Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Laboratory and workshop facilities
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute has excellent laboratory and workshop facilities, including areas dedicated to electronic development, mechanical construction as well as wet-lab facilities.
Laboratories are stocked with bioinstrumentation sourced from external vendors as well as equipment developed in-house by our researchers and graduates.
There are a selection of machines available for your next commercial or research project.
FaroArm platinum series
The FaroArm is a three 3 axis co-ordinate measuring machine with 1.8 metre range touch probe.
LPKF ProtoMat S42
A PCB Prototyping Machine for the manufacture of printer circuit boards.
Hire laboratory equipment
Our Instron and Micro-CT devices are available for your next commercial or research project. View our hire rates.
A machine which can create 3D models from StereoLithography computer files.
3D Reconstruction microscope
The 3D reconstruction microscope is a fully motorised and computer controlled 3D imaging source designed to obtain detailed structural information from blocks of soft tissue.
Biaxial testing rig
The biaxial testing rig was custom built to investigate the mechanical properties of soft tissue membranes, such as skin.
Computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathe
The CNC lathe is capable of producing tapers, threads and profiles to cylindrical shaped components.
Computer numerical controlled (CNC) milling machine
The DMU 35M is a five axes milling machine, with three automated axes (two horizontal and one vertical) and two manual rotation and inclination axes.
Gait analysis treadmill
The Gaitway technology comprises a piezoelectric ground reaction force measurement system housed in a commercially manufactured treadmill.
This haptic device provides a range of motion approximating lower arm movement pivoting at the elbow, with force feedback to simulate feeling.
Instron electromechanical test device
The Instron 5800 series is an electromechanical test instrument, which is used to mechanically test a wide range of materials in tension or compression.
Laser cutter and engraver
A machine capable of cutting a variety of materials based on instructions from vector files.
Magnetic resonance imaging
The Niche Ortho MRI (InnnerVision) allows imaging of limbs up to the upper arm and upper thigh, using a range of clinical protocols.
Manual mill and drilling machine
A general purpose milling and drilling machine with a digital read-out.
MicroCT & X-ray microscope is an imaging modality to non-destructively obtain 2D & 3D structural information & volumetric analysis from small samples. The samples can originate from biological, material, geological and engineering scources.
Nikon inverted microscope
The Nikon inverted microscope can gain detailed information from single living cells or thin slices of biological tissues, and is compatible with all advanced living cell applications.
Shear testing rig
This novel tri-axial materials testing device has been developed for the testing of highly deformable soft biological tissues using a shear deformation.
Structural measurement rig
This high throughput imaging system enables extended volume images to be collected semi-automatically from a range of resin-embedded tissues.
Trabecula muscle rig
An in-house developed superfused muscle bath, suitable to determine both passive and active mechanical properties of cardiac trabeculae.