Mr A Padmanabhan


Free Lance

7 Fourth Cross St, C.I.T. Colony,
Mylapore, Madras
Tamil Nadu
600 004
PH: 0091 (044) 4350752
Fax: 0091 (044) 4322015
Email: [email protected]


  • Manufacture of refractories for iron and steel plants
  • Mechanical testing of metals including fatigue testing and NDT
  • Manufacture of power transistors (production of single crystals of Silicon)
  • Manufacture of heavy duty trucks and diesel engines, development of steel and non-ferrous forgings and cast iron and steel castings and aluminium alloy castings and its heat-treatment
  • Powder metallurgy (steel and copper base)

    Major Qualifications

    B. Sc.(Met. Eng.) Banaras University, India (1954)
    M.Sc. (Engineering, Physical Metallurgy), London, (1959)

    Significant Employment History

    Production Assistant - Kumardhubi Fireclay & Silica Works, Bihar, India.
    Research Assistant - Fatigue in Metals, (DSIR, UK grant) Battersea College of Adv. Tech. London, UK.
    Development Engineer - Associated Transistors Ltd., South Ruislip, Middlsex, UK (later SGS-Fairchild).
    Chief Metallurgist & Manager - M/s Ashok Leyland Ltd. Ennore, Madras, India and promoted in the year 1972 (28 years).

    Services Offered

    • Failure analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous components.
    • Suggestion of alternate materials for long service-life of components.
    • Specialised knowlwdge of heat-treatment of components and search of suitable equipment for in-house projects.

      Commercial Details

      Fee Charging structure and rates

      I provide an indication of costs once I have seen the question


      Availability and preferred contact route

      I prefer to be contacted by e-mail, fax and Speedpost and will provide an initial response within 24 hrs if my workload allows.

      Current availability status


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