SAMPLE PROJECTS

Project Description:
Determining the mechanical properties of handmade composite fins that are manufactured with several layers of carbon fabrics

Product application:
Used for diving and snorkeling

Approach:
Tensile testing and 3-point bending following ASTM standards

Project Description:
Determining the hardness of a Cobalt-Chrome (CoCr) disc in order to select the appropriate cutting tool properties

Product application:
Used for manufacturing dental implants through CNC machining

Approach:
Hardness measurement

Project Description:
Manufacturing a prototype metal flange to evaluate material and achieved tolerances

Product application:
Used in corrosive environments

Approach:
3-axis CNC milling using custom made fixturing and evaluation of cutting parameter combinations

Project Description:
Determining the geometrical accuracy of a Pelton wheel

Product application:
Used for power generation in hydroelectric facilities

Approach:
White light scanning using the IScan system in selected areas of interest and post-processing of point cloud to derive a partial digitised model of the Pelton wheel.
Calculation of the relative bucket positions in the axial and radial directions as well as the angular distance between buckets.

Project Description:
Manufacturing of brass end fittings

Product application:
Used in water installations

Approach:
CNC machining (turning, milling) using custom made fixturing that could accomodate several workpieces in one setup to minimize changeover time and increase production rate

Project Description:
Evaluating the die design of an aluminum alloy part manufactured through high-pressure die casting (HPDC)

Product application:
Used in automotive applications

Approach:
FEA simulations to evaluate molten metal flow, temperature distribution and solidification time.
Development of data-driven models to predict possible defects and optimise process parameters.

Project Description:
Turning process modelling (research)

Product application:
N/A

Approach:
Development of an analytical part elastic deflection model.
Validation through a series of turning experiments with simultaneous measurement of cutting forces.

Project Description:
Evaluating different production floor layouts in terms of setup and operational efficiency (research)

Product application:
Design of manufacturing systems

Approach:
Development of an Augmented Reality environment for on-site rapid evaluation of equipment placement and equipment interactions.

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