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Tata Steel, IIM to organise 56th National Metallurgists� Day

Kolkata: The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), in association with Tata Steel, is organising its 56th National Metallurgists� Day (NMD) and 72nd Annual Technical Meeting (ATM) at Kolkata from November 14 to 16, 2018. The Union Minister for Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh, will inaugurate NMD-ATM 2018.

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.

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, will be presented to distinguished Metallurgists on November 14, 2018 for their immense contribution to the country�s economic development in general and to the domain of metallurgical and materials engineering in particular.

During a press conference held in Kolkata today, Anand Sen, President, Indian Institute of Metals and President – TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel and others unveiled the NMD-ATM 2018 App.

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 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.

This year, seven parallel technical sessions and a common E-poster session will be conducted which will broadly include 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� will also be 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 (University of Connecticut, US), R Petkar (CTO, Tata Motors), Dr Peter Blauhauff (Independent Director, Tata Steel) and Kunwar Singh, Partner, Mckinsey. This year, there will be more than 350 oral presentations (keynote and contributory) and an almost equal number of E-poster presentations. There will also be a dedicated session on industrial safety.

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