FOUNDRY TECHNOLGY (3342101)  

8
Credit
4 + 0 + 4
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 30 + 0
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
40 + 0 + 60
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Rationale
Casting like forging is one of the oldest methods of production as compared to fabrication and machining. In some situations casting is still preferred method for production as compared to other methods due to its simplicity and low capital cost involved as well as low cost of production. There are varieties of materials, and processes involved in casting. However, this labour intensive process is also moving towards automation for increasing rate of production and reducing cost. Moreover, techniques such as injection moulding have made this process high-tech. Metallurgy engineers are therefore required to have knowledge and skills in this area. Diploma level metallurgy engineers are expected to supervise the foundry operations involving pattern making, sand preparation, mould making, metal melting, alloying and casting, etc. This course focuses on knowledge and skills of various types of casting process, equipment, principle and their relative merit and demerit.
Course Outcome
The theory should be taught and practical should be carried out in such a manner that students are able to acquire required learning out comes in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain to demonstrate following course outcomes.

i. Explain application of casting processes.
ii. Explain design and allowances of pattern
iii. Describe the process of core , mould and core, mould making
iv. Explain solidification of metal & alloy

Active Learning
i. www.nptel.com
ii. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundry
iii. http://www.foundrytechnology.co.uk/plantandmachinery/subcategory.php
iv. http://www.indianfoundry.org/
v. http://www.slideshare.net/NFTN