thyssenkrupp Industries India Inauguration of thyssenkrupp School of Welding Excellence

thyssenkrupp Industries India has established ‘thyssenkrupp School of Welding Excellence’ at Government ITI, Aundh, Pune as part of its CSR initiative. The facilities available for welding at Govt. ITI Aundh were conventional and consumed more single-use resources.  This project aims to upgrade the existing welding facilities at the institute to an advanced “Virtual/Augmented Reality” based training School. An inauguration was held on 18th April, 2022.

Mr. Vivek Bhatia, Managing Director and CEO of thyssenkrupp Industries India and Mr. Anil Gawit, Joint Director, Directorate of Vocational Education and Training inaugurated the facilities.

With the new facilities that have been inaugurated, ITI Aundh will overcome the limitations posed by conventional equipment.  Moreover, students at the thyssenkrupp School of Welding Excellence will get the required time and practice to master the skill with personalised feedback on their performance through the state-of-the-art equipment which is the best available worldwide. To increase the level of skilling and training, it is necessary to utilise the latest available technology for welding.

The School consists of a Simulator room, a state-of-the-art classroom with sitting capacity of 40 students and a welding area.

The Extended Reality Welding Simulators are of the best available technology provided by Skillveri. The teachers at the ITI have been provided complete training for operating the Simulator machines and are now proficient at teaching through simulation. Skillveri welding simulators provide both left and right eye matching view inside the virtual reality headset making the appearance of distance in virtual world same as the real world. It provides the student a fully immersive true 3D view with full HD resolution for each eye providing a clear perception of depth blended with real welding gun, sparks and molten pool ambience based on the exact distance and angles.

Commenting at the inauguration, Mr. Vivek Bhatia, Managing Director and CEO of thyssenkrupp Industries India said “Welding is a critical skill required for manufacturing industry.  I am delighted that we could have the opportunity to partner with ITI Aundh for this special initiative.  We are really excited that we will be able to enhance the skill levels of young ITI trainees with the latest and best available equipment.  This will go a long way in making them more confident and employable in the years ahead!”

The course structure at the “thyssenkrupp School of Welding Excellence” is divided into various stages with multiple options of metal, positioning, critical analysis of errors and saving the progress of each student to help evaluate the growth. Students can go back to a lesson and work on the shortcomings identified. Once students master the skill in the virtual world using simulators, they can shift to actual welding equipment with better confidence and dexterity in using the machine.

This project will improve the level of skilling of students by providing them more time to practice welding in different positions, on various materials and several kinds of welding. It will improve the level of dexterity for students prior to practicing on actual welding machines thus increasing students’ level of confidence. Use of welding simulators for practice reduces the cost of consumables by 70%. thyssenkrupp School of Welding Excellence will provide an opportunity and the resources required for learning welding to match the industry standards and thereby reducing the skilling gap.

About thyssenkrupp Industries India Pvt. Ltd.

thyssenkrupp Industries India Pvt. Ltd. in the last 75 years has grown to become one of the most trusted names in the fields of Sugar Plants & Machinery, Open Cast Mining & Bulk Material Handling System, Cement Plant & Machinery and Boiler & Power plants and associated services for each of these plants and equipment. With strong foundations and access to world-class technology thyssenkrupp Industries India’s plant making capabilities are helping the industry become competitive world over. The company firmly believes in delivering total customer satisfaction spanning from concept to commissioning and prompt after sales services including operations & maintenance.

thyssenkrupp Industries India’s highly competent project management capabilities are a result of its tradition of anticipating and fulfilling specific customer requirement. A highly qualified team of engineers and technicians, supported by the most modern IT infrastructure ensure the brand of quality that thyssenkrupp is known for worldwide. The market leadership position that thyssenkrupp Industries India enjoys across product categories is due to the world-class technology inherent in the products. The nationwide presence of tkII along with the support of our global network enable us to meet the needs of customers to their satisfaction.

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