Digital Manufacturing Laboratory

Digital Manufacturing Laboratory


The Digital Manufacturing Lab is a space of personal-scale objects production that groups equipment and latest generation machines that allow promoting creativity, minimizing design cycles and improving the process of creating new products. This space provides equipment for the design and production of high definition prototypes and models that exactly reflect the original design. The growing presence of digital manufacturing studios, in conjunction with the researchers’ need for digital manufacturing technologies, allows to increase the supply of human and technical resources available to tackle projects at different scales and complexities.


The facilities and offered techniques are assigned to the Network of Laboratories and Infrastructures of the CAM (Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid) with the registration number 427.


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The Digital Manufacturing Lab is located in the Research Centre for Smart Buildings and Energy Efficiency (CeDInt-UPM) at Campus de Montegancedo. It provides equipment for the design and production of high definition prototypes and models, including the following:

  • 3-axis numerical control milling machine.
  • Laser cutting and engraving machine Mod 1490.
  • Secabo S120 IV cutting plotter.
  • Secabo TC-5 hot press.
  • LDI Surveyor CS 3D Laser scanner.
  • NextEngine Desktop 3D Laser scanner.
  • Resin powder color 3D printer model ZCORP 510.
  • ABS thermoplastic 3D printer model MakerBot REPLICATOR 2X.
  • FormLabs Form 1+ resin 3D printer.
  • ABS extrusion 3D printer model P3Steel KitPinter.
  • Thermoforming machine FORMECH 450
  • Metal lathe Maqelec Mod M2B/550


The dependencies of the laboratories are located in the Centre of Energy Efficiency (Centro de Domótica Integral) in the Campus of Montegancedo.

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Contact telephone

CeDInt concierge’s office: +34 910679600


Contact email


Scientific responsible

Juan Carlos Miñano Domínguez

Technical responsible

Eduardo Sánchez Romero

The main techniques applied in the laboratory are the following:

  • Cutting wood with a milling machine.
  • Cutting and engraving materials (wood, cardboard, poster board, paper, fabric, leather, etc.).
  • Design and production of high definition prototypes and models.
  • Laser scanning of large 3D objects.
  • Laser scanning of small and medium-sized 3D objects.
  • Printing 3D objects in color and using different materials (powder, plastic, resin, etc.).
  • Mass production of plastic materials with complex shapes.
  • Metal lathe works.

· Cutting of all sort of non metalic materials: Wood, MD, Plywood, Polycarbonate, PVC etc.

· Cutting surface dimensions: 1600mm x 3200mm

· Dual 150W laser tube (cutting) and 60W (engraving).

· Wood, cardboard, poster board, paper, fabric, leather, among others.

· Cutting dimensions: 1300mm x 900mm.

· For vinyl DIN-A0.

· It can perform large or high volume jobs.

· All common materials such as adhesive vinyls, vinyl flex and flock textiles, masks, paper, cardboard, etc.

· Cutting width up to 126cm.

· Transfer vinyl flex and flock, as well as for all types of inkjet printing, sublimation and chromablast.

· Work surface of 38 cm x 38 cm.

· For large pieces.

· Allows the scanning of objects larger than 1 meter in diameter with a precision of less than 10 µm.

· It is also capable of getting the full (3D) profile of objects of almost any size.

· Desktop 3D laser scanner for pieces of medium and small size.

· For objects smaller than 20 cm diameter it obtains the 3D profile with a precision of 1 µm.

· Addition of layers manufacturing system.

· Special Plaster (resin) for high resolution with color binder.

· Allows impressions of objects in color with resolutions of 330 dpi in all three axes.

· Maximum output size: 203mm x 254mm x 203mm.

· 100 µm resolution and dual print head for jobs in two colors.

· Prototyping in ABS plastic.

· Tank size: 210mm x 210mm x 205mm

· Liquid photopolymer resin 3D printer, along with cleaning and resin kits.

· Build volume: 125mm × 125mm × 165mm.

· Plastic extrusion, or fused deposition modeling (FDM), is the most common desktop 3D printer technology; FDM printers melt plastic and use an extruder to print each layer with molten plastic. The vast majority of desktop plastic extrusion machines lack the finish and resolution for professional-grade output. SL can outperform the print quality of even high-end FDM machines. In our photopolymer-based process, a high precision system directs a laser across a tray of liquid resin and causes a thin layer to solidify. This chemical reaction allows for the creation of watertight printed parts. Until now, a professional SL printer has been far out of reach for the individual designer.

· Prusa I3 3D printer kit with 0.4mm extruder.

· Allows plastic molding from a mold (3D printing, milling).

· Dimensions: 450mm x 450mm, 300mm x 300mm – 150mm x 150mm

· Multifunctional with drill for metal lathe work up to 550mm.

· Combined stationary drill.