Powder Metallurgy

By Prof. Ranjit Bauri   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 487
Powder Metallurgy is a very useful manufacturing process which is being practiced in variety of industries for decades. It is a versatile process that can produce a solid, a component or a product in net shape or near net shape staring from a loose mass of powder. This course will not only provide a broad overview of the P/M process but will also deal with the relevant concepts in detail. The objective is to learn about the process and understand it in a scientific and systematic manner.

INTENDED AUDIENCE Any Interested Learners

PREREQUISITES Basics of Materials Science & Engineering

Industries that might find this course interesting  : Saint Gobain, Murugappa, Ashok Leyland, BHEL, Sandvik Asia Ltd, Avartana Metal Powders
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
  • Minor in Metallurgy
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Powder Metallurgy, Definition of Powder, Why Powder Metallurgy
Week 2: Powder Fabrication: Mechanical & Chemical fabrication
Week 3: Powder Fabrication: Electrolytic fabrication & Atomization
Week 4: Microstructure control, Powder Characterization
Week 5: Powder Characterization: Particle size measurement, BET surface area, Interparticle friction 
Week 6: Powder packing, mixing and blending
Week 7: Shaping and Compaction
Week 8: Slurry techniques, Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP)
Week 9: Sintering: Sintering theory, Solid state sintering
Week 10:  Activated and Liquid phase Sintering
Week 11:  Full density processing
Week 12:  Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS)

Books and references

  1. Powder Metallurgy Science, Rendall M. German, 2nd Ed. Metal Powder Industries Federation, 1994

Instructor bio

Prof. Ranjit Bauri

IIT Madras
Dr. Ranjit Bauri is a Professor in the Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras. He has more than a decade of experience in teaching and research. The broad areas of his expertise include Powder Metallurgy, Ceramics, Composite materials, Energy Materials, Aluminum alloys, Friction stir welding and processing, and Microscopy.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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