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Equipment Booking System

MNMT-Dublin carries out research and application development of micro/nano manufacturing technologies. The state-of-the-art manufacturing and meteorology facilities that can be accessed include:


5-axis multi-functional machine

The facility has the capability to machine a range of difficult-to-machine materials and complex structures with favoured precision and efficiency. The whole assembly is designed to provide high stiffness, high natural frequency and excellent damping.

  • Combination of two rotary and one linear machine axes enables ‘tool normal’ machining for any component geometry.

  • Grinding, diamond turning, turning and polishing are optionally available.

  • Ultraprecision control: hydrostatic bearing axes with high resolution.

  • 2.2kW air bearing spindle: ≤ 1 µm axial/radial error motion, 12,000 and 60,000 RPM rotary speed.

  • Component range: diameter 350 mm, thickness 160mm.


Rotary axes

  • High resolution encoder:           ≤ 0.0001 degrees

  • Accuracy:                                  ±1 arc sec

  • Axial error motion:                    ≤ 1 µm

  • Radial error motion:                  ≤ 1 µm

Work spindle: C axis

  • High resolution encoder:           ≤ 0.0001 degrees

  • Accuracy:                                  ± 2.5 arc sec

  • Axial error motion:                    ≤ 1 µm

  • Radial error motion:                  ≤ 1 µm

  • Maximum speed:                      3,000 rpm


Academic staff/students : On request

External users                   : On request


Keyence VHX-5000 digital microscope


The microscope covers all basic analysis operations - “Observation, Capture, and Measurement” in a single unit and enables you to make observations quickly and efficiently. All of the lenses, camera, and graphics engine are internally designed to enable observation providing a good balance between depth and brightness. 

The 50-frames-per-second camera captures a large amount of image data with different focus positions, and the REMAX V high-speed processing graphics engine processes it at high speed.

High resolution images are obtained with single-wavelength light and the HDR (High Dynamic Range) function, that captures multiple images by varying the shutter speed, to produce a fine detail image. These two functions enable high resolution and high contrast observation.

• 20x-5000x magnification                           

• 25.5 mm working distance 

• Automatic calibration                                     

• 3D measurements

• Detachable camera                                                     

• Bright/dark-field illumination


Academic staff/students : On request

External users                   : On request

Brucker NPFLEX 3D surface metrology


• Non-contact                                                                

• 0.004 nm RMS repeatability

• Component range:  350H * 304D * 304W                                 

• 0.75 % step height accuracy

• < 0.1 nm        Vertical resolution                     

• 7.68 * 5.76 mm field-of-view


Academic staff/students : On request

External users                   : On request

Werth VideoCheck® HA


Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) provides the ability to quickly capture, process, and analyze measurement data by using various different sensors and extensive 3D analysis algorithms for standard and free-form geometries. Any combination of documentation from the measurement results or transferred data via the serial interface can be set up in the software. CMM also supports a teaching mode and 3D computer numerical control model for automated measurement sequences.

Values given are for systems with appropriate specifications. Detailed descriptions of the used standards and adjusting parameters see Werth final inspection guideline.


Measuring range:

X=400 mm (multisensory operation with 2nd Z-axis) or

X=530 mm (single sensor mode)

Y=400 mm

Z=up to 400 mm

The available measuring range for workpieces is determined by the sensor-/ accessories configuration.


Rotary axis:

Chuck capacity D= 0.5 to 10 mm;

Maximum permissible workpiece diameter: 100 mm;

Maximum permissible torque: 5 Nm;

Mechanical runout of the rotary axis (without support flanges, workpiece fixture etc.): <0.5 μm.


Sensor type:

  • Image processing sensor

  • Stylus probe (SP) 25

  • Werth Laser Probe (WLP)

  • Chromatic Focus Point (CFP)

  • Three Dimension Werth Fiber Probe (3D WFP)


Academic staff/students : On request

External users                   : On request

Wear test

Pin-on-disk wear tester

Pin-on-disk Friction Wear Test system is a rotational type device that is available to use for the evaluation of the tribological performance of many material such as metal, plastic, ceramic and coating material.

Pin for area contact or Ball for point contact will be used as an object on the rotating disc, and the disc can be fixed in a shape of round or square form. This system is available for both dry and wet test.

  • Normal load range: 1N to 80N

  • Load-cell capacity: 30 N

    • Non-linearity: 0.02% of R.O.

    • Hysteresis: 0.02% of R.O.

    • Repeatability: 0.02% of R.O.

  • Speed range: 1-500 RPM

  • In-time wear volume measuring system

    • Max. range: 10 mm non-contact type linear scale

    • Resolution: 0.5 micron

  • Wear track control

    • Moving distance: Max. 15 mm

    • Wear track radius control (stage moving)

  • Control mode

    • Test duration (Time, Cycle)

    • Rotation speed

  • Recording mode

    • Rotation speed (RPM)

    • Wear loss (mm)

    • Friction force (N)

    • Sliding speed (m/sec)

    • Friction coefficient

    • Sliding distance (m)

    • Test duration (sec)


Academic staff/students : On request

External users                   : On request


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