Research Equipment

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FORTUS 360mc System Overview
Fortus 360mc 3D Production System. The systems has different build sizes and material bays (ABS-M30).
Build Size:
      406 x 356 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.)
System Highlights
      • High accuracy and repeatability
      • High resolution and feature detail
Multiple build speed options for fine feature detail and smoother surface finish
      • 0.330 mm (0.013 in.)
      • 0.254 mm (0.010 in.)
      • 0.178 mm (0.007 in.)
      • 0.127 mm (0.005 in.)
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A custom-developed video-rate laser scanning confocal system with three excitation wavelengths (491nm/532nm/635nm; 50mW) and three PMT (Hamamatsu R10699) channels, generating high quality optical cross-sectional images for real-time in vivo biological studies. The microscope can be operated in both fluorescent and reflectance modes and is equipped with custom-developed software for 3D image reconstruction.
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EvoDECO 10
EvoDECO 10 is more ergonomic and offers greater autonomy; Tornos has worked hard to simplify the maintenance and use of the machine. Particular mention must be made of the automatic cyclic lubrication, the automatic filtration and the pivoting control. The machine spindles now incorporate synchronous motors which enable lightning fast acceleration and deceleration, while minimising the consumption of electricity. The latest finite element method analysis techniques have been used to check the entire structure of the machine. Machining performance levels have therefore been improved; the machine is more rigid and offers greater stability when machining.

SLIDING HEADSTOCK (AXIS Z1) DECO 10a
Max bar diameters Ø 10 mm
Max length of work piece acc. to guide bush 60/90 mm
Programmable spindle speed 100 – 16000 rpm
Incrementation for position stop (option) 0,1 degree
Max output of motor kw 1,1 (3,7) kW
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A FISBA phase-shifting interferometer with 1020x1024 pixel resolution and up to λ/20 accuracy. The interferometer is supported by a vertical gantry overlooking a multi-stage platform that provides 6 degrees of freedom (x, y, z, x-tilt, y-tilt, rotation) to precisely align the interferometric axis with that of the optical element under study. The setup comes with plano and spherical lens of 100 mm diameter. A self-developed sub-aperture stitching software provides the extended capability of measuring freeform optics as well as surface flat of diameter up to 300mm. The setup is a key component in the Magnetorheological Jet Polishing project that was supported by funding from the Innovation Technology Commission of the HKSAR.
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The Phenom proX desktop scanning electron microscope is the ultimate all-in-one imaging and X-ray analysis system. EDS elemental analysis is fully embedded into the Phenom proX system. X-ray detector and control software are fully integrated in one package. Analysis has become as easy as imaging. Switching between software packages or computers is a thing of the past with Phenom-World's all-in-one X-ray analysis capability.