School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Manufacturing

Engineering Workshop

Providing extensive and flexible support for the production of teaching equipment, research capability, and student projects.

Machining workshop

Precision Engineering

Industry standard capabilities

Broad range of milling, cutting and welding facilities for the production of high quality metallic components

Some of our workshop capabilities include:

 

3 x CNC Vertical Machining Centres
5 Axis CNC EDM Wire Eroding Machine
3 x CNC 5 Axis Simultaneous Machining Centres
CNC EDM Die Sinking Machine
CNC Mill Turn Machine
CNC High Pressure Water Jet Cutter
FeatureCAM, Hypermill, Solid Works and HyperCAD solid modelling and surface generation software
5-axis Computerised Coordinate Measuring Machine and Vision Measurement System 

Polymer & Composite Processing

Using state of the art processing, analytical and testing facilities to create an outstanding research infrastructure and a platform for undertaking high quality applied and fundamental research, reflecting the needs of the polymer and composite industries.

Rotational moulding robot

Polymers

Rotational & Blow Moulding

Industrial and custom-built technology for the manufacture of polymer products

Some of our polymer manufacturing and processing capabilities include;

Rotational Moulding
Ferry RS 1600 carousel rotational moulding machine
Single arm Caccia 1400R shuttle rotational moulding machine
Injection Moulding
Arburg Allrounder 320S 500-350 with Selogica Control Injection Moulding Machine
Rondol Technology High Force 5 Injection Moulding Machine
Thermoforming
C R Clarke 1820 Vacuum Former
Custom-built laboratory plug assist pressure former

Prototyping Studio

The Prototype workshop provides comprehensive and flexible support for the manufacture of a whole array of teaching equipment, research rigs, and student projects.

Some of our design studio capabilities include:

FB 1800 50W Laser Cutting Machine
4-Axis CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter
Stratasys Objet 30 Pro 3D Printer
Brown & Sharpe Co-ordinate Measuring Machine

Manufacture and Assembly Automation

Exploring the future of automated production with state-of-the-art robotic technology

Student with Baxter robot

Automated Assembly

Robotics

The School is equipped with a Baxter humanoid robot platform and a Mitsubishi RV-M1 5-axis robot for teaching and research activities