KIT Summer Program on

"Materials Processing and Manufacture-Principal and Practice"

June 01 - 13, 2020


Materials form the backbone of the manufacturing industries. The development of new materials and/or refinement of the exiting material composition /processing techniques are expected to broaden the diversity of the application of materials in the coming year. Development of new and advanced materials demand innovation in existing manufacturing processes to obtain the desired properties in the materials without compromising on the production front. In the above context, this TEQIP two week lab based short term course has been planned to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of materials processing techniques and their use in a range of sectors like automotive, defense and aerospace. The course will introduce important aspects of casting/ solidification, different joining processes, powder metallurgy, micro fabrication processes and various deformation techniques like forging, rolling, swaging etc. In the above broad prospective, the course will have three major objectives to serve:

  • The fundamental concept of material manufacturing processes
  • To provide the fundamental as well as the application oriented knowledge for understanding important concepts in materials engineering related to the manufacturing of materials
  • Exposure of the laboratory experiments on manufacturing and materials property evaluation

A series of lectures will be delivered by the specialist including our faculty colleagues from IIT Kanpur, on the fundamentals and manufacturing processes. The purpose of this course is to gets hand on experience of the participants in different manufacturing equipment’s housed in Engineering Metallurgy Lab (TA 201) as well as to expose them the pedagogy of IIT Kanpur. At the end of the course, the participants will be expected to have the basic idea on how to tailor the manufacturing process for a given material.


  • To provide a pedagogical underpinning of material processing and manufacturing approach both from fundamental as well as applied aspects.
  • Introduction to basic concepts utilized in materials selection and their properties that influence subsequent manufacturing processes
  • Basic elements of the solidification processing, joining particulate material processing and deformation processing.
  • Advanced manufacturing concepts (micro fabrication,additive manufacturing , rapid prototype, semi-solid processing)
  • Hands on demonstration and training on various manufacturing process from a metallurgical context

Tentative Topics

  • Introduction: Introduction to manufacturing Process, Engineering materials‐ classification Structure of materials, Types of materials, Properties of materials, Microstructure property interrelationship
  • Casting/ Solidification: Classifications of casting processes Patterns, Core making, Gating system, Solidification of pure metals and alloys, shrinkage, gas solubility, Riser design Investment casting, Casting defects
  • Joining Processes: Fusion welding, Arc (MMAW, SAW, SMAW), Gas welding and resistance welding, Fusion zone, Heat-affected zone (HAZ) ,Brazing and Soldering, Solid state welding processes
  • Deformation Processes: Stress strain curve, Effect of temperature on the workability , Extrusion (direct and indirect) ; Rolling– Hot and Cold, Forging (open and closed die) Swaging
  • Powder Metallurgy: Introduction, Powder production, Compaction and Sintering
  • Micro Fabrication Processes: Silicon processing, Lithography, Micro fabrication technique


Dr. Anish Upadhyaya
(Professor, MSE Department)

Who Can Attend

This course is specially for students of the TEQIP institutes whose faculty attended the short-term course that was held in Sep 2019.

10 Students accompanied by 1 or 2 faculty member and one technical staff (from each institute).

The names of faculty student and staff members should be recommended by the TEQIP coordinator/Director/HOD of the institute/department. There is no registration fees for participants from TEQIP institutes.


To register for this program, please send following information. This should be sent by your TEQIP Coordinator/Director/HOD to, with subject "Registration: MPMPP 2020".

1) Full name
2) Gender
3) Designation
4) Department
5) Institute
6) Scanned copy of Institute ID card
7) E-mail Address
8) Mobile number
9) Tentative arrival and departure date and time

There are limited seats, please send your registration as soon as possible . Selection will be made on first-come-first serve basis. If selected, you will be sent a confirmation email. Your expression of interest in participation is confirmation of your participation, unless communicated otherwise.

Accommodation :

Double occupancy rooms are booked for all participant at Visitor Hostel, IIT Kanpur.


Sr. No. Name
1. Dr. Anish Upadhyaya, IIT Kanpur
2. Dr. Asit Prakash Bajpai, IIT Kanpur