The Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art die casting manufacturing plant at Chakan, Pune by its flagship company Minda Corporation. The Group’s third die casting facility is exclusively for aluminium gravity die casting and low pressure die casting with machining in Pune for two- and four-wheelers. Minda Corporation has made an initial investment of Rs 100 crore in the new unit. The company already produces aluminium and zinc die casting machine components at its Greater Noida and Pune facilities for turbocharger systems, braking systems, handle mounting components and engine mounting components.The new plant, which is equipped with a Competency Centre for Excellence for Gravity Die Casting and Low Pressure Die Casting, in Pune will cater to both the domestic market and exports. The Group has already received significant export orders worth more than Rs 100 crore of annual business from the European passenger car market.Ashok … [Read more...] about Spark Minda opens third die casting plant in Pune
I don’t think I heard the term “MVP” used in software development until six or seven years ago. It doesn’t mean “Most Valuable Player,” nor does it mean either of the two rude but hilarious things from the “roasting” episode of Arliss, neither of which would be appropriate for a family website like TTAC. Rather, it means “Minimum Viable Product.”The purpose of an MVP is to get your software out there in public usage so you can both obtain user feedback for future development and earn enough money to fund that future development. Google is well known for doing this: its original search page was the very definition of MVP compared to the monstrous multi-purpose interface that it is today.You can make the argument that some non-software products out there are also MVPs. The toothbrush and toothpaste you get at a Holiday Inn Express when you’ve forgotten your own Black Series electric? That’s definitely a minimum … [Read more...] about 2016 Chevrolet Spark Rental Review – The Real MVP
All things lead to the spark plug. You can spend all the money you want in fancy intakes, cylinder heads, or engine management, but if you’re not paying attention to the most important step in the four-stroke—the point of ignition—you’re leaving horsepower on the table. Worse yet, despite today’s comprehensive engine management, the data is only as good as the tools used to read the fuel mixture: the oxygen sensor. Ignoring the incompatibility with leaded race fuels (which foul 02 sensors) can lead to a miscalibrated or fouled sensor that can send you outside the envelope of safe tuning while whispering sweet stoichiometric nothings in your ear.Plugs are still the honest witnesses of what’s going on in the combustion chamber, and as Don Ward, E3 Spark Plugs’ lead engineer, puts it, “It’s the only thing that’s in the combustion chamber that you can see; you can pull it right out and tell where it’s rich or lean, or when … [Read more...] about Spark Plug Reading 101: Don’t Leave HP On The Table!
Global automotive component manufacturer Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group today inaugurated its state-of-the-art facility – Spark Minda Technical Centre (SMIT) – at Chakan, Pune.According to the company, SMIT will foster the technology development journey of the existing Group businesses and enable their initiatives towards electronification and also strengthen and expand the Group’s presence complete automotive system solutions provider.The Centre will nurture innovation and actively pursue opportunities in the area of new-generation technologies like connected, autonomous, electrified mobility solutions, body control and multi-function controllers, smart security and vehicle access solutions. It would also explore incubation of future technologies like deep learning, artificial intelligence, internet of things, smart vehicles technologies, prognosis and diagnosis.According to Ashok Minda, chairman and Group CEO, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, “The … [Read more...] about Spark Minda inaugurates new technical centre in Pune
With the level of electrical and electronics content in vehicles across segments increasing exponentially every passing year, there is an impact on associated development and validation lifecycles which need to address special verification/validation needs of EVUs and other E&E aggregates. EMI-EMC (Electromagnetic interference & Electromagnetic compatibility) chamber testing is one area where the automotive engineering community faces challenges towards passing the tests with minimal and early design iterations. At present, there are very few facilities available in India which addresses the need for validating automotive industry-specific norms.It is to address such challenges as well as a business opportunity that Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has enhanced its R&D Centre in Pune with SMIT (Spark Minda Technical Center, as a division of Minda Corporation. Anechoic chamber with antenna.The facility now has a state-of-the-art EMI-EMC testing laboratory that covers the … [Read more...] about Spark Minda develops tech centre with EMI-EMC anechoic chamber testing and simulation services in Pune