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Jamshedpur, Jan 19: Indian Institute of Welding and Tata Steel will jointly orgainse a National Welding Seminar from Jan 22 to 24.
At the event around 400 delegates of which 130 local and more than 250 from various industries across India will participate, said said Suresh Kumar, Vice-President (shared services), Tata Steel.
Addressing a press conference at Institute of Engineers, Kumar said that today, with the country’s focus on concepts like Make In India and Self-Reliance in various high technology based industries like space technology, defence, aviation, petrochemical, shipping, railways and basic infrastructure, India is poised for a quantum jump and the coming years will witness a lot of activities in the field of mining, manufacturing and transportation.
This also means that many new grades of Steel and different alloys need to be developed in the country and used for critical components for defence, heavy transport vehicles and other infrastructure related projects thereby creating a need for specialised consumables and technologies for joining by welding, cutting and cladding.
This presents a challenge to the welding fraternity to come-up with matching technologies & skills to meet the requirement of construction & manufacturing industry.
With new Indian government focusing on Make in India, newfound confidence within the manufacturing industry is expected to boost demand for metal stamping as retail sales improve Growth in the industry is expected to pick up as more manufacturing sectors order more equipment, including the automotive and aerospace industries.
Alongside, he said, a Welding Technology Exposition will also be organized at G Town ground were 43 stalls will be put up including 7 of AAIDA were national and International welding consumable and equipment manufacturing companies will be showcasing their latest welding equipment, consumables and related technologies, which would help the local industries learn about the latest technology and get exposure as to where we stand when comparing to the rest of the world.
M Shome further informed that eight international speakers including from USA, UK, Japan will take part in the seminar, which was being organised in the steel city after a gap of two decades.
At the event 110 technical papers will be presented by various engineering, research, educational and manufacturing organizations. A B Lall, Plant Head, Tata Motors will be the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the Welding Technology exposition ‘Weld-India 2014-15’ and S L Deoras, Managing Director, TRF Ltd. will grace the inaugural function of ‘National Welding Seminar 2014-15’ as Chief Guest.
Also present at the press meet were Sanjay Kedia and Arijoy Roy.