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Metal Extraction and Forming Division

Core Activities

- Extraction and processing of  metals/Ferro-alloys exploiting both  primary, and secondary resources

- Waste recycling , Recovery of  Metals and its oxides from Metallurgical     industries/Mineral Wastes

- Metal casting , Forming and Heat  Treatment

Major Facilities

Raw Material Characterization   

TG/DTA Analyzer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Reducibility, Thermal Degradation, Ash Fusion Furnace.


Melting and Casting   

Direct Arc Furnace (50 kVA), Air Induction Furnace (5, 10, 15, 20 kg), Vacuum Induction Furnace (5, 10, 15, 20  & 40 kg), Submerged Arc Furnace (175 kVA and 500 kVA), Gas Fired Furnace

Materials Shaping   

Rolling Mill, Forging Unit, Wire Drawing Unit, Extrusion Press, Heat Treatment Furnaces
Other Facilities: Determination of slag viscosity by high temperature rotating viscometer, Silt erosion testing equipment, Wear testing etc

Technologies / process know-how transferred

Technologies / process know-how transferred and catered to variety of industries for their process and product developments:

Ferro-Alloys Industries
Low shaft iron-making process
Electrolytic manganese dioxide
Mg-metal production
DRI making Industries
Coke and coke-less cupola

Dr.Rakesh Kumar, Sct. G &  Head Metal Extraction and Forming Division Jamshedpur-831007, India Tel & Fax: +91-657 2345244, 2345243, 2345242 Email:
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National Metallurgical Laboratory
Jamshedpur-831007 | Tel: +91-657-2345000-001, 2345028, 2345205 | Fax: 91-6572345213, 2345153 , E-Mail:

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