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Fused Deposition Modeling: AMS India

Prototyping is pre-requisite for development of products, visualization and concept modelling. The University, in collaboration with AMS India, has developed a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Additive Manufacturing. The CoE is equipped with a versatile Fused Deposition Modelling, a 3D Scanner, a furnace and workstations.

Aim and objective of the facility

To enable students to gain basic, comprehensive and in-depth understanding of Rapid Prototyping techniques, hands-on experiential learning on FDM, 3D scanner, 3D modelling software (CATIA) and safe use of metal furnace.

To provide hands-on knowledge, experiential learning and practice linked pedagogy on the following:

  1. Safety procedures
  2. The Design Process: New Design and Adaptive Design
  3. Operations of FDM
  4. Operations of 3D scanner
  5. Operations of furnace concerning different metals
  6. 3D modelling and conversion to Standard Tessellation Language
  7. Reverse engineering
  8. Inspection and metrology


  1. Understanding of operational safety procedures
  2. Ability to create a new design and an adaptive design
  3. Hands-on learning on FDM with wide range of materials: polymers, metals, ceramics and gels.
  4. Hands-on learning on furnace for melting wide range of metals
  5. Ability to generate coordinates using 3D scanner to print components
  6. Ability to convert a part drawing file to STL and vice versa
  7. Ensuring quality of end prototype using different visual inspection techniques
  8. Ability to use Scanning Electron Microscope to evaluate stair stepping effects.

Caters to

The facility caters to the students of BTech, MTech, Skills for Success (SFS) and Domain Courses (All UG course including BSc), Diploma and World Skills participants and for the incubated companies. The lab serves as state-of- the-art facility for research scholars: PhD and Research fellows.

The students will be able to print complex products adhering to all prescribed requisites. The companies can use it for developing prototype with variegated materials available.

Market Linkages

The students get exposed to different modeling software and hands on experience in advanced prototyping machines. It is the learning which enables them to choose the path of entrepreneurship as a concept modeler, New Product Development Engineer and also it will help them excel in their job profiles.

Future goals

Train 1,000 school students in the area of creative design and 3D Printing.