IMTMA Training Centre

Advanced Heat Treatment Process in Metal Working

Date : 5 to 6 December, 2019

@ 12/5, D1 Block, MIDC Chinchwad, Pune


The process of heat treating is the method by which metals are heated and cooled in a series of specific operations that never allow the metal to reach the molten state. The purpose of heat treating is to make a metal more useful by changing or restoring its mechanical properties. Through heat treating, we can make a metal harder, stronger, and more resistant to impact. Also, heat treating can make a metal softer and more ductile.

Successful heat treatment requires close control over all factors affecting the heating and cooling of a metal. This control is possible only when the proper equipment is available. The furnace must be of the proper size and type and controlled, so the temperatures are kept within the prescribed limits for each operation. Even the furnace atmosphere affects the condition of the metal being heat-treated.

In the last ten to fifteen years, heat treating technology has witnessed a lot of advances, including improvements in continuous annealing, induction heating, and surface hardening operations using laser or electron beams etc.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) is organising 2 day programme “Advanced heat treatment processes in Metal working” on 5 - 6 December 2019 at Pune. The topics will covered in depth with focus on actual case studies.

Focus Areas

  1. Iron Carbon diagram, TTT diagrams
  2. Hardenability –Concepts, Hardenability calculation, effect of alloying elements of on hardenability.
  3. Various heat treatment processes- Annealing, normalizing, Spheroidization annealing, Iso thermal annealing, Hardening, marquenching and tempering.
  4. Case carburizing- different methods- process wise and equipment wise- pit furnaces, sealed quench, continuous Carburizing furnaces.
  5. Carburizing atmospheres-Generation different methods –advantages and disadvantages
  6. Quenching- Different methods, selection of quenching medium, Why oil quenching? Method of checking oil properties and their effect on the part quality.
  7. Carbon potential measurement and control- Oxygen probe and dew point.
  8. Vacuum heat treating, principles , equipment and practice
  9. Nitriding , carbonitriding and ferritic nitrocarbursizing
  10. Induction heating principles, advantages, Coil design and fabrication, coil failures, Magnetic flux control ,different equipments and case studies
  11. Defects in heat treatment causes and remedies.
  12. Distortion in heat treatment and control.
  13. Shot peening principles, benefits, different equipment, common mistakes in Shot peening and remedial measures.
  14. Safety in heat treatment

Key Take Aways

After undergoing the programme, the participants will be able to learn about.

  1. Heat Treatment principles and practices.
  2. Different heat treatment processes their applications
  3. Vacuum heat treating principles and practice
  4. Defects in heat treating.
  5. Distortion and cracking control.
  6. Induction hardening process, equipment ,coils
  7. Shot peening process and its benefits and application

Participation Fee

Rs. 9500/-

IMTMA Members / Micro Companies

Rs. 10500/-

IMTMA Non Members/ Others

+18% GST

Group Concession : 5% for 3 to 5 and 10% for 6 and more delegates being nominated from the same company

Special concession available for Faculty & Students from engineering colleges

(subject to availability of seats)

Participant Profile

  • Managers, engineers and supervisors from Automotive and Engineering industries, contract heat treating firms in design, purchase and vendor development, quality control and production department
  • Managers and Engineers from any metallurgical plants, R&D laboratories and NPD
  • Students and teaching faculties


This programme will be conducted by Mr. S.C. Balawat a Metallurgical Engineering graduate from Karnataka Regional College, Surathkal (Now it is NITK Surathkal). He is gold medalist. He has over 40 years of active Industrial Experience in Metallurgy and manufacturing. He has worked in Motor industries Co. Bangalore (now BOSCH) manufacturers of Fuel Injection Pumps and Sparking plugs for 10 years, and for 17 years in Automotive Axles Limited Mysore, manufacturers of Rear Axles for LCV and HCVs.


In addition, he has worked for 13 years in John Fowler India Limited, Bangalore, a firm specializing in post-harvest Agricultural machinery and primary Tobacco processing machineries. Post retirement in 2012 he is consulting in Manufacturing and Metallurgy for Forging and Foundry industries. He has been associated with IMTMA as faculty for Design Institute in the subject of Heat treatment and metallurgy.


Mr. S.C .Balawat is a member of The Institute of Engineers (India) as well as the member of Indian Institute of Foundry. He is Council member of Shivamogga Chapter of IIF and committee member of Institution of Engineers (India), Mysore Local Centre.

For Registration Contact

Nishant Singh

Programme Co-ordinator

Telephone :   8149045462 / 3
Mobile :   82081 99399
Email :

REGISTRATION : Prior registration for participation is necessary. Number of participants is limited and will be accepted on ‘First Come First Serve’ basis. A Certificate of participation will be issued to participants.

Important Information : Participation fee includes, course material, working lunch and tea / coffee. Interested companies are requested to register online by clicking on 'REGISTER' button and by filling up the nomination authority and participant's details in specified form.

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