Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora
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Field emission scanning electronic microscope with EDS/WDS/STEM
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Scanning Electronic Microscope with EDS
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Magnetron sputtering equipment
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CNC machine with triaxial force/binary acquisition system
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High temperature furnace (1850ºC)
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3D surface texture analysis system - optical focus variation
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Rugosimeter 2D - laser and mechanical apparatus
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Differential dilatometer (1500º)
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Thermal conductivity analyser - DSC/TG/DTA (1600º)
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Thermal conductivity analyser – HotDisk
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X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer
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X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer
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Thermal analyser - DSC / TG / DTA (1600ºC)
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Electro-spinning equipment
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X-ray difractometer (Bragg-Brentano mode/glacing angle mode)
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X-ray difractometer (Bragg-Brentano mode/glacing angle mode)
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Laser diffraction particle size analyser
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Particle size analysis by sieving equipment
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Mercury porosimeter
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Surface area and pore size analyser - ASAP
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Helium picnometer
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Turning machine with triaxial force acquisition system
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Turning machine with triaxial force acquisition system
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Turning machine with triaxial force acquisition system
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Universal mechanical testing equipment (tensile, flexural and compression)
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Universal mechanical testing equipment (tensile, flexural and compression)
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Optical microscope for correlative analysis with FEGSEM and particle analysis
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Vickers micro hardness indenter
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Colorimeter and Gloss meter
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Shore A Hardness indenter
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Shore D Hardness indenter
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Sample preparation equiment
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Linear reciprocating wear and friction testing machine - SRV
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Pin-on-Disc wear equipment
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Jet air/abrasive erosion testing equipment
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Vaccum insulation panels sealer
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Universal mechanical testing equipment (tensile, flexural and compression)
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Freeze-drying equipment (-100°C)

Full list

Production Equipment

Magnetron sputtering equipment – Teer Coatings (4 targets) UDP 650
Magnetron sputtering equipment (2 targets) with 2 ion guns for associated nanoparticles– Prototype
Abrasive air jet cleaner/remover
Magnetic rotation mixer – Snijers
Single axle extruder - Bradender
Ball mill equipment - Retsch PM 400
Z blade mixer (3L) - Morton Machines, type 00
Polymer injection machine - Arburg 20 MPa
Electro-spinning - Nabond electro-spinning kit
Freeze dryer – ScanVac down to -80ºC
Ultra freezer system down to -86ºC - NewBrunswik U410
Polyurethane reactor - Afros Cannon
Turning machine with triaxial force acquisition system from Kistler – Gurutzep
CNC machine with triaxial force/binary acquisition system up to 25,000 rpm from Kistler - Leadwell V-40

Characterisation Equipment

Philips X-Pert X-ray diffractometer – Panalytical
High temperature chamber for XRD - Anton Paar
X-ray fuorescence spectrometer – Axios maX – Panalytical
Field emission scanning electronic microscope - Zeiss – Merlin/Gemini II with STEM, ASB, ESB, Charge Compensation
EDS and WDS spectrometers for FEGSEM – Oxford Instruments
Scanning electronic microscope - Jeol JSM-5310
EDS spectrometer – X-Max 20 Oxford Instruments
Optical microscope for correlative analysis with FEGSEM and particle analysis – Zeiss - Axio Imager 2
Metallographic microscope – Nikon - Optiphot
Mass spectrometer – Sensor Hyden
Capillary rheometer - Bradender
Rheometer - Plastograph
Differential dilatometer - Netzsch – 402D
Thermal analyser - DSC / TG / DTA up to 1600ºC - Setaram SetSys Evolution
Thermal conductivity analyser – Applied Precision – ISOMET 2104
Thermal conductivity analyser – HotDisk
Surface texture analysis (laser and mechanical) Mahr Perthen – S4P
3D surface texture analysis (Optical focus variation) - Alicona – Universal System
Particle size analyser - Malvern 3000
Mercury porosimeter - Micromeritics Autopore III
Helium pycnometer – Micromeritics
Surface area analyser - ASAP 2000
Universal mechanical testing machine – Instron Autograph – 100,000kN
Colorimeter and Refectometer
Linear reciprocating wear and friction testing machine - SRV – Optimol
Erosive wear evaluation equipment - Falex – Alumina Airjet
Abrasive wear evaluation equipment – standard ASTM G65
Pin on disk friction and wear evaluation equipment – standard ASTM G99
Ball-cratering – CSEM
Scratch-tester – CSEM
Hardness equipment for Shore A and D
Microhardness equipment for Vickers – Shimadzu HMV-2
Ultramicroindenter – FischerScope
Nanoindenter – Micro Materials
Equipment to cut and prepare samples – Struers
High temperature furnace up to 1850ºC with controlled atmosphere
High temperature furnace up to 1300ºC
Ultrasound cleaning equipment
Autoclave sterilizer
Centrifuge - Beckman
Laminar fow chamber - Memmert
CO2 Incubator - New Brunswick Scientifc