TN is setting up an infrastructure for Industry 4.0; plans Rs 75,000 crore investment in aerospace and defense – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CHENNAI: In a fresh push towards the transition of state manufacturing to a Fourth Industrial Revolution, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MP Stalin on Tuesday inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence (TAMCOE) and the Tamil Nadu Smart and Advanced Manufacturing Center (TANSAM). He also released a new Aerospace and Defense Industrial Policy 2022, which aims to attract Rs 75,000 crore of investment over the next 10 years, in addition to generating 10 lakh of jobs.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the state is putting in place an infrastructure for the manufacturing sector to prepare it for Industry 4.0. This would also benefit small and medium enterprises.

He said TAMCOE set up by Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) and GE aviation for an expenditure of Rs 141 crore will enable research and manufacture of prototypes using additive manufacturing technology while TANSAM will be set set up by TIDCO and Siemens for an expenditure of Rs. 251.54 crore will cater to sectors such as aerospace, electric vehicles (EV), marine, green energy, biotechnology, industrial automation, robotics and others.

TAMCoE will work on the technological development of aviation engine parts such as compressor heat exchangers, combustion chamber components, crankcases, frames, gears and splines. He will also support projects for the development of predictive analytical solutions for additive manufacturing (AM) for Industry 4.0. Metal additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is an evolving manufacturing technology with widespread adoption across many industries, globally. Innovation in additive manufacturing is driven by the aerospace and defense, healthcare, and automotive sectors, which were early adopters and are now super users of the technology.

The 150,000 square foot facility in Chennai’s Tidel Park, Taramani, is set to harness the potential of additive manufacturing in Tamil Nadu and support India’s national additive manufacturing strategy by creating a hub for generation and dissemination of knowledge, as well as transferable skills to support development of the local industrial ecosystem in Tamil Nadu. It will also develop and share process knowledge using additive technologies for key growth industries, primarily aerospace, but also the medical, orthopedic and automotive sectors.

TANSAM will provide support to develop entrepreneurship. The center will work for innovations and product development and bring more patents for Tamil Nadu. In addition, it will be aligned with the state education policy and adhere to the national skills qualification framework to provide job-oriented training to the learner. It will support the development of advanced skills to build a future skills force, capable of meeting global technical workforce needs. The TANSAM Center of Excellence has seven specialist centers at TIDEL Park Chennai. These are Innovative Manufacturing Center, Smart Factory Research Center, Augmented Reality | Virtual Reality Research Lab, Center for Asset Performance Management (IoT), Research Center for Product Lifecycle Management, Product Innovation Center and Center for Predictive Analytics.

The Chief Minister also launched the Tamil Nadu Aerospace and Defense Policy, 2022, which replaces the one launched in 2019. The policy, which is valid until March 31, 2026, aims to attract investments worth Rs 75,000 Crore ($10 billion) and generate one lakh of jobs over 10 years. The objective of the new policy is to provide investment in standard aircraft parts and drones, armored vehicles, tanks and specialized vehicles, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), missiles, rockets and munitions, sensors, radars, communications and electronic warfare, small arms and assault rifles, space and shipbuilding.

Meanwhile, TIDCO also signed an agreement with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi and DE Drone to set up drone pilot training centers in Coimbatore and Madurai. The training centers were inaugurated by the Prime Minister. About 200 students will be trained in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. The initiative will generate 2,500 jobs per year. It would also give people in rural areas a chance to become drone pilots, Stalin added.

CHENNAI: In a fresh push towards the transition of state manufacturing to a Fourth Industrial Revolution, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MP Stalin on Tuesday inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence (TAMCOE) and the Tamil Nadu Smart and Advanced Manufacturing Center (TANSAM). He also released a new Aerospace and Defense Industrial Policy 2022, which aims to attract Rs 75,000 crore of investment over the next 10 years, in addition to generating 10 lakh of jobs. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the state is putting in place an infrastructure for the manufacturing sector to prepare it for Industry 4.0. This would also benefit small and medium enterprises. He said TAMCOE set up by Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) and GE aviation for an expenditure of Rs 141 crore will enable research and manufacture of prototypes using additive manufacturing technology while TANSAM will be set set up by TIDCO and Siemens for an expenditure of Rs. 251.54 crore will cater to sectors such as aerospace, electric vehicles (EV), marine, green energy, biotechnology, industrial automation, robotics and others. TAMCoE will work on the technological development of aviation engine parts such as compressor heat exchangers, combustion chamber components, crankcases, frames, gears and splines. He will also support projects for the development of predictive analytical solutions for additive manufacturing (AM) for Industry 4.0. Metal additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is an evolving manufacturing technology with widespread adoption across many industries, globally. Innovation in additive manufacturing is driven by the aerospace and defense, healthcare, and automotive sectors, which were early adopters and are now super users of the technology. The 150,000 square foot facility in Chennai’s Tidel Park, Taramani, is set to harness the potential of additive manufacturing in Tamil Nadu and support India’s national additive manufacturing strategy by creating a hub for generation and dissemination of knowledge, as well as transferable skills to support development of the local industrial ecosystem in Tamil Nadu. It will also develop and share process knowledge using additive technologies for key growth industries, primarily aerospace, but also the medical, orthopedic and automotive sectors. TANSAM will provide support to develop entrepreneurship. The center will work for innovations and product development and bring more patents for Tamil Nadu. Also, it will be aligned with the state education policy and adhere to the national skills qualification framework to provide job-oriented training to the learner. It will support the development of advanced skills to build a future skills force, capable of meeting global technical workforce needs. The TANSAM Center of Excellence has seven specialist centers at TIDEL Park Chennai. These are Innovative Manufacturing Center, Smart Factory Research Center, Augmented Reality | Virtual Reality Research Lab, Center for Asset Performance Management (IoT), Research Center for Product Lifecycle Management, Product Innovation Center and Center for Predictive Analytics. The Chief Minister also launched the Tamil Nadu Aerospace and Defense Policy, 2022, which replaces the one launched in 2019. The policy, which is valid until March 31, 2026, aims to attract investments worth Rs 75,000 Crore ($10 billion) and generate one lakh of jobs over 10 years. The objective of the new policy is to bring investments in standard aircraft parts and drones, armored vehicles, tanks and specialized vehicles, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), missiles, rockets and munitions, sensors, radars, communications and electronic warfare, small arms and assault rifles, space and shipbuilding. Meanwhile, TIDCO also signed an agreement with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi and DE Drone to set up drone pilot training centers in Coimbatore and Madurai. The training centers were inaugurated by the Prime Minister. About 200 students will be trained in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. The initiative will generate 2,500 jobs per year. It would also give people in rural areas a chance to become drone pilots, Stalin added.

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