MRC is seen to derive its unique and innovative status in terms of its existence and operation under a University environment. It is supported by a high profile faculty and expertise that is already available in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME). It is staffed by a well-trained composite team having basic expertise and skills in different fields of manufacturing.
DMRC has been planned to be set up in three phases. Phase 1 and Phase 2 has already been achieved while phase 3 is being planned for State-of-the-Art manufacturing facilities.
The present facilities of DMRC include nine major areas which in due course will be augmented by equipment as mentioned earlier. The facilities include:
Surface Treatment Lab:
It includes chrome, zinc, nickel and copper plating along with polishing facilities. The facilities are utilized for educational as well as industrial purpose. At a time five tanks can be operated, thus ensuring a substantial capacity.
Electrical facility of DMRC comprises of soldering stations, winding station, AC/DC electrical Test Bench facility and a number of work stations. Facility for testing of both single and three phase electrical circuits and related equipment is also in place.
Bench Fitting Lab:
In this facility all kinds of hand operations can be carried out like filing, drilling, reaming, tapping and thread cutting. The facility has both hand and machine operations to support major activities in DMRC.
Wood Working Lab:
It is essentially a pattern making facility which can also carry out wood working work. It includes planning, sawing, wood turning etc. The required machine tools are available along with 04 hand work stations.
In the machine shop conventional machining facilities have been set up in this lab including Turning, Milling and Surface Grinding. The capability also includes following specialized facilities:
- EDM Wire Cut
- EDM Die Sinking
Welding & Fabrication Shop:
DMRC has different type of basic welding and fabrication facility which includes;
- Arc Welding
- Gas Welding
- TIG Welding
- Spot Welding
- Plasma Cutter
- Hydraulic Press
- Stamping Press
- Sheet bending Machine
- Pipe Benders
- Shear Cutters etc.
Foundry & Forging Lab:
In the foundry at DMRC, conventional sand casting along with a pit furnace has been created. Melting has been augmented with an electric induction furnace for ferrous and non-ferrous metals melting. Hydraulic Plastic Injection molding machine has been placed in DMRC. A small scale sand blasting machine has been installed for cleaning of work pieces where necessary.
In forging shop 5 BS forges for heating of metals have been installed for upsetting and drawing hand operations of hot work pieces. Most hand forging equipment with anvils and blocks have been installed. A medium / small scale forging can presently be carried out in this facility. In forging a Pneumatic Hammer is also available for forging of heavier jobs.
Students working in Design and Manufacturing Resource Center (DMRC)