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RaP-RE Lab

Lab full name
Laboratory for Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering
Research Activities

The research activities are oriented to the analysis and the study of new methodologies for AM and RE implementation. In AM field, new chemical treatments for surface finishing have been developed. Moreover, process parameters have been optimized in order to improve mechanical properties, reduce production time and surface roughness.

In RE, new 3D scanning methodologies have been developed based on photogrammetry, for different applications, from mechatronic to biomedical and forensic field. Calibration procedures have been improved for several optical configurations even at micro-scale level.

The laboratory was firstly funded by Piano Triennale MURST (D.M. 21/6/99). Thanks to some industrial research projects of “Distretto Tecnologico delle Meccatronica Pugliese, Regione Puglia, CIPE 20/04, intervento cod. DM01” and POR it has been constantly updated.

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Companies and Institutions
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Roma
Università di Napoli Federico II
Università di Bologna – Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi
Università di Bari - Medicina legale
Università di Kragujevac – Faculty of Engineering (Serbia)
Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica “Michelangelo Merlin”
CNR Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie
Leone Spa
Bosch TDI
ICAM srl
GE Avio srl
Roboze srl
GE Oil and Gas
Simitecno srl
Adler Ortho srl
COFRA, Pezzol
Base Protection
UTG Lavorazioni
Stratasys FDM 3000 using ABS material with layer height equal to 0.1 mm. Maximum working volume 254x254x406 mm3
WASP DELTA 4070, 3D printer for Poly(lactic acid) polymeric material. The maximum printing volume is 400x400x700 mm3
Zortax M-200, 3D printer optimized for ABS material and printing volume equal to 200x200x150 mm3
M-One MAKEX, additive manufacturing machine based on liquid resins photopolymerization and characterized by a xy resolution ranging from 60 to 75µm
Konica Minolta Vivid 910i, 3D automatic Laser Scanner: working volume ranging from 111*83*40 mm3 to 1196*897*750 mm3, accuracy X: ±0.22mm, Y: ±0.16mm, Z: ±0.10mm, scanning time comprised between 0.3 and 2.5 sec
Roland PIX 250, desktop 3D rotary laser scanner
CMM – Coordinate Measuring machine DeMeet 400, equipped with both contact and optical sensors. Measuring volume 400x250x200 mm3, resolution of 0.5 µm
Measuring arm GARDA, with Renishaw probe, spherical working volume of 2.5 m of diameter, accuracy of 0.05 mm
Line Laser Scanner Kreon, 16000 points per second of scanning speed, accuracy of 0.05 mm
Micro Z-Scan, Photogrammetric 3D scanning instrument
Optimet QC Scanner type 1 ROHS, holographic 3D scanner
Optimet ConoScan 3000, compact and non-contact conoscopic holography 3D measuring instrument, for 120x120 mm2 sized parts
ConoProbe HD (High Definition) - Mark 3.0, sensor for high precision 3D measurements (micrometric resolution) based on conoscopic holography principle
Optimet NanoConoprobe, conoscopic holography sensor for transparent and reflective surfaces and thickness evaluation comprised between 1-10 µm
Microplan, 5 axis conoscopic holography scanning system for axial-symmetrical 2D and 3D profiles
Realization of prototypes and small batches of parts for different application sectors of Mechatronics and medicine, including forensics, in the textile, footwear, orthodontic field, in the field of plastic and maxillofacial surgery
Address / How to reach us
Viale Japigia 182 - Bari –Italy (DMMM)