Our Department has following laboratories for conducting experiments at UG/ PG / Ph-D and research levels:


The department has several melting, PVD and chemical synthesis facilities for making a variety of alloys, inorganic materials, powder metallurgy components.

Equipment Make & Model
Vacuum arc melting VEC solutions, Bangalore
Vacuum induction melting VEC solutions, Bangalore
Arc melting/suction casting VEC solutions, Bangalore
Melt-spinning Custom made
DC Magnetron sputtering Vacuum industries Pvt. Ltd.
Ball mill Retsch MM500, Mixer Mill
Vacuum hot pressing VB ceramics, Chennai
Plasma arc melter Custom made, 2.5 Kg capacity
Hammer mill Ikon Instruments


Most metallurgical processes require various kinds of heat treatment for better properties. The following heat treatment facilities are currently present in the department

Equipment Model
Autoclave Amar equipments Pvt. Ltd.
Vacuum microwave furnace Omicron Scientific Equipment, Model: 160021
Vacuum heat treatment tubular furnace Custom made
Electropulsing machine Custom made


Understanding the microstructural aspects of a material is key to analyzing the properties of any material. In this regard, characterization facilities ranging from optical to high end electron microscopes are present in the department.

Equipment Model
XRD Panalytical Empyrean
Tabletop XRD Rigaku Miniflex 600
Optical microscope Leica DM 1750 M
Scanning electron microscope Quanta 200F
Transmission electron microscope Tecnai G2T20
Differential thermal analysis Netzsch DSC 404 F3 Pegasus
Gas chromatography Nucan 5700
Drop calorimeter MHTC 96 Line EVO, Setaram Instrumentation India
Atomic absorption spectrophotometer ELICO – SL 168


A diverse range of testing facilities are available in the department to measure mechanical properties like strength, ductility, fatigue life etc.

Equipment Make & Model
Universal Testing Machine Instron 100 kN
Corrosion Fatigue Machine MTSTM Landmark Servo hydraulic test system (Model 370.10), 100kN
Fatigue Machine MTS 50 kN (model: 312.21)
Pin on Disc Wear Magnum Engineers, Bangalore
Ultrasonic Shotpeening Sonats – Stress Voyager
Instrumented Indentation AntonPaar
Rolling Mill HILLE, Sheffield England, 50T capacity
Impression Creep Testing Spranktronics, Bangalore, capacity – 1 kN
Izod Impact Testing W & T Avery Ltd.


Apart from the mechanical property measurement set-ups, the department also possesses facilities to perform cell culture as well as corrosion studies.

Equipment Make and Model
CO2 incubator Thermo scientific
Hot corrosion set-up Two zone tube furnace, 1200°C, M/s Anil Scientific
Wire EDM Expresscut EX-2530