IIM and Tata Steel jointly organize National Metallurgists’ Day & Annual Technical Meeting

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Kolkata: The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), in association with Tata Steel, kicked off the 56th National Metallurgists’ Day (NMD) and 72nd Annual Technical Meeting (ATM) in Kolkata today.

NMD-ATM is an annual mega event of IIM where metallurgists and materials engineers from the industry and academia participate and share their experiences and learnings on various aspects of metallurgical and materials engineering. This year, the event is being held from November 14-16 in Kolkata. The National Metallurgists’ Day Awards, instituted by the Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India, in 1962, and presently under the aegis of the Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, were presented to distinguished Metallurgists today for their immense contribution to the country’s economic development in general and to the domain of metallurgical and materials engineering in particular.

As a part of the annual event, ATM presentations will be made on November 15 and 16, 2018. The scope of the ATM encompasses modelling, mineral extraction and beneficiation, manufacturing of ferrous, non-ferrous and other materials, development and characterization of products, environment and other sustainability issues, corrosion, tribology, surface engineering, joining technologies, casting, powder metallurgy, non-destructive testing, emerging technologies, industry automation, etc.

This year, seven parallel technical sessions and a common E-poster session is being conducted covering themes including Industrial Safety, Raw Materials, Process Metallurgy, Products, Non-ferrous Metals, Energy, Environment and Waste Utilization, Advances in Materials Science and Industry 4.0.

As a part of IIM’s continuing tradition of promoting excellence in Metallography, a national-level ‘Metallography Contest’ is being organised covering Light Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy.

The ATM will comprise four plenary lectures on subjects ranging from “The future of electrical vehicles and its changing effect on metallurgical industries in India” to “Digitization in Metals”.

Speakers at NMD-ATM 2018 include Professor C Barry Carter from the University of Connecticut, US, R Petkar, CTO, Tata Motors, Dr Peter Blauhauff, Chairman, Board of Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH, and Kunwar Singh, Partner, Mckinsey. Over 1,000 persons will participate in the event with 400 oral presentations (keynote and contributory) and 400 E-poster presentations. There will also be a dedicated session on industrial safety.

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