For its research, the CME department has a broad range of equipment available. The inventory ranges from various software to a mini excavator model to positioning equipment. We are very happy to share our equipment in combined research efforts.


Positioning equipment plays a key role in a lot of the research of the CME department. It is used for measuring asphalt compaction, for simulating excavator movements and for mapping the underground. Below is an overview of the positioning equipment available at CME. 

  • UbloxEVK-M8T positioning toolkit
  • Trimble GPS receivers
  • Trimble base station
  • Thermo data loggers
  • NETPOS localization system (rtklib + antenna) 


As for every modern technology research centers, sensors are used in a lot of research projects. For example: we investigate the energy efficiency of buildings and map the underground. Below is an overview of the sensor equipment available at CME. 

  • Rayteck laser line-scanner
  • Flir E8 Thermographic Camera
  • Silverline Video Endoscope
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Thermal Infrared Portable Camera
  • Inertial Measurement Units 


To process, simulate and investigate software is used. Below is an overview of the software legally available to CME. 

  • Matlab
  • Java
  • Vabi elements
  • Unity
  • Postgres
  • Autodesk Infraworks
  • Autodesk Navisworks
  • Bentley InRoads 


Some equipment doesn't fit in one of the categories above. This equipment can be found in the overview below.

  • Lego bricks for Tower of Infinity
  • Oculus Rift
  • Mini excavator model 

Concrete laboratory

CME manages the concrete laboratory of the University of Twente. It is used for education, but also for thesis- and research projects.  

Sharing and contact 

As said in the introduction we are happy to share our equipment, cooperate or start joint research efforts. If you are interested in using some of our equipment or infrastructure, or if you want to set up a joint research effort, please feel free to contact us.