Department of Technical Services

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
What the facility does

Design and fabricate a variety of custom apparatus to support research activities

Area(s) of Expertise

The department provides engineering services and computer-aided design (CAD design) capability. It has many conventional manufacturing tools along with advanced capabilities. The department uses state of the art tools and equipment such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining, waterjet cutting, laser scanning, additive manufacturing, scientific glassblowing and surface mount assembly to develop prototypes and research instruments. The group has a registered quality assurance program (ISO 9001: 2015) and is certified under Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for welding processes. It also provides instrumentation support and electronics assembly using surface mount technology.

Research Services

Fabrication and prototyping services, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, welding, waterjet cutting, laser cutting, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), reverse engineering, surface mount assembly, glassblowing, fiberglass and carbon fiber layup.

Sectors of Application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Health care and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Ocean industries
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Name of equipment in use

Description of function

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling Machine

HAAS VF6 with 5 axis capability

Machining 3 dimensional parts in a wide range of materials, metals, plastics, composites

Computer Numerical Control (CNC)  Milling Machine

HAAS VF3 with rotary table

Machining 3 dimensional parts in a wide range of materials: metals, plastics, composites

Computer Numerical Control (CNC)  Lathe

HAAS SL-30 Turning Center

Machining turned parts in a wide range of materials: metals, plastics, composites

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

3D Systems, SPro 60

Selective Laser Sintering, Additive Manufacturing and 3 dimensional (3D) printing

Laser Cutter

Universal laser Systems ILS 12.150 D

2 dimensional cutting of plastic and laser engraving

Portable Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) with Laser Scanner

Faro Arm – Platinum (6’) with V3 Laser

Dimensional inspection of parts, 3 dimensional laser scanning and reverse engineering of complex shapes

Waterjet Cutter

Flow IFB4800 with 90 HP Hyperjet intensifier and dynamic head

2 dimensional cutting of a wide variety of materials including metals, stone, glass, plastic, foam and composites

Portable XRF (X-Ray florescence)

Thermo Scientific Nitro XL 3T Goldd +

Verifying material composition

Surface Mount Assembly Reflow Oven

MannCorp R500

Surface mount assembly of printed circuit boards

Surface Mount Assembly Pick & Place Machine

MannCorp MC391V2-V

Surface mount assembly of printed circuit boards

Title

URL

Smart Switch

https://gazette.mun.ca/research/smart-switch/

Artistic Pride

https://gazette.mun.ca/campus-and-community/artistic-pride/

Tech Services in full compliance of ISO standards

https://www.mun.ca/research/news.php?id=10678&type=news

Technical Services sets the bar high, but accurately, with ISO 9001:2008 registration

https://www.mun.ca/research/news.php?id=3673&type=news

 

Selective Laser Sintering

https://www.mun.ca/research/resources/ts/Docs/TS_Newsletter_Winter_2012.pdf