Our facilities and equipment include

Non-Conventional Machining:  :

  • Electro Discharge Machining (EDM)

  • Laser Beam Machining (LBM)

  • Roland LPX-600 3D Laser Scanner

  • Hitachi TM3000 Bench top Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

  • 3D Zscanner 800

  •  CO2 Laser 

Computer Aided Design/Manufacture (CAD/CAM) and Analytical Simulation Tools:  

  • Ansys 

  • Solidworks

  • Oasys AdSec 8.2

  • CAD-CAM: Computer-Aided Design & Computer-Aided Manufacturing software

Materials Synthesis, Processing and Characterisation: 

  • Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) Surface analyser

  • Integrated Bench top Spraybase Electro spinner

  • Jeol CX100 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

  • Siemens D-500 X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRD)

  • Microwave Reactor

  • Agilent 6460 Triple Quad Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS)

  • 2 x Agilent Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometers (GC-MS)

  • 2 x Shimadzu High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

  • Perkin Elmer Shimadzu Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy  (FT-IR)

  • Varian Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)

  • 3 X Agilent Atomic Absorption (AA)

  • Spray Dryer

  • Freeze Dryer

  • TX.AT texture analyser (shear force, toughness, tenderness etc)

  • Infrared moisture analysers

  • Viscometers

  • Dionex HPLC with Evaporative Light Scattering (ELS)detection

  • Bench-top extractor

Additive Manufacturing (AM) /3D Printing: 

  • 3D printing, Stratasys Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)

  • 3D Systems Projet 3500 HD Max.

Industrial Metrology: 

  • Bench top CMM arm (touch and optical scanning)

  • Hexagon Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Simulation Modelling:  

  • @Risk: Monte Carlo simulation software

  • SIMUL8 Discrete Event System Simulation Software

Statistical Data Analytics: 

  • The DecisionTools Suite: Palisade Intuitive Excel add-on software that contains the following:

    • BigPicture: Mind mapping and data exploration

    • PrecisionTree: Decision tree analysis

    • Evolver: Genetic Algorithms and Linear Programming

    • NeuralTools: Neural network analysis

    • TopRank: “What-if” sensitivity analysis

    • @Risk: Monte Carlo simulation software

    • StatTools: Statistical analysis

  • Minitab: Statistical Analysis Software

  • R Statistical Software: A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics

  • Maple 2016:Technical computing, software including visualization, data analysis, matrix computation, and connectivity

  • Excel VBA (Visual Basic for Applications): Programming language of Excel

  • SPSS:  Logical batched and non-batched statistical analysis software.

  • Matlab: Mathematical computation, visualization, and programming software.

Vision Systems: 

  • LabVIEW: Integrated development software  for control systems

Inline Process Monitoring:  

  • UV-Vis Spectrometer

  • NIR Spectrometer

  • Custom-made slit dies

  • Fibre optic Pressure transducers

  • Inline melt temperature thermocouples