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Of a field visit to Turbocam

By Saidatt Kamat
Students of final year mechanical engineering of Don Bosco College of Engineering Fatorda visited Turbocam India Pvt Ltd at Margao Industrial Estate on August 26. The students were accompanied by head of the mechanical engineering department, Ajit Salunke and Swapnil Ramani. The visiting group was split into two batches, one visiting in the morning and one in the evening.
Turbocam is a global turbo machinery development and manufacturing company that specialises in 5-axis machining of flow path components.
Turbocam, short for turbo machinery computer-aided manufacturing, started as a software applications company in Madbury, New Hampshire, in September 1985. Turbocam has facilities in United States of America, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Romania, India, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Taiwan and Canada.
Turbocam excels at prototype development and helping companies take their ideas to the test stage.
Functions carried out in the company include machining, aerodynamics, geometric modelling and analysis, software manufacturing, and making tradeoffs of design, performance, and quality and cost of manufacturing.
Following functions are carried out in the industry
• Machining.
• Aerodynamics.
• Geometric modelling and analysis.
• Software.
• Making tradeoffs of design, performance, and quality and cost of manufacturing.
The manufacturing plant consists of eleven CNC machines and twenty three milling machines. The components such as impellers, nozzle ring, aerospace, rocket, power generation and automobile parts are manufactured in this unit. The raw materials are supplied by customers themselves depending on requirement. The company’s main customers in India are Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The main operations carried out are turning and milling on the CNC lathes and milling machines. Inspection is also carried out on the CMM (Co-ordinate Measuring Machines).
Training officer Gilroy Coutinho delivered a powerpoint presentation about the company to the students. The students also observed the functioning of the CNC machines and CMM among other facilities.

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