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

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

http://sites.mech.ubc.ca/~xdlu/

Control Engineering Laboratory

http://www.sites.mech.ubc.ca/~cel/