Metal casting processes: Introduction to Metal casting - Pattern, core and Mould making - Moulding, sand properties and testing - Principles of gating and riser design - Melting furnaces - Casting processes - sand, die, gravity, centrifugal castings, shell mould and Investment casting. Fettling and cleaning of casting - Inspection of casting and Casting defects.
Metal forming processes: mechanics of forming processes and forming operations – rolling, forging, drawing, deep drawing, bending, extrusion, punching and blanking – high energy forming processes – defects in metal forming – problems.
Metal joining processes: Principles of welding – fusion, resistance and solid state welding – soldering, brazing and adhesive bonding, arc welding, resistance welding, gas welding, thermit welding, ultrasonic welding, electron beam welding, laser beam welding and explosive welding – weld defects and inspection.
Powder metallurgy - production of metal powders - characteristics of metal powders - compaction - sintering – applications.
Surface modification processes - diffusion coating – electroplating – anodizing - conversion coating - hot dipping - ceramic and diamond coating.