Improved Brass melting furnace inaugurated at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) Bhubaneswar, being a premier research organization in metals and minerals is committed to establish S&T intervention for the benefit of artisans of metal craft sectors.
One-day demonstration-cum-training programme on improved brass/ bell metal melting furnace for the metalcraft artisans was held today at the CSIR-IMMT campus. The programme was being organized in collaboration with CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur. In the inaugural function of the program, Chief Guest Shri P.K. Gupta, Director MSMEDI, AMT Head Dr. B. Bhoi, Prof. O.N. Mohanty, Mentor, RHMO group were present. Artisans of different clusters (Kantilo, Balakati, Sadeibareni, etc.), scientists and technical staffs of CSIR-IMMT and CSIR-NML participated in the programme.
Chief guest Mr Gupta MSMEDI had briefed about the importance of scientific intervention for brass melting furnace. Prof. O.N. Mohanty guest of honour highlighted on the scientific and technical aspects of heritage metal crafts and cited the role of artisans and scientists for its betterment. The convener Dr. A.K. Chaubey highlighted the importance of improved brass melting furnace and Dr. Y. S. Choudhary, Coordinator CRTDH discussed about the scope of CRTDH for benefit of MSMEs and metal craft artisans.