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Material Development and Characterisation

Defence Research and                 project directorates in Dr APJ           material characterisation by
Development    Laboratory            Abdul Kalam Missile Complex.             employing latest technology
(DRDL), one of the constituent       The facility has matured to a            advancements
laboratory working under             stage and various laboratories        â—Š	 To deliver quality output
Defence        Research  &           like Defence Metallurgical               within stipulated time-frame
Development    Organisation          Research Laboratory (DMRL),              and meet user requirements
(DRDO) is a multi-disciplinary       Regional Centre for Military             Its mission is
missile system laboratory with       Airworthiness (RCMA), Combat          â—Š	 To be a unique centre for
thrust on design, development        Vehicle Research & Development           material characterisation in
and flight evaluation of various     Establishment (CVRDE), Bharat            the missile complex
types of missile systems for         Dynamics Limited (BDL),               â—Š	 To solve technical issues
armed forces.                        Hindustan Aeronautics Limited            related to material testing and
                                     (HAL) and other institutions             characterisation
   Right from conceptualisation      like Missile System Quality           â—Š	 To interact with core R&D
of the weapon system to              Assurance Agency (MSQAA)                 institutes and gain technical
production and induction into        and Aeronautical Development             expertise in relevant fields
services, the laboratory has         Agency (ADA) show faith by            â—Š	 To be up-to-date with latest
capabilities and the state-of-       getting their jobs done in MDD.          technology advancements
the-art infrastructure in terms of   State-of-the-art technologies         â—Š	 To meet delivery schedules of
facilities and human resource.       and sophisticated/custom-                users
The laboratory is ISO 9001:          built facilities established by       â—Š	 To develop new materials
2015 Certified. It design, develop   experts are indeed a boon to its         and processes to cater to all
and lead to production of cost-      productivity. Every machine,             projects
effective guided weapon systems      no matter how small or big, is           MDD has been broadly
of assured quality and reliability   being utilised and maintained         categorised under three
with continual improvement,          continually and geared up to          laboratories based on the area/
meeting the safety standards and     accomplish challenging tasks.         nature of work:
time schedules.                                                            â—Š	 Chemical Analysis
                                     With grant of NABL                    â—Š	 Mechanical Testing
   The laboratory is equipped        accreditation to its test facilities  â—Š	 Metallography
with material development            in mechanical, chemical and              All equipment are state-of-the-
and characterisation facility.       metallography  disciplines,           art and fully capable of meeting
Materials Development Division       DRDL has got yet another feather      user requirements.
(MDD) of DRDL is capable of          added in the cap. This unique
catering to users’ requirements by   achievement at organisational
employing available world-class      level has recognised technical
equipments while conforming          competence and efforts to deliver.
to stringent aerospace quality
and standards. Expert guidance       The vision of MDD is:
from Defence Metallurgical
Research Laboratory (DMRL)           â—Š	 To be a pioneer centre of
and availability of requisite           development of new materials
equipment has nourished MDD to          and processes for application
a stage that it provides round-the-     in missile systems
clock services through its routine
activities to all technology and     â—Š	 To outshine in the area of

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