MALAPPURAM: Industries Minister Elamaram Karim laid the foundation for a tool room-cum-training centre being set up by the Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (Keltron) at Kuttippuram on Saturday.
E.T. Mohammed Basheer, MP; P.P. Abdullakutty, MLA; and K.T. Jaleel, MLA, addressed the function.
The unit is being set up near the Keltron Electro Ceramics at a cost of Rs.12 crore. It is one of the eight green-field projects announced by the State government in order to augment the States industrial growth.
The unit will have a state-of-the-art tool room with precision and advanced computer-controlled manufacturing machines such as lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, metrology equipment and CAD/CAM centre.
The tool room will be capable of making sophisticated components and tools required for defence, aerospace, Railways, automobile and other mechanical engineering industries. The training centre of the unit will offer diplomas and short-term courses in tool and die making, CAD/CAM training for design and development of tools and dies and advanced metal cutting process