"TestMat": how to avoid destruction?
On 12 - 13 February 2015 the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM) has hosted the VI All-Russian Conference of Tests and Research of Materials Properties "TestMat". It was dedicated to service failures of structural materials and functional coatings.
The event was opened by the General Director of VIAM, Academician Evgeny Kablov. He welcomed the participants and wished them success. "We are pleased to see representatives of sectoral institutions and enterprises, research institutes, universities and institutes of Russian Academy of Sciences in this hall", - he said. The head of VIAM also said that "traditional "TestMat" conference highlights the problems that affect a large number of research areas within the priority subjects of science and technology in the Russian Federation".
Evgeny Kablov has noted that "the time for talk has passed, it is time to consolidate the efforts and resources of the national science and industry for the execution of major challenges posed by the country's leadership. "As an example of such cooperation, he mentioned the cooperation of VIAM, IPLIT of RAS and SpbSTU to develop additive technologies for the manufacture and repair of parts of gas turbine engines.
In addition, he called on the conference participants to make their suggestions for modern centers inclusion in the register of the shared centers that could provide research and testing services for the third party scientists and businesses.
In his speech, Evgeny Kablov has also informed the participants about the scientific and technical conference and thematic exhibition dedicated to additive technology that has passed on the 10 February at VIAM.
Participants agreed that the interest in "TestMat" conference is growing by the scientific and expert community every year. Many experts have noted that regularity of such thematic conferences is essential for applied research in various fields.