Centre for Innovative Manufacturing Research (CIMR)

CIMR was established to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs, with a focus on sustainable manufacturing, through an integrated multi-disciplinary research, collaboration between different industries, competitors, vendors and customers at solving tough commercial problems. The primary focus of CIMR is to train the faculty and students in developing and making systemically-complex, technologically-intensive, and socially-impactful solutions that are functional, aesthetic, usable and sustainable. It is also focused to strengthen the research at VIT by adding value, effecting knowledge transfer, generating intellectual property, and raising new technologies through the innovative manufacturing research. CIMR pursues excellence in research and industry interaction and lead the successful amalgamation of research in the areas of advanced manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine tools technology, precision engineering, non-traditional material removal processes, sustainable manufacturing, condition monitoring of machine tools and advanced material processing. The faculty members of CIMR are actively involved in executing a number of R&D projects from government agencies including DST, AR&DB, ISRO, UGC, BNRS and various consultancy projects from industries. The centre has the strong collaboration with various foreign universities across the globe.

CIMR - Research Centre is established in December 2016, in association with School of Mechanical Engineering.
Vision : To become a Centre of Excellence in the field of Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Processing.
Mission : To train faculty and students in establishing a world class innovative manufacturing research with state of art facilities to meet the critical challenges and pursue excellence in research and industry interaction and lead the successful amalgamation of research in the areas of advanced manufacturing.
Major Areas of Research : Advanced material processing, Additive manufacturing, Machining, Surface Engineering & Materials Characterization & Testing .


A study of structural damping and forced vibration response of Carbon Nanotube reinforced rotating tapered hybrid composite plates.




An MOU is signed between CIMR-VIT and Cranfield University, UK.


  • Low Velocity Impact Tester
  • High Velocity Impact Tester
  • 4 channel Data Accusation system
  • Dewesoft Modal Analysis software
  • Composite fabrication setup (Vacuum Pump, Industrial Oven)


  • Vale Added Programme 30-Hour on “Introduction To Welding Simulation and  Basic Training On SYSweld” 26-29 September 2018
  • One day value Added Programme on “Hands on Training in Automatic TIG Welding” 18th December, 2017

Subdivisions in it

  • Additive Manufacturing.
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Mechanics of composite of Materials

Dr. Raja Annamalai A

Professor & Director