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Old 23rd May 2015, 04:41 PM
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I want to get important dates for upcoming Workshop Events of IIT Madras. So where I can get important dates and details about upcoming Workshops? I think there is an official website for all Workshop Events of IIT Madras. So pls provide me that official website with contact address of the IIT Madras.
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Old 17th February 2020, 08:51 PM
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Can you tell me in detail about the Facilities offered at the Central Workshop of IITM (Indian Institute of Technology Madras)?
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Old 17th February 2020, 08:51 PM
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Central Workshop was established in 1958 at IIT Madras as part of Mechanical Engineering Department with the support of Federal Republic of Germany by funding Rs.1.25 Cores. In 2001, it received ISO 9001:2000 quality certification from RWTUV, Germany.

It has a floor area of about 300 square meters. It was planned to set up shop facilities to impart training for B. Tech students in various shop floor techniques and fabrication. In 1961 - 62, only Carpentry, Fitting, Gear and Machine Shops were started, later Foundry, Welding, Electrical, Hot - working, Workshop Stores, Auto Shop, Instrument Shop, Tool Room and Gear Inspection, Numerically Controlled (NC) machines, Pneumatic & Hydraulic trainers, Electronics, FRP and Plastic Laboratories, Communication laboratories were installed to offer workshop training. Auto shop was started for the purpose of Maintenance of the buses and Institute vehicle.


Carpentry Shop Facilities

Wood working planner Capacity of 410mm W x 180mm H job
Band saw Table size of 810x790mm and 500mm height
Table circular saw 500mm wheel diameter - table size of 700mm
Table saw 254mm blade dia. - 47° L/ 1° R- Table size of 584x759mm
Miter saw 12 inch blade dia - 32.37” Length - 26.50” width.
Belt sander machine 740x290mm table size - 30° angle
Wooden lathe 255mm center height - 800mm center distance

Fitting Shop & Tool Room Facilities

Universal tool milling machine Job size up to 400x150x300mm
Jig boring machine Job size up to 400 Length and 250 width
Cylindrical grinding machine Job up to 350mm diameter 625mm length
Surface grinding machine Job size up to 620x250x420mm
Shearing machine Job Length 1200mm, Thick2mm(SS), 3mm(MS), 5mm (Al)
Broaching machine Broaching length 1050mm
Honing machine ----

Foundry/Smithy Shop Facilities

Sand casting Casting size up to 300x300x150mm
Die Casting Casting size up to 600x600x600mm
Electrical crucible furnace Capacity 5 kg of aluminum
Smith hearth furnace Manual heating of rods
Bending machine Max size 2000mm x 6mm thick
Rolling machine Diameter range from 120mm to 1000mm
Shearing machine Max thick of 2mm sheet

Welding Shop Facilities

Arc Welding Material - Mild steel, Stainless Steel, Cast iron
Brazing Material - Brass, Bronze
TIG Welding Material - Mild steel, Stainless steel, Aluminum
Plasma Arc cutting Thickness up to 50mm
Arc Welding Simulator ---
Power tools Chop saw, Angle cutter, Angle grinder, Drilling machine etc.

FRP & Plastics Lab Facilities

Fiber Reinforced Plastics Hand lay-up process
Hand operated Injection moulding 1/2 Oz
Semi-automatic Injection moulding 45 gms
Compression moulding (Manual) 30 T
High frequency PVC Film welding 2 MHz
Hot air welding ---

Machine Shop Facilities

Lathe machine Job diameter up to 600mm & length up to 1000mm
Milling machine Job size up to 1245x230x100mm
Radial Drilling machine 180 degree swing, hole diameter range 3-55mm
Planning machine Job size up to 2500x620x300mm
Shaping machine Length range 12-300mm & max. width 300mm
CNC Turning machine Job diameter up to 150mm & Length 250mm
VMC Milling machine Job size up to 750x510x510mm

Instrument Shop Facilities

Cylindrical grinding Diameter up to 50mm - Length up to 300mm
Hand press Load up to 1 Ton
Pneumatic trainers Basic, Electro & Advanced Pneumatic trainers
Hydraulic trainers Basic & Advanced Hydraulic trainers
3D printers Size of job up to 250x250x250mm
Dead weight tester for calibrator Pressure range 2 bar to 750 bar
Pressure comparator Pressure range 1 bar to 200 bar
Hand shear Sheet metal thick up to 3 mm

Electrical Shop Facilities

Trainers on
Single phase control circuits for incandescent lamp, series - parallel connection of lamps, staircase illumination and fluorescent lamp.
Three phases control circuits for Direct - on - line and Star - Delta starters for Three phase induction motors.
Control circuit for forward and reverse control of three phase induction motor.
Temperature measurement and control - RTD & Thermocouple
Timers and proximity sensors
Fiber optic communication system trainers
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