CFI is equipped with many state of the art equipment including a CNC and a 3D printer. Other facilities includes a fully equipped electronics lab funded by Eaton and various other useful tools and machinery



The CNC machines caters the need of a vast number of projects and competitions.

The machine was donated in 2013 by 1998 Alumni batch of IITM. The MultiCNC machine is manufactured by SVPLASER.COM , founded by Mr.Viswesh Srinivasan, also an alumni of 1998 batch from IIT Madras.

The Specifications of the CNC Router Machine available is
3-axis cnc router ( 2’x2′ size) with 1 h. P. Bosch router tool spring loaded pen-plotter
Justcam basic software
Vinyl cutting knife kit for sign making
Burning laser (150 mw ). Can burn/mark on paper, plastics
Hot knife cutter for thermocol cutting
2d cmm using red point laser
2d cmm using camera
3d cmm using touch-probes
Justcam auto-nesting software
3d shape router package

The following teams use CNC machine regularly
Aero club
Shell Eco marathon

3D printer


A Wanhao Duplicator 4S 3D printer is available in CFI. The printer is setup in the Eaton lab and was funded by Eaton. The printer caters the need of many projects and competitions including ASME, AUV, IARC e.t.c

The printer specifications are:

  • Printer ships with 2 Filament Rolls (1x ABS & 1 x PLA)
  • Extruder: New! MK10 Dual-Extruders
  • Filament Size: 1.75mm Dedicated
  • Layer Capability: 0.1mm – 0.5mm
  • Build Envelope: 225mm x 145mm x 150mm
  • Filament Capabilities: ABS, PLA, PVA
  • Software: ReplicatorG (Opensource), Sailfish (Opensource), Simplify 3D



Central Workshop

CFI is housed in the Central Workshop building at the heart of the IIT Madras campus. We are lucky to have the services of the Central Workshop available to us. Please visit their official website and take a look at the facilities available.

If you wish to place an order for any of your projects under CFI,

1. Download the work order form here.

2. Print a copy, fill it up with your requirements.

3. Contact the CFI Head or any of the Core team members and get it approved and signed by them. (Contact details can be found here.)

4. Submit the signed copy to Mr. Sudhakar (+91-9840601806), CFI’s maintenance in-charge and representative to the Central Workshop.

Should you face any issues, feel free to contact the student management team.