|The Department of Technology, began in 1922 as the Institute of Mechanical Technology at the Technical College. Its present-day organizational structure was created in 1997.
The Department comprises four chairs that are involved in teaching the undergraduate studies of the mechanical engineering course, all nine specializations, as well as of the aeronautical engineering course.
The majority of the graduate study programmes are taught in the specializations of Production Engineering and Computer Engineering while others are taught in the Engineering Design specialization.
The staff teach at the School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, and in the postgraduate doctoral study in the Advanced Production Technologies specialization at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.
The Foundry Chair is engaged in teaching, auditing students in writing their undergraduate and Master’s theses, research and collaboration with industry. The research is focused on studying material castability, issues related to the degeneration of nodular cast iron graphite formation andapplication of computer software for the prediction of casting processes, solidification and fabrication of defect-free castings. The Foundry Laboratory, equipped with an induction and resistance furnace, mixing and manual moulding equipment as well as with software for casting simulation,solidification and prediction of QuikCAST porosity, enables both the researchers and the students to find solutions for problems occuring in casting technology.
The Chair of Metal Forming, founded around forty years ago, was, at that time, the first of its kind in this part of Europe. It is focused on doing research on metal behaviour in metal forming processes and the design and characteristics of metal forming machines and tools. The research is aimed at developing theories, models and prototypes. The Metal Forming Laboratory supports experimental work done on basic metal forming machines and devices, such as experimental gravity hammer, laboratory hydraulic press and other specially modified devices. The Chair has been collaborating with industry on both minor tasks related to current production and on major tasks which require specialialist expertise in innovative production or conceptual development of basic parameters for new machines.
|The Chair of Machine Tools was founded at the Technical College in 1920. It comprises the Machine Tool Laboratory and the Medical Engineering Laboratory.
The Laboratories are equipped with conventional machines and the CNC machines, digitalization systems and measuring equipment which provide for teaching activities, research and collaboration with industry. A large number of research and technology projects have been carried out at the Chair. In addition, the Chair has been supporting the projects run bystudent associations at the Faculty. In collaboration with researchers from other departments, doctors and companies across the Republic of Croatia, extensive research on manufacturing systems autonomy and medical engineeringhas been done at the Chair in recent years.
Polymers and polymer processing have been studied at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture for over sixty years. More than five hundred undergraduate and Master’s theses have been completed during that period. The Polymer and Wood Processing Laboratory, which is part of the Chair of Polymer and Wood Processing, deals with practical issues in polymer processing. The Centre for Additive Technologies, which houses three machines for additive manufacturing and a universal tester for testing mechanical properties of polymer products, was established in 2013. The teaching staff collaborate with editorial boards of scientific and professional journals in the field of polymer processing and they actively participate in numerous conferences in the country and internationally. The Chair’s permanent social mission is to achieve successfulcollaboration with industry.