RURAL BLACKSMITHY PACKAGE

RURAL BLACKSMITHY PACKAGE
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RURAL BLACKSMITHY PACKAGE
Product: Artisanal technology package comprising of: Simple melting technique for producing raw materials for blacksmiths with carbon levels; casting the molten metal into plates; hot forging of the cast high carbon steel plates; heat treatment of forged products; low-cost fuel efficient furnace; mechanical forging hammer; forging schedule and heat treatment schedule for high carbon steel products.
Application: Especially useful for practising blacksmiths in rural sector. It provides raw material flexibility, mechanised devices and cost reduction for production of quality tools and implements as per BIS specified hardness
Feature: No conventional energy required for melting operation; tailoring of desired carbon level in metal block; 2/3rd reduction in fuel; 50% flue utilisation; portable furnace; reduced drudgery in forging work; provides variable impact energy
Commercialisation: Demonstrated to several field groups.
Economy: 2-3 kg batch melt, approx. Rs. 50/kg (0.8% C steel).
Investment: Rs. 15,000/unit
Equipment: Mechanical hammer, fuel efficient furnace (fabrication), thermocouple & recorder.
Raw materials: Aluminium powder, cast iron chips & steel chips, exothermic sleeves for in-situ melting.
Institute: National Metallurgical Laboratory.
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