Thursday, August 11 2022

IIT Madras launches SMDTC

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The Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras, has launched the Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation Center, SMDTC, to achieve world-class and self-sufficiency in manufacturing. It will focus on various things such as end-to-end collaborative research and innovation for smart process intelligence, 5G enablement, and smart manufacturing supply chain collaboration.

According to the presser, the SMDTC will create the building blocks of manufacturing execution system, IIoT database and smart manufacturing software platforms for Indian MSMEs, adopting Industry 4.0 practices to achieve world-class, self-sufficient manufacturing.

According to the press release, this Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation Center is established in collaboration with Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Center which is actually a Center of Excellence, MESA International which is a global non-profit organization. present in more than 40 countries and Cantier Systems, which is a leading provider of next-generation manufacturing execution systems for Industry 4.0

“SMDTC will lead the procurement of a smart manufacturing model factory/experience center and also support collaborative research/innovation for Industry 4.0 in process intelligence, robotics and technology. automation of machining dynamics control.” said Prof. N.Ramesh Babu, Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras and Secretary, AMDTC, IIT Madras.

According to the press release, the Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation Center was inaugurated on July 13, 2022 by Dr. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, in the presence of all other members of IIT Madras, MESA and Cantier Systems. .

This center will focus heavily on education and community interaction for capacity building, maturity assessment and the like. The information is taken from the press release.

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