The laboratory focuses mainly on the precision injection moulding process for multi-material components of both micro and meso dimensions, thanks to the availability of a high performance modular Arburg industrial press assembled according to STIIMA specifications.
The laboratory is capable of producing polymeric as well as ceramic and metal components and micro-components, thanks to the availability of interchangeable modules. Various auxiliary systems are also available to ensure high quality production: KISTLER cavity pressure and temperature monitoring system, cavity vacuum system, compressed air extraction system, compression injection system and hydraulic feed systems for independent handling.
The most important areas of research concern the study of materials and mixtures both polymeric and combined with ceramic and metal powders, the development and production of biomedical components and devices (lab on chip, microfluidic devices, etc.), the development and production of components for the automotive and aerospace sectors, prototyping with resin moulds made using additive manufacturing techniques.