Experimental Support Facilities

To realise the full potential of our wind tunnels, the Department of Aeronautics has a wide range of state-of-the-art support facilities that provide comprehensive backup to the research and teaching projects being undertaken. At the core of these facilities is a Technology Suite which is a brand new purpose built laboratory outfitted with modern 3D printers, Laser etchers and micro-machining centres. In addition, the department has recently opened a range of brand new support laboratories consisting of a fully equipped Modelshop, Electronics Suite, Composite Materials Suite and metalwork workshop.

HEADLINE FACILITIES

MAZAK VTC 200

XYZ PROTURN SLX-435TURNING MACHINE

CONNEX350 3D PRINTER

FORTUS 450MC 3D PRINTER

The Fortus 450MC offer up to nine production-grade thermoplastics in a variety of colors. The material options include the standard ABS-M30, as well as Polycarbonate, Nylon, and ULTEM with a maximum build size of 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in). Parts are produced within an accuracy of ± .127 mm (± .005 in.) or ± .0015 mm/mm (± .0015 in/in), whichever is greater).
Z part accuracy includes an additional tolerance of -0.000/+slice height. The user can also change features such as wall thickness, surface finish, and model interior fill styles and density.