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Manufacturing Research Facilities
 Mori Seiki NMV1500 5-axis CNC milling centre with 60,000 RPM spindle and automatic work changer.(Awarded as part of the MTTRF project.) Mori Seiki NMV1500 5-axis CNC milling centre with 60,000 RPM spindle
Esprit 2013 - CAD/CAM Software (Awarded as part of the MTTRF project) Esprit 2013 - CAD/CAM Facility
Laserline 3kW High Power Diode Laser Laserline 3kW High Power Diode Laser
StarDrill/Cut 150 Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser System StarDrill/Cut 150 Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser System
Hembrug Super-Mikroturn CNC Turning Centre Hembrug Super-Mikroturn CNC Turning Centre
Grinding of 200mm Silicon Wafers and other Semiconductor Substrates  
HURCO VM1 (3-axis) and VM3 (4-axis) Vertical Machining Centres
Ultimaker 1 3D Printers.  FDM printing with 10um layer resolution up to 20 microns and travel speeds up to 350mm/s
HAAS TL2 CNC Lathe
GF AgieCharmilles Form 20 Die Sinking Electro Discharge Machining System
 
Fujifilm Prescale Pressure Mapping Film
Lloyd LR30K Uniaxial Testing Machine
VarioCAM hr research 780, Thermal Imaging Camera
OPTEL UG-SA 600W Ultrasonic Generator
Kistler 3 and 4 Component Force Sensors
Characterisation Equipment
FEI Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
Atomic Force Micrcope
Phillips Glancing Angle X Ray Diffraction System
Spectroscopic Ellipsometer
DataPhysics Contact Angle measurement system- surface energy.  Variable angle ellipsometer
Rockwell hardness tester Rockwell hardness tester
Veeco Optical profilometer – surface roughness measurement Veeco Optical profilometer
Olympus metallurgical microscope & stereo microscope. Olympus GX51 Microscope
Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) Spectroscopy
Pin-on-Disk system – friction and wear tester

Scratch adhesion tester (above)
Pin-on-disc wear tester (below)
Scratch adhesion tester Pin-on-disc wear tester
Ball and cratering device – coating thickness
Erosive wheel tester
Sand abrasion system
Glancing angle XRD – crystalline phase identification
Lenton tube furnace – thermal stability studies
Microhardness tester
Vickers hardness tester