Facilities

AUT has a range of facilities to enhance your study experience and university life. 

Scanning Electron Microscope

The scanning electron microscope facility is situated on the ground floor of the WS building at AUT’s Wellesley campus. The facility opened in September 2011, and features a state of the art Hitachi SU-70 Schottky field emission SEM capable of ultra-high resolution imaging at low and high accelerating voltages. Secondary and backscatter electron imaging capabilities are further complimented by the addition of energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) detectors, for analysis of elemental composition, microstructure and crystallography.

The facility is available to AUT students and staff, as well as to clients from external research organisations, universities or industry. A wide range of sample types can be accommodated, from metals and polymers to biological specimens.

Download information about the Scanning Electron Microscope.

3D Printing Lab

The 3D Printing Lab is a centre for Rapid Prototyping or 3D printing.

3D printing supports the quick production of complex three-dimensional prototypes and on-demand manufacturing. This allows product concepts to be rapidly tested and ideas to be trialled before committing major costs to going into production. It also supports faster iterations of the product development process before a design is finalized.

The 3D Printing Lab works with students, staff and industry on a range of 3D printing applications and projects. Staff associated with the Lab are also researching new additive manufacturing technologies and developing methods to make most effective use of the available technologies to produce complete product prototypes in very short times.


If you’d like to make an enquiry about working with the 3D Printing Lab, please email 3Dprinting@aut.ac.nz or call (09) 921 9999 ext 6268.

Last updated: 24-Nov-2016 8.29am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.