Composites Research Network

Equipment

FACILITIES Equipment Brand – Model Specifications
 
MATERIAL STORAGE
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.
 
MANUFACTURING
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
 
SAMPLE PREPARATION
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
 
MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION
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
 
MACHINE SHOP
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
 
MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION
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
Oscilloscope
 
NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
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
 
REPAIR
Dual Zone Bonder Heaton
Heat Blankets Heaton
Hot Air Curing System Heaton

MISCELLANEOUS
DAQ modules National instruments

COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS
Computational Cluster
MSC Patran, Nastran, Marc
ABAQUS
Simulayt Composite Modeller
CATIA
  LS-DYNA    
COMPRO
compositePro
Hypermesh
Solidworks
MathCad
Matlab
modeFrontier

 

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