Laboratory and Equipment 

  • Machine Tool Technology Research Foundation Equipment Loan: Multi-Axis Mill Turn Center
    • Mori Seiki NT1000W
    • Motor for spindle 1: 15 hp max, 10 hp continuous
    • Motor for tool spindle drive: 12 hp max, 7.5 hp continuous
    • 1.2 s minumum tool-to-tool change time
    • Full cover and door interlock system with low air pressure detecting switch
    • 6,000 & 12,000 rpm spindles with internal cooling systems
    • 38-tool storage capacity
  • 3D (4-Axes) Optical Metrology System
  • CNC mill
    • HAAS Model TM-1 "Tool Room Mill"
    • Full 3-axis
    • 7.5 hp spindle
    • HAAS controller
    • Integrated fiber-optic laser delivery
    • Instrumented for temperature and force measurement
    • Flat panel display (linked to DAQ System) of temperature and force data
  • CNC Micro End Mill
    • Atometric Micro-Manufacturing Center Model: G4-ULTRA
    • Full 3-axis
    • 100,000 rpm servo air-cooled spindle
    • 5 microns < end mill diameter < (0.125") diameter
    • Positioning accuracy better than 1 micron
    • Automatic tool change and measurement
    • Linear axes have 5 nanometer resolution optical scales
    • "4" Cube work envelope
  • Nd:YAG Laser
    • Lee Laser Model 8250MQ
    • 200 W (maximum output)
    • Continuous wave, pulsed, and q-switched operation modes
    • Fiber-optic beam delivery
    • Computer controlled power level
    • High-speed laser scan head
      • Processing Field: 45 x 45 mm
      • Max Processing Speed: 1.5 m/s
      • Angular Repeatability: <22 urad (Translates to <2.2 um in working plane
  • Force Dynamometers
  • Data Acquisition Systems
    • 3 PC-based and 2 laptop-based
    • 8 differential analog channels each
    • 2 digital channels each
    • National Instruments Co. DAQ board
    • LabView software by National Instruments Co.
  • Optical Table
    • Newport Model
    • 3'x6'
    • Areas for laser head and future experiments
  • High-Speed Spindles
    • 36,000 rpm air-spindle
    • 10,000 - 50,000 rpm electric spindle (NSK Model HES510)
    • 20,000 - 80,000 rpm electric spindle (NSK Model HES810)
    • High-speed, low power spindles for micro-endmilling
    • High-speed, Radial runout measurement device (Union Tool Model: )
  • Digital Microscope
    • 1X - 20X magnification
    • Based on Nikon D70 SLR with bellows and lens reversers
    • 6 Megapixel
  • Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposition System
    • Custom design for growing ultra-thin continuous nanocrystalline diamond coatings
    • Growth areas up to 1.5" x 1.5"
    • Available gases: H2, CH4, Ar
  • Infrared Pyrometers (Radiation Thermometers)
    • Williamson Corp. Model 92
      • Fiber-optic pyrometer
      • Measures temperature between 400 C ~ 1350 C
      • Measures surface temperature and emissivity on-line
      • Two color (dual wavelengths around 1.5 microns) allows for true surface temperature measurement without a-priori knowledge of emissivity
    • Calex Model EL301HT-0
      • Single wavelength pyrometer
      • Measures temperature between 0 C ~ 400 C
    • Cyclops
      • Single wavelength pyrometer
      • Measures temperature between 0 C ~ 400 C
      • Measures surface temperature and emissivity on-line
      • Qavelengths are transparent to hydrogen plasma
      • Two color (dual wavelengths around 2.0 microns) allows for true surface temperature measurement without a-priori knowledge of emissivity
  • The following equipment is available in the Material Science Center:

  • White Light Interferemeter
  • Scanning Electron Microscopes
    • JEOL Model