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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Technology Vision 2020 - Advanced Materials and Processing - India

While up-dating my list of earlier and much appreciated colleagues in metallurgy, materials and related industries, I came across this foresight activity carried out by colleagues in Materials & Processing in India.

"Materials & Processing : Technology Vision 2020" is reported on the attractive Gov. of India backed website dedicated to Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) .

As chief metallurgist, team leader and co-ordinator of the technical assistance "Know-How" team, I had the enormous pleasure to assist senior management of the MIDHANI project under its first Chairman Dr. Tamhanka during the successful first commissioning of their brand new plant designed for special steels and alloy manufacturing. Plant commissioned : EAF-VIR-electric arc furnace - vacuum induction refining unit, AIM-Air Induction Melting VIM-Vacuum Induction Melting VAR- Vacuum Arc Remelting and ESR-Electroslag Remelting (1979)

Full commercial production from the entire integrated plant : melting-remelting, transformation forging, rolling, extrusion, and finishing; machining,polishing...h began in 1983.

Best regards to all concerned and belated good wishes 2010.

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Reference (en référence à) : TIFAC (shown on (afficher sur) Google Sidewiki)