Institute of Machine and Industrial Design

The Institute of Machine and Industrial Design offers services in the field of tribology, diagnostics, industrial design, reverse engineering and additive technology. These are mainly the field of designing, optimizing and evaluating of functional reliability, producing primary digital data and CAD models, digitizing real objects and visualizations, the fast prototyping of physical objects from CAD data, the physical testing of mechanical systems and consultancy.

We offer the following:

  • Analysis of friction, lubrication and wear
  • Diagnosis of acoustics and vibration
  • Magnetorheological applications
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Fatigue testing of materials
  • 3D digitizing and virtual prototyping
  • Designing activities
  • Industrial design and product styling
  • Product design and solving product ergonomics
  • Visualization and animation
  • Reconstruction and checking geometry
  • Comparing products to the CAD data
  • Creation of primitives on scanned data
  • Optimization of the STL network
  • 3D printing of plastic and metal models from CAD data

Measuring acoustic and vibration emissions

  • Evaluation of external and internal noise emission in the field and in the testing chamber, measuring the acoustic output of machines
  • Identification of noise sources in complex aggregates
  • Contact and non-contact measurement of vibrations
  • Consultancy in the field of reducing vibro-acoustic emissions (silencers, modal optimization)

Measuring flexible and shock-absorbing characteristics

  • Scanning the static and dynamic characteristics of flexible elements (springs, silentblocks, sealing elements, the radial and axial rigidity of bearings)
  • Scanning shock absorbing characteristics (car and motorbike shock absorbers up to 1400 mm in length, damping characteristics of rubber and plastic elements)
  • Identifying the parameters of virtual models (determining flexibility modules, internal inhibition of materials, measuring the moment of inertia up to 2000 kg of aggregate weight)

Detecting fatigue damage in materials using the acoustic emission method

  • Comparative tests of selected types of roller bearings
  • Precise tests of contact material fatigue
  • Testing the fatigue characteristics of material
  • Diagnostics of damage to materials and structures using the acoustic emission method

Monitoring changes in the distribution of lubricating film and topography of friction surfaces

  • Comparing the production of lubricating films when using alternative lubricant with the possible consequence of increased friction and wear of frictional surfaces
  • Evaluating the degradation of plastic lubricants based on their capability of producing an efficient lubricating film
  • Determining the optimum amount of lubricating admixture for achieving a lubricating film
  • Determining the thickness of the elastohydrodynamic lubricating film of lubricants

3D digitizing and rapid prototyping

  • Implementation of requirements in the field of optical digitizing of real objects and Reverse Engineering.
  • Accurate measurements for applications like quality control, deformation analysis and digitization.
  • 3D metal printing of unique parts, prototypes and test samples with complicated geometry and internal structure.

Industrial Design

  • Design in accordance with the functional requirements and technological processes.
  • Ergonomic controls.


  • Škoda Auto
  • Koyo
  • Daido Metal
  • Honeywell
  • United Technologies
  • Siemens
  • ABB
  • GCE
  • Edwards
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • Agrostroj Pelhřimov
  • L.K. Engineering
  • ZKL
  • Tribotec


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