Facilities & Equipment

Mechanical Testing

  • Instron Testing System 3369
  • Instron Universal Testing Machine Model 4206
  • Instron Model 1331
  • Sintech 10/D
  • Izod/Charpy Impact Tester
  • Low Velocity Impact Tower
  • Sample Notcher
  • Leco Rockwell Hardness Tester Model R-260
  • Mitutoyo Micro-Vicker Hardness Tester MVK-G2
  • 10 Channel Data Acquisition System
  • Reactive Floor System

Durability Testing

  • Environmental and Humidity Chamber
  • QUV Accelerated Weathering Tester
  • Blue M Controlled Relative Humidity Chamber
  • Heat Distortion Unit
  • Flexural Creep Unit
  • Taber Standard Abrasion Tester

Thermal Analysis & Rheololgy

  • TA Instrument Thermo-Mechanical Analyzer
  • TA Instrument Thermo-Gravimetric Analyzer
  • TA Instrument Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
  • TA Instrument Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • TA Instrument AR 2000 rheometer
  • Rheometrics RDS II rheometer
  • CSI Melt Flow Indexer
  • Brookfield Rotational Viscometers
  • Armfield Heat Convection Unit
  • Armfield Heat Conduction Unit
  • Armfield Drag Coefficient Apparatus

Microscopy and Image Processing

  • JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope Model JSM-6100
  • Edax EDS System PV 9800/9900
  • Nikon Stereozoom Microscope
  • Nikon Labophot - 2 Microscope
  • Nikon Alpha Photo - 2 Microscopes
  • Global Lab Image Processing Software
  • Image - Pro and Materials Software
  • Buehler Isomet Low Speed Saw
  • Buehler Metaserv Grinder - Polisher
  • Teledyne Powder/Solid Mixer

Manufacturing

Pultrusion

  • Mec-Pro Manufacturing Inc. Model 5570

Filament Winding

  • Durawinder Cobra Model 11A

Extrusion and Mixing

  • Brabender (single screw, twin screw, mixing bowl)

Injection Molding

  • Newbury Industries 75 Ton

Press Molding

  • Wabash Press to 50 tons & 600 ◦F; 15" x 15" Platen
  • Hull Press to 15 tons & 400 ◦F; 12" x 14" Platen
  • Fuchs Press to 15 tons & 325 ◦F; 28" x 28" Platen
  • Carter (manual) Press to 12 tons & 400 ◦F; 7" x 10" Platen
  • Carver (manual) Press to 25 tons & 400 ◦F; 9" x 9" Platen

Ultrasonic Welding

  • Branson Intelligent Actuator 2000 AED

Ovens and Furnaces

  • Blue M Oven to 400 ◦F; 3.5' x 3' x 2'
  • Baxter Ovens to 500 ◦F; 1.5' x 1.5' 1.5'
  • High Temperature Furnace to 2,500 ◦F; 13" x 13" x 8"
  • Autoclave: 2' Dia. X 3.5' Length

Ultraviolet Curing Chamber

Balance

  • Sartorius Analytical Balance
  • Sartorius Milligram Balance
  • Sartorius YDK 01 Kits
  • Mettler M3 Weighing Scale

Shops

  • Metal Shop
  • Wood Shop
  • Hurco VMI 3Axis CNC Machine
  • Welding Station

Design & Analysis

Hardware

  • 40 Dell Computer Stations
  • Stratasys Dimension 3D Rapid Prototyping

Software

  • SolidWorks
  • CosmosWorks
  • ProModel Simulation Software
  • Autodesk Moldflow