Lahore (PRWEB) October 24, 2005
A seven-member delegation led by Chairman executive committee, Tools, Dies and Molds Centre (TDM), Karachi, Munir K. Bana left for Singapore on Friday on the first leg of its visit to South East Asia.
The team comprising country’s leading technopreneurs will visit TDM centers in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea in a bid to have first hand knowledge about the state of the art technologies in the field of tooling and dies and molds making.
Chairman Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC), Almas Hyder will also accompany the delegation during its visit to Singapore and Malaysia.
“We want to benefit from the South East Asian experience while establishing country’s first TDM project in Karachi,” Munir Bana said before departing for Singapore, according to a press release issued by TUSDEC here Friday.
He said that the delegation would use this opportunity to meet South East Asian consultants in this vital field of engineering sector to seek their input for the development of a strategy to promote tools, dies and mold sector in Pakistan.
Talking about Rs 450 million TDM centre, Karachi project, Bana said that the TDM centre would provide training and consultancy services to Pakistan’s engineering sector.
“In the long term, it will provide manufacturing services to the engineering industry,” he said.
Bana said that the centre would disseminate hands on training to the employees of the engineering firms besides launching full-fledged technical courses for the fresh engineering graduates.
To begin with, he said, TDM centre Karachi would launch classes in the fields of Computer-aided Designing (CAD), Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer aided Engineering (CAE).
TDM centre project being set up by TUSDEC in a period of 10 months, would provide support to country’s dies and mold sector in carrying out rapid prototyping through the latest technologies like stereolithograpy, selective LASER Sintering and Rapid Tooling along with support for CAD/CAM and CNC machining.
Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) has provided a piece of land over an area of 2 acres in Korangi, Karachi for the project.
The expected beneficiaries of TDM centre are-telecom, automobiles, medical devices, home appliances, aviation and dies and molds manufacturing sectors.
Technology Up-Gradation and Skill Development Company
State Cement Corporation Building, Kot Lakhpat, Township, Lahore.
Phone : 0092-42-5142145-47 ( ext. 105)
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