The laboratory consists of two distinct functional areas dedicated to research activities on additive manufacturing technologies and to mechatronics and prototyping activities, respectively, carried out in support of the Institute’s research activities.
The additive manufacturing area is dedicated to research and development on production and 3D printing technologies, such as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Stereolithography (SLA), for the optimisation of processes and the production of micro/meso components, also in combination with other production processes, which are used in innovative and rapid tooling applications.
The mechatronics and prototyping area is functional for the design and assembly of mechatronic components, machines and systems; for the construction and testing of electrical and electronic circuits; for mechatronic testing and experimentation.
The activities of the laboratory are reflected in a number of application sectors such as industrial robotics, telecommunications, electronics and micro mechanics/manufacturing.
The laboratory’s activities have relevant impact on application fields such as industrial robotics, telecommunications, electronics and micro mechanics / manufacturing.