Materials Research Institute
incorporating APT and CISD
The MRI is the home of polymer and materials research at AIT.
The MRI’s core areas of expertise and four research programmes are:
The MRI hosts two industry focused research centres:
- Applied Polymer Technologies (APT)
- Centre for Industrial Services and Design (CISD)
Applied Polymer Technologies (APT)
APT is an Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway hosted by the MRI. APT provides access to all of the facilities and expertise available at the MRI and the greater Gateway network to all industrial and academic collaborators. APT provides solutions, product development support and troubleshooting skills for companies using plastics materials.
APT’s core areas of expertise and five research programmes are:
Centre for Industrial Services & Design (CISD)
CISD provides a range of services including rapid prototyping, mechanical testing, chemical analysis, product design and engineering. CISD hosts extensive facilities to design, build and test components using 3D CAD software, in-house high spec 3D printers, vacuum casting equipment and a full suite of mechanical and chemical analytical laboratories. CISD offers extensive R&D and testing facilities of particular interest to companies in the plastics, medical and pharma sectors.