March 4, 2021

AICTE Sponsored Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on ‘Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for Medical and Precision Engineering, Phase-II’.

By MVJCE

Event Details

Date of the Event 8th February 2021 to 13th February 2021
Title of the Event STTP on Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for Medical and Precision Engineering, Phase-II
Number of Sessions 12
Resource Speakers 5 people from Industry

• Dr. K Niranjan Reddy, Scientist E, Precision Metrology, CMTI, Bangalore

• Mr. BS Raghunandan, Technical Manager,  Quest Global Services,  Bangalore

• Dr. Dheepa Srinivasan, Chief Scientist, Pratt &Whitney, IISc Campus, Bangalore

• Dr. Ram Prabhu, Deputy Director / Scientist, CEMILAC, DRDO, Bangalore

• Mr. Vinod Chaudhari, Technology Director, Dheya Engineering & Technologies, Former Technical Leader, GE Aviation Bangalore

7 people from Academia

• Dr. Ram Kumar J, Professor, Dept. of ME, IIT Kanpur

• Dr. Satish V Kailas, Professor, Dept. of ME, IISc  Bangalore

• Dr. Dinesh Singh Thakur, Head – ME Department, DIAT (Defence Institute of Advanced Technology), DRDO, Pune

• Dr. R Elansezhian, Professor and Placement Officer, Dept. of ME, Puducherry Technological University, Puducherry

• Dr. Mamilla Ravishankar,  Associate Professor, Dept. of ME, IIT – Tirupati

• Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar,  Associate Professor, Mechanical Dept., MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore

• Dr. Afzaal Ahmed, Assistant Professor, IIT – Palakad

Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, MVJCE

Material selection and manufacturing processes are playing a critical role in today’s competitive and sophisticated precision medical manufacturing industry. There have been substantial advancements in research and development of polymers, ceramics, semiconducting materials and composites, as functional materials in the field of structural, biomedical, sensor and energy applications. Similar advancements are taking place in the manufacturing processes, viz micro EDM, ECM and 3D printing.

Keeping this in mind, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, MVJCE, organized a six-day Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on ‘Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for Medical and Precision Engineering, Phase-II’, from 8th February 2021 to 13th February 2021 (10.30 AM to 12.30 PM and 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM). The STTP was designed to provide insights into state-of-the-art recent trends and advancements in Precision manufacturing techniques, developments in medical industry, advanced manufacturing techniques using digital data exchange and opportunities for Research and Development.   On an average, 45 participants (20 from MVJCE and 25 from outside) benefited from this Short Term Training Programme.

This STTP was sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in association with Institution of Innovation Council (IIC).

The sessions were conducted in virtual mode, i.e. online (Webex Platform) due to the Covid situation prevailing across the world.

Eminent scholars from premier academic institutes were invited to deliberate on the research in precision manufacturing techniques for medical industry, micro machining and nano finishing techniques, digital manufacturing using data exchange.

Day 1:  8th February, 2021 (Monday)

Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, welcomed all participants to the STTP and requested the Head of the Mechanical Department to deliver the Welcome Address.

Dr. Vivkekanand Huddar, HoD of Mechanical Engineering Department and Convenor of the STTP welcomed the Guests of Honour, Speakers and all the participants to the STTP program.

Dr. P. Mahabaleswarappa, Principal, MVJ College of Engineering, underlined the relevance of this STTP in the current scenario of the industry. The importance of advanced manufacturing in precision and medical industry was also elaborated.

Dr. Mamilla Ravishankar, Associate Professor, Dept. of ME, IIT – Tirupati was the Chief Guest and he gave the keynote address. He highlighted the importance of micro manufacturing and nano finishing in the bio-medical, automobile and nuclear industries. Certainly, Advanced manufacturing is going to play a stellar role in the GDP of the country, in the coming years.

Day 1:  8th February, 2021 (Monday)

The first session on Day1 was on the topic ’Smart Abrasive flow nano finishing of bio medical implants’ by  Dr. Mamilla Ravishankar. Dr. G Anand, Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, MVJCE, introduced the Resource Person to the participants. 

Day 1 Session 1 : Smart Abrasive flow nano finishing of bio medical implants

Micro machining applications in biomedical, nuclear, micro fluidic channels for MEMS applications were discussed. Laser micromachining for automobiles and micro nano coatings were also analyzed in detail.

Questions from participants were taken at the end of the session. Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar, Associate Professor from Mechanical Engineering Department proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee. The session concluded with Feedback from the participants.

The second session on the first day was handled by Dr. Satish V Kailas, Professor, Dept. of ME, IISc – Bangalore, speaking on ‘Joining of metals using friction stir welding’.

Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar welcomed all participants for the first day, 2nd session  of STTP  and  resource speaker was introduced to the participants.

The importance of joining metals without soldering materials was highlighted. Friction stir welding provides an opportunity to join the metals without producing harmful gases and causing environmental pollution. This method of welding for joining of Copper was demonstrated.  Microstructure evaluation of Aluminium alloys explained in detail.

Day 1 Session 2 : Joining of Metals by Friction stir Welding

Questions from participants were addressed by the Speaker, at the end of the session.  Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person, on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee. The session concluded with Feedback from the participants.

Day 2:  9th February,  2021 (Tuesday)

The first session on Day 2 was on the topic ‘Intelligent Manufacturing’, by Dr. R Elansezhian, Professor and Placement Officer, Dept. of ME, Puducherry Technological University, Puducherry.

Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar welcomed all the participants for the third day of the STTP and Dr. G Anand, Associate Professor, welcomed and introduced the Resource Speaker to the participants.

Day 2 Session 1 : Intelligent Manufacturing

The differences between LEAN and Agile Manufacturing were explained by Dr. R Elansezhian. He elaborated on the need for and advantages of Intelligent manufacturing in the current scenario of industry revolution. The differences between smart and intelligent manufacturing were focused on, with examples. It may take another 10 years to completely shift to the intelligent manufacturing paradigm at all levels, globally, and realize the benefits in doing so. Manufacturing organizations that fail to implement these revolutionary technologies may soon be out of business and will be highly vulnerable to competition.

The Speaker took Questions from the participants, at the end of the session.  Dr. Santhosh N, Associate Professor from Mechanical Engineering Department proposed the vote of thanks to the Speaker, on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee. The session concluded with Feedback from the participants.

The second session on the second day was on ‘Advanced Coatings for Gas Turbines’ by Dr. Dheepa Srinivasan, Chief Scientist from Pratt & Whitney, IISc Branch, Bangalore. Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar welcomed all the participants for this session of the STTP. Dr. Santosh N introduced  the Resource Speaker to the participants.

Day 2 Session 2 : Advanced Coatings for Gas Turbines

Materials have always played key role in jet engine advancements over decades.  Core efficiency, fan weight and development, time, drive, materials, R&D etc. are important aspects.  Oxidation coatings and thermal barrier coatings help the turbine blades to withstand temperatures up to 2700 degree F. Single crystal technology resulted in a paradigm shift in creep strength, thermal fatigue strength and corrosion resistance. Gadolinium Zirconium TBC results in a significantly longer life than Yittria Zirconia in HPT blades for Gas Turbine Applications. The Speaker explained the role of coatings in gas turbine applications, in detail. Cold spray technology for repair of the components was also elaborated. Coating at the rub interfaces was highlighted.

Day 2 Session 2 : Illustration of Cold spray Technique

Questions from the participants were taken at the end of the session. Dr. Santhosh N proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person, on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee.  The session concluded with Feedback from the participants.

Day 3:  10th February,  2021 (Wednesday)

The first session on Day 3 was on the topic ‘Advanced Light Weight Composites– Manufacturing, Testing and Applications’, by Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore.  Dr. Santhosh N welcomed all the participants to the third day of the STTP and introduced the Resource Speaker to the participants.

Day 3 Session 1 : Advanced Light Weight Composites– Manufacturing , Testing and Applications

Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar explained about the manufacturing of different types of composites. Standards to be maintained and precautions to be followed for composite material testing were elaborated. Applications of different types of composite materials were also discussed. Different methods that are adopted to manufacture syntactic foam composites were presented.

Questions from the participants were taken at the end of the session. Then, Dr. Santhosh N proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person, on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee.  The session concluded with Feedback from the participants.

The second session on the third day was by Dr. J Ram Kumar, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT, Kanpur, on the topic ‘Electron beam Additive manufacturing”. Dr. Anand G, Associate Professor from Mechanical Engineering Department, welcomed all participants for this third day of the STTP and introduced the Resource Speaker to the participants.

Day 3 Session 2 : Electron beam Additive manufacturing

Electron beam Manufacturing is the latest Additive manufacturing technology. Differences between Laser beam Manufacturing and Electron beam Manufacturing were explained in detail, aided by videos. Applications and limitations of Laser Beam Manufacturing were also discussed.

Questions from the participants were answered by the Speaker, at the end of the session.  Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person, on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee.  The session concluded with Feedback from the participants.

Day 4:  11th February,  2021 (Thursday)

The first session on Day 4 was on the topic ‘Precision High speed green (dry/near dry) machining of aerospace materials’ by Dr. Dinesh Singh Thakur, Head – ME Department, DIAT (Defence Institute of Advanced Technology), DRDO, Pune.

Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar welcomed all the participants to the fourth day of STTP and introduced the Resource Speaker.

Day 4 Session 1 : Precision High speed green (dry/near dry) machining of aerospace materials

In his session, the Speaker highlighted the importance of micromachining for aerospace applications. A deep understanding of physics helps to develop innovative methods. Green machining (coolant fluid elimination) techniques were explained and demonstrated for sheet metal cutting operations. The topic of high speed machining for Aerospace materials was also dealt with, in detail.

The Speaker took Questions from the participants, at the end of the session.  Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar then proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person, on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee. The session concluded with Feedback from participants.

The second session on the fourth day was presented by Dr. Afzaal Ahmed, Assistant Professor, IIT – Palakad  on the topic ‘Novel approach for drilling exotic engineering materials’. Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar welcomed all the participants and introduced the Resource Speaker.

The Speaker discussed the challenges in deep hole drilling which are applicable in the Oil and Gas industry, and in the Automobile and Defense industries. He elaborated on the cutting forces in deep hole drilling, with proper annotations. Concepts like New method, Hybrid Electric Discharge Arc Machining (HEDAM) to decrease tool bit erosion, maintaining straightness which increases drilling speed by 12 times were also explained.

Day 4 Session 2 : Novel approach for drilling exotic engineering materials

Questions from participants were taken by the Speaker, at the end of the session.  Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person, on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee.  The session concluded with Feedback from participants.

Day 5:  12th February,  2021 (Friday)

The first session on Day 5 was by Mr. BS Raghunandan, Technical Manager, Quest Global Services, Bangalore, on the topic ‘Digital Manufacturing’.

Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar welcomed all the participants to this session. Mr. Sridhara Rao MV, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, MVJCE, introduced the Resource Speaker to the participants.

Day 5 Session 1 : Digital Manufacturing

Details of IOT and their implementation were discussed by the Resource Speaker. Digital manufacturing requirement and impact were elaborated. Role of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in the design of factory setups, process installation and maintenance were explained with interesting videos.

Questions from participants were taken by the Speaker, at the end of the session.  Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar then proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee.  The session concluded with Feedback from the participants.

The second session on Day 5 started with a presentation by Dr. K Niranjan Reddy, Scientist E, Precision Metrology, CMTI, Bangalore. He spoke on the topic ‘Advanced Mechanical Measurements for Precision Engineering’. Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar welcomed the participants and introduced the Resource Speaker.

Dr. K Niranjan Reddy explained about the conventional devices for linear, angular measurements, with informative pictures. Different industry standards were explained in detail by him. Different Optical instruments, viz, CMM, Interferometry devices for precision measurement were also elaborated. Laser trackers in Ultra precision measurement were also explained with test setups.

Day 5 Session 2 : Advanced Mechanical Measurements for Precision Engineering

Questions from participants were taken at the end of the session.  Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar proposed the vote of thanks to Resource Person on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee. The session concluded with Feedback from participants.

Day 6:  13th February  2021 (Saturday)

The first session on Day 6 was on the topic ‘Effect of Build direction on the  Tensile properties of Al10SiMg alloys’, by Dr. Ram Prabhu, Deputy Director / Scientist, CEMILAC, DRDO, Bangalore. Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar welcomed the participants to this session on the last day of the STTP. Dr. Anand G introduced the Resource Speaker to the participants.

Day 6 Session 1 : Effect of Build direction on the  Tensile properties of Al10SiMg alloys

Dr. Ram Prabhu started by discussing about the build direction impact in Additive manufacturing of Al10SiMg and Microstructure and Residual stress playing a critical role in the strength of the material. Possible research proposals and PhD opportunities useful for industry were also discussed.

Questions from participants were taken by the Speaker, at the end of the session. After this, Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee. Last but not the least, was the Feedback from the participants.

The Second session on the last day was on the topic ‘Manufacturing advancements in medical technologies” by Mr. Vinod Chaudhari, Technology Director, Dheya Engineering & Technologies (Former Technical Leader, GE Aviation, Bangalore).

Mr. Sridhara Rao M V, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, MVJCE, introduced the Resource Person to the participants.

Day 6 Session 2 : Manufacturing advancement in medical technologies

Mr. Vinod Chaudhari started his lecture by explaining about the mechanical requirements for the tiny medical devices used in the cleaning of arteries and in heart blockages. He then went on to speak about the scope for cost reduction of medical equipment by advanced machining process. He also elaborated on the opportunities created to the Mechanical Engineering world after the Corona Virus.

Questions from participants were taken at the end of the session. Post that, Dr. Sunil Shankar Waddar proposed the vote of thanks to the Resource Person on behalf of MVJ College Management and the organizing committee. The session came to an end with Feedback from the participants. Overall, all the sessions were well received by the participants.

FDP Culmination

At the end of six days, the last speaker presided over the valedictory function. HoD of Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Vivenkanand Huddar, summed up the importance of the different sessions handled by different Speakers and summarized the valuable inputs shared by the experts. Mr. Sridhara Rao MV, Associate Professor, Mechanical Department, provided glimpses of all the sessions, from Day 1 to Day 6.  Principal, MVJCE, provided the concluding remarks and thanked each and every Resource Speaker for accommodating the sessions in the midst of their busy schedules. The STTP concluded with vote of thanks to Management at MVJCE, Organizing Committee, Resource Speakers and all participants. Feedback was taken and Quiz sessions were conducted, at the end of the 6th day.

Outcome of the STTP

This STTP has enlightened the participants on advancements in precision manufacturing industry, digital manufacturing, different kinds of materials for strategic applications and 3D printing for medical implants. Several interesting research areas in micro-machining and nano-finishing, Aluminum alloys etc. came up during the discussions which can be taken forward.

Link to Videos

Day Topic Link
Day 1 Inauguration and delivery of Keynote address https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/8d0e9b0d-0174-4e56-96a5-dc53a1bd2966
Day 1,
Session 1
Smart Abrasive flow nano finishing of bio medical implants https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/f56f4fe8-eb93-4c53-ac72-6bd1a44b1f22
Day 1,
Session 2
Joining of metals using friction stir welding https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/cbbfcdba-7e2f-41e7-a2b9-1cd145857398
Day 2,
Session 1
Intelligent Manufacturing https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/b0c860d0-e733-4780-b4cb-c62dae622935
Day 2,
Session 2
Advanced Coatings for Gas Turbines https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/8835842b-bce3-4f4d-b365-fe638826c0d6

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/0ac72d1f-ed60-4a2c-bbea-d1894cc440fc

Day 3,
Session 1
Advanced Light Weight Composites – Manufacturing, Testing and Applications https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/54afed8e-3fd1-405a-bf5e-7edaca6999a0
Day 3,
Session 2
Electron beam Additive manufacturing https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/1fb0701f-cc79-4024-923f-7f69d5a56d8d

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/b558bdca-27c7-4491-8465-c19dc7889a0b

Day 4,
Session 1
Precision High speed green (dry/near dry) machining of aerospace materials https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/1b541d93-e7b2-4b49-bfb9-83bb0f0cbb81
Day 4,
Session 2
Novel approach for drilling exotic engineering materials https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/1b541d93-e7b2-4b49-bfb9-83bb0f0cbb81
Day 5,
Session 1
Digital Manufacturing https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/3b9e5ee3-7e69-4ead-96e6-b3f8e65dc09e
Day 5,
Session 2
Advanced Mechanical Measurements for Precision Engineering https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/132cf18e-aaaa-47be-9b29-a959b38621ce
Day 6,
Session 1
Effect of Build direction on the  Tensile properties of Al10SiMg alloys https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/330cef33-7f69-4ed2-a65f-37fdc8dcd19b
Day 6,
Session 2
Manufacturing advancements in medical technologies https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/57ca4038-a749-480b-9adc-28034bff0cd4