Our primary research fields are Advanced Forming Mechanics Groups, providing fundamental and practical insight and control of highly nonlinear plastic deformation processes to produce many everyday products from sheet metal.

Our research interests include:

  • Finite Element modelling techniques
  • Sheet metal forming techniques includes roll forming, millipede forming, incremental sheet forming and Chain-die forming
  • Elastic - plastic theory and experiments
  • Digital image correlation (DIC)
  • Non-linear dynamics, vibrations, controls, rolling contact, elastoplastic and wear phenomena, with applications to manufacturing, mining, railway, spacecraft and biomedical systems

Experimental facilities

6. HandySCAN 3D 300 handheld scanner

HANDYSCAN 3D 300 handheld scanner
HandySCAN 3D 300 handheld scanner

The HandySCAN 300 provides metrology-grade measurements and accuracy no matter the 3D scanning environment. This 3D scanner is handheld and portable. Indeed, the HandySCAN 300 weighs under 1kg. The Creaform HandySCAN 300 is suitable for a large amount of uses cases.

These include reverse engineering, all steps of design and manufacturing processes, museology heritage preservation, restoration, digital archiving and entertainment. Also, this 3D scanner is user-friendly and only requires 2 minutes of setup, with a short learning curve.