Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Computer-integrated manufacturing is the manufacturing approach of using computers to control the entire production process. This integration allows individual processes to exchange information with each other and initiate actions. Through the integration of computers, manufacturing can be faster and less error-prone, although the main advantage is the ability to create automated manufacturing processes. In a CIM system functional areas such as design, analysis, simulation, planning, and purchasing, cost accounting, and scheduling, inventory control, and distribution, product life cycle management, supply chain management are linked through the computer with factory floor functions such as materials handling and management, providing direct control and monitoring of all the operations. To achieve automated manufacturing CIM uses technologies like FMS, ASRS, AGV, Robotics, Mechatronics, automated conveyor systems and computer aided techniques like CAD, CAE, CAM, CAPP, CAQ, PPC, ERP, a business system integrated by a common database.
After through discussions with Industries and experts, the need for a graduate course on C.I.M is recognized and thus an M.Tech program in C.I.M is introduced in the MED in the year 2000 with due permission of AICTE.
Scheme & Syllabus
Objectives & Activities
To train the PG students to work in the field of computer integrated manufacturing where in these students will get detailed insight into automation of manufacturing and manufacturing informatics.
The students will study latest state of art subjects in the area of C.I.M and the courses are scrutinized with latest updated courses once in 2-4 years with BOS comprising of experts of Industry and Academia like IITs.
To provide hands on experience to the students on the latest software and hardware and make them to fit ready to the Industries.
Present day trend is towards use of automated machineries and optimization, which increase the production capacity to very high quantity. For these machineries either for manufacturing or for maintenance, more number of qualified professionals in the area of computer-integrated manufacturing is required. In addition, the present conventional industries are getting retrofitted into automated industries even for such activities experienced professionals with computer integrated manufacturing knowledge is required. By considering above information, knowledge of CIM will benefit students to get into high profile jobs of highly automated industries like Aerospace Engineers, Agriculture, Automobile, Biomedical, and Electrical/Electronics Engineers, Defense, Soft Computing, Materials Management and Supply Chains etc.,
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering/ Industrial Production Engineering/ Manufacturing Engineering/ Industrial Engineering & Management/ Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing or equivalent degree; AMIE in appropriate branch. GATE: ME, PI
The duration of the course is 2 years comprising of 4 semesters with 2 semesters of class work and 2 semesters of in house R & D project work.
For further information, contact the coordinator:
Dr V Vasu, Associate Professor