29th January 2016
- The Hindu
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai, has received a research and development funding of Rs. 16.49 lakh from the Department of Science and Technology for the project “Automated button feeding riveting machine for garment Industries” developed by G. Manikandan, Professor and Head, M. Maran and A. Arun Senthil Kumar, co-principal investigators.
The project is the outcome of consultancy work carried out for Penguin Apparels. The department also received Rs. 17 lakh from the DST for the development of safe, human-powered and low-cost multipurpose machine for fireworks industries in Sivakasi for the team comprising Dr. Manikandan, V. Anbumalar and P. Rajesh Kanna.
This project is the outcome of consultancy work carried out for Sri Kaliswari Fireworks, Sivakasi. The aim of the project is to develop a low-cost machine operated by human power for manufacturing fireworks considering the safety of labour.