Industrial Engineering

Machines and Instruments Laboratory

Its aim is to provide academic-educational services to engineering students in the manufacturing, metalworking, and simple and specialized welding processes, as well as in the handling and selection of internal combustion equipment and engines. Similarly, it provides technical support and equipment and accessory design support to the faculties and other areas of the University, especially to researchers of the Scientific Research Institute (IDIC).

In this space, students may participate in mechanical projects through the manufacturing of metal prototypes and pieces, as well as projects involving machine parts and components, such as conveyor rollers for suction systems, mechanisms for printing equipment or accessories for filming equipment.

The Machine and Instrument Laboratory has provided support to research projects, such as those related to patents for disabled people’s wheelchairs, essential oil extraction methods, and dune buggy design and construction. Its own projects include manufacturing of a series and parallel water pump module, manufacturing of modules for gasoline and diesel combustion engines, design of a car gearbox model and design of a metal material dispensing systems.

Some of our equipment is detailed below:


Universal milling machine

Chip removal machine tool for making flat surfaces on metals. It is used to machine grooves of different profiles, teeth wheels such as pinions, gears, keyways, rectangular grooves, V grooves, semicircular grooves and flat symmetrical parts.

Pump module

Fully automated equipment with two water pumps used to study flow characteristics, such as the discharge head during different settings of a pumping system. The equipment has pressure and flow sensors with HMI, variable speed drive, proportional valve and hand-operated accessories.

Horizontal lathe

Chip removal machine tool for transforming round or square bars into workpieces with new dimensions, e.g., a shaft. The main function of the machine is to reduce the diameter of a workpiece or manufacture turned parts.