B.Tech Second Year (2015-19 Batch) Students of Mechanical Engineering went for an industrial visit to casting industries located in Vijayawada on 2nd December 2016. The students visited three industries - Kristna Engineering Works, Prakasa Engineering Works and Lakshmi Chaitanya Alloys. All these companies are involved in manufacturing, supplying and exporting of premium quality equipment and spares required for sugar, cement, mining and thermal industries. The companies manufacture various grades of cast iron and cast steel castings.
The students observed various sections such as pattern making section, mould preparation, metal pouring and finally the machining section. The students got an opportunity to have a view and understand the operating principle of Cupola furnaces of various capacities and induction furnace. The students also observed various machining operations being done on heavy machineries like lathes, plano-miller, planer, double-head shaper, vertical turning lathes etc.
The students were accompanied by department faculties Dr. N. Naga Krishna and Mr. K. V. G. Rama Seshu. The visit to these companies gave an overview to the students about the casting and fabrication processes.
The students sincerely thank Sri T. Raghava Prasad Garu, Managing Director of Kristna Engineering Works and Sri D. Nagarjuna Garu, Managing Director of Lakshmi Chaitanya Alloys for kindly according permission to visit the industry, for personally accompanying the students during the visit and for sharing their valuable knowledge, experience and for enlightening the students about the manufacturing processes.