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1Zwick ±250kN Fatigue Facility Asset 48Zwick ±250kN fatigue facilityServo-hydraulic fatigue machine250kN, 100mm travelStandard equipment:Large ~85mm wide gripsSmall 60mm wide grips (±100kN)Temperature chamber, -60°C to +200°C, with 100kN gripsNon-standard equipment:Large variable 3-point bend fixture (up to ~500mm span)Crush test platensThis equipment was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and may, therefore, have restrictions on its usage.
22 x Instron ±25kN Fatigue Frames Asset 49 and 54Instron ±25kN fatigue frames2 x 8872 servo-hydraulic machines25kN, ±50mm travelStandard equipmentHydraulic grips, 25mm wideMechanical grips, 75mm wide with offset capabilityTemperature chamber, -60°C to +600°CVideo extensometer
3Instron 5800R 100kN Test Machine Asset 46Instron 5800R 100kN test machine±100kN screw-driven static test machine, ~500mm travel100kN, 10kN, 1kN, 500N, 10N load cells80mm, 50mm, 10mm gauge length contacting extensometersTemperature chamber, -60°C to +250°CFlexure, tensile, compression standardised fixturesLarge 3 point/4 point bend fixtures
4Instron - Very High Strain-Rate Testing Machine Instron VHS 160/ very high strain-rate testing machineSpecificationControlled velocity in the range 1 mm.s-1 to 20 m/sStrain rate testing from quasi static to 1000 /s100 kN frame for testing specimens (max impact force)Asset 55VHS FeaturesActuator velocity from 10 mm.s-1 to 20 m/s to deliver strain rate range from 0.01 to 1000 s-1Four column load frame for controlled high speed tension & compression testingAcceleration of complete moving grip before testing starts to minimise inertia effects (non moving mass at start of testing)Machine test bed with T-slots for bolt down of fixturesMinimum available testing daylight of 500mm x 1500mm x 800mm (D x W x H)Minimum actuator working stroke of 175mm with additional controlled acceleration & deceleration at each endMinimum dynamic load capability of 100 kNMinimum static load capability of 100 kNClosed loop control to minimum 1 m/sFully instrumented data acquisition systemLow velocity: minimum 4 channels at minimum 5kHz at 19 bit resolutionHigh velocity: minimum 8 channels at minimum 5kHz at 12 bit resolutionFatigue testing capabilityCyclic loading of minimum amplitude 4mm at minimum 10 HzAutomatic compensation of inertia effects on load signal
5Erichsen 145/60 Test Machine SpecificationDrawing Force Max. 600 kNBlank holder force Max. 600 kNBlank force Max. 700 kNDrawing speed 0 – 750 mm.min-1Tests:Erichsen Deep-drawing testDeep-drawing testBore expanding testFLC test with drawing punch diameter up to 100 mmBulge test for a bulge diameter up to 100 mmSpecial tests:Square cupping test, determination of the forming limit curves (FLC), LDH test, bulge test, lubricant test, deep-drawing test with hot drawing equipment up to 550°C, high-speed deep-drawing test, Fukui test, Olsen, Swift, reverse drawing, precision blanking test, hardness test, tensile test.Asset 77CapabilityForming Limit CurvesCapability to test over a range of materials gauges, with strain measurement conducted using an optical measurement system. In house curve fitting process has been developed. Possible to test using either the Nakajima-type punch (Hemispherical) or Marciniak-type punch (Flat).Cupping testCapabilities to test lubricants over a range of temperatures (up to 550°C on 1.5 mm thick blanks) and applied coating weights.Provides information on maximum draw depth as well as the effect of blank holder force and punch speed on materials drawability.Hole-expansion test (flangeability)Options available for both conical and flat punch hole-expansion testing. Determination of strains at failure is possible using the flat punch. Several methods are available for introduction of the initial hole, which can be characterised using optical techniques.Bulge test (needs additional tool)This test uses hydraulic medium to draw a blank thereby producing the forming process without any friction.
6Battenfeld Injection Moulder - 110T Asset 10Battenfeld injection moulding machineModel: BM-T1100/2x300CapabilityHydraulic 110T, (1100kn) injection moulding machine provisioned with 2 x 40 mm diameter screws and barrels and a co-injection head, (sandwich moulding), which can inject approx. 200 grams per unit.The machine is controlled via a Unilog 9000 microprocessor control system.Technical specificationHydraulic Pressure: 440 litres/210 barNitrogen Pressure: 52.5 dm2/112 bar/20°C
7Sandretto Micro Injection Moulding Machine 30/107 Asset 13Sandretto micro injection moulding machineModel: Micro 30/107Low volume injection moulding:CapabilityEvaluation of products prior to ramp-up in real end-use materials.Evaluation of soft tooling prior to manufacture of production tooling for fault checking.Technical SpecificationClamp pressure: 30TTie clearance: 305x305mmPlaten: 450x450mm28mm screw diameter78g shot weight
8Carl Zeiss Scanning Electron Microscope Asset 165Carl Zeiss Gemini SEMSpecificationLarge chamber Carl Zeiss Sigma Field Emission Gun – Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG-SEM) with EDAX Xray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (X-EDS) and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis facility. Description.The FEG-SEM is able to conduct microscopy up to the nano-scale level on materials. Using this in conjunction with the EDAX facilities allows us to perform detailed chemical and orientation analysis. Together these provide a powerful tool to analyse the structure of a range of materials including metals, metal matrix composites, ceramic, plastics and organic materials. CapabilityThese facilities can be used to:-Determine the composition, quality and contamination of materialsInvestigate materials failures, microstructural & orientation evolution during thermo-mechanical processing and the structure of MMCs.Inspect weld joints, bonded surfaces and degree of texture.
9Vehicle Energy Facility (VEF) The Vehicle Energy Facility (VEF) is a state-of-the-art hybrid powertrain research facility providing un-rivalled capabilities and flexibility for the testing and characterisation of hybrid powertrains, components and control systems.The VEF can test from component level to the complete system – including powertrain, electric drives and energy storageFroude Hofmann:Large dynamometer – 570 kW, up to 5,000 rpm, 3,200 Nm maximum torqueSmall dynamometer – 320 kW, up to 10,000 rpm with fully synchronised operationBitrode:Battery simulator and battery cycler – 500A, 900V up to 250kW maximumdSPACEHardware-in-loop (HiL): allowing simulation of vehicle components/systems in conjunction with real componentsHoriba:Emissions measurement capability for NOx, CO, CO2, Total Hydrocarbon (THC), O2 and diesel particulatesVarious asset numbersTypical Usage:Hybrid vehicle architecture testingPowertrain component testing and characterisationControl strategy development and refinementFuel economy and emissions testingElectric motor testing and characterisationElectrical energy storage testing and characterisationReal world performance testing of bio-fuelsOptimised energy management for HEVsDetermination of the effects of driver behaviour on hybrid and conventional vehicles over a wide range of drive cyclesDetermination of local emissions in conjunction with CO2 emissions for different control strategiesPlug-in HEV leading to Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) researchKey Features:Unique synchronised dual dynamometer architectureSupports EV, HEV and conventional IC engine powertrain testingFull legislative and real-world/user-defined drive cycle capabilityMultiple engine fuelling options: gasoline, diesel, ethanol, and special bio-fuelsFull gaseous and particulate exhaust emissions measurementHigh power vehicle battery simulation and battery cyclingSimulation platforms for early lifecycle development and testing of virtual components and/or control strategiesRobot driver
10Weiss Gallenkamp Votsch VC3 4060 x 2 Environmental Chamber CapabilityHighly efficient 32 bit control and monitoring system S!M PAC* with integrated measurement data recordingCONTROLPAD* with actual value display of temperature and humidity, start/stop, on/off of the lighting, fault indication – combined with 8" or 12" touchpanel8" colour touchpanel with menu-guided surfaceUSB and Ethernet interfaceRemote control and remote monitoring via intranet or internetAutoadaptive control system with continuous self-optimisationSafety device for test specimens with independent temperaturemeasurement tmin/tmaxOutstanding spatial temperature distribution through aerodynamic air flowReliable test values even with high environmental temperaturesTechnical SpecificationOperating range: -40oC to +180oCHumidity controlled: 10% to 90%EUCAR hazard levels 6Lithium ion battery testing capableThis equipment was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and may, therefore, have restrictions on its usage.
11Weiss Gallenkamp WK3 340/40 Environmental Test Facility Weiss Gallenkamp WK3 340/40 Environmental test facility: temperature and humidityCapabilityThe environmental test facility allows the conditioning or ageing of materials with both temperature and humidity. The large chamber volume enables large components to be tested. Temperature and humidity cycles are fully programmable using the user-friendly touch-screen and Windows-based software. The unit is automatically supplied with de-mineralised water so that long-term tests can run automatically.Specifications:Test space (mm) : 750 h x 580 w x 765 dMaximum temp (°C): 180Minimum temp (°C): -42Maximum temp rate - heating (°C min-1): 3.2Maximum temp rate - cooling (°C min-1): 4.0Temperature range for humidity tests (°C): +10 to +95Humidity range (%): 10 to 98This equipment was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and may, therefore, have restrictions on its usage.
12Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Testing and Analysis Micro-chamber benefits:Can collect air samples from up to 6 material samples simultaneouslyHighly repeatable and controllableCan carry out sampling from ambient to 120°CNeed only small quantities of sample material (~∅40mm discs)Rapid sample turnaround (based on 30mins sampling time)VIAQ 1m3 test chamber – VDA 276 compliantAsset 83 1m chamberAsset 81 microchamberAsset 51 desorberMarkes International – Thermal Desorber for Gas Chromatography - ULTRATDShimadzu - Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer – GCMS QP2010S
13Z Corp 310 3D Printer Z Corp 310 3D printer Technical Specification Build Speed layers per minuteBuild Size 203 x 254 x 203 mm(8 x 10 x 8 inches)Material Options High performance composite, direct casting, investment castingLayer Thickness User selectable at time of printing;mm ( inches)Resolution 300 x 450 dpiSystem Software Z Corporation’s proprietary software accepts solid models in STL, VRML and PLY file formats as input. Zprint software features 3D viewing, text labeling, and scaling functionality. The software runs on Microsoft Windows* NT, 2000 Professional and XP Professional.Equipment Dimensions 74 x 86 x 109 cm(29 x 34 x 43 inches)Equipment Weight 113 kg (250 lbs.)Power Requirements 115V, 4.3A or 230V, 2.4ANumber of Printheads: 1
14Z Corp 450 3D Colour Printer Z Corp 450 3D colour printer Technical SpecificationBuild Speed layers per minuteBuild Size 203 x 254 x 203 mm (8 x 10 x 8 inches)Material Options High-performance compositeLayer Thickness User selectable at time of printing; mm( inches)Resolution 300 x 450 dpiNumber of Print Heads Two (one tricolour, one clear)System Software Z Corporation’s proprietary software accepts solid models in STL, VRML, and PLY file formats as input. ZPrint software features 3D viewing, text labelling, and scaling functionality.Equipment Dimensions 122 x 79 x 140 cm (48 x 31 x 55 inches)Equipment Weight 193 kg (425 lbs)Power Requirements 100V, 14.4A or 115V, 14.0A or 230V, 6.2ANetwork Connectivity TCP/IP 100/10 base TWorkstation Compatibility Windows® 2000 Professional and Windows XP® Professional
15Stratasys Dimension SST 768 FDM Technical SpecificationAutomatic Operation:Catalyst software automatically imports STL files, orients the part, slices the file, generates support structures (if necessary), and creates a precise deposition path to build your ABS model. Multiple models can be packed within the build envelope to maximize efficiency. Catalyst provides queue management capabilities, build time, material status and system status information. Dimension 3D Printers run unattended and provide system and build status information via , pager, or the Internet.Network Connectivity:TCP/IP 100/10 base TWorkstation Compatibility:Windows NT/Windows 2000/Windows XPBuild Size:Maximum size 203 x 203 x 305 mmMaterials:ABS plastic in standard white, blue, yellow, black, red or green colors. Custom colors available.Support Structures and Removal:Catalyst software automatically creates any needed support structures to complete the part. Two support removal processes are available. With Dimension, a Break Away Support System allows for easy support removal — simply break away the supports. Dimension SST offers a soluble support removal process for hands-free model completion.Material Cartridges:One autoload cartridge with 922 cu. cm. (56.3 cu. in.) ABS material.One autoload cartridge with 922 cu. cm. (56.3 cu. in.) support material.Layer Thickness:.245 mm (.010 in.) or .33 mm (.013 in.) of precisely deposited ABS and support material.Size and Power Requirements:Size: 686 x 914 x 1041 mm Weight: 136 kg (300 lbs.)Power Requirements: VAC, 60 Hz, minimum
16Stratasys 400mc FDM Stratasys 400mc FDM Technical Specification System Highlights: Widest variety of material options and custom configurations. Larger build envelope and multiple material bays for longer, unattended operation. Best surface finish and feature detail. Capable of multi-coloured parts in a single build.Build Size: Maximum size 356 x 254 x 254 mmMaterials:ABS-M30 in standard white, blue, yellow, black, red or green colours..ABS-M30iABSiABS-ESD7PC-ABSPCPC-ISOULTEM 9085PPSF/PPSUSoluble Support - ABS-M30, ABS-M30i, ABSi, ABS-ESD7, PC-ABSBreak Away Support - PC, PC-ISO, ULTEM 9085, PPSF/PPSUAccuracy: +/ mm or +/ mm per mm, whichever is greater.Layer Thickness:0.330 mm0.254 mm0.178 mm0.127 mm
17Objet 260 Connex - Multi Material 3D Printer Objet 260 Connex multi material 3D printingCapabilityAdditive manufacture of functional polymeric components at high resolution and high accuracy.Ability to combine opaque and transparent materials in one part.Ability to combine soft and stiff materials is one part (simulate 2k injection moulding parts).Ability to text on or within the parts.Technical SpecificationBuild size: 260 x 260 x 200mmLayer thickness: 16-30mm42 x 42mm resolution.14 materials in one part.Materials (acrylic polymer):Over 51 unique combinations of polymers.Varying textures, shades and rubber, simulating from rubber to transparency to rigid engineering materials.
18EOS P380i - Laser Sintering Asset 33EOS P380i Plastic laser sintering systemCapabilityDirect manufacture of functional polymeric components.Direct manufacture of complex investment casting cores (polystyrene).Manufacture of complex geometries, not possible through technologies requiring supporting.Technical SpecificationBuild size: 340x340x620mmLayer thickness: Down to 0.15mmMaterials:Polyamide 12 (180oC melt point)Aluminium filled PAPolystyreneOther (research materials)
19QUV se Accelerated Weathering Tester FunctionsIn just a few days or weeks, the QUV can reproduce damage that may occur over months or even years outdoors.Ultraviolet LightUltraviolet light causes almost all the photodegradation to materials exposed outdoors. The QUV tester reproduces only the UV portion of the spectrum. Our UVA-340 lamp is the best available simulation of short-wave sunlight. It is especially useful for comparing the performance of different types of polymers and stabilizers. It is the best lamp for correlation studies. However other lamps can be fittedMoisture SimulationProducts outdoors can be exposed to moisture, in the form of dew, for up to 15hours per day. It provide a rigorous, yet highly realistic, moisture exposure with cycles of hot condensing humidity. A QUV/spray can simulate the effects of rain, such as thermal shock and erosion.Capabilities and SpecificationProgrammable Microprocessor; Automatic Fault Recognition and Alarms; Automatic Shut-down Timer.UV Exposure Condensation Irradiance Control ISO Calibrations Temperature Ranges:Light Cycle Temp. 45°C – 80°CCondensation Cycle Temp. 40°C – 60°CSpecimen Capacity 48 Specimens(75 x 150 mm)Size 137 x 53 x 135 cm(54”x 21”x53”H)Weight 136 kg (300 lbs)
20Zeiss Optical Microscope Asset 165?Zeiss optical microscope5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x magnificationBright-field/dark-field illuminationAutomated stage control with integrated software:Automated image stitchingExtended focus capability (Z-stack)Programmable image post-processingPhase boundary recognitionMeasurementsThis equipment was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and may, therefore, have restrictions on its usage.
21Triton Tritec Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analyser Analyses of polymers, composites and adhesivesEstablishes processing and performance temperature windowPhase transitions etc.Capabilities:-190°C to +400°C0.1Hz to 600HzFlexure, compression, shear and tensionHumidity and water bath
22PANalytical Empyrean X-Ray Diffractometer The WMG X-ray machine is a multi-purpose research diffractometer. A range of specimens are possible including powders and solid objects.Applications include:Phase analysisVolume fraction determinationCrystal structure evaluationResidual stress analysisPolymer and metallic systemsLine focus and point focus optics are possible. A spinner is available for small samples.
23Instron Spring Assisted, Instrumented Drop Tower A maximum of 10kJ of impact energy is delivered from 2 springs with the impactor then moving in free fall (depending on fixture & specimen heights to about 1m). The impact mass is 67.4kg and additional weights can be bolted onto the impactor to increase its mass up to a total of 156 kg (without fixtures). The maximum impact energy is between 10.5 and 11.5 kJ.SpecificationMaximum Velocity 12 – 17 m/sSimulated Drop Height mMachine Dimensions 1.5 x 1.5 x 4 mCrush Fixtures for Columns / ConesHigh Speed Systems for DAQ and VideoBenefitsImpact testing of small and large structures under laboratory controlled conditions to evaluate new materials and joining technologies for crash safety related transport applicationsValidation of material, joint and simulation modelsHigh impact velocities within a compact space due to spring assisted operationLow operational costs (experiment set-up, instrumentation, testing and high speed video can be conducted by just one operator, reusable buffers, automated pick-up of impact mass)Fully instrumented system with special load cell for high velocity impact, high accuracy of velocity prediction and high repeatability.This equipment was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and may, therefore, have restrictions on its usage.