The School of Engineering has a range of facilities to enhance your study experience and university life.
The scanning electron microscope facility is situated within the School of Engineering, 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.
Rapid Prototyping is a technology that allows for the creation of complex 3 dimensional prototypes in very short times. This allows product concepts to be rapidly tested from an aesthetics, ergonomics or engineering point of view. It allows ideas to be tested before committing major costs to going into production, and allows several faster iterations of the product development process before a design is finalized.
The AUT Rapid Prototyping Lab can produce parts in a variety of materials including plastic, plaster and aluminium. Parts can generally be produced within a few hours, or days for complex large parts.