Facilities & Equipment

Composite Material Engineering

In an effort to offer students the best learning environment possible we have been acquiring new state-of-the-art equipment worth more than $1 million dollars over the past three years. This equipment gives the opportunity for hands-on experience with industry specific equipment. 

Learn More: $1 Million Dollars in New Equipment

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  • Instron Testing System 3369
  • Instron Model 5585H Universal Testing Machine, Capacity 250 kN
  • Instron Model 8801 Axial Servo-hydraulic Testing System
  • Instron Model 5982 Material Testing System, Capacity 100 kN
  • Instron Model 9050 Pendulum Impact Tester for Izod/Charpy Impact
  • Low Velocity Impact Tower
  • Sample Notcher
  • Leco Rockwell Hardness Tester Model R-260
  • Mitutoyo Micro-Vicker Hardness Tester MVK-G2
  • Reactive Floor System

 

     

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

     

     

    • 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
    • TA Instrument DHR-2 rheometer
    • Instron MF20 Melt Flow Tester
    • Brookfield Rotational Viscometers
    • Armfield Heat Convection Unit
    • Armfield Heat Conduction Unit
    • Armfield Drag Coefficient Apparatus

     

     

    • FEI Quanta 250 Scanning Electron Microscope
    • Hummer VI-A Anatech Sputter Coater
    • 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

     

     

     

    Pultrusion

    • Mec-Pro Manufacturing Inc. Model 5570

    Filament Winding

    • Durawinder Cobra Model 11A
    • McClean Anderson 6" dia, 120" length

    Extrusion and Mixing

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

    Injection Molding

    • Milacron Magna T, 55 Ton 3.7 oz

    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

    3D Printing & Scanner

    • Markforged Mark Two
    • Seemecnc Rostock Max v3.2
    • Stratasys Dimension BST 768
    • Afinia 3D scanner











     

     

     

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

     

    Computer Hardware

    • 40 Dell Computer Stations

    Software

    • SolidWorks
    • ProModel Simulation Software
    • Autodesk Moldflow

     

     

    • Metal Shop
    • Wood Shop
    • Hurco VMI 3Axis CNC Machine
    • Welding Station (to include Tig/Mig/Plasma)

     

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    Contact Us

    203 Stark Hall | 507.457.5685 | COLaughlin@winona.edu
    Dr. Fariborz Parsi | Department Chair | FParsi@winona.edu