Why study Metallurgy?


Modern industry is dependent on the knowledge of metallurgy. Nearly every kind of manufacturing today is affected by the behavior of metals and alloys. Therefore, anyone who plans a future career in modern industry will find a working knowledge of metallurgical processing to be a valuable asset.

Engineers, technicians, designers, drafters, tool and die makers need skills in selecting materials and heat-treating processes. Production managers need an understanding of terms such as ductility, hardness, normalizing and surface hardening.  Troubleshooters, who diagnose cause of equipment failure also need to be trained to recognize the cause of cracks and excessive wear. And thus the study of metallurgy proves to be useful.

  • Daniel A. Brandt, J. C. Warner (2005) Metallurgy Fundamentals page 12 (ISBN: 1590703456)
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  1. Hema

    Can you give me the information regarding the opportunities for metallurgical engineering???

    • hemanth


    • shiva

      Metallurgical engineers are recruited by:
      a)Oil companies: IOCL,Shell,Schlumberger
      b)Heavy Electricals: BHEL, Caterpillar
      c)General engineering companies: ITC(FMCG),Reliance
      d)Automobile companies:Ashok leylan,TVS,HERO, Tata Motors
      e)Metal companies:Vizag steels, Steel Authority of India Limited, Jindal steel,Tata steel, SAIL, Essar, Hindalco, Bhushan steels, Bharat forgeetc, Jindal Steel & Power Limited, Ispat Industries Ltd, John Deere, Reliance Industries Ltd..etc
      f ) Government organization include ISRO, DRDO, DMRL and Railway.
      The material science component of this course is frontier area of research in the west.
      It includes the study of semiconductor and nanotech.

  2. Ramya

    may i know more about dual phase steels.

  3. surya

    Please tell me What is the working principle of metallurgical microscope?

  4. Joseph Amoto Emmanuel

    please can u give me an indebt explanation, why quenching hardens metals more than annealing or normalising in heat treatment.

  5. Santhi

    Can u give me the companies offering summerinternship for Metallurgy students

  6. divya

    i want to know the wonder in metallurgy.and very great people in metallurgy what they did in their times.

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