Digital Manufacturing Lab

The Digital Manufacturing Lab has high-end equipment to support students to turn digital designs into physical objects for prototyping, visualisation or end use.

About the lab

The Digital Manufacturing Lab has high-end Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technologies including machining and waterjet-cutting of a range of materials as well as 3D scanning and reverse engineering. The lab enables students to take their CAD designs and create manufactured parts.

The lab supports our students studying mechatronics and mechanical engineering degrees as well as final-year projects. Higher degree by research students undertaking their masters or PhD, as well as academic staff, use this lab for research projects.

Equipment and technology

The Digital Manufacturing Lab offers a range of equipment for digital manufacturing, including:

  • SLM 125 -metal 3D printer using Selective Laser Melting for prints 120mm x 120mm x 120mm
  • Okuma Multus U3000 multifunction production machine capable of producing specialised parts
  • Spinner U5-620 5-axis machine with a 20,000rpm spindle with 70bar Coolant through spindle
  • Wire EDM – for cutting parts that have been printed on the SLM
  • OMAX 5-axis waterjet cutter – capable of cutting any materials to complex shapes and geometries (up to 1800mm x 2000mm)
  • Trotec laser cutters – for cutting acrylic up to 10mm and a range of other materials
  • MFI Mass finishing machine – for media rumbling finishing of additive manufactured plastic, metal and polyjet parts.

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Industry partners

Our partners become valued members of the wider Deakin engineering family, not just our school. Opportunities to partner with us include work-integrated learning and industry-based learning and placements, student projects, and commercial research projects and services.

Find out more about industry partnerships

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Study with us

Deakin offers the following study and research options: