Facilities and Equipment

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TRIBOMETER (R-TECH INSTRUMENTS)

Features:
  1. Pin-on-disk
  2. Scratch tester
  3. Four ball tester
Specifications:
  1. Maximum Loading Force: 1000 N
  2. Type of loading: Servo-controlled loading
  3. Load Resolution on Friction arm: 15 mN
  4. Z-travel resolution: 0.5 μm
  5. Z-Travel Distance: 150 mm
  6. Travel Speed: 0.002-10 mm/s
  7. Linear drive resolution (X & Y drive): 0.001-10 mm/s
  8. Rotary Drive max rpm: 3000 rpm
  9. High Temp. Chamber Package: 1000 C

Labs:

1.  Surface Engineering and Tribology located at Palmer Engineering (PE)

2. Composites and Additive Manufacturing located at Harry Reid Engineering Laboratory (HREL)

OPTICAL PROFILOMETER

Specifications:

  1. Type: Mirau interferometer, Non-Contact type
  2. Magnification: 10X
  3. Numerical Aperture NA: 0.3
  4. Working Distance (mm): 7.4
  5. Focal Length FL (mm): 20
  6. Resolving Power (μm): 0.92
  7. Depth of Focus (μm): 3.04
  8. Field of View with 25 Diameter Field Eyepiece (mm): 2.5
  9. Mount: C-Mount
  10. Field of View, 2/3" Sensor: 0.88 x 0.66 mm
  11. Field of View, 1/2" Sensor: 0.64 x 0.48 mm
  12. High Resolution Z-drive with 2 nm motion resolution, 0.1-500 μ/s speed

FRICTION STIR WELDING/PROCESSING

Manufacturing Technology Inc (MTI), Model RM-1
Specifications:

  1. Work Table Dimensions: 1150mm (45.3in) in the X-axis direction, 800mm (31.5in) in the Y-axis direction
  2. X-axis Stroke: 700 mm (27.5in)
  3. X-axis Max Velocity: 3000mm/min (118 in/min)
  4. X-axis Max Force: 22.25kN (5000 lb.f)
  5. Y-axis Stroke: 305mm (12in)
  6. Z-axis Stroke: 400mm (16 in)
  7. Z-axis Max Velocity: 1000mm/min (39 in/min)
  8. Z-axis Max Force: 67kN (15,000)
  9. Tilt Range: 0 to 6 degrees

GAMRY INSTRUMENT POTENTIOSTATE 3000/3000AE

It can perform various electochemical tests working as a potentiostat, Galvanostat, zero resistance ammeter
Specifications:

  1. Maximum current: ±3 A
  2. Current range: 300 pA – 3 A
  3. Minimum current resolution: 92 aA
  4. Maximum applied potential: ±32 V

AUTOMATIC POLISHING MACHINE (BUEHLER COMET/AUTOMET 300)

Specifications:

  1. Platen wheel speed: 50-400 rpm
  2. Water supply pressure: 40-100 psi
  3. Head speed: 60-150 rpm
  4. Force: 5-90 N

CONTACT ANGLE GONIOMETER ( RAME-HART, MODEL 260)

This instrument is used to determine the contact angle and contact angle hysteresis of different surfaces.
Specifications:

  1. Stage Size: 51 x 76 mm
  2. Sample size: 76 mm deep
  3. Range: 0 – 180 ° contact angle
  4. Resolution: 0.01°
  5. Accuracy: ±0.10°

PULSE POWER OUTPUT (DYNATRONIX DPR-20-15-30)

It is used for metallic surface coating through pulse electrodeposition (interchangeable electrodes)
Specifications:

  1. Voltage: 0-20
  2. Voltmeter Resolution: 0.01 V
  3. Amp Meter Resolution: 0.1 A

SINGLE ZONE TUBE FURNACE

Specifications:

  1. Maximum temperature of 1700°C
  2. Heating/cooling rate = 10 °C/min
  3. Heating zone = 6”
  4. Vacuum and inter gas environment can be used.

PELLET PRESS

Specifications:

  1. Maximum Pressure: 24 tons
  2. Maximum working size: up to 50 mm die for compacting powders.
  3. Built-in hydraulic pump with auto-return function and a transparent safety shield.

DESKTOP HIGH ENERGY VIBRATORY BALL MILL

Specifications:

  1. Rotation speed: 600 rpm
  2. Maximum continuous running time: 72 hours
  3. Non-vacuum jars: 100×4

It can be used for mixing, grinding, homogenization and mechanical alloying.

3D PRINTER (PRUSA MK3)

Specifications:

  1. Minimum resolution: 0.5 mm
  2. Printing speed: 200+ mm/s
  3. Build volume: 25×21×21 cm¬3
  4. Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
  5. Supported materials: PLA, ABS, PET, HIPS, Flex PP, Nylon, composite polymeric material.

FILAMENT EXTRUDER (FILABOT EX 2: CREATE CUSTOM 3D PRINTING FILAMENT FROM PELLETS

Specifications:

  1. Extrusion rate: 600 cm/ min
  2. Filament size: 1.75 mm
  3. Extrudable materials: ABS, PLA, PC, HIPS, and lower melt flow polymers