Manufacturing Automation Laboratory

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

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

Areas 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.

Research services

Machine tool vibration analysis, Precision machine control and measurement

Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing and processing
Specialized lab Equipment
Manufacturing Automation Laboratory Quaser UX 600 (5-axis milling center)
  Mori Seiki NT Mill Turn
  Mikrotool CNC Micro Machining Center
  Mitutoyo 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
Title URL
Precision Mechatronics Laboratory
Control Engineering Laboratory