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The Indian Institute of Metals and Tata Steel jointly organise 56th National Metallurgists’ Day & 72nd Annual Technical Meeting

Kolkata, November 14, 2018

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 which broadly encompass the following themes:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Raw Materials
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Products
  • Non-ferrous Metals
  • Energy, Environment and Waste Utilization
  • Advances in Materials Science
  • 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, Mr R Petkar, CTO, Tata Motors, Dr Peter Blauhauff, Chairman, Board of Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH, and Mr 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.

About NMD-ATM

This year, the 56th National Metallurgists' Day will be celebrated on November 14, 2018. As a tribute to the important role played by metallurgists in the country's economic development, the National Metallurgists' Day Awards Scheme, instituted by the Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India in 1962, presently under the aegis of the Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, to honour the distinguished Metallurgists' of India for their immense contributions, the NMD awards will be presented on November 14, 2018.

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

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000. Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel was felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2014-15 and 2015-16, Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2018) and ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018). The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

About The Indian Institute of Metals

Although the idea for the formation of The Indian Institute of Metals was initiated in 1945, the final shape took place in the year 1947. Since then, the institute has seen phenomenal growth. The scope pf the institute includes activities

encompassing the whole gamut of metallurgical processing research and advancements. This professional body caters to the needs of Metallurgical Engineers and Material Scientists at large who are working in the areas of mineral beneficiation, extraction, fabrication, heat treatment, finishing as well as practical and theoretical aspects of all ferrous and non-ferrous metals and allots, ceramics, composites and other disciplines. The activities of the institute include

organizing national and international conferences and programs, conducting qualifying examinations, publications etc. Starting with a modest membership of 42, the IIM membership now stands at more than 10,000 drawn from various

fields of metallurgical activities. The institute has grown into a reputed institution and is now recognized throughout the world as one of the premier metallurgical organization.

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