(The Roadmap for machine tool technology was presented to ‘Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA), GOI, New Delhi’ in September 2010 and presented to SAC-C in February 2011)
The Technology Roadmap addresses the important areas of R&D pertaining to machine tool industry. The main requirements from modern machine tools are Productivity, Precision, Reliability and New materials to be machined /formed. The technology gaps that are necessary to be bridged are briefly outlined in the roadmap.
The Technology Roadmap highlights the following:
The avenues for pre-competitive R&D opportunities
It recommends funding for industries to take up the development of such technologies/products based on need and demand. The machines that need to be developed have been identified. A comprehensive list of various branches of the “machine tool technology tree” contributing to overall machine tool excellence is given in the roadmap.
Strengthening of R&D institutions to international standards
Funding of machine tool R&D
Strengthening of academic institutions and encourage academia-industry R&D collaboration
To adopt “Development contract” as a route to technology development
The need of developing the new technology of the machines which also come under technology denial regime.
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