Facilities

Welding and Joining Capabilities

  • ITW Miller Systems
    • Dynasty 350 GTAW/SMAW
    • XMT 304 DC GTAW/SMAW
    • Axcess 450 GMAW/FCAW- Modified for SAW
    • Maxtron 450 GMAW – Hybrid Laser Arc
    • Nirvana 450 DC Multi-process system
    • Dynasty 280 DX GTAW/SMAW
  • Lincoln Electric Systems
    • Powerwave 500 Multi-process
    • Powerwave 1000 SAW
    • Idealarc 1000 SAW
    • Arc Tracker
  • 1.1 kW Yb-Fiber Optic IPG Laser Welding System
    • Hybrid laser-arc welding
    • Laser-wire Additive Manufacturing
    • Laser Nitriding
    • Induction assisted laser welding
  • TIP TIG hot wire-fed GTAW
  • Underwater Welding Hyperbaric Chamber System
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Freeform Fabrication Chamber
  • Resistance Spot Welding
  • Induction Heating/Melting
  • Electromagnetic Droplet Levitation
  • Solid State Bonding Chambers
  • Soldering Systems
  • Brazing
    • Vacuum
    • Furnace or Torch
    • Laser
  • Weldability Testing
    • Sigma-jig
    • Varestraint/Transvarestraint
    • Implant
  • Experimental Welding Consumable Production Capability
    • Stick Electrode Extruder
    • Monolithic/ Tubular Wire Manufacturing
    • Flux Design and Development

Metallographic and Optical Microscopy Capabilities

  • Full Metallographic Preparation Lab
    • Manual and Autimatic Grinding and Polishing Wheels
    • Vibratory polishers
    • Electropolishers
    • Low speed saws
    • Gatan Model 600 Duomill
    • Dimpler, VCR D500i
    • Wet chemical etchant lab
  • Optical Microscopic and Photographic Equipment
    • Olympus Digital Optical Microscopes
    • Digital Stereoscopes
    • Photographic Fractography

Electron Microscopy and Advanced Characterization Capabilities

  • Electron Microscopy
    • FEI Talos Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM)
    • FEI Quanta 600i Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope with PGT Prism Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer (EDS)
    • JEOL JSM-7000F Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope with EDAX Genesis EDS, TSL EBSD and Nabity NPGS e-beam
    • lithography (Acquisition of this system was supported by NSF Award# 0520386)
    • Philips CM12 Transmission Electron Microscope with EDAX EDS
    • Philips CM200 Transmission Electron Microscope with PGT Prism EDS
    • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Advanced Material Characterization
    • Optima 3000 ICP Spectrometer
    • CRAY 5 UV-Nir Spectrometer
    • Leco Interstitial Analyzers
    • Complete Hydrogen (diffusible and total) Analyzer
    • Mossbauer Spectrometers
    • UV Spectrometers
    • Chromatographs
    • X-ray Diffraction
    • DSC/DTA/GTA Laboratory
    • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
    • Auger Electron Analysis

Corrosion, Coatings and Surface Analysis Capabilities

  • EG&G PARC 273 Potentiodynamic Analytical System
  • Salt Spray Corrosion Testing
  • High Temperature Corrosion Testing
  • PH and Selective Electrode Sensors
  • Schlumberger 1255 High Frequency Response Analyzer
  • 3852 HP Data Acquisition System
  • Cyclic Voltammetry Measurement
  • Electrochemical Impedance Analyzer
  • Ellipsometer
  • Surface Area Analyzer
  • Profilometers
  • VAC TEC, VCC 7740 Vertical Cathode PVD Unit
  • VAC TEC, MLIV Horizontal Cathode PVD Unit
  • Varian Ion Implantation
  • Hyper Ion PVD Unit
  • Electron Beam & Thermal Evaporation Units
  • Perkin Elmer RF Sputtering System 2400-8SA
  • Closed Field Unbalanced Magnetron System
  • Watkins Johnson Atmospheric Pressure CVD Unit
  • Plasma Enhanced CVD Unit
  • Laser Surface Modification Facilities
  • Sputter coater, Technics Hummer VI

Mechanical and Physical Properties Testing

  • Gleeble Thermomechanical Simulator and Tester
  • MTS Computer-Controlled, Servo-Hydraulic Uniaxial Testing Units
  • Instron Screwdriver Uniaxial Testing Units(1/w high temperature-control arm)
  • 4- and 3- Point Bend Fixture (ambient and high temperature)
  • Macro/Micro Indentation Hardness Testers
  • MTS Nano Indenter XPSheet Metal Testing Fixtures
  • Fracture Toughness Fixtures
  • Instrumented Impact Tester
  • Fatigue Testing: Revised Bending and Torsional Fatigue Testing Machines
  • Netzsch Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer
  • Netzsch High Temperature Dilatometer
  • Netzsch Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Netzsch Thermal Conductivity Tester
  • Seiko TG/D and Cahn TGA Both Interfaced to a Fisons Mass Spectrometer
  • Bio-Rad Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer

Material Processing

  • Hot and Cold Rolling Mills
  • Thermal Technologies Hot Press (ZST Capacity,Vacuum, 3300° C)
  • Extrusion Equipment
  • Full-sized Foundry (Gas and Induction Furnaces)
  • Miniature Induction Melter
  • Arc Melter
  • Vacuum Furnace
  • Atmoshperic Furnaces
  • Salt Pot Heat Treatment Furnaces

Modeling and Technical Software

  • SYSWELD FEA Weld Modeling
  • Thermo-Calc
  • Matlab and Equivalent
  • Abacus
  • Autodesk Complete CAD/CAM Suite
  • Solidworks
  • TSL Oreintation Image Mapping EDAX Sofware
  • GEMS Crystal Structure Simulation
  • TEAM EDS/EBSD Software
  • Various Image Analysis Software Packages
  • Monte Carlo FEA Software