R&D Services - Aluminium Downstream Division

R&D Services :: Downstream Division

Downstream Division is involved in dedicated research to explore, understand, and improve properties and processes of metallic aluminium and aluminium alloys from an application perspective. The division undertake research to explore new functionalities and applications into existing materials, and to design and engineer materials with enhanced properties and in resource efficient ways. The varied interests of the division include structure-property correlation, die design, simulation and extrusion for different grade aluminium alloys, production and certification of Certified Reference Materials (CRM) for aluminium industry, anodising, recycling of Al etc. The division also has lab facilities pertaining to microstructure characterization (OM, SEM), mechanical (Hardness testers, UTM), electrical conductivity, roughness and coating thickness properties evaluation. Recently, A national facility of 1400 Ton hydraulic extrusion press is commissioned to cater the R&D needs of aluminium extrusion industries.

Downstream Research area:

  • Development and Indigenization of Aluminium Alloys
  • Melt Treatment and Grain Refinement
  • Casting, Forming and Joining of Aluminium Alloys
  • Heat Treatment of Aluminium Alloys
  • Extrusion Simulation & Die Design
  • Recycling of Aluminium
  • Anodising of Aluminium Alloys

Domain of Expertise

  • Characterization of Aluminium Alloys
  • Melt Loss Reduction in Cast House / Foundries
  • Quality Improvements in DC Cast and Formed Products
  • Simulation and Modelling Techniques for COmplex Die Profile
  • Energy Audit Of Cast House
  • Optimization of Heat Treatment Cycles
  • Process for Joining Al to Al, Cu & Steel using Friction Stir Welding Techniques
  • Improvements in Yield and Quality in Aluminium Recycling
  • NABL accredited Mechanical testing & Chemical Composition analysis of Ferrous & Non-ferrous alloys

Additional Facilities

  • Extrusion Modelling and Simulation
  • Electro Polishing Machine
  • Ultrasonic Flaw Detector
  • Brinell Hardness Tester
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Roughness Meter