Solidification and Foundry Laboratory

Foundry Lab with an area of 1200m2 consists of different sections:
1) Sand Testing Lab
Major facilities in this section are:

  • - Laboratory mix- muller.
  • - GF compression, bend and shear strength equipment
  • - Sieve analysis and grain fines number
  • - Sand permeability
  • - Dilatometer

2) Solidification Lab
Major activities in this Lab is semi–solid casting, Directional Solidification, Crystal growth and Solidification Simulation.
Some facilities of this Lab is as followings:

  • - Laboratory furnaces up to 1600ºC
  • - Semi–solid preparation and casting apparatus.
  • - Cambridge Czockralski and Bridgman single crystal growth Equipment
  • - Dynamic Solidification study and vibration unit.
  • - SUTCast Solidification simulation software
  • - Facilities for thermal analysis of metals and alloys

3) Foundry Lab
Foundry Lab is equipped with extensive facilities which enables to cast different types of steels, nodular and gray cast iron, copper base and aluminum base alloys.
Major facilities are:

  • - 400 Kg capacity Mix-  muller
  • - Hot box core machine
  • - Core baking oven
  • - Crucible furnaces
  • - Tilt furnaces for aluminum alloys
  • - Graphite resistance furnaces for steel melting up to 200Kg
  • - 180 Ton BUEHLER cold chamber die casting machine
  • - Shot blast machine


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