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CURTAIN RAISER-IMTEX International Seminar on Forming technology 24 January, 2018 Forming technology forms an integral part of manufacturing in many industries and has contributed in the development of many new processing technologies, processing methods, machineries, tools and solutions to design and fabricate end products/finished goods. To address the latest trends developments and research in forming technology. IMTMA organises International Seminar on Forming Technologies a day before the start of IMTEX Forming, which is held every even year. The seminar focuses on Metal Forming Processes, New Materials, Tooling & Design and Emerging Technologies and brings together the fraternity of forming technology on a common platform to discuss related issues. Connect IMTMA will organize ‘Connect’, an awareness programme for imparting knowledge on the machine tool industry for young engineers during IMTEX Forming 2018 at BIEC. Students from both mechanical and electrical engineering streams can avail this opportunity to gather more knowledge of the opportunities in store for them in the manufacturing industry. By interacting with industry experts they will get to understand how machine tool industry helps in industry growth and the role of an engineer in the manufacturing industry. i2 Academia Pavilion www.imtex.in www.ghmediabusiness.com 53 Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) has been in the forefront of bonding Industry - Academia linkage and is continuously taking several initiatives and offering a platform for Indian Academia institutions to participate in its prestigious IMTEX - Indian Machine Tool Exhibitions every year. At IMTEX FORMING 2018, IMTMA provides an opportunity for Indian Academic / R&D Institutions to show case their R&D capabilities in Metal working field. This participation will be through display of four posters and product demonstration from each institution. IMTMA will provide the display space to selected institution/s free of charge.