With the rapid developments in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), machining operations in micro and nano scale has become a topic of great research interest. Technology of Micro-machining has gained an increasing decisive role in the miniaturization of components in biomedical, electronic and other MEMS applications.
The machining centre is equipped with various accessories like On Machine Measurement (OMM) setup, Conventional and Non conventional micro machining setups etc. It is important to note that at present the micro machining facility is available only in few Institutes in India and NIT Calicut is one among them.
The major facilities available in the micro machining centre are;
To support the theoretical and experimental studies related to this area, the Advanced Manufacturing Centre at NITC is equipped with the following subsystems and software.
On Machine Measurement with CCD camera
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), is in the process of procuring.
Various UG/PG project works and doctoral research works are being carried out in this centre. Within the short span of time, the centre has made significant contribution to the research in these emerging technologies.
MICRO MACHINING CENTRE
Make : MIKROTOOLS Pte Ltd, Singapore, Model: DT-110
Machine Configuration: Gantry type structure.
Travel: X-axis : 200mm
Y-axis : 100mm
Z-axis : 100mm
Table: Table working surface : 350x200mm
Vibration Isolation: 4-point heavy duty passive dampers
Spindle Head: AC Servo Motor : 1 to 5000 rpm (100W)
Power Requirement : Electrical power supply : 230v, 50/60hz
Pneumatic supply 6 to 7kgf/cm2
Machine Size : Height : 1.9m (2.7m with open door)
Machine space : 1.5 m x 1.1 m
Machine Accuracy : Resolution : 0.1 μm (100nm)
Accuracy : +/- 1 μm/100mm
Repeatability : 1μm for all axes
Standard Accessories: Separate attachment for WEDM and WEDG process
Optional Accessories: Integrated CCD based camera for on-machine inspection