Manufacturing Technology and Automation Program

It was started from 2019-20 sessions with a vision to promote advanced research and academics on global platform for grooming post graduate engineers capable of designing and developing new manufacturing and automation technologies for industries to enhance their productivity with greater safety. Students from different engineering backgrounds like Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Manufacturing Science, Automobile Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science, Metallurgy & Materials Engineering etc. are eligible for this program. The program is AICTE approved and currently offers a total of 18 seats per batch for M. Tech. Moreover, program promotes advanced research through full time M Tech candidates. The Manufacturing program promotes high quality research work that gets published in SCI and SCOPUS indexed journals and conferences.Manufacturing Technology & Automation program was started from 2019-20 sessions with a vision to promote advanced research and academics on global platform for grooming post graduate engineers capable of designing and developing new manufacturing and automation technologies for industries to enhance their productivity with greater safety. It is advanced program having students from manufacturing and industrial engineering backgrounds like Mechanical, production and industrial engineering. The program currently offers a total of 18 seats per batch. The Manufacturing Technology & Automation program promotes high quality research work that gets published in SCI and SCOPUS indexed journals and conferences
Course Offered: 2 years M.Tech
The Manufacturing Technology & Automation Program offers M. Tech in Manufacturing Technology & Automation. GATE & Non-GATE candidates can apply online for admission to M. Tech Manufacturing Technology & Automation program. GATE qualified candidates will be eligible for a monthly stipend as per AICTE/MHRD/University rules.

Key Subjects:
1. Fundamental of Robotics and Automation
2. Micro Manufacturing
3. Additive Manufacturing
4. Metal removal Process
5. Surface Engineering
6. Advanced Material Characterization
7. Sensors and Actuators
8. Friction, Wear and Lubrication

Why Manufacturing Technology & Automation?
1) The program offers research in various areas of manufacturing ranging from manufacturing systems, manufacturing processes, advanced machining processes, additive manufacturing/3D printing, advanced cutting fluids, micro and nanofabrication and finishing, nanotechnology, nanocomposites, surface coating technologies, large deformation systems, CAM of advanced engineering materials etc.
2) The program aims to make post graduate engineers capable of designing and developing advanced manufacturing systems and designing and production of useful industrial products.
3) The program also offers summer training, short term courses and workshops for students, teachers and researchers.
4) The program allows choosing thesis project under joint supervision of professors of any other reputed institutes like IITs and NITs, where students can gain exposure by working in diverse areas of their thesis work.
5) All faculties in this program are from reputed institutions like IISc, IITs and NITs etc. Grants like contingency, attending conference, and paper publication assistance to the students.

M.Tech Manufacturing Technology and Automation

Facilities and Resources

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Potential Applications


Industrial Automation Lab

Industrial Automation Lab offers manufacturing automation on Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) including material storing and dispatching equipment AS/RS, machining stations CNC lathe, CNC milling, CNC grinding, material handling equipment such as 4 axis and 6 Axis Robot, loading /unloading automated guided vehicle(AGV), Assembly Station and Visual Inspection Setup. This Lab provides in-depth coverage of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Industrial Automation. It contains a high proportion of hands-on study particularly in the areas of computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and manufacturing automation.

Industrial & Automation Lab has tool dynamometer (Kistler company) and minimum quantity lubrication setup along with Temperature Data Acquisition system, which are used by the students, Research Scholars and Faculties of different programme to carry out their research work smoothly. The speciality of this Lab is that the CNC machines installed here can be individually utilized for research purpose. M.Tech and PhD students are actively involved in the lab, working on different CNC machines for completing their dissertation.

3D Printing Lab

Additive manufacturing
A method of manufacturing known as ‘Additive manufacturing’, due to the fact that instead of removing material to create a part, the process adds material in successive patterns to create the desired shape.
3D Printing uses software that slices the 3D model into layers (0.01mm thick or less in most cases). Each layer is then traced onto the build plate by the printer, once the pattern is completed, the build plate is lowered and the next layer is added on top of the previous one.

Main areas of use:
• Specialized parts – aerospace, military, biomedical engineering, dental
• Hobbies and home use
• Future applications– medical (body parts), buildings and cars

Types and Materials
The entire 3D printing technology can be divided into 3 steps – (a) 3D Design (b) Slicing (c) 3D Printing. 3D digital model is the starting point for any 3D printing process. This digital model can be created using various 3D design softwares or can also can be created using 3D scanning. Once the 3D model is created, it is then sliced into layers thereby converting the design into a file readable by 3D printer. 3D printer will then print this file layer by layer using the material given as input to the 3D printer. Plastic is currently the only widely used material — usually ABS or PLA. There is also a growing number of entry level machines that have been adapted for foodstuffs, such as sugar and chocolate.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Multi-jet printer, two types of printers are available in our center. These 3D printers work on the principal of fused material deposition and filament-based polymers deposition to shape an object, layer-by-layer.

Design and Simulation Center

This lab consists of 18 high end specifications computer systems (32 GB high speed RAM, 4 GB dedicated Graphics card and high-performance multicore intel processor.) with latest design and simulation software like SolidWorks, ANSYS, and MATLAB etc, which enables the students to simulate various complex designs related to their work. This lab is integrated with 3D printing lab so as to design and develop the prototypes for testing.

Application areas of ANSYS:
• Antenna Design and Placement
• Autonomous Sensor Development
• Avionics and Flight Control
• Electric Motors
• Electronics Reliability
• E-Motor NVH and Active Sound Design for EV
• Gas Turbines
• Hypersonics
• PCBs, ICs and IC Packages
• Power Electronics
• Rotating Machinery
• Vehicle Chassis
• Wind Turbine Design

Application areas of SolidWorks:
• 3D Model Design (CAD)
• Assembly of Parts
• Analysis of Part (CAE)
• Making 2D Drawings
• Making (CAM) Programming (CNC Machining)
• Making Additive Manufacturing (AM) (3D Printing)

Application Areas of MATLAB:
• Automated Driving Systems
• Control Systems
• Data Science
• Deep Learning
• Embedded Systems
• Enterprise and IT Systems
• Image Processing and Computer Vision
• Internet of Things
• Machine Learning
• Mechatronics
• Power Systems Analysis and Design
• Robotics
• Signal Processing
• Wireless Communications

Tribology Lab

A pin on disc tribometer consists of a stationary pin that is normally loaded against a rotating disc. The pin can have any shape to simulate a specific contact, but cylindrical tips are often used to simplify the contact geometry. This Ducom Pin/Ball on Disk Tribometer is a test instrument designed for accurate and repeatable tribological characterization of bulk materials, coatings and lubricants. It’s easily changeable holders allow users to quickly change the nature of tribological contact to something that is relevant to their application. The Pin/Ball on Disk Tribometer is used to characterize the tribological behavior for almost all material bench-marking and materials development needs.

Different types of objectives can be resolved related to analyze wear characteristics related to lab to industrial materials etc. One of the common research activity is analyzing the wear behaviour of composites, metallic, ceramic components with different lubricant with varying loads.

Faculty Details

Dr. Anuj Kumar Sharma


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- PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad.
- M. Tech U.P. Technical University, Lucknow.
- B.E. from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, UP
Research Interests
Soft robotics, Bio Inspired robotics, Metal cutting operations, Electrical discharge machining, Machining tribology, MQL Machining, Nano-cutting fluids, Thermocouples for machining,
Proposed Research Problems

1. Generation of machined surface with improved surface quality using mono/hybrid nanoparticle based cutting fluids in Turning operation
2. Generation of machined surface with improved surface quality using mono/hybrid nanoparticle based cutting fluids in Milling operation
3. Metallic additive manufacturing using robotic manipulator
4. Design and development of robotic fish for data collection in a water body
5. Development of Bio inspired sensors for robot navigation and communication
Top 5 Publications 1. Sharma, A.K., Tiwari, A.K., Dixit, A.R. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 2017. (Impact Factor 2.209)
2. Sharma, A.K., Singh, R.K., Dixit, A.R., Tiwari, A.K.. Tribology International, 2018, 119 pp. 99–111. (Impact Factor 2.903)
3. Sharma, A.K., Tiwari, A.K., Dixit, A.R. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016, 53, pp. 779-791. Publisher: Elsevier Science. (Impact Factor 8.050)
4. Sharma, A.K., Tiwari, A.K., Dixit, A.R. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 127, pp. 1-18. Publisher: Elsevier Science. (Impact Factor 5.715)
5. Singh, R.K., Sharma, A.K., Dixit, A.R, Tiwari, A.K., Pramanik, A., Mandal, A. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 162, pp. 830-845. Publisher: Elsevier Science. (Impact Factor 5.715)
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Funded Projects
1.Development of thermal sensors for measuring the tool tip temperature its online monitoring, AKTU Under “Visvesvaraya Research Promotion Scheme (VRPS)”
2.Design and fabrication of human hand inspired soft robotic hand for differently-abled persons, Collaborative Research and Innovation Program (CRIP) under AKTU, Lucknow and TEQIP-III, MHRD, Govt. of India,
3.Computational fluid dynamics CFD analysis for designing of ore transportation through pipelines, Collaborative Research and Innovation Program (CRIP) under AKTU, Lucknow and TEQIP-III, MHRD, Govt. of India.
4. Development of sustainable hybrid nano-lubricant with improved tribological properties for green machining, SERB (statutory body of DST Govt. of India
1. “System and method for sanitizing currency note(s)” Application number: 202011035026 Dated. 14.08.2020, Status: Published with no. E-12/948/2020/DEL and under examination.
2.“The rapid multipurpose Disinfector” Application number: 202011037517 Dated. 31.08.2020, Status: Applied and under examination
3.“Oxygen monitoring & control, Multi-Functional convertible Robot for hospitals”. Filed and waiting for application number

4.“ITPI- steel and mining waste management: intelligent technology and process management for steel industry and mining waste”. Application number: 202011047142 Dated. 29.10.2020, Status: Applied and under examination.

Student Projects (Completed)
Abhishek Kaushal: Development of swarm robotics system and it's applications.
Himanshu Srivastava: A Novel Technique for luggage sorting at the Airport using Robotic System
Juwairiya Siraj Khan : Design and control of a human inspired compliant hand
Neha Mohanta: Development of Temperature Measurement System useful in Tool Condition Monitoring for Turning Operation
Amit Gupta: Reactive power planning using swarm evolutionary techniques
Ravi Shanker Tiwari: Effect of MQL using hybrid (Al2O3 + Graphene) nano fluid in milling of aluminium 6061 alloy.
Avinash Bhashkar: Design and development of low cost 3D printed QDD robotic leg and terrain analysis using proprioception.
Deepak Chandra Joshi:Designing of Trans-radial Prosthetic Hand for Amputee Person
Mohammad Ilyas: Prediction of temperature of Tungsten carbide cutting tool in turning operation using CFD
Sudhir Kumar Rajput: Design and Development of 3D printed adaptive gripper based on shape memory alloys.
Prameet vats: Optimization of machining parameters in MQL turning of 1040 steel using hybrid MCDM techniques.
Tushar Singh: An investigation on the performance of cutting fluid in turning of AISI 316 steel for sustainable machining.
Student Projects (Ongoing)
Ajeet Kumar: Coordination in multi robot system using artificial pheromones
Anurag Tripathi:-
Satyam Gupta: Ultrasonic communication in multi robot system for coordination and control
Shiva Pandey:
Shubham Rai : Robustness of multi robot system
Prashant Kumar Prasad:
Satyendra Kumar Shukla:
Abhishek Shukla: Optimization of MQL parameters for different cutting fluids
Ajay Singh: Thermal Modelling of cutting tool in MQL turning using CFD
Gaurav Sharma: Machining of ASI 304 steel using hybrid nano fluid using enrich cutting fluid
Manoj Kumar Gupta: Prediction of cutting forces by machine learning approach.
Piyush Singh: Analysis of tool wear and chip morphology in different machining environments
Pramod Kumar Nishad: An investigation on the performance of graphene nanofluid in milling operation
Ratnakar Yadav: Tribological investigation \ behaviour of nano fluid and hybrid nano fluid
Sarthak Singh: Investigation on wettability characterstics of nanofluid
Sudhanshu Maurya: Machining of super alloys using electric discharge machining
Vishal Kumar: Prediction of surface roughness and tool wear by machine learning approach.
Dr Rabesh Kumar Singh

Assistant Professor
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- PhD in Mechanical Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad.
- M. Tech in Manufacturing Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad.
- B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, GLA Institute of Technology and Management, Mathura, UP.
Research Interests
Additive Manufacturing, Metal cutting operations, Die-sink EDM Tribology of machining, Machining with MQL Nano-cutting fluids, Sensors for measurement of Temperature and Cutting forces in metal removal processes, Cutting speed controller for turning operation, Proposed Research Problems
1. To investigate the effect of MQL parameters (shape, size and distribution) on machining performance: A experimental and modelling approach.
2. Investigation on the effect of different unit cells and infill structures on 3D printed parts.
3. Thermal modelling of geometry of single track deposition in metal arc additive manufacturing systems.
4. Development of a hybrid approach for 3D printed parts using friction stir welding and milling operation.
Top 5 Publications
1. Rabesh Kumar Singh, Anuj Kumar Sharma, Amit Rai Dixit, Arun Kumar Tiwari, Alokesh Pramanik, Amitava Mandal. (2017) Performance evaluation of alumina-graphene hybrid nano-cutting fluid in hard turning. Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier) 162 830-845. (SCIE, IF- 5.651).
2. Anuj Kumar Sharma, Arun Kumar Tiwari, Amit Rai Dixit, Rabesh Kumar Singh, Mahip Singh. (2018) Novel uses of alumina/graphene hybrid nanoparticle additives for improved tribological properties of lubricant in turning operation. Tribology International (Elsevier) 119, 99-111. (SCIE, IF- 3.246).
3. Anuj Kumar Sharma, Rabesh Kumar Singh, Amit Rai Dixit, Arun Kumar Tiwari. (2017) Novel uses of alumina-MoS2 hybrid nanoparticle enriched cutting fluid in hard turning of AISI 304 steel. Journal of Manufacturing Processes (Elsevier) 30, 2017, Pages 467-482. (SCIE, IF- 2.809).
4. Rabesh Kumar Singh, Amit Rai Dixit, Amitava Mandal, Anuj Kumar Sharma. (2017) Emerging application of nanoparticle enriched cutting fluid in metal removal processes: a review. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (Springer) 39(11) 4677-4717. (SCIE, IF- 1.627).
5. Rabesh Kumar Singh, Amit Rai Dixit, Anuj Kumar Sharma, Arun Kumar Tiwari, Vimal Mandal, Alokesh Pramanik. (2018) Influence of graphene and multi-walled carbon nanotube additives on tribological behaviour of lubricants. International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering (Inderscience Publishers). Accepted (In-Press)(SCIE, IF- 0.841). For details of publications please click here

Funded Projects
1.Development of thermal sensors for measuring the tool tip temperature its online monitoring, AKTU Under “Visvesvaraya Research Promotion Scheme (VRPS)”
2.Design and fabrication of human hand inspired soft robotic hand for differently-abled persons, Collaborative Research and Innovation Program (CRIP) under AKTU, Lucknow and TEQIP-III, MHRD, Govt. of India,
3. Near net shape generation of nano-composite parts via stir casting and 3D printing approach Student Projects (Completed)
Shiv Darshan: Design and Development of Origami Based Crawler Robot.
Farooqui Rizwan Ahmed: An Investigation on grinding performance of Inconel 718 under dry and MQL environment.
Sachin : Tribological Investigation On Rail and Wheel Material Under Different Contaminants.
Vivek Dwivedi; Development of Biodegradable Crawling Origami based Robot
Rishish Mishra: Thermal modelling of single point cutting tool in turning operation
Ajeet Yadav: Wear and Frictional Behaviour of Rail and Wheel Using Pin-On-Disc Tribometer
Anurag Kumar Mishra: FEM and experimental analysis of mechanical properties of FDM printed parts
Sudhir Kumar Rajput: Design and Development of 3D printed adaptive gripper based on shape memory alloys.
Ankit Srivastava: Detection of Corrosion in Metals based on Image Analysis by Computer Vision Methods.
Student Projects (Ongoing)
Ruchi Sharma: Development of an Approach for the Prediction of Part Characteristics in Powder Based Additive Manufacturing Process.
Garima Singh: Electroless composite coating on EDM textured surfaces..
Aviansh Mishra: Development of dissimilar layered structures in wire-arc additive manufacturing
Alok Kumar Tiwari: To investigate the performance of die sink EDM with different electrode materials
Aditya Nigam: Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing
Mohd Gufran:
Deept Murti Madhav:

Dr. Jitendra Kumar

Assistant Professor
• PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
• M. E. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore .
Research Interests
Motion planning of biped robot on uneven terrain, Humanoid robots kinematics and dynamics, Dynamics of multibody systems, Machines and mechanisms, Intelligent application of robotic system to solve industrial problem, Machine learning Proposed Research Problems
1. Learning-based energy optimal motion planning of a 34-DOF humanoid robot on uneven ground
2. Motion planning of humanoid robots in a microgravity environment.
3. Energy optimal path generation of redundant robotic manipulators in unstructured environments.
4. Energy optimal gait synthesis of biped robots on different types of uneven terrain.
5. To study the bilaterally symmetric body plan of walking robots (biped, quadrupeds, etc.) and its influence on learning-based energy optimal gait planning of these robots.
Student Projects (Ongoing)
Akanksha Dwivedi:
Badri Vishal Pandey: A New method of trajectory planning of a 6 DOF robotic manipulator using Evolutionary Techniques.
Khushboo Kumari:
Prashant Kumar Singh:
Rohit Singh:

Dr. Dipesh Kumar Mishra

Assistant Professor
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-Ph.D. (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi)
-M.Tech. (Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela).
-B.Tech. (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, (Currently AKTU)) .
Area of Interest :
1. Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Biodegradable biomaterials
2. Additive Manufacturing of Biodegradable Polymer materials
3. Materials Characterization
4. Polymers Processing
5. In-vitro study of biomaterials
6. Electrostatic Corrosion testing of biomaterials
Dr. Dipesh Kumar Mishra is working as an Assistant Professor in Center for Advanced Studies. He has completed his Ph.D. in the field of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (in 2021). During his Ph.D., he has performed experimental and analytical studies on fabrication of metallic bio-degradable scaffolds using micro-extrusion-based 3D printing and pressure less microwave sintering. He has published his work in more than 6 peer-reviewed SCI journals of high repute including Material Science and Engineering-A, Polymer composite, and Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, etc. Further, he has also published his work in International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, (Organized by ASME in University of Cincinnati, OH, USA). Moreover, he has been granted one Indian Patent (No: 371607) for the development of processing route for the manufacturing of porous biodegradable metal scaffolds. In M.Tech, he has performed experimental studies on Thermomechanical processing of API X-60 grade Pipeline steel. A joint venture project of Tata Steel, Jamshedpur and NIT, Rourkela. He is a reviewer of Journal of Biomaterials Application (Sage Journals) and Materials Today proceeding (Elsevier Journals).