Project Resources & Equipment

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To promote faculty research as well as student scholarship, co-curricular activities and entrepreneurship, the MEMS department makes these state-the-art testing and fabricating resources available:

Bose ELF 3220

Bose ELFLocation: Joint Mechanical Testing Laboratory, Medical Sciences Research Building

Contact: Richard Glisson r.r.glisson@duke.edu

Description:

The Bose ELF 3220 extended stroke materials testing machine has a frictionless linear actuator suitable for high resolution, low-force testing, and an auxiliary long-stroke actuator mountable in the movable crosshead.  A hot/cold chamber may be mounted on the machine for testing in controlled temperature environments.

Test Resources 830LE-AT

Test Resources 830LE-AT

Location: Joint Mechanical Testing Laboratory, Medical Sciences Research Building

Contact: Richard Glisson r.r.glisson@duke.edu

Description:

The Test Resources 830LE-AT is a biaxial fatigue-rated electrodynamic materials testing machine with an axial loading capacity of +/- 50 kN and torsion capacity of 280 N-m.  A complete range of accessories includes a temperature chamber allowing testing at temperatures ranging from -155 °C to 425° C, a temperature-controlled biobath, a wide range of grips and fixtures, and a digital video extensometer system.

Instron 1321

Instron 1321

Location: Joint Mechanical Testing Laboratory, Research Park 4

Contact: Richard Glisson r.r.glisson@duke.edu

Description:

The Instron 1321 is a servohydraulic materials testing machine with tension and compression capacity of +/- 5kN.  A broad range of testing fixtures allows for standard materials testing and specialized biomechanical testing of bones, joints, and soft tissues.

3D Systems ProX DMP320

3D Systems ProX DMP320Location: The Foundry, Gross Hall

Contact: Patrick McGuire patrick.mcguire@duke.edu

Description:

The 3D Systems ProX DMP320 machine is a high quality direct metal printing machine.  It is currently set up to print medical-grade titanium in a 275x275x 420mm build area, with a layer-by-layer additive powder melting process by laser.

M1 Additive Printer

M1 Additive PrinterLocation: Polymer Printing Lab, Fitzpatrick Center (FCIEMAS)

Contact: Eric Stach eric.stach@duke.edu

Description:

The M1 by Carbon 3d is an additive printer that uses several different polymers. Its innovative process produces parts with material properties and finish similar to injection molding. The M1 prints using UV-curable resins which include: prototyping (similar to SLA with custom coloring), rigid polyurethane, flexible polyurethane, elastomeric polyurethane, and cyanate ester.

Stratasys Dimension 1200es and Fortus 250 Printers

Stratus and FortusLocation: MEMS Prototype and Instrumentation Lab, Hudson Hall

Contact: Eric Stach eric.stach@duke.edu

Description:

The Stratasys Dimension 1200es and Fortus 250 printers are FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) style printers located in the MEMS Prototype and Instrumentation Lab in Hudson Hall. Reliable and repeatable technology builds parts out of ABS plastic in a 10x10x10-inch build area to a minimum resolution of 0.007 inch.