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Centres of Excellence
The IIF has three Centres of Excellence which provide valuable services to its members in particular and the foundry industry in general: The Centre for Education and Training at Kolkata, The National Centre for Technical Services at Pune, The Foundry Informatics Centre at New Delhi.

Foundry Informatics Centre, New Delhi

"The Foundry Informatics Centre which is one of the three centers of excellence of The Institute Of Indian Foundrymen was inaugurated on 13th Oct 1991 in its present premises located at Tuglakabad Institutional Area,New Delhi to service the needs of the members of The Institute to generate useful analytical & commercial information on Foundry industry to liase with various agencies located in the capital

Objectives:

The main objective of FIC is to develop & continuously update & upgrade integrated information system on Foundry & Allied industry & make the information available to IIF members & other interested users & overseas companies in the interest of Indian Foundry industry. This can broadly be given as below.

  • To build up information system & periodically update for foundries & allied industry in order to monitor trends & statistics & profiles of individual associated company regarding their capacity, capability, speciality & in house manufacturing & testing facilities, Quality accreditations etc.
  • To identify suitable sources of cast component, foundry materials equipments, consultants etc etc
  • To generate information of special plant machinery & technology overseas in developed countries.
  • To maintain profiles of exporters in foundry & allied industry.
  • To maintain Indian Standards of metal castings, foundry equipments, sands, additives, input materials inspection methods to represent IIF in various sectional committees of BIS.
  • To generate information on overseas casting buyers.
  • To maintain bibliography on the publications of Indian & Foreign journals so that list of articles with their authors, title, abstract & source on specific processes of different type of castings, products, equipments, materials etc can be retrieved for use by IIF members & other interested users.
  • To maintain details of various incentive schemes of interest to the foundry industry
  • To maintain Various Govt. Notifications, circulars etc issued by Govt. from time to time particularly with regard to export, import, excise, taxation etc etc.
  • To reply to various queries received from IIF members & other interested users from time to time
  • Since all important Govt offices & Industrial associations are located in Delhi, to liase with various deptts & bodies on matters of interest to the industry & to represent the IIF from time to time.
  • Any other matter as decided by the National Council or Office bearers or Chairman FIC


Information Modules Offered by FIC:
 

  • Database on units accredited under ISO 9000/QS9000/TS‚"16949 & accreditation boards & certifying bodies etc.
  • Database on Small, Medium & Large units related to foundry industry.
  • Database on consultants, foundry equipment & material suppliers
  • Database on foundries catering to various industrial sectors
  • Statistical figures related to production, exports etc.
  • Database on foundry units categorywise based on the type of product, process used, industrial sector serviced, scale of production, quality accreditation, capacity installed, geographical location, in house manufacturing & testing facilities etc.
  • Database on potential customers sectorwise
  • Database on pattern & die makers
  • Database on exporters
  • Database on importers
  • Database on trend of prices of major inputs used in foundries
  • Various incentives/funding schemes for the industry
  • Various notifications, circulars etc
  • Various events of interest
  • Bibliography of various important technical articles for use by the members


Future Plans:
 

  • To make the information available more user friendly for use by industry
  • To provide max possible information online
  • To generate more comprehensive information on potential overseas customers & update regularly
     

National Centre For Technical Services (NCTS), Pune

NCTS with its office at Pune plays a very important role in disseminating useful information pertaining to the science of foundry among the members of the Institute.

The most vital resource of NCTS is its panel of Technical experts. With a combined experience of over 400 years these experts spare their valuable time to meet the technical needs of the foundry industry. The NCTS carries out regular activities like providing:

  • Information Sheets : written and reviewed by experts, they contain practical hints for practicing foundrymen.
  • Technical Database : Technical articles from various Journals and magazines are collected and the data is stored for future reference.
  • Video Films and CDs : Till date NCTS has produced 12 Video Cassettes and 4 CDs on Foundry related topics.
  • Reply to the queries : Technical queries from members are fielded free of cost except when special expertise is required.

NCTS also conducts Workshops/Seminars on important technical subjects. Please click here to view the NCTS site ( www.iifncts.org )

The Centre for Education and Training (CET), Kolkata

Located in IIF Centre Kolkata, CET is administered by The National Advisory Committee. It has eminent academicians and practicing engineers on its faculty.

The objectives of the CET are to:
Train the foundrymen for best utilization of human resources,educate them on the latest developments in Foundry technology,provide a forum to deliberate on techno-commercial problems and technology transfer and upgrade their skills.

Catering to these requirements, the Centre conducts short term courses and organises in-plant-training programmes using specialized audio and visual aids. Study notes in the form of monograms are prepared on most of the important topics related to foundry operations and technologies.

Programmes are conducted regularly in the IIF Centre as well as in the various Chapters. Please have a look at the Bulletin Board for a schedule of programmes to be held in future.The CET has prepared a database of Resource Persons, located in different parts of the country. They assist the Centre in conducting their various programmes in different locations where IIF Chapters are located.

The CET in last SIX MONTHS has conducted the following courses for the benefit of Foundries and Foundrymen :

  • MAJOR PATTERN MAKING TECHNIQUE AND METHODS
  • EFFICIENT MELTING AND METALLURGICAL PRACTICES FOR DIFFERENT METALS WIH INDUCTION FURNACE
  • NECESSITY OF INDUCTION FURNACE AND ITS SELECTION FOR FOUNDRIES
  • EMPOWERING SMEs THRU GREEN RATING
  • DEFECTS OF FERROUS CASINGS (DUCTILE, CI & STEEL) AND THEIR REMEDIES
  • APPLICATION AND MAINTENANCE OF REFRACTORY LINING IN FOUNDRY FURNACES
  • METALLURGY MADE EASY FOR FOUNDRYMEN
  • HOW TO IMPROVE SURFACE FINISH OF CASTINGS AND ANALYSIS OF HOT TEAR CASTING DEFECT WITH CASE STUDIES
  • HEAT TREATMENT PRACTICE FOR FERROUS CASTINGS
  • METHODING PRINCIPLES FOR FERROUS CASTINGS
  • OPERATING ASPECTS ON THE USE OF RESIN BINDERS FOR FOUNDRY APPLICATION
  • EQUIPMENT FOR NO BAKE SAND MIXING & RECLAMATION FOR FOUNDRY INDUSTRIES
  • TECHNOLOGY OF DUCTILE IRON
  • DUCTILE IRON CASTING DEFECTS AND THEIR REMEDIES

 

Programmes are normally held at:IF CENTER 335, Rajdanga Main Road, East Kolkata Township PO: Kolkata : 700 107.

Registration Fees:

Rs.900/- (Nine Hundred only) for each one-day course which includes registration Kit, Lunch, Tea & Snacks. Payments are to be made in advance by Demand Draft in favour of The Institute of Indian Foundrymen payable at Kolkata.

Rules& Regulations:
 

  1. Course Date will be announced well before the commencement of every Course.
  2. Minimum Intake is 10 persons and the Maximum Intake of 30 persons in a particular batch.
  3. Incase of non-availability of minimum required number of participants (i.e. 10 persons) for a particular batch, the Registration Fees will be refunded.
  4. We provide Experts to deliver Lectures from Top Academy as well as from the Renowned Industries.
  5. The courses can also be availed as In Plant Training Courses
  6. Besides the above Courses, CET is well equipped to conduct any other tailor-made “In-Plant Short Term Coursein the field of Foundry. You can possibly depend on us to upgrade your Personnel in the field of Foundry according to your own special need.
  7. In case of “In Plant Training Courses the Registration Fees will depend on the number of participants, subject to be covered and any other relevant factor.


     

LECTURE MATERIALS OF SHORT TERM COURSE ORGANISED BY CENTER FOR EDUCATION & TRAINING,IIF
 

  STUDY MATERIALS PRICE (incl. Postage)
1 Ductile Iron Production Rs 550
2 Ductile Iron Foundry Practice Rs 550
3 Metallurgy for Foundrymen Rs 350
4 Some Aspects of Foundry Practice Rs 350
5 Gating System Design for Steel Casting Rs 350
6 Non-Destructive Testing Rs 350
7 Cupola Practice Rs 350
8 Energy Management and Audit in Foundries Rs 350
9 Repair and Reclamation Technology of Casting Rs 350
10 Engineering Methoding Practice in a Foundry Rs 350
11 In-Mold Treatment & Stream Treatment for Ductile Iron Castings Rs 350
12 Casting Defects- Causes and Remedies Rs 350
13 Grey Cast Iron Technology Rs 350
14 Moulding Processes and Sand System Rs 350
15 Air Pollution Measurement and Control in Foundries Rs 350
16 Moulding Sands and Processes for Steel Castings Rs 350
17 CO2 - Silicate Moulding Process Rs 350
18 Monograph and Reclamation Technology for Castings Rs 350
19 Heat Treatment of Quality Ferrous Castings Rs 350
20 Application of Welding in Foundry Casting Rs 350
21 Elements of Metal Casting -Â An Overview Rs 350
22 Basic Metallurgy of Steel Castings Rs 200
23 Operation Optimisation of Melting in EAF & IF for Foundry Casting Rs 200
24 Machining Technology for Cast iron Castings Rs 200
25 Moulding Practices for Grey Iron Castings Rs 200
26 Inspection and Quality Control Rs 200

To obtain the Lecture Material, please send Demand Draft favouring The Institute of Indian Foundrymen, payable at Kolkata at the following address :

Centre for Education & Training
The Institute of Indian Foundrmen
IIF CENTER
335, Rajdanga Main Road
Kolkata : 700 107

Please watch this space for updates on the activities of the Centres of Excellence. Incase of any queries please contact the personnel at the addresses given below:

National Centre for Technical Services NCTS

Mr. S. H. Arjunwadkar
Chairman
Flat No. 104, Sharmad Residency, S N 291, Shilavihar Colony, Behind Hotel Olivia, Erandwana, Karve Road, Pune- 411038
Ph:020-2542 2902/2543 7374/6500 4705
Fax: 020-2542 2902
E-mail: iifncts@iifncts.org

Foundry Informatics Centre

Mr. A. K. Anand
Director - Delhi Office
67, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110062
Ph:Â 011 29960601
Telefax: 011 29958028
E-mail: fic@indianfoundry.org

Centre for Education and Training

Mr. G. Mukherjee
Director
IIF Centre
335, Rajdanga Main Rd
Kolkata-700107
Ph: 033-24424489/6825
Fax: 033-24424491
E-mail: cet@indianfoundry.org