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Centre of Micro/Nano Manufacturing Technology (MNMT-Dublin) 

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

University College Dublin,

Belfield Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland

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Last updated: 10:34  24 February, 2020

MNMT-DUBLIN

-Micro/Nano Manufacturing-

01

Design

  • Material selection

  • Feasibility evaluation

  • Equipment development

  • Machining process optimization

02

Manufacturing

  • Precision grinding

  • Precision turning

  • Post-process of 3D printing

  • Polishing

  • Micro milling

  • Nano imprinting

  • Micro injection

  • equipment/process customization

  • manufacturing of complex surfaces and functional structures

04

Evaluation

  • SEM based topography evaluation

  • 3D surface finishing measurement

  • Wear characterization

  • Corrosion resistance detection

  • Fabrication process monitoring and control

  • Mechanical properties

  • Dimensional tolerances

  • Optical performances

  • Biocompatibility

03

Metrology

  • Customization of precision measuring system

  • Customization of online measuring system

  • Online detection of cutting tools profile by microscope imaging

  • Detecting of micro vibration of spindle

  • High resolution digital imaging by optical microscope

  • 3D measurement on surface profile, form, texture, roughness

  • High resolution surface inspection

  • Properties analysis by XPS

  • Inspection on microstructures by TEM

  • Nano scale surface measurement by AFM

Applications

-Micro/Nano Manufacturing-

 

Micro/nano Manufacturing

Manufacturing of precision complex surfaces, including tools and moulds, meets the needs of lightweight, impact and multi-functional demands of industrial design and mass production. We aim to bridge state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies to industrial implementation, and provide the overall technical solutions involving equipment, techniques and consultation for industrial partners.

Surface modeling and manufacturing process customization

  • Modeling and evaluation of complex surfaces with functional structures

  • Technical solutions on optimizing industrial design and manufacturing process with high efficiency, high quality and low cost

  • Customization of machining equipment and measuring equipment

  • Tool fabrication and conditioning

Machining of complex surfaces and moulds

  • Precision grinding

  • Precision turning

  • Precision polishing

  • Micro milling

  • Nano imprinting

  • Micro injection

  • Micro electroforming

  • Micro hot embossing

Quality assessment

  • High resolution digital microscope

  • 3D surface profile measurement 

  • 3D surface finishing measurement

  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM)

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

Bio-medical Device Manufacturing

Our research focuses on design, fabrication, surface treatment and performance evaluation of biomedical implants, such as artificial knee and hip joints. We offer products and services to the biomedical industries and emphasize the highest work standards for every customer.

Design

  • Material selection

  • Feasibility evaluation

  • Equipment development

  • Fabrication process optimization

Quality assessment

  • SEM based topography evaluation

  • 3D surface finishing measurement

  • Wear characterization

  • Corrosion resistance detection

  • Fabrication process monitoring and control

Fabrication

  • Precision grinding

  • Precision turning

  • Post-process of 3D printing

Surface treatment

  • Polishing

  • Micro milling

  • Nano imprinting

  • Micro injection

 

Visual Optics – Contact Lens & Intraocular Lens

MNMT-Dublin carries out fundamental research and application development in advanced design of visual optics. Research activities cover optical design, material development and evaluation techniques for premium contact lens and intraocular. Customised lens with freeform surface allows bringing most of light in one focus.

It is capable of developing systematically from design principles to simulation software, and from the acquisition of human eye’s geometry to evaluate the visual quality. Freeform processing technologies are applied on both mould materials and lens materials. 

Materials

PMMA
Hydrophobic (meth) acrylates
Hydrophilic (meth) acrylates
Silicone elastomers

Optical design

  • Multi-focal

  • Diffractive

  • Aspheric

  • Freeform

Evaluation

  • Mechanical properties

  • Dimensional tolerances

  • Optical performances

  • Biocompatibility

 

Prototyping and Manufacturing of Complex Surfaces and Moulds

Manufacturing of precision complex surfaces, including tools and moulds, meets the needs of lightweight, impact and multi-functional demands of industrial design and mass production. We aim to bridge state-of-the-art machining technologies to industrial implementation, and provide the overall technical solutions involving equipment, techniques and consultation for industrial partners.

Surface modeling and manufacturing process customization

  • Modeling and evaluation of complex surfaces with functional structures

  • Technical solutions on optimizing industrial design and manufacturing process with high efficiency, high quality and low cost

  • Customization of machining equipment and measuring equipment

  • Tool fabrication and conditioning

Machining of complex surfaces and moulds

  • Precision grinding

  • Precision turning

  • Precision polishing

  • Micro milling

  • Nano imprinting

  • Micro injection

  • Micro electroforming

  • Micro hot embossing

Quality assessment

  • High resolution digital microscope

  • 3D surface profile measurement 

  • 3D surface finishing measurement

  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM)

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)