Center for Technological Innovation


The Center for Technological Innovation of the University of Lima (CIT) is divided in two major areas:

Design, Reverse Engineering, Electronics and Prototyping Area

  • This area hosts projects related to scientific research, product design, electronics design and production and programming.
  • The CIT has Makerbot Industries 3D printers which use PLA and ABS filament, for fast prototyping purposes.
  • The Objet 260 connex 3 with PoliJet technology by Stratasys is used when combining digital materials and constructing more complex technologies.
  • Reverse Engineering related projects tek place using a high precision 3D scanner, the Handy Scan 3D by Creaform.
    o The most resistant 3D printed products are fabricated using the Markforged 3D printer, which combines carbon fiber filament, or glass fiber filament with Kevlar.
  • The laboratory has a desktop CNC milling machine, the Roland MDX-540, for electronics production. This machine is considered a fast prototyping machine.

Fabrication Area

  • The CIT hosts a Japanese machining center, a MYCENTER-3XG KITAMURA, which can work with 3, 4 or up to 5 axes, when machining complex metallic structures.
  • The CIT hosts a MultiCam 3000 CNC router, which allows the fabrication of real-scaled prototypes by milling wood, aluminum and plexiglass. The MultiCam has a bed of 3.6 x 2 meters.
  • The plasma cutter, together with the TIG and MIG-MAG welding equipments allow for the fabrication of complex metal-based structures.
  • The laboratory also has traditional mills and lathes, for fabricating less complex pieces.