Principles of Casting Technology

By Prof. Pradeep Kumar Jha   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 1766
The course focuses on understanding the basics of science and technology of casting processes. Metal casting industries have evolved during the past hundred years because of advancements in technologies. The properties of the cast metals significantly depends upon the type of molding, melting, solidification and post treatment practices. This needs to be understood by the young students as well as practicing shop floor engineers so that products with superior qualities can be cast. The basic purpose of this course is to provide a sound understanding of concepts and principles of casting technology so as to enable them to be conversant with advances in these methods in the long run towards increasing the productivity of casting industries.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any Interested Learners

INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : Casting Industries like BHEL, Tata Steel, Jindal Steel, Foundry units of medium and large sizes
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 17 Mar 2023
Enrollment Ends : 06 Feb 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 20 Feb 2023
Exam Date : 26 Mar 2023 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 Casting technology, Solidification analysis for metals and alloys
Week 2: Technology of patternmaking, study of molding sands and their testing methods
Week 3: Technology of mouldmaking and coremaking, Special sand moulding processes
Week 4: Principles of gating design for castings
Week 5: Principles of risering design for castings
Week 6: Special casting methods, Melting furnaces
Week 7: Melting and pouring practices for production of Cast Iron family, steel and non-ferrous metals and alloys
Week 8: Fettling and Heat treatment of castings, Casting defect and its diagnostic methods

Books and references

Heine, R.W., Loper, C.R., and Rosenthal, P.C., “Principles of Metal Casting”, TMH 
Ghosh, A., and Mallik, A.K., “Manufacturing Science”, Affiliated East-West Press Pvt. Ltd. 
Jain P. L., “Principles of Foundry Technology”, TMH
Chakrabarti, A. K., “Casting Technology and Cast Alloys”, PHI

Instructor bio

Prof. Pradeep Kumar Jha

IIT Roorkee
Dr Pradeep K. Jha is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He has been teaching the courses related to manufacturing technology and theory of production processes to undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 12 years. He is actively involved in research work related to production processes, tundish steelmaking process, mold solidification in continuous casting etc.

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: 
26 March 2023 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 Roorkee. 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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