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Consultant, Trainer working with the Indian Heat Treatment industry since 2007

Quality heat hreatment training in India by Pye Metallurgical

David Pye, the owner of Pye Metallurgical International Consulting (PMIC), has had the privilege and good fortune to visit India on numerous occasions presenting heat treatment courses to professionals from various industries from across India.

Heat treatment course presentation in Chennai
Multiple heat treatment groups attending the heat hreatment course presentation by David Pye in Chennai

Pye Metallurgical International Consulting (PMIC) has set a goal of passing on the knowledge David Pye has acquired over an illustrious career to heat treatment professionals and enthusiasts. As a direct result of presenting heat treatment courses within the Indian continent, PMIC has found, in many instances, that there is a dramatic craving and enthusiasm for knowledge of metallurgical processes among Indian metallurgists of all backgrounds - shopfloor technicians to middle management professionals to top minds in the industry. Inspired, PMIC has brought it's tremendous knowledge, so heat treatment professionals and enthusiasts in India, may enjoy the taste of an incredible subject and a challenging career (after all no two days in Heat treatment are alike!). PMIC aims to raise the skill levels of India to a standard which is equal to (or in fact surpasses) the processing standards that are established within the Western manufacturing culture by way of personal education and training. We offer intensive training courses for all levels of heat treatment professionals to suit the requirements of their relevant industry.

PMIC is working with Mr Pankaj Deval of HeatTreatMart - a dynamic Indian company with whom we share the same values in terms of metallurgical process education - to present e learning courses, complete with power point, tests, and certificate of completion. The first of the e learning classes are now available (with more to come as a work in progress). Contact Mr Pankaj Deval at www.htcourses.com for more info. You can also send enquiries via email to support@htcourses.com or call us at +91-8080803332 to seek details.

PMIC envisions working with a heat treatment company in India to teach theoretical heat treatment and metallurgy as well as the practical working in a heat treat shop. This dream will come into fruition!

Heat Treatment Consultation Tailored for India's 'Make in India' Mission

David Pye has been sincerely honoured by the metallurgists and heat treaters on each visit to India. On a personal note he has enjoyed the people, the architecture, the culture and especially the food! But the one conclusion that he has come to during each of his visits to India is that India (Bharat) is ’The Wakening Giant’!!

PMIC has the ability to assist Indian companies to go through the difficult start-up periods of establishing heat treatment and metallurgical processing requirements as well as the stringent metallurgical quality assurance procedures that are required, for example, within the aerospace, defense industries. Pye metallurgical offers it's heat treatment consulting and troubleshooting services based on a rich global experience.

India's Amazing Metallurgical Past

India has a rich cultural heritage to boast about, but what many would not know is that ancient India had several achievements in metallurgy too. In ancient Vedic texts, there is sufficient mention of metals to support the fact that people of that era made use of metals in creating weapons, armour, ornaments, statues, pillars, artifacts, and–believe it or not – medicines.

Wootz Steel - Advanced Metallurgy!

a fine 18th century specimen of Indian Wootz steel blade
An 18th Century curved 33-inch Persian blade of finely watered Wootz steel overlaid in gold

The Wootz steel sword (also known as Damascus blade) was the most popular steel for weaponry until the 18th century. It is the pioneering steel alloy matrix developed in India as early as the 6th Century BC and was exported globally. This steel could not be duplicated anywhere in the world and remained a hidden technology in India till the 17th century.

In 1996 three scientists were awarded the nobel prize for buckminsterfullerene (the “buckyball”) and other fullerenes including Carbon nanotubes. These nanotubes encased "nanowires" made of another hard material, cementite. According to the scientists, this combination of nanotubes and nanowires in the underlying structure of Wootz steel is responsible for the hardness, sharpness and flexibility presented by the famous blades made of this steel. That's pretty much nano technology in use since 6 Century BC in India!

The Rust Resistant Iron Pillar in Delhi!

The Iron Pillar located in Delhi
The Iron Pillar located in Delhi, India.

The Iron Pillar located in Delhi, India, is a 7 m (23 ft) column, notable for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. It is said to have been erected in approximately 402 CE. It has been called "a testament to the skill of ancient Indian blacksmiths" because of its high resistance to corrosion.

Zinc – The Metal from India

The earliest artifact containing an appreciable amount of zinc anywhere in the world was from India. Artisans here had discovered how to produce pure zinc from zinc sulphide ore. Thus it became possible to make brass with high zinc content. The earliest brass artifact containing more than 28% zinc which could only be made with the production of pure zinc metal, came from Taxila in ancient India.

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