Mechatronics Engineering & Rapid Prototyping

Background

Mechatronics Engineering: Mechatronics is the synergetic integration of mechanical disciplines, electronics, controls, and computers in the design of high-performance systems. Most modern products – automobiles, household appliances, personal transportation devices, digital cameras, printers, scanners, hard-disk drives, surgical tools, to name a few – embody numerous ‘intelligent’ or ‘smart’ features enabled by mechatronics. Mechatronics Engineering is the efficient and effective integration of mechanical systems and electronics, and intelligent control. Mechatronics engineers employ precision engineering, control theory, computer science, and mathematics and sensor technology to design enhanced or ‘smart’ products, processes and systems. The term ‘Mechatronics’ refers to the art and science of combining precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and information systems for the production of intelligent machine systems. Almost everywhere you look you will see a mechatronic system. During the coming decades we will see an explosion of these automated systems further infiltrating our lives. Already, mechatronic systems are utilised in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, communication, transport, medicine, service, energy and smart farming. Robots are widely used to automate manufacturing processes for the benefits of productivity gain, quality consistency and reduction/elimination of labour. Mobile machines, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and Autonomous Ground Vehicle (AGV), are deployed to operate in hazardous environments. Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and components are now as small as a few microns and researchers are investigating nanotechnologies using mechatronic systems for implantation into the human body to repair or replace damaged physiological functions.

Rapid Prototyping: This is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or “additive layer manufacturing” technology. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has facility for the following Rapid Prototyping facilities:

  • The Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D Printing Machine
  • SolidWords Education Provided for Computer Aided Design Software
  • Autodesk Authorised Training Centre for Engineering 3D CAD and Simulation software

Industry size CNC Machine Centre

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