Students make Indian version of US equipment
Angamaly: Promoting the nationwide project Make in India, students of FISAT Engineering College in Angamaly have made an equipment for their Fab Lab.
The students have made an Indian version of the equipment, namely 3D printer, CNC machine and laser cutter, which has been imported from MIT in US.
The equipment, costing lakhs of rupees, were made by the students just by spending less than Rs 1 lakh.
The Indian version of the equipment was made for the mobile Fab Lab which is a travelling experiment lab. The mobile Fab Lab aims to promote the scope of science and technology in villages and schools from poor background and encourage school students in the subject.
The young engineers have filed an application to take patent for these equipment.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) vice-chairman Dr MP Pooniya appreciated the students for their expertise in technology while visiting the college. He has also offered support for research of the students and teachers in the institute.
The students at FISAT are preparing to register five start-up companies to market the five equipment developed by them.
FISAT Science and Technology Park nodal officer Jibi Varghese, Tom Anto and R Ranjith are supervising the projects.