On 15th October 2019, a seminar on the topic ‘Importance and Role of Sewing Machine Needle for enhancement of Product Quality’ was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida campus.
The seminar was organized by FDDI School of Footwear, Design & Production (FSFD&P) and conducted by Mr. Arindam Basu, Area Manager for Sales, Operation and Service of M/s. Schmetz India Pvt. Ltd., - the Indian wing of Ferd Schmetz Gmbh, Germany.
The company was founded in 1851 as Ferd. SCHMETZ Needle Factory in Herzogenrath near Aachen / Germany. Ever since that year the name SCHMETZ – as family name and brand name - stands for manufacturing of high quality needles for all kinds of textile and non-textile joining processes.
The educating seminar was organized with an objective to make the students understand the significance of the incredible role of needle which is very small in appearance, but very sharp & precise in its application and without it one cannot think of any manufacturing sector.
Mr. Basu who is associated with the company since 2004 is of the opinion that every day has been a learning experience for him as the application of needles are in a huge variety of industries.
Mr. Basu shared his experience & expertise with the students and staff of the Institute and also showcased a movie on ‘Needle Manufacturing’ which enhanced the practical knowledge of the students. He gave a detailed presentation about the importance and role of needles in manufacturing sector, anatomy of needles, types of needles, globally accepted needle sizing system, different application of needles in different work areas, troubleshooting guide.
Interactive session was also held where the students had an opportunity to clear their doubts.