Lab and equipment

- Machining lab:
- Metallurgy lab: optical inverted microscope
- Metrology lab:

  • Portable surface roughness tester

A Mitutoyo portable surface roughness tester able to operate independently of mains power and make measurements on almost any part of a workpiece of practically any size. The 2.4-inch colour graphic back-lit LCD provides excellent readability and an intuitive display that is easy to use. Operation is by keys on the front of the unit and under the sliding cover. Up to 10 measurement conditions and one measured profile can be stored in the internal memory. An optional memory card can be used as an extended memory to store large quantities of measured surface profiles and setup conditions. Access to each feature can be protected to prevent unintended operation. An alarm warns when the stylus should be checked for wear. Complies with the applicable international standards concerning definition and calculation of the values of surface roughness parameters. In addition to calculation results, sectional calculation results and assessed profiles, bearing curves, and amplitude distribution curves can be displayed.

[Source: www.ecatalog.mitutoyo.com]



  • Toolmaker’s microscopes

The Mitutoyo TM Series is a toolmaker's microscope well suited for measuring dimensions and angles of machined metals. It can also be used to check the shape of screws and gears by attaching an optional reticle. The compact body makes it ideal for use on shop-floors with limited space. Angle measurement is performed easily by turning the angle scale disc to align the cross-hair reticle with the workpiece image. Illumination intensity can be adjusted.

[Source: www.ecatalog.mitutoyo.com]

 



  • Hardness testers

Automatic hardness testers for Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers and Shore test methods in compliance with ASTM and ISO hardness standards. MRS Series are top level bench hardness testers for tough or lab applications. Fully motorized for fully automatic test cycles. Absolute accuracy (better than 0.5 %) in every condition. Load forces are applied through load cells and electronically controlled in Closed Loop (Pat. Affri). Exact hardness result on the first test and R&R data at the top of his class. Digital durometers with LCD screen, user friendly interface, real time statistics, graphs and large archive storage. Hardness testing on all metals: iron, steel, tempered steel, cast iron, brass, aluminum, copper and metal alloys. Heat treatment, hardening, nitrating, cementation and hard-facing. Hard and soft plastics.

[Source: www.affri.com]

 



  • Other measuring equipment and devices

[Source: www.ecatalog.mitutoyo.com]

 

 

-    Computational lab:

  • NX :
    NX software has the capabilities in design, simulation and manufacturing.
    • NX for Design accelerates and streamlines computer-aided design (CAD) with new and enhanced capabilities, from concept design through detailed engineering and documentation. The latest release introduces a new NX layout environment, extensions to freeform design tools and synchronous modeling, improvements in drafting and documentation, new industry-specific design capabilities, and touch-enabled user interaction that makes the power of NX available anywhere.
    • NX CAE is a modern simulation environment for performing structural, thermal, flow, motion, multi-physics and optimization analyses. Available either as a standalone solver or integrated in NX CAE, NX Nastran is the premier finite element analysis (FEA) solver for computational performance, accuracy, reliability and scalability. NX for Simulation introduces new capabilities and enhancements in both NX CAE and NX Nastran, to help you solve the most complex problems faster.
    • Increase your efficiency with the new capabilities for manufacturing. NX introduces a wide range of powerful features for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), tool design, inspection programming, and production layout design. Greater control of machining strategies, higher automation of CMM programming, and streamlined tooling design enable you to deliver high-quality parts faster. The new line designer application greatly expands the capabilities of the NX for manufacturing solution.

[Source: www.siemens.com/nx]

  • SSCNC

SSCNC software is developed by Nanjing Swansoft Technology Company. It consists of FANUC, Simens (SINUMERIK), Mitsubishi (MITSUBISHI), HEIDENHAIN, Fagor, HAAS, ROMI, GSK (Guangzhou), HNC (HUAZHONG), KND (Beijing), DASEN (Dalian), RENHE (Jiangsu), WA (Nanjing), SKY2003N (Nanjing), PA8000, Deckel FP4, GREAT (Chengdou) ,Mazak lathe and milling and milling center. It is involved in machining experiences of machine company and training experiences of colleges. Using the software, students can operate real NC machine in more short time and colleges can reduce greatly the expensive equipment investment. SSCNC is easy to use for students and teacher. You can program by hand or import CAM NC program then simulate in SSCNC. Teacher can get students' operation information through SSCNC Server. Swansoft CNC Simulation includes 22 sorts, 81 systems, and 203 control panels. It has programming and processing function of FANUC, SIEMENS(SINUMERIK), MITSUBISHI, FAGOR, HAAS, PA, Romi, GSK, HNC, KND, DASEN, WA, GREAT, SANYING, RENHE, SKY, JNC, Decekel, GTC2E, NCT, Mazak. By using the software in PC, students can master operation of all kinds of NC lathe, NC milling and machining center in short time. Teachers can gain current operation information of students' at any time through network teaching.

[Source: www.swansc.com]

  • Teamcenter

Teamcenter® software’s capabilities for manufacturing process management enable customers to collaboratively create, validate and optimize manufacturing plans concurrently with product design. By providing a common environment for multiple disciplines that share the same requirements Teamcenter drastically improves life-cycle productivity between engineering, manufacturing and production. This reduces waste and increases decision value as information interrelationships are leveraged by a broader audience to arrive at better decisions in a shorter amount of time.

[Source: www.siemens.com/teamcenter]



  • Tecnomatix Plant Simulation

Plant Simulation is a discrete-event simulation tool that helps you to create digital models of logistic systems (such as production), so that you can explore a system’s characteristics and optimize its performance. These digital models allow you to run experiments and what-if scenarios without disturbing existing production systems or – when used in the planning process – long before the real production systems are installed. Extensive analysis tools, such as bottleneck analysis, statistics and charts let you evaluate different manufacturing scenarios. The results provide you with the information needed to make fast, reliable, smarter decisions in the early stages of production planning.

Using Plant Simulation, you can model and simulate production systems and their processes. In addition, you can optimize material flow, resource utilization and logistics for all levels of plant planning from global production facilities, through local plants, to specific lines.

[Source: www.siemens.com/tecnomatix]

 



  • IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer
    IBM® ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization Studio is an analytical decision support toolkit for rapid development and deployment of optimization models using mathematical and constraint programming. It combines an integrated development environment (IDE) with the powerful Optimization Programming Language (OPL) and high-performance ILOG CPLEX optimizer solvers.

    IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio enables you to:
    • Optimize your business decisions with high-performance optimization engines.
    • Develop and deploy optimization models quickly by using flexible interfaces and prebuilt deployment scenarios.
    • Create real-world applications that can significantly improve business outcomes.

[Source: www-03.ibm.com]

 

  • Visual Studio
    Visual Studio is a rich, integrated development environment for creating stunning applications for Windows, Android, and iOS, as well as modern web applications and cloud services.
    • Tools and services for projects of any size or complexity
    • C#, Visual Basic, F#, C++, Python, Node.js, and HTML/JavaScript
    • Sprint planning
    • Advanced debugging, automated and manual testing, and profiling
    • DevOps with automated deployments and continuous monitoring

[Source: www.visualstudio.com]