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Microstructure Control & Heat Treatment
Optimization of multi-phase microstructure to obtain suitable volume fraction, morphology and distribution of different phases through heat treatment. The engineered microstructure imparted one or combination of strength, ductility, wear resistance and other properties as per application.
Modeling & Simulations
Empowering industries to design & develop their process & product using advanced modeling & simulations. This helped industries in taking informed decisions, lowering manufacturing costs and improving product quality.
Development of Oxygen-free High Strength Electrical Copper Alloy
Addition of suitable alloying element in copper to ensure complete solid solubility followed by rapid quenching. Treating the melt with a suitable mix of de-oxidizers to prevent loss of alloying elements. Further 60-90% cold reduction to impart strength, followed by aging treatment to improve electrical conductivity to about 91-93% IACS
High Temperature Alumina Insulation Fiber Board:
Insulation materials used in furnace lining is fabricated to withstand high temperature of around 1800°C, having very low shrinkage and thermal conductivity at high temperature. The technology improves the furnace insulation, reduces dependency on foreign imports & enables the furnace manufactures to make the material inhouse.
Casting Yield Optimization
Our thermoelectric material-based system offers benefits in energy efficiency, sustainability, and optimizing casting yield. It efficiently recycles waste process heat to maintain consistent and controlled temperatures during casting, resulting in improved product quality and reduced defects. This optimization enhances productivity, reduces material waste, and contributes to cost savings and environmental sustainability.
Texture Analysis of Ferritic Stainless-Steel Sheet to Improve Deep Drawability:
Deep drawability of ferritic stainless steel is improved by increasing the r-value which depends on microstructure & recrystallization texture. Multistage thermo-mechanical processing has been performed to impart homogeneous distribution of <111>|| ND oriented grains.
High-temperature ceramics can play a crucial role in the success of thermoelectric material-based systems for recycling waste process heat. With their excellent thermal stability and electrical conductivity, these ceramics can provide a robust foundation for the thermoelectric modules, enabling efficient heat-to-electricity conversion at elevated temperatures. Incorporating high-temperature ceramics enhances the durability and performance of the technology, further contributing to improved energy efficiency and sustainability in manufacturing processes.
Development of lightweight & High-Strength Aluminum Foam
Aluminum foams have excellent properties such as high energy absorption, sound and thermal insulation, and corrosion resistance. The objective of this research project was to developed a process for making aluminum foam through melting & casting route. The effects of various process parameters such as foaming agent content, casting temperature, and holding time were optimized. The resulting aluminum foam showed excellent mechanical properties with high compressive strength and low density.
Composite materials offer an excellent opportunity to further enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the thermoelectric material-based system for recycling waste process heat. By incorporating composite materials into the design, it is possible to optimize the thermoelectric properties, such as electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity, resulting in improved energy conversion efficiency. Additionally, composite materials can provide enhanced durability and flexibility, enabling their application in a wide range of industries for more effective waste heat recovery and utilization.
Surface Casting Improving
In addition to its benefits for energy efficiency and sustainability, our thermoelectric material-based system can also contribute to improving surface casting processes. By capturing and utilizing waste heat generated during surface casting, the technology can help optimize energy consumption, reduce operating costs, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions in this specific manufacturing technique. This integration of thermoelectric recycling into surface casting enhances the overall energy efficiency and sustainability of the production process.
In order to achieve efficient thermoelectric material synthesis for recycling waste process heat, our team focuses on developing advanced fabrication techniques and optimizing the composition and structure of the materials. By carefully controlling the synthesis parameters and employing innovative approaches, we aim to create thermoelectric materials with enhanced properties such as high electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity. This enables us to maximize the conversion of waste heat into usable electricity, contributing to improved energy efficiency and sustainability in various industries.
New Aluminum Alloy Development:
Our expertise in melting casting and thermo-mechanical processing allows us to develop and optimize aluminum alloys for diverse applications. This includes transportation, aerospace, and construction. Our team can customize the composition and processing of aluminum alloys to meet specific performance requirements like strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance. We also offer tailored solutions to reduce material costs and enhance the sustainability of aluminum production. With our knowledge in these areas, we can assist industries in achieving their material properties and business objectives.
Development of Wear Resistant Composite Materials:
We develop and manufacture metal-matrix composites. Depending on the application, a wide range of ceramic & reinforcement can be selected or further developed. The properties of the metal-matrix composites depends upon the interfacial bonding between the reinforcement & the matrix. We can provide customized solutions to enhance the performance and functionality of the composite materials.
Advanced Solid State Material based System for Waste Heat Recycling
Manufacturing processes generate a substantial amount of waste heat, with an estimated 20-50% of energy being lost in the form of heat. Our team has developed an efficient thermoelectric material-based system for recycling waste process heat. The technology has the potential to reduce energy consumption and operating costs in various industries, while also minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. It can enhance energy efficiency and sustainability of production processes.
Casting Defects in metal
Casting defects in metal production can be addressed by implementing the thermoelectric material-based system for recycling waste process heat. By efficiently capturing and utilizing the waste heat generated during casting, this technology can optimize energy consumption, improve operating conditions, and minimize casting defects. The enhanced energy efficiency and sustainability offered by the system contribute to a more reliable and high-quality metal casting process.