It is a fact that the contributions from mould & die making industry are greatly influencing the status of the entire manufacturing sector. One of the major concerns of the mould & die makers today is the unavailability of a well-organised facilitation and development centre to address the burning issues in the sector which could not be taken up as individuals. The Mould & Die Makers Association together with the Ministry of Industry & Commerce and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa identified the key issues and was able to launch a ten-year development plan in 2006. As part of this plan, a die and mould facilitation and development centre was established.
The centre will operate within the framework of the University, but with sufficient flexibility to carry out activities independently. The university academics will have access to the facilities of the centre for their research and development activities mainly related to the die and mould making and processing of plastics and rubber in collaboration with the industry. The industry will have direct access to the facilities and services without any delay that would otherwise exist in a normal laboratory. One of the main objectives of this facility is to provide essential services to the die and mould making sector, which would otherwise be available in foreign countries at an extremely high cost.
Facilities and Major Equipment
- CNC Machining Center (4-Axis)
- CNC Lathe
- CNC Electric Discharge Machine (EDM)
- MoldFlow, Pro/Engineer, SOLIDWORKS, SolidCAM, COSMOS, ANSYS, AutoCAD Software for training, tool designing, analysing and manufacturing.
Mr. KHJ Mangala (Lecturer)
- Email: email@example.com
Mr. IMJ Priyankara (Technical Officer)
Address: Die & Mould Facilitation and Development Centre, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Moratuwa.
Phone: +94 11 2650621 (Ext: 4535)
More information about the Die and Mould Facilitation and Development Centre can be obtained from here.