What is Smart Manufacturing?
Smart manufacturing is a broad category of manufacturing with the goal of optimizing concept generation, production, and product transaction. While manufacturing can be defined as the multi-phase process of creating a product out of raw materials, smart manufacturing is a subset that employs computer control and high levels of adaptability. Smart manufacturing aims to take advantage of advanced information and manufacturing technologies to enable flexibility in physical processes to address a dynamic and global market. There is increased workforce training for such flexibility and use of technology rather than specific tasks as is customary in traditional manufacturing.
The 21st-century manufacturing facilities have ushered in a new wave of manufacturing with an amalgamation of technologies from advanced robotics to fully integrated production systems. With smart manufacturing or Industry 4.0, manufacturers are moving towards a new level of interconnected and intelligent manufacturing system which incorporates the latest advances in sensors, robotics, big data, and controllers.
What is the Technology needed?
Keeping pace with the evolution of these “smart factories’ requires highly skilled and nimble engineers to manage the increasing complexity and shorter mind-to-market product cycles. The goal of this program is to train future manufacturing engineers with basic knowledge of IT in addition to the strong problem-solving skills that are imparted in today’s programs. Students will be trained in manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, systems engineering, IT, Networks and basic shop floor communications. An experiential learning approach will be followed and students will be gaining hands-on experience in many spheres of technology related to smart manufacturing.
Why IIITDM Kancheepuram?
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram (IIITDM Kancheepuram) is an institute of national importance for technical education and research established in 2007 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India to pursue design and manufacturing-oriented engineering education and research to promote the competitive advantage of Indian products in global markets. The institute offers academic and research programs that integrate engineering design, manufacturing and management with information technology. The institute offers undergraduate, dual degree, and postgraduate programs and doctoral research which focus on IT, design and manufacturing in engineering sectors.
IIITDM Kancheepuram with its vision to impart quality education in IT-enabled design and manufacturing possesses the right mix of talent to train the young generation for the challenges of tomorrow. Well-equipped laboratories and academic infrastructure has been developed for this purpose.
Smart Manufacturing Division offers IT-enabled manufacturing courses which are cross-cutting and focus on the research and manpower needs of the factories of the future.