IIT-Madras’ AMTDC to develop smart manufacturing solutions for SMMs

Chennai, Sep 1 (UNI) The IIT-Madras’ Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Center (AMTDC), a Centre of Excellence, is partnering with Fifth Generation Technologies India to develop smart manufacturing solutions for Small and Medium Manufacturers (SMM).

A release from IIT-M on Friday said the collaboration will focus on conducting advanced research and development of smart manufacturing technologies for SMMs.

The AMTDC, a Centre of Excellence on Machine Tools and Production Technology at IIT-Madras, will be working with Fifth Generation Technologies, which is the Indian operation of the Canadian-headquartered 5G Group of Companies, which specialises in Smart Manufacturing solutions for small, medium and large-scale Manufacturers.

AMTDC Secretary Prof.N.Ramesh Babu said Many SMMs have old machines which do not have controllers. “By connecting such machines using IoT sensors and collecting real-time operational data we shall also convert them into smart machines.”

The key outcome envisaged from this partnership is the development of AI and Machine Learning-based techniques to drive real-time optimization of different machining processes within the SMM shops.

This could help lower operational costs and improve efficiencies.

The models developed through this partnership will form the basis for the further development of ‘Digital Twins’ that are suitable and affordable to SMMs.

Dr. Ananth Seshan, Chairman, Fifth Generation Technologies, said “the main objective of our collaboration is to deliver affordable AI-based digital tools and techniques that will enhance the competitiveness of the SMMs. These techniques shall continuously and dynamically improve the efficiencies of the machining processes involved in the manufacturing of the products.”

The collaboration is also aimed at using student interns for development and implementation of the solution at the SMM shops, thereby facilitating the development of a well-trained next-generation workforce for the manufacturing industry.

Leave a Reply