Manufacturing Automation Laboratory

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area(s) of Expertise

The Manufacturing Automation Laboratory (MAL) conducts research into machine tool, machining and mechatronics engineering, including high-speed, high-performance machining of aircraft parts, dies and moulds; computer control of machines; and precision motion control and measurement.

What the facility does

Macro and micro milling mechanics, dynamics, machine tool control.

Research Services

Machine tool vibration analysis, Precision machine control and measurement

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing and processing

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Manufacturing Automation Laboratory

Mori Seiki NMV 5000

5 Axis CNC Machining Center


Mori Seiki NT Mill Turn



Mikrotool CNC Micro Machining Center



Mitutoya CMM



Laser Vibrometer



Laser Interforemeter



Cutting Force Dynamometers



Surface Analyzer



CUTPRO Fourier Analyzer



CUTPRO Modal Analysis



CUTPRO Data Acquisition



CUTPRO and MACHPRO Machining Analysis/Simulation Software



Virtual CNC



dSpace Stations


Precision Mechatronics Laboratory

6 DOF Floating Magnetic Table



Air Bearing Based Spindle Testing System




Precision Mechatronics Laboratory

Control Engineering Laboratory