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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Centre

Upper organisation
Dublin City University
Type
Research Center
Address

Glasnevin
Dublin
Dublin
Co. Dublin
Ireland

Description

The Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APT) focuses on state of the art research activities in the areas of Production Technology, Product Design & Sustainability, Micro and Nano Systems Technology, Advanced Materials Engineering and Bio Systems. The APT is a leading international research centre which as a primary goal strives to provide significant translational benefit to the wider community. Research projects undertaken within APT are conducted to a world class level and support local and internationally based enterprises. The APT research group has established a strong infrastructure of equipment and people in the area of processing technologies at DCU. APTs education and outreach events include seminars and courses which enable the transfer of processing technologies knowledge to the broader community.

The APT Research Centre works in five main research areas:

  • Production Technology
  • Advanced Materials Development
  • Product Design and Sustainability
  • Micro and Nano Systems Technology
  • Biotechnology

APT centre is working closely with following national and international research centres and organisations:

  • I-Form SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics
  • Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) Engineering Research Centre, Arizona State University
  • European Materials Research Society (E-MRS)

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Centre

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Centre

Contact Person
Dermot Brabazon
Director
E-mail
dermot.brabazon@dcu.ie
inamul.ahad@dcu.ie
Phone
0035317008213
Equipment

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing/ Rapid Prototyping Techniques

Aconity MINI Metal 3D Printer

Stratasys Connex 1

Uprint

Dimension FDM

NanoScribe

Laser Processing Capabilites

CO2 1.5kW Rofin laser centre

CO2 100W

Excimer ATLEX-200/300i (KrF 248 nm)

1.6 J Nd:YAQ Newport Quanta Ray

Nd:YAG 2 and 4W

532 nm (Req. doubled Nd:YAG) 4W

Ti-Sapphire femtosecond laser

Laser surface cladding/melting

PVD

CVD

Magnetron Sputtering

Powder Sintering Equipment

Powder compaction/isostatic pressing

High temperature isostatic pressing

Ceramic mould preform facilities

Sintering ovens/stir casting

Mechanical Testing Equipment

Instron Tension/Compression microscope

ESH Servo-Hyrdraulic Fatigue microscope

Purpose built Torque-Tension microscope

Micro/Macro Hardness Testers

Charpy Impact / Grindosonic Modulus

FTA 200 angstrom wettability analyser

High temperature capillary viscometer

Bulge forming analyser

Powder Processing Equipment

Attrition, ball and cryogenic milling equipment

Netzsch Dilatometer

Stanton Redcraft DTA/TGA

Micromeritics Helium Pycnometry

Quantachrome Mercury Porosimetry

Micromeritics BET Surface Area

Micro Raman Spectroscopy

Microstructure Characterisation Equipment

Optical Microscopes / Image Analysis

Sample preparation equipment

SEM (Carl Zeiss LS15) with EDX, BSD, and Cathode luminescence

Alicona software

Bruker D8 Advance XRD

Spectrometers – Spectro LES, ICP, AAS, USB650-VIS-NIR Red Tide/ integrating sphere Labsphere

Surface Coating Equipment

Sol-gels

Surface Characterisation Equipment

CII Veeco AFM

Nikon stylus profilometers

Laser profilometer

Interferometry

Infinite focus microscope

Veeco white light interferometer (NT1100)

Services

Prototyping

Metal and Polymer Additive Manufacturing 

Laser Processing (texturing, cladding, surface finishing)

Nanoparticle fabrication

Training

Additive Manufacturing (online module)

Laser Processing

Data Acquisition and Control

Design and Testing

Product design, testing and life cycle analysis

Service for Industry and SMEs
Yes