Lab services and product development

We have well equipped laboratories suitable for all kinds of engineering related research, product development and testing, staffed by highly qualified and experience researchers.

Research and Laboratory Capability Statement

“Makerspace facilities, prototyping, modelling and engineering laboratory testing”

We have well equipped laboratories suitable for all kinds of engineering related research, product development and testing, staffed by highly qualified and experience researchers.

Makerspace

Laser cutting and engraving

  • 2D laser cutting up to 10mm thick
  • Materials including wood, plastic and cardboard
  • Bed size suitable for cutting objects as large as 1000mm x 700mm
  • Engrave wood, plastic, glass, stone and some metals
  • Resolution of 50 microns

3D printing

  • A range of materials including ABS, PLA, TPU, Nylon, Polycarbonate and carbon fibre reinforced nylon
  • Bed size suitable to print objects as large as 300mm in size
  • Resolution of 350 microns

CNC routing and milling

  • Milling of timber and non-ferrous metals
  • Bed size suitable to print objects as large as 600mm in size
  • Fourth axis milling

Prototyping and manufacturing

  • Create working mechanical prototypes of designs
  • Replicate objects
  • Produce prototypes for testing

3D scanning

  • Objects up to 2m in size

Engineering Laboratory Testing

Soils, aggregates and rock

  • Full suite of geotechnical tests and parameters

Concrete

  • Concrete batching, sampling and mechanical properties tests
  • Beam and cylinder strength testing

Steel and other metals

  • Tensile, compressive, charpy, temperature dependent properties

Timber

  • Moisture, strength, deflection, joints and connectors

Plastics and synthetics

  • Moulding, shaping and prototype testing

Water quality testing

  • Organic and inorganic water quality analysis
  • Hydraulic flow – channel and pipe analysis and modelling.
  • Chemical and biological water quality analysis
  • Sampling and testing of domestic water

CSU Engineering can also provide access to a range of CSU resources which include University laboratories, equipment, a broad range of academic and technical expertise and the University library.