A workshop focusing on the use of ceramics, carbides and diamonds in engineering applications was recently organised by the BMR Chapter of The Indian Ceramic Society and the Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI) at the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), India.
Ceramics, Carbides, Diamonds: A Workshop on Engineering Applications (CCD-11) took place 8-10 December 2011 and was attended by some 71 delegates of which a large proportion were undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.
There were 21 invited speakers who delivered 27 lectures during the three day course. A welcome by Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Director College Of Engineering Pune, was followed by a keynote address by Mr Ashok Saraf, Battelle India, discussing corporate R&D. Further presentations were made by representatives of Sandvik, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Novoken Innovations, IITBombay, Fluidtherm Technology P. Ltd, College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP), NTB Hitech Ceramics, Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), Boron carbide India Pvt. Ltd., Mahindra Hinoday, Research and Development Establishment (R and DE) and the Center for Materials for Electronic Technology (C-Met).
A similar workshop is planned to take place in 2012, more information will be available on www.pmai.in
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