For my research, in which I try to imitate the structure of meat, I make almost daily use of the Shear Cell that was developed together with the Technical Development Studio.
If there are any problems with the device and I do not know how to fix it, I can simply walk downstairs to the Ontwikkelwerkplaats, and someone will help me immediately.
We have now three Shear Cells and are now working on developing a fourth that needs to be more user-friendly, so that every student can also use it. It must also be improved in other aspects as, for example, be resistant to higher temperatures.
Designing a new device is an intense process. We see each other a few times a week and really work together as one team. We share our knowledge and experience. It all takes up a lot of time at first, but it is all worth it.