Composites Research Network


FACILITIES Equipment Brand – Model Specifications
Walk-in blast freezer BMIL external W x L x H: 9’-8” x 9’-8”  x 9’-8”
Explosion proof freezer ThermoFisher 20 cu. Ft.
Autoclave processing Autoclave American Autoclave internal 6.5 ft. (L) x 5 ft. (D), 800 F, 300 psi
Nitrogen generation system On-Site – N-160 PSA 3000 SCFH
Clean lay-up room including debulking tool and vacuum pump
Compression moulding Hot Press 
Liquid resin moulding RTM System Radius Engineering 2100 cc – 27.5 bar – 180oC
 (Post-)curing Oven ThermoTron internal W x L x H (ft.): 3.3 x 3 x 3
Oven Blue-m internal W x L x H (ft.): 4 x 2 x 3
Rapid prototyping 3D Printer 3D systems – ProJet 1500
Scale Precisa – EP 125SM 125 g ± 0.01 mg
Scale Precisa – XT 920M 920 g ± 1 mg
Scale Precisa – XT 6200D 6200 g ± 0.1 g
Conditioning Balance moisture analyzer Sartorius – MA35M 35 g  ± 1 mg – infrared (heating element)
  Resin Impregnation System Buehler – CAST’N VAC 1000
  Furnace Blue-m – 1200˚ LGO 2 cu. Ft.  – 1200oC
  Furnace Barnstead Thermolyne 0.5 cu. Ft – 1100oC
Cutting/Surface finish Precision Diamond Saw Cutter Buehler – IsoMet 4000
Polisher-Grinder Buehler – The EcoMet 300
Low Speed Diamond Saw Buehler – IsoMet LSS
Thermomechanical DMA (x2) TA Instruments – Q800 [-150-600] oC – [0.001-18] N
DSC TA Instruments – Q1000 baseline of ±15mW – [-180-725]oC
TA Instruments –  Discovery baseline of ±5uW – [-180-725]oC
TMA (x2) TA Instruments –  Q400 [-150-1,000] oC
TGA TA Instruments – Discovery 100 mg weight range – ambient to 1,200oC
Rheometer TA – InstrumentsDHR-3 peltier plate [-40 – 200] oC
Anton Paar – MCR-502 peltier plate & couette – convection oven
Microscopic analysis SEM Hitachi – S-3000N with light element EDX
Digital Microscope Keyence- VHX-1000E 54 million pixels camera – 3D stitching
Stereo Microscope Nikon – SMZ745t
Analytical chemistry FTIR Agilent – 660-IR TGA-IR, transmission, ATR and diffuse reflectance up to 200oC
FTIR (handheld) Agilent – ExoScan interchangeable sampling heads
UPLC Waters – Acquity UPLC H-Class system quaternary solvent manager – GPC and RPC
  QMS Waters ESI, APPI and APCI Ionizations
  Nitrogen generator Peaks Scientific – NML32A 32 L/min – 6.9 bar
CNC Router MultiCam Heavy Duty 5 axis
RoboDrill FANUC – T-21-iFLA
EDM Drill BELMONT – SY-M-2535 High Speed
Wire EDM Brother – HS-70AM
Waterjet Cutter OMAX – Model 2652
Vertical Machining Center LiTZ Hitech – LV-800
Turning Center Doosan – Lynx 220
Band Saw DoAll – Model 2013-V3
  Band Saw Marvel – Model 8  
Diamond Saw IMER – COMBI 1000, 14”
Diamond Saw IMER – COMBI 250, 10″
Universal Milling Machine MAHO – Model MH-700
Milling Machine EX-CELL-O
Static testing Materials Testing System MTS 500 kN
Materials Testing System Instron – Model 5982 100 kN
Materials Testing System MTS 50 kN
Materials Testing System Instron – Model 5969 50 kN
Fatigue Testing System Instron – Model 8872 25 kN
Axial-Torsion Fatigue Testing Instron – Model 8874 25 kN
Materials Testing System Instron – Model 3345 5 kN
Environmental Chamber Instron
Test Fixtures Wyoming ASTM standards and Wyoming Fixtures
Digital Image Correlation System VIC-3D 2 x 16 Megapixel Cameras
Impact & ballistic Enhanced Laser Velocity System (ELVS)
High Speed Camera FASTCAM – Model SA5 750k fps
Drop Weight Impact Testing Frame
Ballistic Impact Gun
Gas Gun
CT Scanning Micro CT Scanner Xradia – microXCT-400  
Infrared testing FLIR Camera Hoskin [-40-650] oC – 307,200 pixels IR camera
Ultrasonic testing Portable phased array and automated UT Instrument Olympus – TomoScan FOCUS LT
Portable phased array Instrument Olympus – OmniScan MX2
Eddy current array acquisition Olympus – OmniScan
Bondmaster Olympus – 1000E+
Ultrasonic Flaw Detector Olympus – EPOCH 600
Ultrasonic Thickness Gage Olympus – 38DLP
Two axis encoded scanner Olympus – Glider
Dimensional testing 3D coordinate measurement device Faro – Faro Arm Platinum
CMM 3D Laser Scanner Nikon – 3D Cross Scanner
Dual Zone Bonder Heaton
Heat Blankets Heaton
Hot Air Curing System Heaton

DAQ modules National instruments

Computational Cluster
MSC Patran, Nastran, Marc
Simulayt Composite Modeller


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