Facilities

In the PMB, machinery is available for plastic, wood and metal working; 3D-printing; laser cutting; turning; CNC turning (small); milling; CNC milling (3-axis); foam milling; rapid prototyping; drilling; sheetworking; welding; spray painting; and sanding. Simple electronic facilities are also available. Additionally, professional sewing machines and hand tools are available. Do not hesitate to ask one of our employees or student assistants if you are looking for something.

Submitting files

All files can be submitted from Monday till Friday from 08:30 till 09:30 AM.

Materials list

Laser cutting

The available laser cutting machine can cut through plastics and wood (not hardwood). The laser cutter is not suitable for metals. To deliver your file correctly, there is also a manual available. Files can be delivered from Monday till Friday between 08:30 and 09:30am. Depending on the workload of the PMB, we strive to process your files within three days.

Maximum measurements: 1100x800 (depends on material thickness).
File type: Adobe Illustrator 8 (.ai) or .DXF*.
Price:   €0,42/min machine costs + material costs (pay by card only)

*DXF files: create a boundary of 800x1100mm to maintain or to make it ease to change the scale.

Foam milling

Besides manual and CNC milling, the PMB has a separate CNC hard foam milling machine. Files can be delivered to employees or student assistants from Monday till Friday from 08:30 till 09:30 AM.

Maximum measurements:   400x400x80mm
2000x1000x200mm (limited availability)
File type: .STL
Price: €10,- per model

Lathes

There are several lathes in the PMB. It is mandatory to follow an instruction prior to first use. This instruction takes half a day, and you have to make an arrangement with one of the employees. Bring a pen and paper to make notes during this instruction and read the instruction manual to get prepared for this instruction. 

Manual for turning instruction (in Dutch)
General guidelines for turning (in Dutch)

Availability (by arrangement)
Monday till Friday from:
08:30h - 12:30h
13:30h - 17:00h

Milling machines

There are also several milling machines in the PMB. It is mandatory to follow an instruction prior to first use. This instruction takes half a day, and you have to make an arrangement with one of the employees. Bring a pen and paper to make notes during this instruction and read the instruction manual to get prepared for this instruction. 

Manual for milling instruction (in Dutch)
General guidelines for milling (in Dutch)

Availability (by arrangement)
Monday till Friday from:
08:30h - 12:30h
13:30h - 17:00h

Vacuum forming machine

It is possible to do vacuum forming with thermoplastics. For this, you need a withdrawable mold. Ask one of the employees or student assistants for the possibilities. 

Maximal measurements: 800x800mm (highly dependent on your work)
Price: Material costs only

Glueing/Caulking

There are several glues and sealants available at the PMB. Ask one of the employees or student assistants for advice. 

Metal work

Metal cutting machines

Guillotine

Bending machines (big and small)

Metal rolling machines (big and small)

Spot welding machine

CNC milling machine

Slot clipper

Angle cutting machine

Punching machine

Press

Mitre saw

Wood working

Bandsaw

Oscillating sanding spindle

Sanding disk

Miscellaneous

Glass blasting machine

(Surface finishing only)

Spray room

Soldering corner

Drill presses

MIG and TIG welding machines

Sewing machine