The Centre for Micro – Nano Manufacturing and Metrology (C-MNTM) focuses on services and research & development of high precision components for industrial requirements. In CMTI, work on precision engineering started in the year 1992 and in 1997 an underground building was constructed specifically for the purpose to promote the Precision engineering in the country. The building is one of its kind which had a class 1,00,000 for precision machining and an underground metrology lab with class 10,000 housed 6m below the ground with monolithic anti vibration concrete blocks maintained at 20°±0.5°C and vibration level < 0.2 μm. The department includes metrology laboratory for dimensional metrology with state of art equipments and accredited by NABL.
Presently, the C-MNTM takes up projects sponsored by Indian Industries, Industry consortiums and Government funded R&D and fabrication of high precision miniaturized micro and nano components having feature sizes in the order of less than one millimeter. Micro & Nano manufacturing is one of the emerging areas and CMTI has well established the facility to meet the requirement of Indian Industry.
The C-MNTM offers not only fabrication and inspection services but also offers technology development of complete components made up of miniaturized parts used in the area of biomedical, instrumentation, automobile and aerospace applications. The department offers services to more than 200 Indian industries annually.