Facilities & Equipment

inside of a machine

Mechanical Testing    

  • Tensile and Compression from 100 Newtons to 250 KiloNewtons
  • Infrared Temperature Imaging
  • High Speed Digital Image Correlation
  • Biaxial Tensile Testing for Sheets
  • Hardness (standard, micro, and nano)
  • Cyclic Fatigue Testers to 10,000 cycles/hr., at 1800°F
  • Multicomponent Dynamometer

For more information on mechanical testing visit the Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing Lab.


Materials Characterization

  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Triboscope Nano Indentation System
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Spectrophotometers ( UV, VIS, FTIR)
  • Viscometers
  • Gas Chromatographs (GPC)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis  (DMA)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

For more information on materials characterization visit the University Instrumentation Center.

diagram of a machine part

Manufacturing Processes and Synthesis

  • Pulsed Laser Deposition System
  • Solar Photo Catalysis Lab
  • Electromagnetic Welding
  • Tube and Sheet Hydroforming
  • 50 Ton Servo Hydraulic Forming Press
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Object Multi-material 3D Printers

For more information on Manufacturing Processes visit the Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing Lab.

Modeling Software

  • FEA: Abaqus, MSC.Marc, MSC.Dytran, Aqua-FE, Deform
  • Mastercam, Dream.3D, Solidworks