Five-Axis Machine Donation to Assist Aerospace Advances

A leading machine manufacturer in Mainland China has donated a state-of-the-art high-precision machine to HKUST that is set to play a key role in aerospace engineering education and research in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Beijing Jingdiao Co Ltd officially presented the five-axis machine, which costs around RMB1 million at market price, and CAD/CAM software to the Department in March 2016. The company will also collaborate with the University on studies involving tool path generation, cutting force, and kinetic and kinematic performances in five-axis machining. The machine is expected to be widely used in teaching, research activities, and for demonstration purposes.