Materials Processing Laboratory



Welcome to a lab designed to meet future needs in advanced manufacturing research. This laboratory has specific focus on facilities for metal cutting, polymer processing and powder metallurgical processing.

The assessment of surface integrity and the product oriented perspective in manufacturing process research are key factors in our manufacturing processing laboratory. Advanced materials characterization and testing of importance in mechanical engineering are therefor integrated in the facilities. 

The includes a number of equipment, for example:

  • instruments for surface analysis
    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
    Auger nanoprobe (unique in Sweden with capabilities of surface chemical analysis of features less than 20 nm in size)
    interference microscopy
  • microscopy
    optical and sterooptical microscopy with image analysis
    electron microscopy 8SEM
    TEM, with X-ray microanalysis
  • instruments for surface stress analysis
  • equipment for mechanical testing
Arrival of New Scanning XPS Microprobe, read more!

The facilities are updated with higher resolution stress analysis capabilities for enhanced surface integrity
assessment and thermal analysis for metals and polymer processing development. Furthermore, an A 3-axis milling machine, designed for also composite material maching, is added.
Common workshop facilities are also connected to the laboratory.

You are welcome to participate in our laboratory. For more information, please contact:

Mats Norell
Phone: +46 31 772 12 60
E-mail: mats.norell@chalmers.se ​


More information​ our research about manufacturing processes.






Read more about the Grand Opening in 2013.

Published: Tue 02 Jul 2013. Modified: Wed 12 Apr 2017