EPSRC Micro-Engineering Facility for Medical Robotics
The facility has a range of equipment in the following areas:
- Multi-material, precision 3D rapid prototyping with materials ranging from thermoplastics, photopolymers, to metal with direct metal laser sintering;
- Micro-machining and fabrication equipment including micro-lathe, laser profiling and fabrication platforms;
- Micro-assembly platforms with associated microscopes and 3D imaging systems;
- Fibre-optics and ablation laser required for robotically assisted in-vivo cellular-level optical imaging, tissue characterisation and ablation.