CRL workshop to0ls and machines

A list of tools and machines at the Central Research Laboratory workshop, along with key specs and links to more information.

Heavy Workshop

Laser Cutter

Troteq Q400

  • 1000mm x 600mm cut area
  • 100 Watt laser

CNC milling machines

Roland MDX540

  • Bed size – 500 x 400 x 125mm
  • Spindle speed range – 400 – 12,000 rpm
  • Maximum feed rate – 125mm/sec
  • Resolution: – 0,001mm
  • Spindle motor – 400W

Scroll Saw

Proxxon DS 460

  • Number of strokes: 900 or 1,400/min
  • Lifting height: 18 mm
  • Max. cutting depth: 60 mm
    (in wood) at 45°: 35 mm
  • Table: 400 x 250 mm

Pillar Drill

Scantool 16AEF

  • Chuck Capacity – 16 mm
  • Distance, Spindle to column – 190 mm
  • Max.Spindle travel – 80 mm
  • Max.distance chuck to table – 745 mm

Bench sander

Cotech

  • Sanding disc Ø 150 mm
  • Work table 160 × 225 mm
  • Sanding belt 100 × 915 mm
  • Table tilt 0–45°
  • Belt assembly tilt 0–90°

Sandblaster

SSB 100 Shot blaster

  • Aluminium Oxide 120 Grit
  • Aluminium Oxide 240 Grit

Micro Lathe

Proxxon PD400

  • Centre height 85 mm
  • Centre distance 400 mm
  • Main spindle, chuck side MK3
  • Outer jaws 32-83 mm
  • 3 Jaw Chuck
  • 4 jaw independent chuck
  • Collet Chuck 
  • Micro mill attached

Bandsaw

Jet VBS-18MW

  • Bench Size – 500mm x 500mm
  • 45 degree tilt
  • Wood and plastic cutting only

Mitre Saw

Makita Ls1019L 260mm

  • Max. Miter angle – Left 45°, Right 52°
  • Max. Bevel angle – Left 45° Cut at 0′ – 90.5 mm x 95 mm
    69 mm x 130 mm
  • Wood, Plastics and Aluminium Only

Air compressor

Bambi VT250D

  • Oil Free Flow @ 4 Bar
  • 200 Litres/Min Dry Air

Bench Grinder

Axminster AT8G2

  • Wheel Diameter – 200mm
  • Wheel Width – 32mm

Buffer

Clarke Metalworker

With polishing kit and wide range of polishing compound

Medium lathe

GH1230 LATHE GEAR HEAD

  • Digital readout system 3 axis
  • Chuck 3 jaw 160mm D1-4 camlock with inside & outside jaws
  • Chuck 4 jaw 200mm independent
  • 4 way indexable tool post and Quick tool post
  • Coolant system
  • Centre height – 150mm
  • Distance between centres – 750mm
  • Longitudinal travel – 650mm

Manual milling machine

Axminster Engineer Series SX4

  • 1,500W brushless DC high torque motor
  • 3-axis digital read-out of the table position (X & Y) and headstock height (Z)
  • Tilting headstock with digital angle read-out
  • Power height adjustment of Z axis for ease of use
  • Spindle speed and spindle depth digital read-outs
  • Thread tapping function controls on handles
  • X axis power feed and welded steel floor stand and Coolant system, plus accessories
  • Bed size 240mm x 820mm

High precision CNC milling machine

Dantron Neo

  • Travel: 20.5” x 16.5” x 9″ (X, Y, Z)
  • Spindle: 40,000 RPM machining spindle
  • Feed: Up to 28 m/min (1,102 in/min)
  • Tool Changer: 24 stations automatic tool changer
  • Control System: DATRON next w 24“ multi-touch operating terminal and keyboard
  • Working Area: 500mm x 400mm x 175mm (19.5” x 15.5” x 6.5”)
  • Coolant System

Industrial air compressor

oil & water free

  • Scroll 4kw, 23 cfm @ 10 Bar, Quiet
  • 14.7 cfm Refrigerated Dryer

Horizontal bandsaw

Baileigh BS-712MS

  • 177mm round capacity
  • 0° – 45° mitre
  • Hydraulic descent
  • Collant System
  • Will cut all heavy Metals

Powered handtools

Bosch, Makita, dremel, proxxon etc.

  • Combi drill
  • Impact drill
  • Orbital sander
  • Detail sander
  • Rotatory tools (Dremel and Proxxon)
  • Oscillating tool
  • Router
  • Angle grinder
  • Plunge Saw

Electronics workshop

FDM 3D Printer

Ultimaker 2+

  • Build Volume – 22.3cm x 22.3cm x 20.5cm
  • Filament Diameter – 2.85mm
  • PLA and PETG only
  • Nozzle Diameter – 0.4/0.25/ 0.6/ 0.8 mm

FDM 3D Printer

Raise Pro 2 Plus

  • Single Extrusion Print: 12 × 12 × 23.8 inch/ 305 × 305 × 605 mm
  • Dual Extrusion Print: 11 × 12 × 23.8 inch/ 280 × 305 × 605 mm
  • Filament Diameter – 1.75 mm
  • Supported Materials – PLA/ ABS/ HIPS/ PC/ TPU/ TPE/ PETG/ ASA/ PP/ PVA/ Nylon/ Glass Fiber Infused/ Carbon Fiber Infused/ Metal Fill/ Wood Fill
  • Nozzle Diameter – 0.4/0.2/0.6/0.8/1.0 mm

FDM 3D Printer

Prusa i3 MK3s+

  • Build Volume: 25×21×21 cm (9.84″”×8.3″”×8.3″”)
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • PLA and PETG Only
  • Nozzle Diameter – 0.4/0.25/0.6/0.8 mm

FDM 3D Printer

Ultimaker 2+ extended

  • Build Volume – 22.3cm x 22.3cm x 30.5cm
  • Filament Diameter – 2.85mm
  • PLA and PETG only
  • Nozzle Diameter – 0.4/0.25/ 0.6/ 0.8 mm

SLA Curing & Washing

Formlabs

  • Heat and UV curing system
  • Isoproplyn Alcohol Wash system

SLA 3D Printer

Formlabs Form 2

  • Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™
  • XY Resolution – 25 microns
  • Build Volume – 145 × 145 × 175 mm
  • Layer Thickness – 25 – 300 microns

SLA 3D Printer

Formlabs Form 3L

  • Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™
  • XY Resolution – 25 microns
  • Laser Spot Size – 85 microns
  • Laser Power – Two 250 mW laser
  • Build Volume (W x D x H) – 33.5 × 20 × 30 cm
  • Layer Thickness – 25 – 300 microns

SLA 3D Printer

Formlabs form 3+

  • Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™
  • XY Resolution – 25 microns
  • Laser Spot Size – 85 microns
  • Laser Power – One 250 mW laser
  • Build Volume (W x D x H) – 14.5 × 14.5 × 18.5 cm
  • Layer Thickness – 25 – 300 microns

Convection oven

Clarke 200FD

  • Maximum Temperature – 400 degree Celsius
  • Internal Dimensions – 508 x 355 x 304mm

Manual press

AML

  • 26kn maximum force
  • Material dog bone cutter

Sewing machine

Singer Heavy Duty 4432 XL

  • Extension table
  • Heavy duty roller foot

Universal testing machine

Z3 500

  • Material Tensile Testing
  • Material Compression Testing
  • Material Bending Testing
  • 3kn Maximum force
  • Tensile specimen ISO 527-3 Type 5 Die cutter

3 in 1 sheet metal machine

Clarke SBR610

  • Bending, bend Rolling and Cutting

Vacuum former

EZ

  • Unit measurement : 76.2cm high x 76.2cm long x 53.35cm wide
  • Plastic sheet size : 54cm x 76.83
  • Forming area : 45.72cm x 68.58cm
  • Max. depth of draw 22cm – 28cm depending on mold geometry

Vinyl Cutter

Roland Camm-1 GS-24

  • Cutting area – 584mm x 25000mm
  • Accepts media width 50mm to 700mm

Line Bender / Sculpter

Triform 180

  • Local Line Bending 0.5mm – 6mm
  • Hot wire Sculpting and sculptor tool

Electronics stations

  • Soldering and desoldering station
  • Hot air solder rework station
  • DC power supply
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Reflow oven
  • Magnifying glass with lights
  • Microscope
  • Heat press
  • Thermal imaging camera
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Scales
  • Solder extraction
  • Heat gun
  • Force gauge

PCB Room

  • Degasing chamber
  • PCB Etching
  • Spray booth
  • Spray gun
  • Extraction

Photography studio

  • Einscan Pro HD 3D scanner with Industrial and Colour pack
  • Fujifilm X-T4 Digital Camera
  • 16-80 zoom lens
  • 80mm f2.8 macro lens, for small details
  • 10-24 f4 wide angle lens, for photographic spaces
  • 35mm f2 lends, for portraits
  • Tripod
  • Flashgun with remote release

Meet the workshop team

Workshop Manager & Prototype lead

Jacob
Luscombe

Product Developing intern

Julita
napieralska

Industrial Designer

Pablo
Perez

Electronics Engineer

Simon
Biggs

Industrial Designer

Billy
Hill

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252 Blyth Rd

Hayes UB3 1HA

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