About Metallurgical Engineering
It is a domain of material science and material engineering focusing on the physical and chemical behaviour of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds and their mixtures which are called alloys. It is also known as technology of metals since science is applied to production of metals and engineering of metal components for use in products for consumers and manufacturers. Production of metals involves processing of ores to extract the metal they contain and the mixture of metals sometimes with other elements to produce alloys.
Metallurgy is broadly subdivided into ferrous metallurgy or black metallurgy and non-ferrous metallurgy or coloured metallurgy. Ferrous metallurgy deals with iron and its alloys whereas non-ferrous metallurgy deals with all other metals.
Career Opportunities - Metallurgical Engineers
Metallurgist find wide spread opportunities in metals and mining industry and they are in great demand in foundry environments, the oldest and most economical manufacturing route.
Mission - Metallurgical Engineering Department
To produce metallurgical graduates and post graduates with sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to science, engineering and technology of Metals, their production and use including newer technological routes for production.
Laboratories - - Metallurgical Engineers
A laboratory is an establishment which provides a congenial environment coupled with instrumental facility in which scientific research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. Our Aim is to produce quality Metallurgical Engineers, who excel both in academics & hands on practical expertise. A small step towards this aim is well equipped laboratories and departmental libraries set up to support students throughout the course of their studies. Faculty and students are encouraged to carry out research and industry-oriented & in-house projects with the help of this significant logistical support.
The Types of Laboratories include the following:
Welding laboratory: As metal joining is an important part of metallurgy, it requires thorough theoretical background and practical exposure. The Workshop and the Department provide hands on practice on various well-maintained fully equipped welding machines. This laboratory is available to students to carry out their final year research projects.
Foundry laboratory: Foundry being the initial and the core subject for a metallurgical engineering student, demands ample practice for various types of moulding, casting and testing which requires support of many instruments. The departmental laboratory facilitates a number of moulding and testing equipments for foundry. At the research center IFTARC, number of melting furnaces like, induction furnace, oil fired furnace, resistance furnaces and a moulding bay are provided to practice in moulding, melting and casting.
Non-destructive laboratory (NDT): The NDT laboratory is equipped with facility to inspect and study the workability of various components and variety of parts non-destructively with the standard NDT processes including high-precision components. Ultrasonic, dye penetration, magnetic, etc., are amongst the most important instruments available in this laboratory.
Corrosion laboratory: Since testing materials is a prerequisite this laboratory provides number of standard tests to evaluate materials corrosion behavior. Electrolysis methods are incorporated in the laboratory to understand the phenomenon of electrolysis, plating of metals and to carry out a number of final year students’ projects.
Physical Metallurgy and heat treatment Lab: This laboratory involves micro-structural study of materials which helps students to comprehend the behavior of materials. This Lab provides optical microscope, image analyzer to quantify the micro constituents present in a metallographic l structure. Various stages from grinding, mounting to polishing can be carried out with the help of number of instruments available in the department. Along with this heat treatment procedures can also be done with the help of furnaces as muffle & reduction furnace.
Process metallurgy lab: The manner in which the minerals & ores extracted from earth are transformed into valuable metals is dealt with in this part of Metallurgy. Machineries used for mineral processing and extractive metallurgy are huge and can only be seen in plants. This Lab provides insight into the machineries and its principles through working models like, sieve shaker, jaw crusher, ball mill, froth floatation, etc. In the field of iron making there is disc pelletizer, sintering & induction furnace.