DER-IC North East is part of Newcastle University and is located near the International Advanced Manufacturing Park, Sunderland, the heart of the region’s advanced manufacturing base. The Centre is equipped with DER-funded Power Electronics and Electrical Machines assembly lines. Individual processes are representative mid to high volume manufacturing, are highly reconfigurable, and incorporate in-process inspection to enable process development, optimisation, and verification. Assembly is supported by dynamometer, X-ray and CT scan, and environmental test equipment.
Power Electronics Assembly Line
Located within a cleanroom environment, state-of-the-art, flexible, industry-representative equipment enables custom packaging of silicon die, devices and circuitry, and surface mount circuit board manufacture and inspection, providing a platform for the development and scale-up of advanced manufacturing processes for highly-integrated power electronic systems. Specialist inspection and diagnostic equipment enables verification of manufacturing process quality.
Electrical Machines Assembly Line
The Electrical Machines assembly line includes a range of flexible, automated assembly, and test and measurement equipment, providing an end-to-end platform for electrical machine manufacturing process development.