Jamshedpur, Jan 23: On day 2 of the National Welding Seminar the plenary session was held in the SNTI auditorium on Friday.
Plenary session at the seminar included paper presentation by eminent speakers from India and Abroad who also presented their thoughts before a large gathering.
Allen Antao, Executive Vice President & Business Head Process Equipment Division, Godrej Boyce Ltd. Mumbai spoke about the Opportunities and challenges in welding for global competitiveness.
Antao said that with consideration of growing global competition and persistent skilled labour demands, implementation of modern manufacturing technologies is essential to the competitiveness of manufacturing firms.
Companies have progressively integrated advanced welding processes, automation, and robotic operations into engineering designs and manufacturing operations over several decades.
Innovation and leadership, throughout the organization, are vital drivers to successful integration and further ensure long-term global competitiveness.
Chris Wiseman, Industry Sector Manager from The Welding Institute , UK spoke about Advances in welding, Joining and surfacing technologies.
With science reaching greater heights today robot welding has become most used technology in industrial settings and has gained greater understanding of weld quality and standard.
Takashi Yamamoto, AGM, Panasonic Welding systems, Japan informed about the Technological development in arc welding robot and power sources.
Ranajoy Banerjee, Executive Director, IIW India spoke on the skill development initiative in India and the role of IIW in promotion of welding science, technology, education, training & related skills in India.
Banerjee said that IIW branches are continuously engaged in disseminating knowledge on latest advancements in the subject and development of manufacturing capabilities in India.
While, this has brought about a quantum change in dependence on imports, it has also been catalytic in making India self-reliant in many areas like space, defense including missile program, ship building and heavy equipment .
The institute works in tandem with international bodies like ‘International Institute of Welding’, American Welding Society.
Indian Institute of Welding (IIW) has been continuously engaged in skill up-gradation of welders, holding annual seminars to provide a platform for the welding professionals & technocrats to share their knowledge and results of their research or practical experiences.
It has also been organizing technical lectures by inviting experts and competitions for local welders, added Banerjee.
At the event many other topics were discussed on which various speakers presented their papers in 4 parallel sessions.
Vishvesh Badheka from PDPU, Gandhinagar presented papers on Advances in activated flux welding process. V Hariharan from Praxair, Bangalore put forward low cost tandem GMAW for heavy fabricators while B.S.Cherukuri from MAGPULSE Technologies, Bangalore presented on electromagnetic pulse technology for welding.
R Poongkundran from Oxford College of Engineering, Polur gave input on effect of pre-heating temperature on microstructure and tensiule properties of stir welded aluminum alloy joints