Laboratories

  1. Bigprint 
    The PrintBIG lab has the objective to support research activities on additive manufacturing of large scale objects of various materials eg. concrete, ceramics, metal or polymers. It is equipped with printing and characterization equipment.

  2. Biofabrication
    The Biofabrication Lab has state-of-the art systems that produce scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. The existing equipments are additive manufacturing systems enabling to process a wide range of materials (polymers, polymer/ceramics and polymer/metals) in a layer-by-layer fashion.
     
  3. Cell Culture 
    Cell Culture laboratory intends to facilitate the implementation of state-of-the-art advances in cell culture providing resources to the researchers to develop in vitro studies with primary cells or cell lines. Moreover, it is possible perform single or co-cultures under static or dynamic conditions.

  4. Direct Digital Manufacturing: ceramics
    Ceramic additive manufacturing is an area that has been growing more and more due to the freedom and technical efficiency that it allows on the creation of parts. The Direct Digital Manufacturing Ceramics laboratory contains equipment that allows the production of ceramic parts and prototypes of small and large scales simultaneously optimizing ceramic pastes and composites for new uses.

  5. Direct Digital Manufacturing: metals
    The digital direct metal manufacturing laboratory is a space prepared and equipped with additive manufacturing equipment and some post-processing technologies such as inert atmosphere sintering ovens.

  6. Direct Digital Manufacturing: polymers and composites

    Additive Fabrication is an advanced manufacturing technology in which the three-dimensional objects are built through the addition of material in a layer-by-layer fashion. The produced objects can be functional or simply serve for an conceptual evaluation of the desired product being development.
    The Additive Manufacturing Laboratory is a space with equipment dedicated to the rapid automatic fabrication of physical objects.

  7. Materials Characterisation
    The Materials Characterisation Laboratory is equipped with several systems enabling the characterisation of a wide range of materials for mechanical, aeronautical, aerospace, food packaging and medical applications.

  8. Materials Chemistry

    Materials Chemistry Laboratory provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and materials to perform the synthesis and preparation of novel materials that can be applied to several areas, such as mechanical engineering, aeronautical, aerospace, food packaging, ceramic and biomedical applications.

  9. Mechanical Technology

  10. Multiscale Modelling and Reverse Engineering

    The Reverse Engineering Laboratory is the home of an exciting project at CDRSP which looks to the future where we will be able to capture all relevant scales of complexity and composition so that we can replicate function and not just form.

  11. Structure and Morphology
    The Structure and Morphology Laboratory aims to the characterization of solid and liquid materials at micro and nano-scale using the X-Ray diffraction principle. The Spectroscopy Lab is equipped with a Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS) system used to determine the crystallisation degree, size of crystals and spatial arrangement and materials phase analysis, and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) used to explore the microstructure.

     

  12. Training Factory