(Last Updated on : 31/01/2015)
Central Institute of Tool Design, which in abbreviation is known as CITD, is an institute in India providing programs in Tool Engineering and Technology.
Central Institute of Tool Design has the main campus in Hyderabad
, which is the capital of Andhra Pradesh
. This technical college has a branch campus in Vijayawada
and an extension centre in Chennai
History of Central Institute of Tool Design
Central Institute of Tool Design was established in 1968 by the Government of India with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) as an executing agency.
Objectives of Central Institute of Tool Design
The objectives of Central Institute of Tool Design are to convene the requirements of industry in the fields of tool design and manufacturing and to train technical personnel in these fields. The institute, Central Institute of Tool Design has strong links with industries to impart practical knowledge by way of undertaking tooling assignments.
To offer consultancy and advisory services including assistance in the design and development of tools.
To recommend measures to standardise tools and tooling elements, components of jigs, fixtures, dies etc.
To provide room facility.
Research Rooms in Central Institute of Tool Design
Central Institute of Tool Design has a tool room with sophisticated CNC machines like CNC EDM (Charmilles Roboform 54), CNC Wirecut EDM (AGIE Cut Classic-III and Electronics), 4- and 5-Axis High-Speed Machining Centres, Kellenberger CNC Cylindrical Grinding Machine and 3D Coordinate measuring machine with scanning and digitization facilities. Central Institute of Tool Design is capable of EMCO table top CNC turning and milling machines with closed loop systems to impart training in CNC Programming.
Machines in Central Institute of Tool Design
The calibration laboratory has Universal Horizontal metro scope ULM OPAL 600 Carl Zeiss Technology (Germany) and Slip Gauge Measuring Unit 826 with Millitron 1240 (Mahr, Germany) to standardize the limit gauges, micrometers and dial indicators.
Automation Centre in Central Institute of Tool Design
Automation Centre in Central Institute of Tool Design is well equipped with simulator training kits like Advanced Pneumatics Trainer, Advanced Electro Pneumatics Trainer with PID controls, Advanced Hydraulics Trainer, Advanced Electro Hydraulics Trainer, Closed-loop Hydraulics Trainer with PID Controls, PLC Trainer, Sensors Technology Trainer, Modular Production System with testing, processing, handling and sorting stations, cut section models of elements, transparent working models of hydraulics element and many other institutes.
CAD/CAM Centre in Central Institute of Tool Design
The CAD/CAM Centre is capable of providing with hardware like Compaq workstations, IBM, DELL systems, Pentium IV systems and software like AutoCAD, MDT Ideas NX11, Pro-E Wildfire, Catia V5, UG, Ansys, Nastran, Hypermesh, MasterCam, DelCam, Solid Work, Solid edge and many others.
Library of Central Institute of Tool Design
Central Institute of Tool Design has a library with an anthology of technical books in tool engineering. Information Technology subscribes to international journals like CIRP Annals, American Machinist, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (ASME), Precision Engineering (Japan), Precision Tool Maker, etc. For the distribution of information, the centre publishes a computerised existing consciousness abstracting bulletin and provides a technical enquiry service.
Outstation Services of Central Institute of Tool Design
Central Institute of Tool Design extends its services to developing countries by imparting knowledge and skills to their personnel in the field of Tool Design, CAD/CAM and Low-Cost Automation Techniques.
Training Programmes of Central Institute of Tool Design
Central Institute of Tool Design conducts regular and part-time training programmes in the field of Tool Design and Manufacture, Low Cost Automation, Mechatronics and Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture. It conducts short-term courses, special-purpose clinics in Tool Engineering, seminars, tailor-made programmes, in disciplines for the benefit of working workers. It offers M.E, M.E. (Tool Design), Post Graduate Course in Tool, Die and Mould Design, Post Diploma in Tool Design, M-tech, and Advanced Diploma in Tool and Die Making Engineering
(ADTDME) of four years duration.
Consultancy of Central Institute of Tool Design
Central Institute of Tool Design provides a consultancy and servicing facility to industry, including assistance in design and development of tools, and it also recommends measures to standardise tools and tooling elements, components of jigs and fixtures, dies and moulds and other tools. Central Institute of Tool Design is a member on technical committees of the Bureau of Indian Standards.