Guest Lecture in Sri Sairam Engineering College
MATERIALS & PROCESSES FOR AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS
The SAE India collegiate club of Sri Sai Ram Engineering College had conducted a guest lecture on 26.06.2015 at Sigma Auditorium. All the students of Mechanical Engineering Department were present at this knowledge sharing session. This Lecture was delivered by Dr N. Gowrishankar, Director, Group Materials and Research, India Pistons Ltd. The guest lecture was scheduled to start at 10.00 am. It was preceded by the invocation song, welcome address by Dr. A. Rajendra Prasad, Dean R&D followed by Dr C.V Jaykumar, Principal’s address. Dr. N. Gowrishankar began his lecture with introduction about India Pistons Ltd and manufacturing of auto components. He emphasized on customer’s expectations, present demand on engines, and changing supplier role. He also explained the engine components and cylinder components.
In his lecture he explained all the processes that were involved in manufacturing of engine components and cylinder components. The processes involved were CASTING, FORGING, POWDER MILLING, WELDING, FABRICATION AND MACHINING. Various components of an engine is produced using some or the other processes listed above. After explaining the manufacturing processes, he illustrated various materials used in the manufacturing of the components of the engine. He explained the process flow in detail and elucidated the testing methods employed in their company. He disclosed some modern techniques that are used in manufacturing of the components. These special techniques were Plasma Spraying, PVD deposition, Laser Spraying etc. He also threw light on how the material testing can be done in an industry. He finally concluded his lecture by pointing out the difference between Knowledge and Information. After his lecture the students were given time to interact with the dignitary. Through the interaction, several other information regarding recruitment process in India Pistons Ltd and scope of Material Science in future. The Guest Lecture came to an end with the Vote of Thanks by Prof G. Ramakrishnan.