Powder Metallurgy & Joining of Metal

Course Name: 

Powder Metallurgy & Joining of Metal


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Historical development of Powder Metallurgy, reasons for using powder metallurgy. Metal powder manufacturing techniques and powder characterization, Powder conditioning, Compaction and shaping, Sintering, Sintering atmospheres and equipments Secondary operations, testing, standards and quality controls, Apllications. Classification of welding methods; electrodes, gas welding, MMAW, TIG, MIG, EBW, LBW, plasma welding, SAW, ESW, thermit welding, arc characteristics & metal transfer, equipment for welding, friction welding, ultrasonic welding, explosive welding, induction pressure welding, electrical resistance welding, production of tubes, diffusion bonding, welding of plain carbon steels, alloy steels, stainless steels and tool steels, cast iron and wrought iron, copper, aluminium, magnesium, titanium & super alloys, welding of dissimilar metals, underwater welding, welding in vacuum, welding at low temperature (cryogenic welding), welding in space robotic welding, flame cutting, powder cutting, plasma cutting, laser cutting, electron beam cutting, fluxes, filler materials, solidification, micro & macrostructure, weldability and hardenablity, residual stresses, inspection and testing of welds, design of weldments, numerical problems in welding, use of computers in welding. Brazing & Soldering.


An introduction to powder Metallurgy, F. Thummler and R. Oberacker, The Institute of Materials, 1993.
ASM Handbook, powder Metallury Technologies and Applications, vol.7, ASM International, 1998.
N. K. Srinivasan, Welding Technology, Khanna Publishers, 1997 Richard Little, Welding & Welding Technology, Tata McGraw Hill, 1998.
A.C.Davies, Welding, Cambridge University Press 1996.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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