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FabLab and Machine Shop Shared Facility (FabLab) was established at Skoltech in October 2018 based on the Student Masterskaya to support educational programs, student projects and scientific and industrial initiatives, and provide services to the Skolkovo ecosystem participants and external customers. The Facility is equipped with a wide range of machines and tools for the production, modification, repair and upgrading of products made from diverse materials, and the development of electronic devices and automated process management systems. 
FabLab’s equipment which includes machines with precision quality better than 2μm is operated by a team of highly skilled professionals, ensuring fast and efficient project delivery. FabLab’s distinctive feature is fast response to various types of requests, including complex projects, which allows FabLab’s customers to quickly receive finished products and/or make changes in the prototypes to meet their scientific or industrial needs.

FabLab is involved in:

  • Education, providing tools, machines, working space, personnel and supplies required for student projects and training courses. FabLab’s current capacity is up to 150 students simultaneously.
  • R&D services for both internal (Skoltech) and external customers, running the gamut from technical consulting to prototyping based on customer design.
  • Master classes and competitions.
  • Start-up support.

FabLab provides a broad spectrum of processes & technologies:

  • Precise CNC milling and CNC lathe operations on HAAS Automation machines;
  • CNC 2 μm precision electroerosion wire cutting using Mitsubishi MV-1200R machine;
  • Geometry testing with 1.5 μm precision using Mitutoyo Crysta-Apex machine;
  • CNC large-size sheet processing on PRS-Alpha machines;
  • TIG/MIG precision welding of various metals and alloys;
  • Sandblasting;
  • Painting;
  • Laser cutting and engraving;
  • PCB prototyping;
  • Vacuum chamber molding;
  • 3D printing;
  • Development of various electronic devices, including precision data gathering and process management systems.

 

Equipment catalogue

Mitutoyo - Crysta Apex S574
Name: Mitutoyo - Crysta Apex S574
Category: Metallworking
Description: CNC COORDINATE MEASURING
Appointment:

device for measuring the geometric characteristics of the object. Measurement takes place by using a sensor that is attached to a movable axis. Measurement takes place by the constant contact method (probe). The machine allows to measure all possible types of deviations of geometric surfaces (parallelism, alignment, taper, deviation of linear dimensions, etc.)

Technical parameters:
  • Working place: 500 x 700 x 400 mm;
  • Max weight of a workpeice :180 kg.
Mitsubishi - MV1200R Electrical discharge machine
Name: Mitsubishi - MV1200R Electrical discharge machine
Category: Metallworking
Description: 4-х axis wire erosion machine
Appointment:

The machine allows you to cut an electrically conductive materials, from aluminum and copper to graphite and polycrystalline diamond. The EDM technology allows you to achieve the extreme precision in the production with a quite high cutting speed. This processing technology allows you to obtain parts with a small roughness (up to 0.2 Ra for materials of high hardness).. Hower the capabilities of the machine are not limited just to the manufacture of dies and molds. The machine coul be an alternative to milling, turning, grinding or broaching equipment. 4-axial execution of machine mechanics (independent movement of the upper and lower spinnerers) allows to manufacture inclined surfaces and cones, as well as difficult-shaped products.

Technical parameters:
  • Max workpiece size 810x700x215 mm;
  • Max workpeice weight 500 kg;
  • Workplace size 640x540 mm;
  • Axis motion (X/Y/Z) 400x300x220 mm;
  • Wire slope angle/workpiece hight 15°/200 mm, 30°/87 mm;
  • Min cut thickness - 0.35mm (optional 0.2mm).
HAAS - ST-10 CNC Lathe Turning Machine
Name: HAAS - ST-10 CNC Lathe Turning Machine
Category: Metallworking
Description: Turn machining center
Appointment:

Haas’s dual-axis turning center allows you to perform a wide range of tasks: cutting external and internal threads; processing of various surfaces of solids of revolution (turning, undercutting of the flat end, segment and grooving). The center is equipped with a multi-position tool changer (up to 12 positions) and a continuous supply of lubricating coolant to the treatment area, which allows an efficient material removal and high machining accuracy.

Technical parameters:
  • Max diameter of a workpiece - 180mm;
  • Max poreccesin length 270 mm;
  • Max Power/spindle torque 11.2 Kv/ 102 Nm;
  • Weight of the center 3.5т.
HAAS - DM-1 4- axis high-speed cnc machining center
Name: HAAS - DM-1 4- axis high-speed cnc machining center
Category: Metallworking
Description: Drilling-milling machining center.
Appointment:

The 4-axis machining center is designed for quick and high-precision machining by using various tools and operations. The station can operate both in automatic mode and in semiautomatic mode; in these modes, production centers perform the same operations as drilling and milling machine tools. They can drill, reamer, mill, open a hole and cut external and internal threads. The main components that distinguish the machining center from CNC machines are a multi-position tool changer; that is capable of using a large number of tools (up to 17 tools fit into the holder) and a special new generation program control. The unique positioning system of the tool relative to the workpiece allows to acheive a high machining accuracy and to significantly reduce the performance time of all operations Thanks to the preparation of control programs in CAD systems, it is possible to manufacture complex-shaped products and multilate machining of parts in one set.

Technical parameters:
  • Working place 508×406×394 mm;
  • Table size withT-shaped groove — 660×381 mm;
  • Max weight of a workpeice - 113kg;
  • Power of the vector drive — 15 h.p.;
  • Torque fot miling and drilling — 62Nm;
  • Weight of the machine 2.7т.
PROMA - FNS55PD Universal milling machine with digital indicators
Name: PROMA - FNS55PD Universal milling machine with digital indicators
Category: Metallworking
Description: universal milling machine
Appointment:

The station is designed to process various workpeices made out of metal or plastic. This machine allows you to work with external and internal surfaces. Universal milling machine could be used for milling and drilling. The design of this model includes the following design features: The vertical console could move in the accelerated mode;

The table can move fully automatically in one of two directions;

There are special computing systems that allow measurement at once along all three axes.

Technical parameters:
  • Workplace size - 1370х250mm;
  • Axial movement XYZ - 800/440/200mm;
  • Spindle RPM 60-4200 trn/min;
  • Machine weight 1200kg.
PROMA SPF1500PH - universal lathe with digital indicators
Name: PROMA SPF1500PH - universal lathe with digital indicators
Category: Metallworking
Description: universal lathe SPF-1500PH
Appointment:

Designed for processing rotation bodies by removing chips from them during turning. The machine can perform various types of turning: turning cylindrical, conical, shaped surfaces, cutting edges, cutting, boring, as well as drilling and reaming, threaded and rolling grooves, grinding, etc. The model is equipped with a foot brake, working light, water cooling system, indication strips to control the position of the cutting tool relative to the workpiece. This machine is widely used in experimental and small-scale production.

Technical parameters:
  • Max workpeice diameter - 250 mm;
  • Max workpeice lenght 1200 mm;
  • Axle RPM 25-1800 trn/min;
  • Max spindle power 5.5 Kv;
  • Machine weight: 3т.
JET - GHD20PF manual drilling machine
Name: JET - GHD20PF manual drilling machine
Category: Metallworking
Description: Drilling machine
Appointment:

The machine is made for drilling, countersinking, counterbore and reame holes in the products of a wide group of materials. Due to eight spindle rotational speeds, it is possible to select the optimum mode of tool operation depending on the type of material.

Technical parameters:
  • Max drilling diameter 30 mm;
  • Spindle RPM 75- 3150trn/min;
  • Quill stroke150 mm;
  • length between the spindle and the table 910 mm;
  • Workplace size 405x505 mm;
  • T-shaped grooves, 2 по 16 mm Power 1,1 Kv;
  • Machine size 800x600x1840mm;
  • Weight 198 kg.
JET - HBS812G Horizontal belt-saw
Name: JET - HBS812G Horizontal belt-saw
Category: Metallworking
Description: Horizontal belt-saw
Appointment:

Designed for cutting products from steel, as well as non-ferrous metal alloys of various profiles.

Technical parameters:
  • Workplace at 90° .Ø 200мм, 355x200мм;
  • Workplace at 45°. . Ø165мм, 152x165 мм4
  • Pulley diameter 305 мм;
  • Workplace hight 640 мм;
  • Belt size.20х0,9х2463 мм;
  • Belt movement speed.34/ 50/ 65 m/min.
Stalex - VS-400 vertical belt-saw
Name: Stalex - VS-400 vertical belt-saw
Category: Metallworking
Description: Vertical belt-saw
Appointment:

Using the machine, you can quickly and efficiently carry out straight, curvilinear, manual, as well as external and internal cutting of various parts and blanks made of aluminum, mild steel, brass, copper, ceramic tile, wood and other materials.

Technical parameters:
  • Processing materials metal, wood, plastic, pressed paper, fibrous materials Cut angle, deg. -45...+15;
  • Max workpeice diameter 90°, mm 400;
  • Max size of a rectangular workpeice 90°/45°, mm 400х285;
  • Beltsaw size, mm 3- 16х3390-3467;
  • Cooling system Plate width, mm 3-16.
Svarog - TECH MIG 3500 GMAW или MIG/MAG welding machine
Name: Svarog - TECH MIG 3500 GMAW или MIG/MAG welding machine
Category: Metallworking
Description: welding machine
Appointment:

universal sources of welding current for industrial use: mechanized welding in the environment of protective gases and their mixtures (MIG / MAG), flux-cored wire welding (FCAW) and manual arc welding (MMA).

Technical parameters:
  • Type semiautomaticinvertot Idling voltage, V65;
  • Welding current, A 20–350;
  • Switching frequency 60%;
  • Welding type MIG, MMA;
  • Max. electrode diameter five Wire diameter, mm 0.8 - 1.6;
  • Wire feed speed, m / min 1.5-16.
TRIOD - LAMT550/400 Manual Prototyping Lathe Turning Machine
Name: TRIOD - LAMT550/400 Manual Prototyping Lathe Turning Machine
Category: Metallworking
Description: Universal low power lathe
Appointment:

Machine is designed for machining rotation bodies of non-ferrous metals and plastics by removing chips from them during turning. The machine can perform various types of turning: turning cylindrical, conical, shaped surfaces, cutting edges, cutting, boring, as well as drilling and reaming holes, threading and knurling grooves, grinding, etc.

Technical parameters:
  • The diameter of the hole in the spindle: 21 mm;
  • Maximum length of the workpiece: 550 mm;
  • Maximum movement of quill: 68 mm;
  • Maximum diameter of processing over a bed: 250 mm;
  • Maximum working diameter over a caliper: 150 mm;
  • Range of feed: 0.1-0.25 mm / rev;
  • Spindle rotation speed limits: 125-2000 rpm;
  • Inch thread cutting steps: 8- 56 turns / "";
  • Steps of cut metric threads: 0.1-2.5 mm.
OPTIMUM - BF20L VARIO Manual Prototyping Milling Machine
Name: OPTIMUM - BF20L VARIO Manual Prototyping Milling Machine
Category: Metallworking
Description: Universal low power milling machine
Appointment:

The machine is designed for processing various parts and blanks, if they are made of non-ferrous metals, plastic or wood. Processing is carried out by a special cutting edge located on the axial tool. This machine allows you to work with external and internal surfaces, to make grooves, ledges, and so on.

Technical parameters:
  • Rotation of the milling head ± 90 °;
  • Movement along the Z axis, mm 280;
  • Size of the table, mm 700 x 180;
  • Movement along the X axis, mm 480;
  • Movement along the Y axis, mm 175;
  • Maximum load on the table, kg 55.

Team

Vladimir Kalyaev
Core Head

HR management; development and delivery of training courses; CNC machine operation; industrial robotics; TIG/MIG precision welding; technical consulting.

Vadim Tarasyuk
Engineer

Organizing student training and developing training courses; ensuring operational safety for students and staff; organizing and conducting events and tours; 3D printing of complex products, including the use of water soluble support materials.

Kirill Bulatov
Engineer

High-precision processing on multi-axis CNC machines; control software programs.

Vlasov Yaroslav
Lab Engineer

Development and prototyping of high precision data acquisition and process control systems; student and clients consulting regarding microelectronics.

Simashko Anatoliy
Lab Engineer

High-precision processing on multi-axis CNC machines, laser cutting and engraving; machine tool operation; coating and painting procedures; student and PhD’s assistance.

Alexey Serafimov
Lab Engineer

Laser cutting and engraving; machine tool operation; providing maintenance of the Facility’s machine tools and 3D printers and maintaining an adequate stock of supplies; student assistance during training.

Vadim Krylov
Lab Engineer

Communicating with customers on CAD-related matters; process management support.

Badretdin Safin
Lab Engineer

Flowchart development support; production monitoring; procuring production supplies.

Our projects

HAAS-DM1, 4 axis

HAAS-DM1, 4 axis

HAAS-DM1, 4 axis

Magnetic system with special clearance configuration. The total accuracy of the Assembly of any three parts from different sets is better then 10mkm.

Materials: Armco Steel.

HAAS-ST10 + HAAS-DM1, 3 axis

HAAS-ST10 + HAAS-DM1, 3 axis

HAAS-ST10 + HAAS-DM1, 3 axis

The terahertz antenna, the curvature of the surface non-spherical, precision is better then 25µm.

Materials: D16.

Mitsubishi MVR-1200 + HAAS-ST10

Mitsubishi MVR-1200 + HAAS-ST10

Mitsubishi MVR-1200 + HAAS-ST10

Set electrode vertical to vertical electro-erosion.

Materials: Brass, stainless steel.steel AISI-316L.

Mitsubishi MVR-1200 + HAAS-ST10 + HAAS DM1, 3 axis

Mitsubishi MVR-1200 + HAAS-ST10 + HAAS DM1, 3 axis

Mitsubishi MVR-1200 + HAAS-ST10 + HAAS DM1, 3 axis

Set of parts for robotic prosthetic hand.

Materials: D16T, brass, art. 30.

HAAS-ST10 + HAAS DM1, 3 axis

HAAS-ST10 + HAAS DM1, 3 axis

HAAS-ST10 + HAAS DM1, 3 axis

Parts for extruder device for plastic compounds.

Materials: D16T, brass, art. 30.

HAAS-DM1, 3 axis

HAAS-DM1, 3 axis

HAAS-DM1, 3 axis

The photodetector part for "cubesat" sattelite. The left product is made of cast aluminum, the right one is 3D printed.

Materials: D16, 3D printed aluminum.

Proma-1500,  Grovers TIG

Proma-1500, Grovers TIG

Proma-1500, Grovers TIG

Set of parts for scientific experiment in the oil and gas sector, operating pressure 350 ATM, aggressive environment.

Materials: Stainless Steel.steel AISI 316L, AISI-308.

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