QUT's Design and Fabrication Research Facility (DeFab) has qualified and experienced engineering technicians to help convert your research ideas into reality.
Our specialists provide technical consultation, engineering design and fabrication services to academic, industry and government clients.
What we offer
The facility offers:
- engineering design and development
- solid modelling and technical drawing production
- machining, fabrication and assembly
- technical advice and support.
Design, 3D modelling and simulation
We work with Solidworks CAD, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
We provide additive 3D manufacturing.
Skilled and experienced technicians carry out advanced Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and manual turning and milling.
Sheet metal cutting, folding and welding
We carry out welding using metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) techniques.
Our experts carry out wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) and waterjet cutting.
Data acquisition and instrumentation
We design and fabricate devices with integration to data acquisition and control systems.
Using our services and equipment
DeFab offers consultancy and commercial design and fabrication services to QUT staff and students, external researchers and commercial organisations on a fee-for-service basis.
Contact the DeFab team at email@example.com to discuss your research needs and collaboration opportunities.
A novel device to grow human implants
QUT researchers have developed an innovative bioreactor system that can apply precise mechanical stimulation to engineered human cartilage. This system improves the quality of biological implants and reduces manufacturing costs.Learn more
QUT Motorsport designing electric race cars
QUT Motorsport works alongside our team of technicians to help develop and manufacture a variety of bespoke parts to be used in their electric car build for the Formula SAE-A competition.Get your motor racing
Get in touch with us for more information on the Design and Fabrication Research Facility.
Level 1, O Block
Brisbane QLD 4001
Design and Fabrication Research Facility
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001