The course focuses on understanding the basics of science and technology of casting processes. Metal casting industries have evolved during the past hundred years because of advancements in technologies. The properties of the cast metals significantly depends upon the type of molding, melting, solidification and post treatment practices. This needs to be understood by the young students as well as practicing shop floor engineers so that products with superior qualities can be cast. The basic purpose of this course is to provide a sound understanding of concepts and principles of casting technology so as to enable them to be conversant with advances in these methods in the long run towards increasing the productivity of casting industries.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any Interested LearnersPREREQUISITES : NILLINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Casting Industries like BHEL, Tata Steel, Jindal Steel, Foundry units of medium and large sizes
COURSE LAYOUT Week 1:Introduction to Casting technology, Solidification analysis for metals and alloysWeek 2:Technology of patternmaking, study of molding sands and their testing methodsWeek 3:Technology of mouldmaking and coremaking, Special sand moulding processesWeek 4:Principles of gating design for castingsWeek 5:Principles of risering design for castingsWeek 6:Special casting methods, Melting furnacesWeek 7:Melting and pouring practices for production of Cast Iron family, steel and non-ferrous metals and alloysWeek 8:Fettling and Heat treatment of castings, Casting defect and its diagnostic methods