Facilities & Equipment

PROTOTYPING

1)Connex 350 Printer

Connex 350 printer

Specifications
Workspace: 340 x 340 x 200 mm
Layer thickness: 16 μm
Accuracy: 20-85 μm for features below 50 mm
Operating Conditions Temperature: 18-25°C
Power Requirements: 110-240 VAC 50/60Hz
Mode Materials: Rigid Opaque, Vero White, Tango Black, Vero Clear.Support Material: SUP705
Support Material: SUP705

 

Connex 350 uses proven Poly Jet 3D Printing which is famous for smooth surfaces, fine precision and diverse material properties. It works a bit like inkjet document printing, but instead of jetting drops of ink onto paper, the print head jets microscopic layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray and instantly cures them with UV light. The fine layers build up to create a prototype or end-use part.

 

2)Dimension FDM

Dimension FDM

Specifications
Built Size (Maximum): 203 X 203 X 305 mm
Material used: ABS material.
Layer Thickness: 0.245 mm or .33 mm
Power Requirement: 110 – 120V, 15 A

 

Dimension BST 768 enables you to build parts quickly, even if you have never used a 3D printer before. Its display panel prompts you to press a few keys to get you modeling quickly. The system models with ABS plastic, so modeled parts are strong and durable. ABS also ensures that you will be able to drill, tap, sand, and paint your creations. With the speed and convenience of Breakaway Support Technology, completed parts are quickly available for review and test.

 

3) Plus Bot 2.0

Plus Bot 2.0

Specifications
Machine size: 450 x 350 x 370mm
Build size: 220 x 220 x 165mm
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
Layer Thickness: 0.1 mm
Speed (mm/s): 60
Positioning Precision: 27 microns
Power Supply: 20A SMPS Power Supply, 250W

It is a fully enclosed metal body. The Filament Spool fits inside the printer body. It has a LCD controller support and spring print bed adjustment. It uses high quality linear motion guide and is mechanically more stable compact design. The printer board REV D and power supply are placed at the bottom to give clean and neat look. It has a self locking design with accurate and easy belt placement. It has a large build volume with easy accessibility. It has an integrated Power supply for both Printer Board and Heat Bed. Extruder is designed for easy filament changing.

 

4) Epilog Laser Cutting Machine

Epilog Laser Cutting Machine
Specifications
Engraving Area: (610 x 305 mm ) Source =State-of-the-art, digitally controlled, air-cooled CO2 laser tubes are fully modular.
Resolution: User controlled from 75 to 1200 dpi. Electrical Requirements: 110 to 240 volts, 50 or 60 Hz, 15A AC. Ventilation System =350 – 400 CFM
Epilog laser mini machine extracts the desired shapes from an Acrylic material of up-to 6mm thickness. Software tool called Inkscapefor deriving the geometry of the required shape. This machine works in X-Y plane.

 

5) ShopBot

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Specifications
XY Move Speed: 15.24m/min
Z Move Speed: 9.14m/min.
XY Positioning Speed: 45.7m/min
Z Positioning Speed: 22.86m/min
Step Resolution: 0.0127mm
Positional Accuracy:+/- 0.076mm
Input Voltage: 110 volt (30 amp); or 220 volt (15 amp)

ShopBot is an amazing do-all tool for precisely cutting, carving, drilling or machining all kinds of things from all kinds of materials.  With a ShopBot, you use the included software to design your parts on your personal computer, then, like a robot, the computer controls the cutter to precisely cut your parts.

REVERSE ENGINEERING

1) PICZA Laser Scanner

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Specifications
Max scanning area: 304.8mm*203.2mm*60.5mm
Scanning method: Contacting, mesh-point height sensing
Scanning pitch: X/Y axis direction-0.05 to 5.00mm (settable in steps of 0.05mm) Z-axis direction-0.025
Scanning speed: XY axis-30mm/ sec, Z-axis-9mm/ sec

The combination of rotary and plane scanning modes allows the LPX-250 to provide unmatched versatility. You can scan an expansive array of objects, from smooth contours to highly intricate models. Resolution is user definable to 0.2mm. Rotary Scanning Mode is ideal for quickly scanning spherical and smooth-surfaced objects. Once the object is placed on the LPX-250’s rotating table, the laser beam travels vertically up the rotating object to generate a digital file. Plane Scanning Mode Plane scanning is especially suited for capturing flat areas, hollow objects, oblique angles and fine details. The LPX-250 laser beam scans a maximum of six surfaces at right angles in plane scanning mode

2)Rapid I – Vision Measuring System

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Specifications
Video Resolution: 800 x 600 pixelsMagnification: 11-67X
Magnification: 11-67X
Lighting: Collimated Profile Lighting: Coaxial Lighting; Auxiliary Flexible Lighting
Work stage Size: 375×275/ 544x362Accuracy: (3 + L/100) mm (L in mm)
Accuracy: (3 + L/100) mm (L in mm)Touch Probe: Renishaw 3-Axis Touch Probe with 1 mm accuracy
Touch Probe: Renishaw 3-Axis Touch Probe with 1 mm accuracy

The Rapid-I system can perform various operations like tracing a CAD drawing from available model for determining various dimensions, 3D scanning, contouring for obtaining point cloud data, etc. A 2MP camera is used for magnification and the model can be traced out by adjusting the length between the camera and the work-piece.

3)Artec Spider Scanner

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Specifications

3D resolution: 0.1 mm, 3D point accuracy: 0.05 mm, 3D accuracy over dist. up to: 0.03% over 100 cm, Texture resolution: 1.3 MP, Working distance: 0.17 – 0.3 m, Linear field of view (closest): 90×70 mm

Linear field of view (furthest): 180×140 mm

Exposure time: 0.0005 s

Data acquisition speed up to: 1000000 points/s

Artec Spider 3D scanner is designed specifically for CAD users and is perfect for reverse engineering, product design, quality control and mass production. Together with Artec Studio software it is a powerful desktop tool for designers, engineers and inventors of every kin. Artec Spider is the first handheld 3D scanner for CAD applications. It scans with accuracy of up to 50 microns and resolution of up to 100 microns, meaning that this scanner is most effective when digitizing small-sized objects with intricate details, sharp edges and thin ribs.

TESTING

1) Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

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Specifications
Temperature range: -170°C to 600°C
Heating rate: 0.01 to 20 K/min
Frequency range: 0.01 to 100 HzHigh force range: 24 N
High force range: 24 N
High resolution force range: 8 N
Controlled strain amplitude: ± 240 μm
Static deformation: Up to 20 mm

The new DMA 242 E Artemis combines ease of handling with the user-friendly Proteus® Measurement and evaluation software. This makes it fast and easy to characterize the Dynamic-mechanical properties as a function of frequency, temperature and time. Its modular design along with a wide variety of sample holders and cooling systems allow the DMA 242 E Artemis to handle a broad range of applications and samples. Various add-on options make it the ideal device for any laboratory and a safe investment for the long-term.

MANUFACTURING

1) Autocast

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Labware supports part modeling and geometry analysis, core print design & mold cavity layout, feeder design and solidification simulation, gating design and mold filling simulation. The Labware includes Melt-IT tabletop induction melting furnace along with direct pouring in mold, and thermocouple data capture. This is useful for experiments to verify simulation results.

2) Espin Nano Machine

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Electrospinning is a simple and versatile method to produce polymer nanofibres by accelerating a charged polymer in a very high electric field. Polymer in solution (or melt) form is loaded in the syringe and is connected to the positive terminal (it also can be negative terminal) of the high voltage power supply. The solution should be pushed at a constant flow rate by the syringe pump. High voltage is used to create an electrically charged jet of polymer solution or melt. At the tip of syringe solution drop is hold due to surface tension. At high voltage supply, electrostatic force generated at the inter molecules of droplet. When this electrostatic force is overcomes to the surface tension, small hemispherical cone is formed known as Taylor cone and the droplet is stretched to the negative terminal drum collector. When polymer jet comes in atmosphere, low boiling point low boiling point solvent gets evaporated and solute in form long and nanoscale diameter is deposited on the drum. Different parameters like flow rate, viscosity, surface tension, electric field, rotation speed of collecting drum, etc. affect electrospinning process.