The IITI Central Workshop is equipped with modern state-of-the-art instruments. Currently, the workshop is having eight sections: Machining, Welding, Forming, Foundry, Injection Molding, Fitting, Carpentry and Glass-blowing. It is supported by a team of extremely skilled operators. Apart from industrial manufacturing work it also provides hands-on-training to students/operators involved in research and development of industry or academics in production and fabrication of mechanical components. The projects and manufacturing divisions satisfy industrial standards and requirements and also bridge the gap between industry and academia. Completion of a project in a time-bound, cost-effective framework maintaining high quality of products is the aim. The workshop provides excellence and problem specific solutions to industries and research organization, apart from teaching students on handling the facilities.
The central workshop initiated its role of transforming students to engineers capable of thinking, designing and executing new ideas and has already achieved considerable success. It has provided infrastructure and service to the faculty members/research scholars to fabricate experimental setup for research/consultancy purposes and helping the UG/PG students in designing their B.Tech/M.Tech projects. Research scholars are now capable of custom designing their experimental setup to produce their desired results.
At present experimental Basic Manufacturing Technique Lab (ME 154), Manufacturing Processes Lab (ME 258), Machining Science Lab (ME 355) laboratory classes are regularly being held in the Central Workshop.
Recently Glass Blowing section has been added to the workshop equipped with glass & quartz blowing equipments, such as double check glass blowing lathe, glass cutting machines, glass annealing furnace, surface grinding machine, glass blowing bench burner, etc. The shop is designed to fabricate speciality laboratory quartz/glass apparatus and repair used/broken parts. The type of jobs done by the glass blowing section can be listed as fabrication of custom designed glass apparatus, modification of an existing glassware or apparatus, vacuum sealing of quartz tubes, glass to metal sealing (tungsten/platinum to borosilicate glass), repairing of various glass apparatus. It has already provided support to B.Tech/P.G./PhD research students and faculty members and is looking forward to provide support for external users.