The Automated Laser Fabrication (ALFa) laboratory laboratory is equipped with two fully automated systems for deposition process. The specifications of the main equipment of these two systems are listed as follows:

Setup No.1: Five-axis Computer Numerical Control (CNC) table (Fadal) and fiber laser (IPG)

 Five-axis CNC table (Fadal) and fiber laser (IPG).

Setup No.1: Powder feeder (Sulzer Metco: TWIN-10-C)


A wide range of equipment and facilities for Metallography and material characterization are also available as some of them are listed below.

  • Vacuum furnace
  • Metallographic specimen preparation station
  • Optical microscope
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD) system
  • Microhardness testing machine
  • Universal testing machine
  • Impact testing machine
  • Hardness tester
  • Adhesion wear testing rig

Setup No.2: Four-axis Computer Numerical Control (CNC) table and Nd:YAG laser (LASAG)

YAG laser (LASAG)