Foundry Technology

Course Name: 

Foundry Technology (MT420)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Introduce foundry tools and moulding practice
CO2: Introduce industrial metal casting processes
CO3: Introduce elements of gating system design
CO4: Provide insight into cast iron and other cast alloys

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1: (11 hours)
Patterns, cores, moulding methods, moulding sand and additives, sand testing, sand reclamation, foundry tools, sand compaction methods, mechanization of foundry, foundry layout, furnaces, melting and pouring practices

Module 2: (11 hours)
Materials and design of patterns, draft and tolerances, Chvorinove’s rule, design of feeding and gating system

Module 3: (11 hours)
Solidification of ingots and castings, casting defects, metallurgy of: cast iron, steel, and cast alloys of aluminium, copper, nickel

Module 4: (5 hours)
Guest lectures/lab visits/foundry tours/videos/demonstrations


Principles of metal casting, Hein and Rosenthal, McGraw Hill
Foundry engineering, Srinivasan, Khanna
Principles of metal manufacturing process, Beddoes and Bibby, Elsevier


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P