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Date added: 2021-10-14

Anything can be measured here! Modern metrology laboratory was opened at Gdańsk Tech

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Structural elements of modern machines, cars, airplanes or medical equipment and household appliances are created with increasing precision and complexity of shapes, and very accurate and efficient measuring machines are needed to produce and control them. Since Tuesday, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Ship Technology of Gdańsk University of Technology has them at their disposal in a newly opened modern metrology laboratory.

On Tuesday, 12 October, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Ship Technology at Gdańsk Tech a modern metrology laboratory was officially opened. Optical 2D and 3D measuring systems and CMM (coordinate) machines are just some of the new equipment donated to Gdańsk University of Technology by the Japanese company Mitutoyo *, a leading manufacturer of measuring equipment in the world. The equipment will soon be used by scientists and Gdańsk Tech students.

– The apparatus can be used in the automotive, aviation, medicine and many other industries, where objectivity, reliability, repeatability and speed of measurements are of great importance - says Prof. Krzysztof Wilde, rector of Gdańsk Tech.

Access to cutting-edge technologies for researchers and students

Gdańsk University of Technology already possesses coordinate measuring machines such as Mitutoyo Crysta Plus M (manual measuring machine for quick and easy 3D geometry measurements) and Mitutoyo MiSTAR 555 (CNC machine designed for use in production conditions). Now more have joined them, including the Quick Vision QV Apex 302 measuring machine with accessories. The total value of the donated equipment is nearly PLN 300,000. euro.

– The agreement between our faculty and Mitutoyo company is a model example of cooperation between the world of science and industry – said Prof. Andrzej Seweryn, Dean of the Faculty of MEST. - Both parties want this cooperation to be developmental and bring tangible results.

– In addition to the laboratory equipment and software that we provide, Mitutoyo is open to Gdańsk University of Technology also in other aspects. Laboratories, equipment and our knowledge and experience in the field of metrology are to serve university employees so that advanced research works can develop here – added Jakub Ruszkowski, vice president of the management board of Mitutoyo Polska, who is also a graduate of Gdańsk University of Technology.

– Our employees and students will have access to the latest technology in the field of metrology. In the laboratory, it will be possible to carry out, for example, a comprehensive analysis of the geometric accuracy of products, which helps scientists in their research - said Michał Dobrzyński, PhD, head of the laboratory.

Scientists from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Ship Technology are also planning a series of seminars showing the possibilities of the machines, intended for the industrial sector.

What does the Gdańsk Tech metrology laboratory offer?

The laboratory currently has five modern machines and a number of instruments and smaller measuring apparatus. The most important of them are:

  • QUICK IMAGE - 2D optical measuring systems that allow you to measure products at different heights or multiple planes simultaneously without the need for separate focusing,
  • QUICK VISION - optical 3D measuring systems for fully automated, fast measurements,
  • CONTRACER SV-C3200 - intelligent combination of two stationary devices: contourograph and roughness gauge. As a result, one system reliably measures contours and roughness,
  • CMM Crysta-Plus M - manual, economic coordinate machines for 3D measurements. They are used for quick but demanding workshop measurements. They are equipped with accurate probe positioning and an automatic element recognition system, facilitating machine operation,
  • Mitutoyo MiSTAR 555 - compact CNC coordinate measuring machine for work in the production hall. It combines automated measurement with flexibility, reliability and ease of use.

* Mitutoyo - is one of the largest suppliers of metrology equipment in the world. It conducts research and development, production and distribution in over 100 countries. Mitutoyo Polska has been operating on the Polish market since 2002, offering the most modern measuring devices and metrological solutions.