News update

 Velocity Challenge prize for our business proposal H2OQUAL in the UN Sustainable Development catergory.


Plants 2021 Best Paper Award for our publication Plant Disease Detection and Classification by Deep Learning.


Fifth National Conference on Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship in NZ will be held on 15-16 Nov 2021.



Dr. Khalid Arif

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, SF&AT,
Massey University
229 Dairy Flat Highway
Albany 0632
Phone: 09 414 0800

Pellet 3D Printer    EHD Printing System

(1) Pellet 3D Printer, and (2) Electrohydrodynamic Printing Setup

DIC System DIC Image Retrofitted Vantage 3D Printer

(1) Digital Image Correlation System, (2) Retrofitted VantageX FDM Printer.

Research Topics

The main research topics in additive manufacturing (3D printing) include the following.


  • High resolution Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Printing
  • Pellet based 3D printing of polymers
  • Pellet printer extrusion/ MIM printing
  • Investigation and feasibility study of 3D metal printing with polymer/metal pellets
  • 3D bioprinting of scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • Continuous High Speed SLA 3D printing for Micro- and Opto-Fluidics
  • Hybrid additive and subtractive processes for computer numerical controls (CNC) Systems

Research Funding

  • TiDA Ltd.
  • MBIE and Massey Ventures Ltd.
  • Postgraduate and undergraduate research/capstone project funds