Precision Engineering Hub inaugurated at IIT-BHU
Varanasi: The Precision Engineering Hub under the Main Workshop was inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) by the director Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain. The purpose of this hub is to serve as an ecosystem from Idea to product creation.
Speaking on the occasion, Jain said that the main objective of the Precision Engineering Hub is to develop a product through research and new idea to support the development of new industrial-technology dimensions. One of its goals is to run a new training programs and also to support the students, teachers of IIT(BHU) and the surrounding industries of the institute. The hub is built to operate on 24 hours basis is divided into four phases.
The first stage is the ‘Maker Space’ wherein the conceptual idea of the researched idea is to be created, in the second stage ‘Designer Space’, by modeling and digitalizing the design in computer, in the third stage ‘Tool Room Space’ by 3D printing that digital shape. The task of printing the prototype and converting the 3D printed prototype into the actual product in the fourth stage ‘Product Design and Development Space’ is to form the final product through use of different manufacturing processes. The final prototype model can be produced as per the requirement, after checking the successful implementation of said ecosystem.
He further explained that this hub is supported by the Defense Corridor, “Design Innovation Center and Technology Innovation Hub”. The main objective of which is also to support ‘Make in India’, ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and start-up programs as run by the Government of India.
Main Workshop Professor-In-Charge and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department Dr. Santosh Kumar briefed about the functioning of the Precision Engineering Hub. The function was attended by Prof. Rajiv Prakash, Prof. Rajnesh Tyagi, Prof. LP Singh, Superintending Engineer Dr. SK Gupta, Prof. YC Sharma and others.