Vellore Institute of Technology has established advanced facilities to propagate emerging technologies and train manpower in the field of computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. This centre acts as a crucial link to foster the development of high value-added services and to streamline product innovation processes to the industries.The primary function of the Centre is to promote Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering and develop teaching and research expertise for the benefit of students and industry personnel. The Centre promotes University-Industry interaction through collaborative research programmes, extension courses and consultancy services in CAD / CAM / CAE. The Centre is actively assisting the local industries in developing mechanism, dye and mould making, complex part manufacturing, rapid prototyping and reverse engineering applications.
Some of the major initiatives in the direction of strengthening of research in the CAD / CAM area are signing of MoUs with Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, (CMTI), Govt. of India, Bangalore, Defence Research & Development Laboratory, Govt. of India, Hyderabad, and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, (IGCAR), Govt. of India, Kalpakkam and Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Madras.
The CAD/CAM Centre is equipped with 120 IBM workstations and has a world class high-end CAD/CAM/CAE Softwares like CATIA, Unigraphics, IDEAS, PROE, HYPERWORKS, ANSYS, ALGOR, DFMA, CIMATRON, SOLIDCAM, VIRTUALNC, IGRIP, QUEST, ARENA, FLUENT and GAMBIT.