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Advances in Powder Metallurgy and 3D Printing

November 11 - November 16

Course Overview:

The course is designed to talk about the latest developments in powder metallurgy processing and 3D printing. The widely used ceramic and metallic systems will be discussed emphasizing new technology development and their potential applications. New additive manufacturing technique of 3D printing will be covered in detail. Applications of Powder Metallurgy in refractory metals, cemented carbides, porous parts, structural parts, aerospace applications, magnetic applications, biological applications will be discussed. Development of basic concepts of computer models in powder metallurgy and their agreement between simulation and practice will be drawn.

Course Content:

Advanced powder processing and their characterizations:
Powder synthesis and their physical, structural and chemical characterization techniques.
Sintering fundamentals:
Fundamentals of sintering. Driving force, diffusion. Solid and liquid phase sintering
Novel sintering techniques:
Microwave sintering, Spark plasma sintering, Pressure assisted sintering, and Field assisted sintering
Metallic and ceramic 3D printing techniques:
Design consideration and concepts of 3D printing. Powder bed, fused deposition, binder jetting, rheocasting and newer techniques will be discussed
Modelling and simulation techniques in powder metallurgy:
Atomistic calculations, reshaping models, monte carlo methods,
discrete element methods, master sintering curves

IIT Kharagpur:

Kharagpur – a dusty town tucked away in the eastern corner of India, famous until 1950 as home to the longest railway platform in the world – became the nursery where the seed of the IIT system was planted in 1951. IIT Kharagpur started its journey in the old Hijli Detention Camp in Eastern India, where some of the country’s great freedom fighters toiled and sacrificed their lives for India’s independence. Spurred by the success of IIT Kharagpur, four younger IITs sprouted around the country in the two following  decades, and from these five came thousands of IITians, the brand ambassadors of modern India. It was the success of this one institution at Kharagpur that wrote India’s technological odyssey. The Institute takes pride in its relentless effort to provide the best platform for both education as well as research in the areas of science and technology, infrastructure designs, entrepreneurship, law, management, and medical science and technology. IITKGP is not just the place to study technology, it is the place where students are taught to dream about the future of technology and beam across disciplines, making differences enough to change the world.


Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
IIT,Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302
Kolkata, West Bengal India


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering