded sheet metal and other components are vital for the producers to reach the A-class level of competence and consistency of the integrated final product. In contrast to mass-manufacturing, there are other sectors where quality at any cost is the criterion, but they still need to be competitive at the same time.

As per ISO:9001-2015, Continual Improvement by Process Control is necessary, implying Quality is not a destination, but a never ending journey. Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organizing 2 day programme on Towards Zero Defects in Welding Technology on 18 - 19 January 2019 at Bangalore. This will help the practicing engineers in developing full technical understanding of the subject and solve manufacturing issues related to welding processes.

Focus Areas

  • A perspective on what is Zero Defects in Welding – Man. Machine, Method
  • Taking into account the needs of the materials for generic process of welding - the Science of Welding
  • Important Material Properties which directly interact with these Processes - they dictate the process
  • Overview of Welding Technology to logically comprehend given processes
  • Welding Arc as a Heating Source – know the Physics for correct application
  • Evolution of various Arc Welding Processes
  • Snap shot of various Arc Processes – SMAW, SAW, ESW, GTA, PLASMA
  • MIG/MAG_CO2 Process : Equipment, Power Sources, Controls, Productivity
  • Fitment issues in MIG / MAG, Defects, and Distortion in Arc Welding
  • The six Resistance Welding Processes : Commonalities & Basics
  • Resistance Spot, Seam and Sheet Projection Welding Process
  • Solid Projection, Upset Butt and Flash Butt Welding Processes
  • Friction and Friction Stir Welding
  • Laser Processing : Cutting, Heat Treating and Welding
  • Electron Beam, Ultrasonic, CD Stud and Arc Stud processes
  • Other solid state welding processes
  • Safety, Maintenance, Productivity in Welding

    Proceedings will be through Power Point and Relevant supporting Video Clips Course material will contain PDF of presentations, Write-ups and a set of Video Clips for reference and revision.

Key Take Aways

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

  • Clearly understand the mechanism of weld formation - the basic for all the welding done - to be able to correlate the dynamics of the various processes
  • Convincingly choose the welding process for given applications on relative merits
  • Develop the ability to analyze and solve the day to day problems more effectively and quickly
  • Plan for the consistency of the quality levels while meeting the production targets by understanding the interactive effect seven(7) engineering disciplines in action at a time
  • Plan and run their DoE trials, as and when needed, more effectively and economically by choosing the right parameters – the attributes
  • Finally understand and grasp the whole picture – a common platform - to preempt and avoid the time consuming interdepartmental meetings for problem solving and/or conflict resolution

Participation Fee

Rs. 7500/-

IMTMA Members / Micro Companies / Individual

Rs. 8500/-

IMTMA Non Members

+18% GST

Group Concession : 10% for 3 to 5 and 20% for 6 and more delegates being nominated from the same company

Special concession available for Faculty & Students from engineering colleges

(subject to availability of seats)

Participant Profile

This programme will benefit Managers, Engineers, Designers and Middle Management personnel involved in the functions of Design & Development, Manufacturing, Quality assurance and other related functions from Auto & auto ancillaries, White Goods and consumer durable manufacturing, General Engineering, Defence and Railway establishments, etc. by way of getting the analytical insight of these welding processes for better control.


This programme will be conducted by Mr. Vijay S. Agwan, He is an industry expert with over 40 years of experience in the field of welding activities related to research, development, equipment manufacturing. quality control , contract manufacturing and training. With M.Tech - Prod degree & IWE (ISO:14731) Diploma, he is a qualified Welding Professional and a free-lance consultant for in-house group companies and many industries in Auto sector for training and problem solving. He has also given his services as a Regional Director (West) to Indian Institute of Welding-ANB for promoting the Welding Education among users , and ISO Certification of Individuals and Industries.
The programme will be highly interactive where participants can solicit guidance on specific technical issues from the expert faculty.

Participants Feedback

The program was immensely beneficial to me. The topics covered by faculty gave deeper insights in welding technology especially the often ignored metallurgical aspects.
- Mr. Sanchit P Agrawal, Bajaj Auto Limited

It was a knowledgeable session for me. Trainer gave lot of examples to help understand the technical things more clearly - Mr. Reuben Deshmukh, Mechelonic Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

Industries Participated

The previous programmes have been well received by delegates from Ador Welding, Bosch, Dali and Samir Engg., Demag Cranes and Components, IFB Automotive, Bajaj Auto, Goodrich Aerospace, Wipro Digital, ELGI equipments, etc.

For Registration Contact

Vinay Kumar

Programme Co-ordinator

Telephone :   080 66246761
Mobile :   8147559749
Email :

REGISTRATION : Prior registration for participation is necessary. Number of participants is limited and will be accepted on ‘First Come First Serve’ basis. A Certificate of participation will be issued to participants.

Important Information : Participation fee includes, course material, working lunch and tea / coffee. 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.

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