Our industry-leading facilities for engineering and computer and mathematical sciences students include the Scanning Electron Microscope and 3D Printing Lab.
These facilities can also be used by industry and other external users.
The 3D Printing Lab has the tools to help you create 3D parts, objects and prototypes from your digital designs. Our equipment includes a laser cutter and a variety of 3D printing machines, and the lab is staffed by expert technicians.
The scanning electron microscope facility 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 complemented by energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) detectors, for analysis of elemental composition, microstructure and crystallography.
A multidisciplinary research lab, the Tribology and Surface Engineering Laboratory has a range of modern test instruments and capabilities. Researchers outside AUT can use the facilities, and the lab welcomes enquiries about undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across engineering, computer and mathematical sciences.About our research