Foundry & Metal Treatment

Pakistan Industrial Technical Assistance Centre recognises that Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development of any country. They have become even more important given the increasing pace of globalisation and technological advancement that is taking place in the world. Countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities of globalisation. PITAC provides short term intensive training courses in a number of different fields and disciplines, these are designed such that the supply-side responses are perpetually in sync with the demand side impulses both from domestic engineering environments as well as international markets.Thus our courses are relevant and in tune with the demands of the marketplace and our approach is one of practical’s, on the job training and usage of the latest machinery and software. Our AutoCAD courses are some of the most popular in Lahore today and regularly oversubscribed. For further information contact , or call 042-99230701.

Duration                      6 Weeks (5 days a week)
Timing                          Morning & Evening

Learning Objectives:
Introduction of Pattern Making:

Pattern makers are interested in using their hands and operating machine tools to cut, turn, mill, plane, bore, grind and shape pieces to prescribed dimensions and finishes. They are good with numbers and able to compute the dimensions needed for the pattern they are making. Pattern makers are detail oriented and precise in their work. Whatever the medium or the technology, they must carefully check every detail of the patterns they build; any error they make will show up in the metal castings.

At the end of this Training course students will be able to:

  • Reading and interpreting blueprints and working by hand or with hand and power tools
  • Planning and making a layout for a pattern from a mechanical drawing of the finished article
  • Calculating shrinkage and allowances for machining and converting these dimensions to very exact tolerances
  • Operating woodworking machines and other machining equipment
  • Finishing the pattern by sanding and coating with lacquer to a fine smooth finish
  • Machining castings, filing, scraping and polishing castings to meet exact dimensions
  • Working at a variety of tasks that require creativity and great precision
  • Acquiring and using knowledge of wood, machining processes, and machine
  • design Making metal patterns from a casting made by a wood master pattern

Duration                      4 Weeks (5 days a week)
Timing                          Morning & Evening

Learning Objectives:
Introduction of Foundry Techniques:

In this course you will develop practical skills across a range of processes and materials which are commonly used in sculpture practice. You will be introduced to particular methods and materials through specific projects, with an emphasis on the relation to individual concepts in art making. Some of these include; lost wax casting (bronze and aluminium), fabrication in metal and timber, pattern making. You will be given practical instruction and experience in the use of workshop equipment together with relevant health and safety training. The course is mainly practical but with appropriate tutorial presentations covering theoretical and relevant historical background.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • evaluate specific methods and materials in order to materialise specific individual concepts
    apply knowledge of fundamental techniques used in the production of sculpture, ranging from lost wax metal casting to fabrication in timber and sheet metal
  • research materials and methods in order to develop an individual sculpture vocabulary
    critically reflect upon your own work and the work of others in group and individual tutorials within the context of this course identify and apply occupational health and safety work practices in the context of an individual and shared work environment.

Duration                      4 Weeks (5 days a week)
Timing                          Morning & Evening

Learning Objectives:
Introduction of Heat Treatment Techniques:

The aim of this well-established course is to convey a general appreciation of the metallurgical/technological background to industrial heat treatment processing. It examines the various processes, how they are carried out and controlled, what they seek to achieve in structures and properties, and the problems that can be encountered. It is assumed that course participants have had no prior formal scientific/metallurgical training.

Whilst conceived with the heat treatment shop supervisor in mind, the course has proved equally suitable for those who supply equipment, materials and fuels to the industry.

With the emphasis on steel heat treatment, the basic syllabus for the course has been compiled by industrial members of the Centre and talks are presented, in the main, by speakers from industry. The following topics will be covered:

  • Basic metallurgical theory of heat treatment
  • Quenching principles and practice
  • Surface hardening theory and practice
  • Furnace types, materials and heating methods
  • Temperature measurement and control
  • Salt bath heat treatment
  • Controlled-atmosphere heat treatment
  • Vacuum heat treatment
  • Fluidised-bed heat treatment
  • Quality control/assurance in heat treatment
  • Computer software to assist the heat treater