Setting up of an Engineering Kitchen
18 January 2019
K.R. Mangalam University
Efforts are continuing to create advanced facilities in the Engineering Kitchen at KRMU. One of the major activities is concerned with setting up of a new facility for growth of single crystals of technologically important materials from the melt. A crystal growth system is being designed. A furnace for creating a zone of high temperature up to 900 °C has been designed and its fabrication work has started. Its core is a cylindrical resistance heater. It has been designed to use some local materials like mud as an insulator material. Kanthal wire has been wound on a wooden frame, fabricated in the university. It has been covered with a thick coating of locally available special mud used by pot makers. It is being now heat treated before final steps to complete the furnace fabrication.