The aim of the Integrated Industrial Design Lab (INDEL) is to support academic and research activities related to the phases of design, engineering, optimisation and construction of an industrial product. In this context, research conducted within the framework of the INDEL Laboratory focuses on issues related to product life-cycle up to the production stage. More specifically, the laboratory is active in different research areas that complement the image of a complete detailed design, from conceptual and preliminary design, 3D parametric modeling, selection materials, mechanical analysis and optimisation, up to the design for production and the creation of natural prototypes. As for the educational part, the laboratory covers a large number of subjects and courses related to the 2nd direction of the Department (Designing with Computers). Through the INDEL laboratory, the students of the department are familiar with modern tools and technologies that they will encounter in their later career. The laboratory supports undergraduate and postgraduate diploma theses. At the same time, the laboratory supports graduates, researchers and professionals active in the field of design or in other contexts where the design of an industrial product is required, via activities such as seminars, conferences, summer schools, consultative or developmental projects and studies.

The objectives and services of the INDEL laboratory can be broken down as follows:

·        Coverage of educational needs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level of the relevant department in subjects that fall within the purview of the laboratory.

·        Conducting basic and applied research.

·        Cooperation with research institutions, academic institutions, organizations and institutions of both national and international.

·        Organization of educational programs, lifelong learning programmes, seminars, summer schools and exhibitions.

·        Organization of scientific lectures, workshops, seminars, symposiums, conferences and other scientific events.

·        Participation in international and national research and development projects.

·        Provision of product design services and advisory support to institutions and individuals, technical reports and proposals for evaluation and improvement. 

 Research Areas

The research of the laboratory concerns modern subjects from the scientific areas: Computer-Aided Design, Computer Graphics, Parametric design and geometric modeling (Geometric Modeling), Computer-Aided Engineering analysis, Materials Engineering, Ergonomics Computer-Aided Sketch Design (sketch) Design of mechatronics and robotic systems, Motion Design, Reverse engineering, Rapid prototyping.

Facilities & Equipment

The laboratory equipment includes modern machines and software that can be categorized as follows:




·        Rapid prototyping Systems (3D printers): Stratasys Prodigy Plus, Stratasys Dimension Machine, Blueprinter M2, Zortrax inspire, Markforged mark 2.

·        Reverse engineering Systems (3D Scanners): 3D Laser Scanner SLS 2, Creaform Handyscan 3D Portable 3D Scanning Machine

·        Tensile machines: Shimadzu (100KN), Yuelian YL102 (5KN)

·        Microscopes: ZEISS Scope A 1-1000 x optical metalgraphic microscope, ZEISS STEMI 200-C-Stereo-microscope.

·        CNC Cutting Table system: Roland MDX-40A

·        Laser-cutter and engraver desktop system: Universal Laser Systems

·        Traditional machining equipment: lathe, cutting machines, welding machines, mould manufacturing machine, etc.

·        Design and Analysis software: Creo Parametric, Creo Simulate, MIMICS, Geomagic Studio, CES EduPack, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Inventor.

·        Technology for prototyping (CNC).

·        Unmanned Aerial Vehicles DJI TELLO (x5).

·        Articulated Robot Kawasaki RS05N.


·        Humanoid robot Robotis OP2.

Paraskevas Papanikos
Nikolaos Zacharopoulos
Konstantinos Bailas
Spyros Bofylatos
Niki Boukouvala
Margarita Christina Charalampidou
Irini Rigopoulou