Launch of New Advanced Manufacturing Facilities at NUI Galway


Science Foundation Ireland Centres for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) and Advanced Manufacturing (I-Form) are launching two research facilities at NUI Galway.

Pilot Line for Bio-microsystems Development

In collaboration with the NCLA Laser Laboratory, a new manufacturing testbed for creating next generation biomaterials and tissue engineered lab on a chip devices will be launched.

The testbed is the first of its kind and will demonstrate the manufacturability of new technologies at the interface of printed electronics and bioprinting.

Dr. Gerard O’Connor, who leads the NCLA, has developed the concept in partnership with system manufacturer M-Solv (Oxford) Ltd. The testbed will have the ability to integrate electronic, optical, and thermal stimuli in flexible medical devices will be transformative –changing the way we connect with, and use, future healthcare products.

Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory

The Advanced Manufacturing Lab (AML) in the Alice Perry Engineering Building houses a suite of Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing) and additional Advanced Manufacturing technologies. The lab has been developed by Dr Noel Harrison (Mechanical Engineering and I-Form Funded Investigator) to advance teaching and research collaboration with industry on next generation manufacturing technologies, materials and product design. The AML houses NUI Galway’s first metal powder bed fusion printer (3D Systems DMP ProX 100).

Date And Time Wed, 12 June 2019

13:30 – 17:00 IST
13.30 Registration, Coffee and Light Lunch

14.00 Introduction and Talks

15.45 Opportunities to Tour Printed Electronics Pilot Line, NCLA Laser Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Lab