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Pro-M Facility is an open lab for machatronics prototyping having the main mission of supporting and simplifying the realization of mechatronic products. Its offerings are targeting researchers, start-ups, and industries.
The Facility aims at providing most of the technologies and instrumentations typically needed for the development of a product prototype: from the design phase to the pre-qualification phase, through the realization and characterization of components. For this reason, the Facility has four lines of action:

A. PROTOTYPING: development of prototype components —mechanichal and electronics— in small lots with the following instrumentations:
  - two powder bed, selective laser melting 3-D printers for metals (including reactive metals)
  - one hybrid machine for additive (direct laser deposition) and subtractive (milling) processes (DMG Mori DMU Lasertec 65 3D)
  - one high productivity powder bed 3-D printer for termoplastic materials
  - one combo laser cutting machine for sheet metal and tubes (Adige SYS LC5)
  - one plane laser cutting machine for plastics and wood
  - a prototyping line for PCBs in small lots or single samples
  - a complete machine shop (including a 4 axes CNC lathe with rotating tools)

B. METROLOGIA: Geometrical and dimensional characterization and reverse engineering:
  - Large volume laser scanner (16 cubic meters)
  - Coordinate measuring machine
  - X-ray tomography for polymers and metals
  - Surface profilometer based on confocal and interferometric microscopy

C. TESTING AND PRE-QUALIFYING: on mechanical components, electronics, and control systems:
  - Mechanical test bench with 4 hydraulic actuators (up to 50 kN)
  - Drive test bench for electric drives, with torque-meter and battery simulator
  - Climate chamber with shaker
  - Real time simulation system for Software-, Hardware-in-the-Loop, and Rapid Control Prototyping

D. SIMULATION AND COMPUTING: high performance computing for numerical simulations, cyber-security, and development of Artificial Intelligence systems:
  - 64 CPUs cluster
  - Supercomputer for training of Deep Neural Networks

Contacts

Head

Prof. Paolo Bosetti email: paolo.bosetti [at] unitn.it tel: 0461 282451