The Industrial visit to RBD Engineers was organized on 9th Feb 2019 for 2nd Year Mechanical Engineering Students. The students were accompanied by Prof. V R Iyer and Teaching Assistant Mr. Vidit Ghelani. Students interacted with the CEO of RBD Engineers, Mr. Sanjay Desai and discussed about their products, processes and the challenges they face in operations. The tour started by visiting their foundry where the students witnessed induction furnaces, cupola furnaces, mold making, raw material melting, molten metal pouring and mold sand retreatment plant. The processes were explained to the students in detail by the instructor. In addition to this, students visited their Labs in which they test mold properties and another where final casting material properties are tested. Students saw their in-house machining shop where they had shot blasting machine, CNC and VMC machines. The visit was concluded with a small session with CEO where students discussed their queries. Furthermore, Mr. Sanjay Desai offered students an opportunity to do summer internship or a Project at the foundry to expand their theoretical and practical knowledge. Overall, the experience of the students was very enriching and their concept of theories became clearer.
-By Abutibyan Hawawala
& Dhruv Parikh