Digital Manufacturing and Materials Characterization Laboratory (DMMC Lab)

The newly equipped Digital Manufacturing and Materials Characterization Laboratory (DMMC Lab) is available for students of Strategic Product Design programme to use under the guidance of technically competent personnel.

The Laboratory is also used for external collaborations with industry partners, funded research projects and other academic activities. Lab’s equipment is summarized as follows:

  • Portable 3D scanner Artec Eva, with white light technology and 0,5mm precision with texture scanning capabilities
  • Desktop 3D scanner NextEngine with Laser technology 0,1mm precision with texture scanning capabilities
  • Portable Kinect sensor
  • 3D printer FormLabs1+ stereolithography technology (SLA) with 25μm precision
  • 3D printer 3DTouch Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology with 125μm precision
  • 3D printer BCN 3D Sigma Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology with 50μm precision
  • 3D printer Markforged MarkTwo Composite Filament Fabrication Technology with 100μm precision
  • 3D printer Sinterit Lisa Selective Laser Sintering with 100μm precision
  • 4 axis CNC machine Roland MDX40a
  • Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) attached to Roland MDX40a
  • Stereomicroscope Kern OZR 564 of 225x maximum magnification and attached digital camera
  • Dyno-lite AD7013MZT microscope with magnification range 20x – 200x
  • Dynamic Ultra Micro Hardness Tester DUH 211S with micro-comression capabilities
  • Infrared Camera Flir Ultramax T640
  • Laser Epilog Zing 16 for cutting and engraving
  • Filabot desktop extruder
  • Repro Minor Desktop injection moding
  • M500-50 AT Testometric tensile test machine equipped with load cell 50ΚΝ, capable of performing tensile, compression, bending tests, cyclic as well as Brinnel hardness tests
  • HBM (Germany) ΜΧ440Β data acquisition apparatus with strain gauges and Linear Variable Differential Tranducers (LVDT)
  • Ultrasonic Hielscher UP200S for nanomaterials dispersion
  • Air-circulated oven Binder Model FD 115 (up to 380ºC)
  • Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Engineering software: Solidworks 2017-18, Rhino 5, ANSYS

New: The International Hellenic University responds rapidly to the fight against COVID-19 by printing 3D protective face shields

The Digital Manufacturing and Materials Characterization (DMMC) Laboratory of the Department of Science and Technology, International Hellenic University (IHU), in order to support doctors and medical staff in their difficultdaily battle against COVID-19, joined forces with the Robotics Laboratory of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of the IHU and organized the production of 3D Printed Protective Face Shields for COVID-19 in collaboration with the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) and 3D printing companies (AniMa-The 3D Printer Experts, G-Code, Thes3D, Quick3Dparts και Retouch-Health Solutions).

290 protective shields were delivered on 08/04/2020 and more specific 190 to AHEPA General Hospital and 100 to Georgios Papanikolaou General Hospital both treating patients with COVID-19 in Thessaloniki.

The protective face shields consist of a crown which is produced in a 3D printer using PLA as printing material, a biocompatible material which can be easily sterilized, and a transparent PET membrane. The PET membrane is cut to the exact dimensions by laser cutting machines and placed on the 3D printed crown, offering complete protection to the face and can be used multiple times when wiped down and sanitized.

At the moment, 270 more shields are printed which will be delivered to AHEPA and Papanikolaou hospitals later this week.