Digital Manufacturing

To be a globally recognised centre of excellence in digital manufacturing, offering high-quality education, multidisciplinary research, and development of innovative solutions to various needs through cutting edge technologies.


  • To provide training to the students in the areas of 3D printing, Reverse Engineering and Automation for professional skill development.
  • To undertake cutting edge research in the areas of Additive manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, New materials, IoT and AI.
  • To offer testing/characterisation of new materials developed.
  • An Innovation Lab will be housed at the centre to encourage a culture of innovation and open engineering.

Research Activities:
To carry out advanced interdisciplinary research activities in the areas of Additive manufacturing, Automation, Internet of Things (IoT) and new materials cater to the needs of the industry and society (in general) and using this as a general research facility to take up new research projects from industry and other bodies.

  • Conducting training programmes in the related areas for professional skill development.
  • Generating Intellectual Properties (IP) in terms of patents and high quality technical publications.
  • Conducting consultancy works for industries covering, but not limited to, manufacturing, agriculture etc.
  • Conducting courses with significant participation of external faculty, industrial and regulatory experts on Industry 4.0.
  • Entering into collaborative research engagements with Extra-mural funding agencies and Industrial Organizations for better understanding of issues of scientific and technological management between different stakeholders.

Projects at Centre of Excellence in IoT
Consultancy Service offered to :M/s. Atalon Services, Sriperumbudur.
Project Title: Vibration measurement in Carrier and Cylinder.
Project description:
To evaluate the amplitude of vibration and natural frequency of the carrier and cylinder used in the internal combustion engine.
Training offered:

  • Workshop on Reverse Engineering
  • One day hands-on session on 3D printing.

Research Publications

  1. J. Shyam Sundar, R. Subramanian, N. Venkateshwaran, R. Jayasree, and A. Saravanan . Preparation and characterization of bromelain-based poly-vinyl alcohol fiber. AIP Conference Proceedings 2395, 020006 , 2021);
  2. K Vigneshwaran, N Venkateshwaran. Statistical analysis of mechanical properties of wood-PLA composites prepared via additive manufacturing. International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization,2019, 24 (7), 584-596. Impact Factor: 1.26
  3. N Vinoth Babu, N Venkateshwaran, N Rajini, SO Ismail, F Mohammad . Influence of slicing parameters on surface quality and mechanical properties of 3D-printed CF/PLA composites fabricated by FDM technique. Materials Technology, 2021, 1-18.
  4. R.RajaSabithaJannet, N.Venkateshwaran, S.Gurusideswar, NareshKakur, Effects of Infill Speed and Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (CF-PETG) Composites, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier Publication, 2022.
  5. K.Vigneshwaran, N.Venkateshwaran, S. PanneerSelvan, N. VinothBabu and K.Naresh, Ageing Studies of Wood-PLA 3D Printed Composites by FFF Technique. Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elseiver Publication, 2022,

Courses in curriculum

S.No. Course code Course name
1. ME17E86 Additive Manufacturing
2. ME19702 Automation in Manufacturing
3. ME19P64 Industry 4.0
4 ME19P65 Robotics
5. OME1902 Basics of 3D printing and additive manufacturing

MoU’s Signed

  1. Discussion is going on with M/s. Next Generation 3D Printers and Services (P) Ltd., Chennai.
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