Image  Department of Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering
 University of Peradeniya

The department has a wide range of equipment providing experimental facilities to students and staff members to carry out practical work, research, development and teaching. Currently available facilities and equipment are as follows:

Additive Manufacturing (Innovation) Laboratory


Our Innovation Lab consists of equipment which can be used in Additive Manufacturing including 3D scanning as well. The lab consists of three desktop size fused deposition modeling machines along with one Stereo lithography machine with adequate facilities for reverse engineering as well.

Makerbot Replicator
Vat Photopolymerization XFab printer
Ultimaker 2.0 Extended Plus
Type A - Series 1 Pro
3D Scanner - Einscan Pro

Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory


  • CNC Machining Centers
  • CNC Turning Center
  • CNC Wirecut EDM Machine
  • Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine

  • CNC Machining Centers Injection Moulding machine
    CNC Machining Centers Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine

    Computing and Simulation Laboratory


  • SolidWorks/ SolidCAM, FactoryCAD, RoboExpert, Factory Flow, Arena,
  • Simul8
  • Vision, machining, transport systems

  • AR/VR Laboratory


    The AR/VR Lab of the DMIE is introducing the state-of-the-art Laboratory-based education to our staff, students, as well as for stakeholders in the industry. DMIE is continuing to adopt AR/VR to transform Engineering Education. The Lab presently consists of the Vive Cosmos Elite VR hardware including the headset, base stations and the trackers. A large LCD screen displays the AR view of the person who is wearing the VR headset. The lab presently consists of the software to simulate lathe operation, autonomous factory, machine troubleshooting, and lockout-tagout process. DMIE is now accelerating the implementation of more software by gaining more undergraduates' participation in the VR software development.

    AR/VR Lab
    Vive Cosmos Elite Hardware

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    (VR CAD Models developed by our third year students Lahiru Dilshan, Ashen Jayathilaka, Sumudu Lakkana and Heshan Dharmapala.)

    Industrial Robotics and Computer Integrated Laboratory

    Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Unit

    CIM unit is specifically designed to demonstrate computer integration of a small-scale manufacturing system. The unit consists of a small-scale CNC machining center, two Mitsubishi robots with independent control, conveyor with an integrated PLC control unit and a demonstration program.

    CIM unit

    ABB IRB 2400 Robot Staubli RX90B Robot
    ABB IRB 2400 Robot Staubli RX90B Robot
    IRB 2400/10 is a 6-axis industrial robot manufactured by ABB Automation company. This high performance industrial robot uses a IRC5 Single Cabinet controller to control a payload of maximum 12 kg. Staubli RX90B is a robust 6 joints robot consists of an absolute positioning systems. Higher flexibility of the robot allows to perform a great variety of industrial applications.

    Manufacturing Automation Laboratory


    Automation laboratory in the department is deliberately designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills in industrial automation and control. The laboratory is equipped with basic industrial sensors, servo motor drivers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial robots and an advanced computer integrated manufacturing system.

    Basic Electro-Pneumatic Trainer Kit

    Basic Electro-Pneumatics Training kit consists of an air compressor, pneumatic valves, pneumatic actuators, industrial sensors, a power supply unit and a table top mounting frame. This is used as a training station for students in order to provide hands on experience on elementary electro-pneumatic control.
    Basic Electro-Hydraulics Trainer Kit

    Basic Electro-Hydraulics Trainer Kit is designed to provide hands on experience on elementary electro-hydraulic control systems. The trainer kit consists of hydraulic valves, industrial sensors, hydraulic actuators, pressure gauges and a table top mounting frame.
    Siemens Programmable Logic Controller Unit

    Seimens Programmable Logic Controller Unit is utilized in training undergraduate and postgraduate students on commissioning, programming and integrating simple manufacturing systems. This unit consists of Simatic S7-300 CPU, ET200M interface, I/O modules and a MPI/DP industrial Ethernet cable.

    CNC machine drive system Quadcopter control system Conveyor belt system

    Manufacturing system and Industry 4.0

    Metrology Laboratory


  • CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • QM Height Gage
  • Surface Roughness Measurement System
  • Profile Projector
  • Laser Thickness Gauge

  • CMM QM Height Gage Profile Projector Surface Roughness Measurement System
    CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) QM Height Gage Profile Projector Surface Roughness Measurement System

    Polymer Processing Laboratory

    Injection Moulding machine
    Polymer Injection machine

    Sustainable design and Manufacturing Laboratory

    3D Printer (Funded by NRC 15-151) SimaPro Licensed Software FLIR Thermal Camera

    Research conducted in the Industry