First Pakistani TDM centre becomes operational on August 14

From: Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Comp
Published: Sat Nov 12 2005

LAHORE, November 12: Country’s first Tools, Dies and Moulds Centre will become operational in Karachi on August 14 next, opening new vistas of development for the engineering sector.
This was told at a meeting held in Islamabad with Federal Minister for Industries, Production and Special Initiatives, Mr. Jahangir Khan Tareen in the chair.
The meeting was attended among others by Chairman, Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC), Mr. Almas Hyder and officials of TDM centre project.
Jahangir Khan Tareen hoped that the facility being set up at a cost of Rs 450 million would not only be helpful in substituting huge import of dies and moulds with local production but also lead to increase in Pakistan’s engineering sector exports.
He said that similar TDM centres would be set up in other industrial towns like Gujranwala.
He hoped that the recent visit of TDM delegation to South East Asia and Korea would go a long way in the establishment of a state of the art facility for support to country’s engineering sector.
Tareen expressed his satisfaction over the working of TUSDEC especially with reference to the projects being executed for improvement of common facility centres and to produce more skilled manpower in the country.
Earlier, Chairman TUSDEC, Mr. Almas Hyder briefed the Minister about the steps being taken by the company for the induction of latest technologies in country’s key industrial clusters.
He hoped that the establishment of TDM centre would help increase the share of engineering sector in country’s exports which presently stood at 5%.
He said that the visit of the TDM delegation to Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand had proved a good opportunity to learn about latest advancements in the field of engineering.
TDM centre project being set up by TUSDEC will 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.
The expected beneficiaries of TDM centre are-telecom, automobiles, medical devices, home appliances, aviation and dies and molds manufacturing sectors.

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