Technical Stream

Technical Services Stream

About

Technical Service Stream serves as a window to liaise with different departments and faculty for student learning and provides customized solutions, design and manufacturing support services for students, staff and industries. We are a hub to coordinate with departments and industries for services on realization of concepts in learning and research activities and project/consultation activities. Also, we provide logistics services for departmental activities. We are a main stakeholder of Service Learning subjects, Freshman seminars and FENG Summer Camp.

You are welcome to approach us for consultation and advices (Location: Room W401f, Industrial Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University).

Expertise & Facilities

Our facilities are located on the W-Core 4/F (The Maker Lab – W401f) of Industrial Centre.

Our major equipment:

Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine
  • Max. working area: 1300mm x 900mm
  • Applicable materials:
    • Acrylic (max. 10 mm thick)
    • Plywood (max. 6mm)
    • Other non-metal materials (fabric, leather, fur, etc.)
  • Data format: ai, cdr, dxf
Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine
  • Max. working area: 1300mm x 900mm
  • Applicable materials:
    • Acrylic (max. 20mm thick)
    • Plywood (max. 10mm)
    • Other non-metal materials (fabric, leather, fur, etc.)
  • Data format: dxf, cdr
UV Printing Machine
  • It provides CMYK printing directly on flat surfaces of different materials without mirror-like finish
  • Max. working area: 280mm x 590mm
  • Applicable materials:
    • Plastics (PMMA, PET, ABS, PVC, PC, PS, etc.)
    • Plywood
    • Non-metallic materials (fabric, leather, fur, etc.)
    • Metals (stainless steel, copper, mild steel, etc.)
  • Data format: jpeg
Vacuum Former
  • Maximum forming area: 19” x 27”
  • Maximum forming depth: 7”
  • Maximum material thickness: 6mm
  • Applicable materials:
    • PVC
    • PS
    • PU
    • PMMA
Vacuum Former
  • Maximum forming area: 25.5” x 24.5”
  • Maximum forming depth: 12”
  • Maximum material thickness: 6mm
  • Applicable materials:
    • PVC
    • PS
    • PU
    • PMMA
Engraving Machine
  • Max. working area: 400mm x 400mm x 200mm
  • Applicable materials:
    • Plastics (PMMA, PET, ABS, PVC, PC, PS, etc.)
    • Plywood
    • PCB
    • Aluminium
  • Data format: STEP

One more facility is located on the W-Core G/F (W004d) of Industrial Centre.

9” Horizontal Band Saw
  • Cutting capacity: 345mm x 225mm
  • Applicable materials:
    • Bars, tubes and profiles in a wide variety of materials

Support Services

Support Services Provided to Aid the Realization of Concept

We provide free consultation for different kinds of projects/competitions ranged from design solution, manufacturing process advices, choice of materials, etc. We also provide design and manufacturing support services for students and staff related to realizing innovative ideas and research outcomes.

Fashion Items (ITC student) Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest 2015 [Overall Champion] Fashion Items – Accessories (ITC student) Fashion Items – Dress (ITC student) Fashion Items – Necklace (ITC student)
 
Prototype Making – Drone (ME student) A Cart with Automatic Drug Dispensing Machanism (IPD students) Smart Orthopedic Devices (ITC Research Project) Bio-mechatronic Therapeutic Robotic System (RIIPT Project)
 

Support Services Provided to Different Learning Activities

IC involved as a partner in providing support in subject delivery of Service Learning, Freshman Seminars/First Year Seminars, Summer Camp, etc. We are capable to participate in service project design and preparation, pre-service lecture and workshops, service planning, logistics, build and fabricate prototypes, on-site support to student learning during the servicing stage, post-service project delivery and follow-up.

Customized Pre-service Lecture/Workshop and Activities for Service Learning Subject

Subject: ABCT2S01 - Educating Rural Farmers on Healthier Food Production
Location: China – Sichuan
Provide Engineering Advice on the Building of Fungi Processing Equipment and Build Prototype Apparatus for Research and Development in Fungi Processing Chain (Subject: ABCT2S01; Location: China – Sichuan)
 
Subject: ISE3S01 - Engineering For The Needy
Location: China – Heyuan
Provide tailor-made training in electrical and mechanical installation and maintenance of street lamp poles; provide on-site supports on the creation of school library included electricity distribution extension and sockets, Ethernet and school library system with furniture setup for Heyuan Li Jiang Secondary School.
 
Subject: ISE3S01 - Engineering For The Needy
Location: Hong Kong – Tuen Mum Hong Chi Morning Hope
Provide tailor-made training in mechanical design and programming technqiues and support the development of different teaching aids, reward system and tools. On-site support is also provided during service period.
 
Subject: ISE2S02S - Comprehending And Overcoming Learning Hurdles In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) For Local Schools
Location: Hong Kong – PolyU (Heep Woh Primary School and Ko Ho Ning Memorial Primary School)
Provide tailor-made training of simple electronic circuits so as to enable the automation of LEGO with simple electronic circuits; provide on-site support during service period and arrangement of challenging mission.
 
Subject: ISE2S02 - Comprehending And Overcoming Learning Hurdles In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) For Local Schools
Location: Hong Kong – St. Joan of Arc Secondary School
Provide tailor-made training of exploring motion and engineering design, programming technique and sensors application so as to enable students to teach STEM concept through the use of LEGO kits; provide on-site support during service period and arrangement of challenging mission.

Summer Camp 2015
Location: Hong Kong – PolyU (Students from Overseas and Local Secondary Schools)
Provide tailor-made hands-on experience in designing and building a robot that uses the motor to drive the robot climbing up/down the stair. Students will experience and learn characteristics of different materials, motor drives and laser machining.

Other Support Services Provided

We provide customized solutions for industry ranged from mechanical design, system development, etc., and produce customized souvenir items ranges from crystal plaque, stainless steel plaque, wooden plaque, etc.

Showcase of Works

Industrial Systems
Carousel NDT Tester (Client: HAESL) Tray Cleaning System (Client: Garden) Flow Rate Tester (Client: HAESL)

Products Made by Laser Machining
Graphics Printed on Different Materials by UV Printing
 
 
Products Made by Vacuum Forming

Useful Contacts

If you are UGC students/staff and are familiar with the facilities and equipment of IC, you can simply approach individual technical workshop for various support services.

Alternatively, you can approach IC’s Technical Services Stream for consultation and advice as well.

Location: Room W401f Industrial Centre

Enquiry: Pete WONG T: 2766-7639
CY KOO T: 2766-7639
Henry WONG T: 2766-7606

You are also welcome to approach IC’s Technical Services Stream for purchasing issues (i.e. materials, standard components).

Location: Room W003b Industrial Centre

Enquiry: Janus So T: 2766-7588
YH YUEN T: 2766-7587