NFTDC is an autonomous and self financing R & D institution under the aegis of Ministry of Mines, dedicated to the development of Advanced Materials + Innovative Processes on the one hand and Engineering Design + Analysis and Electronics + Instrumentation + Control leading to component and systems development & integration on the other. NFTDC is an unique Technology Centre, in that it is a multi disciplinary knowledge domain based institution which enables the centre to undertake complex technology development endeavours as interdisciplinary projects involving both knowledge creation (scientific know-why) and knowledge integration (technical knowhow). NFTDC’s uniqueness also stems from its three genetic characteristics, namely (i) self financing nature, (ii) its multi disciplinary all executive Human resource and (iii) R & D policy of applied R & D as contract / sponsored research oriented to needs of user agencies.
NFTDC is involved in development of advanced materials, components and systems in high technology areas such as (i) Aerospace & Aeronautical (ii) Automotive, (iii) Energy (conventional and nonconventional), (iv) Metallurgical & Process Engineering, (v) Biomedical and Health care and (vi) Environment sectors. The basic core competence of NFTDC in (a) Design, (b) Advanced materials & Manufacturing and (c) Controls and Instrumentation have been integrated in all projects to render technology solutions in an end to end paradigm. NFTDC's systems approach to technology development enables concept to product development thus addressing the real gaps in translational research. NFTDC has state of art facilities in design, advanced manufacturing, product development and pilot production together with advanced testing & characterization facilities. Centre of Excellence in (a) EV and Hybrid EV Drives under National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM), (b) Materials & Energy Systems, (c) Advanced manufacturing Technologies cater to development next generation technologies.