Laboratory for Manulab

Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Laboratory for Manulab

MANULAB is a national infrastructure for basic research on manufacturing engineering with laboratories located at Gjøvik/Raufoss, Trondheim and Ålesund. The infrastructure is funded through the Norwegian research council and contribution from each of the partners, NTNU, SINTEF Manufacturing and SINTEF Industry. MANULAB is managed from NTNU, the Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering.

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Assembly line, part of the Learning Factory
Photo: Espen Taftø Vestad/NTNU

The equipment in the laboratories is used for research on metal forming, high energy laser welding, additive industry and industry 4.0 with wireless communication, sensor networks, learning factories, digital twins, AR / VR, machine learning and advanced cognitive automation.

The laboratories are connected through a network of cameras, sensors and IoT functionality that form a unified virtual laboratory. Laboratory data is collected in a common database and made available for dissemination and further research.


Where is the laboratory?

Where is the laboratory?


Contact Manulab Gjøvik

Kristian Martinsen