Facilities and equipment

Polymer processing machines

    • 3 injection machines (Engel 80T, Engel 28T, Klockner 70T)
    • 3 single screw extruders (2 Brabender lab extruders, 1 axson compounder)
    • 2 twin screw extruders (Coperion 18D & 1 reactive extruder)
    • mini-compounder (Haake)
    • extrusion blow moulder Bekum
    • stretch blow moulder Bekum
    • co-injection/intrusion Main
    • 3 thermoset presses
    • extrusion plate die 150mm
    • extrusion blow film die diameter 150mm
    • extrusion blow moulding bottle 1L
    • extrusion stretch blow moulding bottle 1L
    • thermoforming mould for packaging applications
    • injection moulds for research
    • co-extrusion 2 layer plate die 120 mm
    • collaborative equipment of other FEA research groups
    • co-extrusion plate die 500 mm (1/3/5 layers) and co-extrusion blow film die (1/2/3 layers)
    • plate & foil co-extrusion unit equipped with 2 single screw extruders and 1 conical twin screw extruder
    • Hercules funding type 1 'Flaminco': co-extrusion and lamination equipment for integration of functional components in advanced multilayer materials.flaminco.JPG

General characterization equipment

    • dynamometers up to 5kN (including heating chamber)
    • peel tester
    • HDT-VICAT
    • MFI
    • weatherometer
    • viscosimeter
    • DSC-TGA-STA-FTIR

Prototyping tools

We have several machines at your disposal such as:

  • 3D BioScaffolder
  • 4 FDM based & modified machines for research
  • 2 new printing head methods
  • 3D printers: Objet30Pro, Dimension SST 1200es
  • Several low cost printers: Felix, Ultimaker, Velleman Vertex,...
  • BRM lasercutter and engraver
  • Schluechl vacuum casting application
  • milling machines: RivaCNC 2400 router, ISEL ICP 4030 3 axis milling machine
  • thermoforming for shell prototypes and small series
  • manual prototyping tools and materials
  • tools & equipment for AM extrusion based wire production
  • joined equipment with project partners (SLA, SLS, SLM, FDM, EBM, ...)