Research activities

Besides the new Fablab containing state-of-the-art prototyping equipment, there is a simulation environment and design-tools. The lab also contains polymer processing machines and non-destructive testing equipment.

 

For more detailed information on the infrastructure of each topic below, please see Infrastructure.

Simulation and Design

Simulatie tool

We provide simulation tools to make the first 3D models at the start of the design process.

The first simulations are finite-element based and focus on the mechanical behaviour of the part.
We can, however, upon request, also look into other simulations such as thermal, acoustical, EMC, ....

The software used is ao. ABAQUS & LS-Dyna, 
Hymermesh, Matlab, Thermocalc, ...

Based on our user experience the design can be adapted.

    Polymer processing

    Polymeerverwerking

    We have experience in a wide range of polymer processing techniques to support the upscaling of the production process:

    • extrusion (single screw and twin screw)
    • stretch blow moulding
    • (co)-injection
    • plate and foil co-extrusion unit equiped with 2 single screw extruders and 1 conical twin screw extruder (coming soon)

     

     

    Prototyping

    Prototyping fun

    We provide a wide range of additive manufacturing technologies using following machines or tools:

    • lasercutter, engraver
    • 3D printers
    • vacuum casting application
    • milling machines
    • thermoforming
    • mock-ups

    "The tools to build literally anything one can imagine."

      Testing

      Pre compliance testen

      To make sure your product meets the desired quality demands.

      We offer expertise in following domains:

      • advanced mechanical testing and measurement
      • fire safety test
      • environmental tests
      • LCA analysis
      • RoHS tests
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