Having witnessed an impressive growth in 2011, the mining industry in Asia is set to boom in 2012, backed by a strong market demand for commodities. Drilling and blasting are fundamental operations in the mining cycle and constitute an important component of overall mining costs. The success or failure of a drill and blast cycle may potentially cast a long shadow over the remaining mining productivity.
Recent technological developments of rock drilling has, to a great extent affected the development of explosives as well as the technology of blasting. With so many factors dictating the outcome of a drill and blast activity, fragmentation optimisation, costs and safety prove to be a nightmare and usually only achieved over months or even years by means of trial and error.
Fresh from the overwhelming accomplishment of the inaugural Drill & Blast Asia 2011, we are back this year, stronger, bigger and improved! We heard you, we enhanced and now, we have created your preferred platform at the only drill and blast dedicated conference in the region!
The 2nd Annual Drill & Blast Asia 2012 will continue to keep a focal eye on maximising mining productivity and reduce commodity losses, whilst also amplifying on mining safety and explosives hazards. We will drill more into environmental impacts such as vibration and fumes, blast out the latest technological findings and fragment your drill pattern designs and blasting strategies.