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Design and Manufacturing Resource center (DMRC) has been established in School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad and functional since December 2011. The center has already acquired and made operative a full range of basic manufacturing technologies. The induction of advance technologies will be undertaken in next phase. The center now has capacity to train and educate more than 350 students annually. After establishment in 2011, the center has already trained 700 undergraduate students for their workshop technology courses. DMRC is providing support to all engineering schools who have manufacturing or workshop Practice courses in their curriculum.

Besides education, DMRC also plays a vital role of backbone for manufacturing of parts and products in NUST. It not only provides support to students for their projects and tasks both at Under and Post Graduate level, it also has provided support to local industry by accepting their manufacturing requirements. A work worth Rs 1.5M has already been completed. More is to come and is in the pipe line.

In the center, a Design office and a Reference facility is also being created to have a complete capability for product or part manufacturing, starting from design and ending up as a product. It also includes preparation of complete documentation like Manufacturing drawings, Process sequence, Catalogues, Schematics, Manuals etc. An undocumented parts can also be reverse engineered at this center as soon as the Reference Lab and Design office are set up. In near future, Heat Treatment and Tool Room will also be established to provide deeper support for comprehensive manufacturing endeavor.

Aerial view of Design and Manufacturing Resource Center (DMRC)