Purchase of New Research Equipment Worth 1.88 million Euros

date: 13.12.2021

category: Sporočila za javnost


In 2022, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana will invest EUR 1.88 million in planned research equipment that will increase the market potential of Slovenian industry and the level of the educational process. Under the public tender for co-financing the purchase of research equipment (Package 20), the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) will co-finance the purchase with a total value of EUR 750,000.

The Faculty Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, in line with its social mission and under the FME Development Strategy until 2025, has focused its development on a comprehensive range of research, development, innovation and pedagogical activities in green and digital transformation. In this way, we have fully harmonized our development orientations with the development trends of the EU and laid the foundations for the active leadership role of UL FME as one of the main carriers of the green and digital transformation of the Republic of Slovenia. In recent years, FME has invested significantly in state-of-the-art research equipment (EUR 1.2 million in 2019, EUR 1 million in 2020, and EUR 1.87 million in 2021). The planned research equipment, which will be realised in 2022, complements the Infrastructure programme: Infrastructure Centre for Modern Mechanical Engineering.

The research equipment that the Faculty will acquire helped by ARRS co-financing also includes: 3D printing system upgrade with selective laser melting of metal powder; a laser system with a large repetition range of ultra-short variable-length flashes for research in optodynamics; Raman spectrometer with optical microscope; modular system for characterisation of isotropic and anisotropic thermal properties of applied multifunctional materials; advanced equipment for 3D metal printers; a standard gas flow metre with movable piston; positioning analysis system for laser nano treatments; high precision 3D micro machine tool EDM CNC; FTIR – Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy; optical laser system for characterising velocity conditions in special macro and mini fluid systems; stereolithographic DLP 3D printer with 10um resolution; research equipment for intelligent 3D printed vibration and temperature stressed structures; and a high speed video camera.


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