Raigarh: The Department of Mechanical Engineering (School of Engineering), OP Jindal University, Raigarh and Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Raipur, jointly organised a five-day Certificate Course on “CNC Machining Techniques” during February 05-09, 2019 at OPJU Campus.
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) refers to – manipulating traditional machines by the use of computer systems. CNC machining has become common as the use of computers has increased in industrial manufacturing processes. Now-a-days, CNC machining is found in many industries to aid production as it streamlines the manufacturing process. It is a versatile system and prepares students for a high-demand, entry-level position as a CNC machine operator or general machinist.
On 5th February, during inauguration of the training program, Dr.Siddharth S. Chakrabarti, HOD-Mechanical Engineering, welcomed the guests and participants and underlined the importance of CNC machining in contemporary scenario.
He asked the participants to learn the basic skills of CNC Programming which will make them ready for manufacturing plants. He also informed that OP Jindal University has already initiated to set up a Fab Lab which will be equipped with 3-D printers, CNC machines, laser cutting and Robotic welding machines.
Inaugurating the Training Programme, Dr. P. S. Bokare, Dean, School of Engineering congratulated the organisers for organising the training programme and motivated the participants to keep themselves updated with the latest technologies and additional skill sets along with technical knowledge for a better career.
Dr Bokare said that 21st century is the century of innovations and technologies and such training programmes will bridge the education-training gap to make the students’ industry ready. Mr Srineewas Rao, CIPET Raipur informed about the objectives and contents of training program, and discussed the importance of learning CNC Programming Techniques.
The training sessions were conducted by Mr. B Kiran Kumar and Mr Shrineewas Rao, CIPET Raipur. During five days training programme, the resource persons covered various aspects of CNC machining techniques such as, Introduction to CAD/CAM, CNC Technology, CNC programming Techniques on CNC Lathe, CNC Milling and Sample Programming on Fanuc Control.
The hands-on-training on the mentioned topics helped the participants in understanding the functioning of the entire CNC system. During the workshop, a demo on CNC Lathe and CNC Milling at the central workshop, OPJU, and simulation software for the Part Programming in the CAD/ CAM laboratory of the university were done by the resource persons. For better understanding of industry needs and gain the practical knowledge, industrial visits were organised by the organisers. The participants visited Steel Structural Division of JSPL to get hands on experience of industrial CNC Machines.
On 9th February, during valedictory session, Dr R. D. Patidar, Vice- Chancellor, OP Jindal University addressed the participants and said that today’s manufacturing utilizes innovative technologies, including sophisticated computer numerical control (CNC), computer aided manufacturing software (CAM) and specialty industry materials to develop and build the products of tomorrow; and the participants must walk through all aspects of CNC machining, i.e. how to import a CAD model into CAM software; how to get it ready for machining; and how to apply machining techniques to machine.
CNC machining is absolutely essential for manufacturing and it is important to the participants who are looking for the perfect career for themselves. The course is valuable to engineers, industrial workers and CNC operators who need more familiarity with CNC machining for producing better products.
The faculty members of OPJU and other institutions along with 65 student participants from various polytechnics and diploma colleges studying Mechanical Engineering participated in the training programme.
At the end of the training programme, Prof. Mukesh Desai and Prof Jitesh Singh, co-ordinators of the Training Programme thanked all the guests, participants and faculty members for their co-operation and active participation in the workshop.