Ministries & Departments
The National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), the third in the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) family focuses on research and development on Minerals, Metals and Materials. Through an arsenal of state of the art facilities and infrastructure, and on the strength of its expertise, NML has evolved into a premier Indian organization in the stated areas.
NML has the largest creep testing facility in India and one of the largest in Asia. The material evaluation and characterization facilities of NML compare with the best in the world. NML has strong presence in Magnetic materials, Rapidly solidified alloys, Surface Coatings, Metallic Foams, and many others. Advanced materials processing and post-processing carried out include Mechanochemical activation, Semi-solid processing, Biomimicry, Thermo-mechanical treatments, High Temperature Synthesis, Advanced Joining, Grain boundary engineering, High strain rate forming, and several other techniques.