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TU Delft manufacturing automation expertise centre

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We bring innovative organisations together with technology suppliers and TU Delft researchers

SAM XL (Smart Advanced Manufacturing XL) is a manufacturing automation expertise centre that forms a unique liaison between TU Delft faculties, the industry and suppliers. We develop software and hardware to enhance the intelligence, connectivity and flexibility of industrial robots. This robot technology for executing complex and varied tasks on large structures is validated and demonstrated in our industrial-scale automation lab. We also provide hands-on training for students and staff from our industry and research partners, to uplift their digital skills in executing automation projects.


Automation is key to keep up in the competitive industry.

Off-the-shelf automation technology tends to fall short with regards to technical or economic aspects. Setting up an automated production line currently still requires a substantial amount of time, money and effort.


Where should you start? Can you do this alone? What equipment do you need? How do you level up your knowledge? How important is the role of software development? 

SAM XL can help you take the first steps towards automated production.


Using your long-term ambitions as a starting point, our infrastructure, knowledge and consulting provide the guidance needed to get out of the starting blocks and accelerate your innovation and skills transfer.


Our services



We use our on-site infrastructure to develop and validate automation concepts and manufacturing AI for your production environment.  



Our in-house expertise team
can help you with
gaining the expertise and technical knowledge needed for the development of an automation project. 



SAM XL provides training services to become familiar with automation robotics.

What's in it for you?

SAM XL is a manufacturing automation expertise centre that forms a unique liaison between TU Delft faculties, the industry and suppliers.


& Integrators

Increase market share by reducing cost, increasing output or accelerated development of new manufacturing technology.


Showcase research output, find partners for follow-up projects, speed up research and attract academic talent. 


Hardware & 
Software Suppliers

Position your technology for the future of manufacturing. 
Access new markets, grow a loyal user group, meet customers and generate exposure.

& Education

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