About Central Laboratory, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
The Central Materials & Processes Laboratory & NDT centre situated in the Foundry & Forge Division of Bangalore Complex is one of the leading materials testing and R&D Laboratories in the country. Established in 1941, the laboratory has grown in five major areas with state of the art infrastructure, viz. mechanical, chemical, metallurgical (including failure investigation), nondestructive testing and calibration sections. The laboratory has recognition from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research as an R&D Centre. It has access to the manufacturing facilities available in the Foundry & Forge Division viz. induction, resistance and oil fired melting furnaces, variety of hammers, hydraulic and friction presses with associated furnaces, heat treatment facilities including vacuum heat treatment, powder compaction and sintering facilities, surface blasting and treatment facilities as well as sophisticated tool room facilities.