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Ink Lab

The Ink lab includes state-of-the-art printing (inkjet, gravure, flexo, screen, 3D) and coating (spray, blade) techniques as well as equipment for advanced ink characterization.

 

For access to the lab, or for any general training, please contact the lab leader Dr Panagiotis Karagiannidis, or their deputy Dr Stephen Hodge For training on any of the equipment, please contact the Principal User or their deputy for the listed equipment.

While there is a range of devices in the Ink Laboratory, several of them require booking before use. The booking system can be found here.

 


Climatic Chamber

 
Principal User: Dr Stephen Hodge
Deputy:
Enviro

CMP


Principal User: Dr Antonio Lombardo
Deputy: Dr Ilya Goykhman
CMP

Contact angle

 
Principal User: Tian Carey
Deputy:
Contact

Dimatix inkjet printer


Principal User:
Deputy: Lucia Lombardi
Inkjet

Extruder


Principal User: Dr Stephen Hodge
Deputy:
Extruder

FDM 3D printer - CubeX Duo


Principal User: Dr Stephen Hodge
Deputy:
3DPCubeX

Flexo printer


Principal User: Lucia Lombardi
Deputy: Dr Panagiotis Karagiannidis
Flexo

Gas characterisation system


Principal User: Dr Stephen Hodge
Deputy:
Gassystem

Inkjet 3D printer - Project 3500


Principal User: Dr Stephen Hodge
Deputy:
3DP3500

Mechanical Saw


Principal User: Dr Antonio Lombardo
Deputy:
Mechanicalsaw

Nikon large sample microscope


Principal User: Dr Panagiotis Karagiannidis
Deputy:
Microscope

Ozone Cleaner


Principal User: Dr Panagiotis Karagiannidis
Deputy: Dr Stephen Hodge
ozonecleaner

Screen printer


Principal User: Dr Panagiotis Karagiannidis
Deputy:
Screenprint

SCS spray coater


Principal User: Tian Carey
Deputy:
Spraycoat

Sonoplotter - GIX Microplotter


Principal User: Flavia Tomarchio
Deputy:
GIXMicro

Discovery Hybrid Rheometer HR-1


Principal User: Dr Panagiotis Karagiannidis
Deputy: Tian Carey

The Discovery Hybrid Rheometer is a rotational rheometer which uses the parallel plate method to measure the viscosity and viscoelastic properties of liquids or soft solids.
Rheometer

Testacolor 171


Principal User: Dr Panagiotis Karagiannidis
Deputy: Lucia Lombardi

The testacolor 171 is an advanced printing system which enables the accurate single and multilayer printing of functional inks on flexible substrates. It includes exchangeable modules for gravure, flexo, screen printing.
Testacolour

 

When in the Ink laboratory, please follow the local rules, downloadable here.

 

Photos by Samuel Curtis Photography