The Composite Materials Laboratory in Syracuse University's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has equipment for the fabrication, mechanical testing and inspection of a variety of materials. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to use any of our facilities. We would be very happy to accommondate your request. Our facilities include:

 

MECHANICAL TESTING EQUIPMENT

  • 10 KIP MTS servohydraulic mechanical testing machine with digital controllers.
  • 200 KIP MTS servohydraulic mechanical testing machine with digital controllers.
  • 20 KIP INSTRON servohydraulic mechanical testing machines with a digital controller.

NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND IMAGING EQUIPMENT

  • Olympus ultrasonic inspection testing immersion system with high speed computer data acquisition and custom imaging software.
  • LEICA 3D Measuring Microscope.

MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

  • 300 psi, 800°F, computer controlled autoclave.
  • Desktop Metal 3D Printer.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • 20, 200, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000 and 165,000 lb. load cells.
  • An in-house built weight drop tower for low velocity mechanical impact tests (non-instrumented).
  • A large variety of standard and custom tension, compression and fracture mechanics grips and test fixtures.
  • Extensive variety of extensometers, LVDT's and crack opening gages.
  • Metallographic laboratory.
  • Composite storage and layup facilities.
  • Advanced video imaging system.
  • Cryogenic and High temperature chambers.