PRESIDENT VISITS ENABLING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE AT DMRL
Hon'able President Dr APJ
Abdul Kalam visited Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory
(DMRL), Hyderabad, on 5 August 2005. He was accompanied by Shri Sushil
Kumar Shinde, Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Shri M Natarajan,
Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Dr D Banerjee,
Chief Controller Research & Development (AMS) also graced the occasion.
Dr AM Sriramamurty, Director, DMRL presented overview of the
Enabling Technology Centre of Investment Casting Technology through a
Enabling Technology Centre for Investment Casting is a step forward in the quest for self-reliance in critical defence technologies. The centre ultimately leads to the establishment of commercial production centres for the state-of-the-art castings for aeronautical as well as land based turbines.
President witnessed the various stages of casting viz., injection die, assembling, cluster preparation, dipping area, cleaning and de-waxing process, directional solidification furnaces and finally the components of Tejas (LCA). He appreciated the single crystal blades and the whole process of Investment Casting and emphasised on self-reliance in all sectors, especially for the national defence.