Sharp Tools Awards
Sharp Tools Limited, Chennai
The Sharp Tools awards have been instituted from 2010 to the Best & Second Best Papers in Welding Fabrication and Practices specifically in Welded fabrication, quality assurance, Testing and inspection of components and awarded during the National Welding Seminars / International Congress / Conference of the Institute.
Purpose/Objective of the fabrication/repair and its industrial importance.
Benefits visualised through lower cost and higher functional efficiency.
Clearly defined planning and scope of work.
Originality of approach/novelty of design.
Ingenuity in the use of materials and adoption of welding process.
Innovation or ingenuity in setting up work, adopting procedures for higher productivity/quality.
Method of fabrication/repair/execution of project – how correct and systematic is it?
Final inspection/test data and performance analysis.
Accuracy of the results in terms of cost savings, functional efficiency, with reference to the objectives specified by the author.
Other findings, if any, of importance besides what was specified, as a by-product during the course of the work.
Overall writing style and effectiveness in communication.
WHY - 20%, HOW - 40%, WHAT - 40%
Each paper is evaluated by three separate judges (Professors, Researchers, Welding engineers from various fabrication industries, consultants, consumable manufacturers etc.) for each category.
Copies of the papers are sent to the judges.
Their evaluation is compiled and normalised with respect to Judges average and the global average.
Care is taken to avoid the judge being one of the authors of the papers being evaluated.
The winners of this award receive Certificate and a cash prize of
Rs.6,000.00 & Rs.4,000.00 respectively.