Learning Factory

DEPARTMENT OF MANUFACTURING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

Cyber-Physical Learning Factory

The laboratory belongs to MANULAB, a national infrastructure for basic research on manufacturing engineering.

Students in front of the Learning Factory
Photo: Espen Taftø Vestad/NTNU

Access and opening hours

MANULAB is open for all researchers including industry, although the latter is limited by the ESA regulations. 

The laboratories can be used by students at the bachelor, master and PhD level, in addition to researchers, for both teaching, study projects and research. 

The laboratories are available by appointment. More information about opening hours will come.

What can you do

The Learning Factory is used for education and research in Industry 4.0. The factory is a full-scale simulator of a real industrial production with conveyor belts, robots, machining, autonomous transport units and automatic bearings. There are a large number of built-in sensors and associated software for simulation, planning, analysis, and data capture (ERP, MES, robotic programming, PLC programming and material flow analysis). It is also adapted for AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality).

We use this equipment for research on Industry 4.0 as a system, and the interaction between operators, software and machines. We use this equipment in several of our courses at master and bachelor level.

Equipment and materials

See Festo Didactic for specific information on our Cyber-Physical Learning Factory.

Training and security

Users must have completed an HSE e-learning course, and received training before use.

Research

The laboratory belongs to MANULAB, a national infrastructure for basic research on manufacturing engineering.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Other

System information about the Learning Factory using AR
Photo: Espen Taftø Vestad/NTNU

Where is the laboratory?

Where is the laboratory?

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Contact

Kristian Martinsen
Professor
kristian.martinsen@ntnu.no
+47-61135178
+47-99521849