MANULAB consists of 11 laboratories at four geographical locations:
Laser Robotics welding laboratory
Description: Automated programming and execution of robotic welding and joining in one-of-a-kind production with input from CAD data including welding parameters.
Industry 4.0 laboratory
Description: A reconfigurable Cyber–Physical Manufacturing System (CPMS) with industrial robots, automatically guided vehicles, sensor systems, CNC machines and a water-jet cutter.
Gleeble and welding simulation laboratory
Description: A Gleeble testing machine for simulation of thermomechanical processes such as forging, casting, and welding to investigate material properties as a function on temperature and mechanical load and deformation histories.
Additive manufacturing (AM) laboratory
Description: An additive manufacturing laboratory for investigating the impact of process parameters on variations in part quality, and how to improve it using numerical modelling and process monitoring and control.
Description: Visualization and interconnection of the physical and virtual worlds for creating new ideas for products and flexible, automated manufacturing.
Industry 4.0/CPMS Learning Factory research arena
Description: A full scale simulator for social science research on next-generation Industry 4.0 operators, using software tools and big data analysis, simulations and optimization, decision support, communication, operation, and maintenance using VR and AR equipment.
Description: Under development.
Description: Wireless sensors network equipment for research on wireless communication with a focus on fast reconfigurability and special sensor solutions.
SLM Additive manufacturing (AM) laboratory
Description: Large scale multipurpose and multi-beam powder bed fusion AM machine for metals.
NAPIC One-piece-flow aluminium manufacturing laboratory
Description: Variation management, modelling, adaptive closed loop process using multiple sensors for control throughout the process chain.
Industry 4.0/CPMS Common Infrastructure
Location: All sites
Description: Common e-infrastructure for data acquisition, management and storage (database), computations and visualization, wired and wireless connectivity modules, hardware and further development of dedicated control software.