The following facilities of the School cater to the needs of practical courses pertaining to B.Tech. & M.Tech. programmes.
- Aerodynamics & Propulsion Lab.
- Aero Structures Lab.
- Automobile Lab.
- CAD/CAM Lab.
- Dynamics Lab.
- Heat Transfer Lab.
- Machine shop.
- Metallurgy Lab.
- Mechatronics Lab.
- Metrology Lab.
- Robotics & Automation Lab.
- Thermal Lab.
The CAD/CAM lab is equipped with dedicated Workstations and a High-end server with ADAMS, ANSYS, AutoCAD, Pro E, CATIA, EXTEND SIM, IDEAS, Mechanical Desktop, Solid CAM, etc…
Shanmugha Precision Forging (SPF) is a unique facility for the students belonging to the School of Mechanical Engineering (SoME) to get hands-on industrial training embedded in their curriculum itself. It is a world class training cum manufacturing facility comprising the following facilities.
- 7 axes twin spindle turning centre with bar feeder facility
- CNC machining centres
- CNC Lathes
- Conventional machines
- Furnaces (Oil fired and electrical)
- Non-traditional machines
- Presses in different capacities
- NABL accredited standards room facility comprising of Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), high resolution profile projector, contour recorder, video measuring system, universal length measuring machine, etc.
Facilities like Variable Compression Ratio Engine, Computer Controlled Engine test-rig, Exhaust gas analyzer, Disc wear testing machine, Material Characterization test facilities, TIG welding, Stir-casting Furnace, etc. are available for conducting research and consultancy.
National Facility for Mechatronics
His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India dedicated the National Facility for Mechatronics to the nation on 24th September 2006. The facilities include an Automated Production System, Automation Studio software, Industrial Robot, Mobile robot, Pneumatic and Hydraulic simulators, Sensor kits, Workspace software etc. This facility is established in collaboration with AICTE and M/s Brakes India Ltd. and symbolizes the growing synergy between Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Science Engineering.
Technology Business Incubator(TBI)
SASTRA has established a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the area of 3D Printing and Internet of Things (IoT) with the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
3D printing or additive manufacturing is the creation of three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file by processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control with material being added together (such as liquid molecules or powder grains being fused together). In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. 3D printing enables you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.
IoT is a computing concept. It describes a future where every day physical objects connected to the internet. The IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention. When IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities.