Machines and fabrication are the focus of the Manufacturing Club.
Manufacturing Engineering is one of the major divisions of mechanical engineering. It covers the manufacturing of machine components, elements and structures, and also involves various types of manufacturing processes such as machining, welding, and forming. Gaining expertise in manufacturing engineering will orient the students more mechanically towards the industrial processes. This manufacturing club inducts the students irrespective of the branch and orients them in fundamental manufacturing processes.
The primary objective of the club is to stimulate and focus young mechanical engineers towards manufacturing processes. Dr. Karthikeyan addressed the students and explained the importance of machines in everyday life.
Various process of fabrication was explained to the students. Hands-on training on welding, cutting, and grinding was practiced, and the club members assembled a Go-kart as their project.
As a part of club activity, students were taken to Diamond Group of Companies. The working environment of an engineer was showcased to the students to have an understanding of the outside world.
During every session at the club, a detailed presentation of the planned activity is given before starting the fabrication work. Subsequently, students will be sent to the machine shop where the manufacturing work is going on. Finally, the students assigned with different tasks will be grouped together to assemble the final product. This kind of exposure would certainly empower the student’s interest in the manufacturing processes.
Going forward the club has a plan to fabricate a mini engine powered Go-Kart and a miniature model of Double rotor Hovercraft. The club will explain and provide hands on experience on various fundamental manufacturing processes involved in Go-Kart and Hovercraft.