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Outstanding Achievement of IC and U3DP Recognized by PolyU

The outstanding achievement of IC and U3DP staff members during the pandemic was recognized by PolyU through the President's Awards for Outstanding Achievement (Team Awards - Services) 2019/20. Soon after the coronavirus was first confirmed to have spread to Hong Kong, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and the Hospital Authority (HA) approached PolyU to explore solutions for the serious shortage of eye visors and face shields for frontline medical staff. In view of the urgency, PolyU’s University Research Facility in 3D Printing (U3DP), Hong Kong’s largest research centre in 3D printing in terms of the range and quantity of facilities, and Industrial Centre (IC) immediately joined hands to take on the challenge. In just 10 days, they fabricated 500 reusable eye visor frames, and 200 single-use frames for QEH, using a highly resistant material. At the same time, Professor H. C. Man, Cheng Yick-chi Chair Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Director of U3DP, swiftly put together a team to design a face shield. Ir Sidney Wong, Engineering Manager (IC Additive Manufacturing Stream), coordinated the work between U3DP and IC, while Mr Tab Cheng, Senior Engineer at U3DP, took the lead in the design work. The team took six days to finalise the design after six iterations. The design leveraged PolyU School of Design’s study in the head sizes of Asians to design a face shield that would better fit Chinese wearers. Making use of all of the 3D printers on campus, the team worked round the clock for 11 days to produce more than 1,800 face shields, providing enough for not only the HA, but also the Fire Services Department and the Government Logistics Department. By the end of February, a local manufacturer was engaged for the mass production of the PolyU face shield, ensuring the HA had a daily supply of 10,000 pieces, which rose to 30,000 by the end of March. In preparation for the long battle against COVID-19, the team also designed and produced two types of low-cost reusable face shields, namely “General Use Face Shield” and “Extra Protection Face Shield”, for the PolyU community, non-profit organisations and the public. With the support of a local manufacturer, free samples were distributed to different NGOs, including Po Leung Kuk, Helping Hand, and St James’s Settlement. The team’s work also led to enquiries from 12 overseas parties seeking technical advice and production assistance.   The U3DP & IC team From U3DP Ir Professor H. C. Man (team leader) Director of U3DP Mr Tab K. F. Cheng Senior Engineer Mr Ngai Chi-hang Senior Engineer Dr Zhang Yifan Engineer Dr Esther Ma Associate Engineer Mr Freddy Yuen Chun-fai Assistant Engineer   From IC Ms Cheng Ka-po Senior Engineering Manager Ir Dr C. C. Cheung Senior Engineering Manager Ir Sidney Wong Wing-fai Engineering Manager Mr Ho Kin-man Associate Engineer Mr Paddy Cheong Kung-pan Assistant Engineer   Extracted from: Excel x Impact Spring 2021 - Issue 4

5 May, 2021

Summer Term Timetable Released

IC Summer Term class timetable (AY2020/2021) is released. Students are invited to get your timetables according to your programme, year and subject from our Study page.  Students have any queries on their timetables are welcome to contact us via email, WhatsApp 6546-6986, Telegram or tel 2766-7579.  

3 May, 2021


Space Instruments for China Space Mission

In support of the Nation’s first lunar sample return mission, a research team led by Professor YUNG Kai-leung of ISE and supported by IC developed and manufactured one of the key systems for this historic undertaking, namely the “Surface Sampling and Packing System” (SSPS), in collaboration with the China Academy of Space Technology. The PolyU-developed system accomplished the tasks of automatic sample collection and packaging on the lunar surface following the soft landing of the Chang’e 5 probe on 1 December 2020. The vehicle carrying the samples is currently on course back to Earth, and is expected to touch down in China’s Inner Mongolia region next week. For details please visit:  

9 Dec, 2020


Make use of our facilities to work on your project

Our workshops have resumed normal operation. Staff and students are welcome to book and use our facilities to work on their project. Learn more on our expertise and facilities.

15 Sep, 2020


Remote access of computers via UDS

Online computer courses usually request students to install computer software in their local computer. Some software are very demanding in terms of hardware capability and students would find it inconvenient to use the software. With the support of PolyU ITS, IC has introduced the remote access of computers in IC computer room via Universal Desktop Services (UDS). UDS is the software platform which allows students to remote access the computers in IC. With UDS students can use software available in IC such as Powerlogic, Solidworks, regardless of the student’s own PC capability. All you need is a stable internet connection.   Visit our Guide to UDS for more information on the set up and operation. 

15 Sep, 2020

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