University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

X-ray diffractometer on Dec. 4, 2014. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

REFINE is envisioned to be a world-class lab in areas of Reverse Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection and Non-destructive evaluation. REFINE houses state-of-the-art equipment such X-ray Microscopes, Focus Ion Beams and Scanning Electron Microscopes, Optical and Digital Microscopes, Probe Station and Failure Analysis tools and Circuit Edit and Debugging tools.

REFINE is open to collaborate with academia and industry to solve problems in areas of failure analysis, forensic analysis, hardware security, hardware hacking and reverse engineering of electrical components.

For further information and other inquiries, please contact REFINE director, Professor Sina Shahbazmohamadi.

 

REFINE at the Innovation Partnership Building

REFINE will relocate from UConn’s main campus labs to the Innovation Partnership Building in March 2018.

The REFINE Lab in IPB features:

- Perfect Vibration isolation

- Perfect EMI isolation

- Acoustic noise mitigating wall panels

- Regular Exhaust and Corrosive Exhaust in Equipment chase

- Key card access doors

- 60-inch TV in every room

- World class lab environment

REFINE equipment moving to IPB March 2018

Zeiss Smart ZOOM 5
Zeiss Smart PROOF 5
ZEISS VERSA 520
ZEISS Crossbeam 340
ZEISS Orion Nanofab
Xradia-micro CT 400
Xradia-micro CT 400

Optical and Digital Microscopy

Smart ZOOM 5

Optical and Digital Microscopy

Smart PROOF 5

3D X-ray Microscopy

VERSA 520 with Insitu Capabilities

Electron and Ion Microscopy

Crossbeam 340 with Laser ablation

High Resolution Fabrication and Ion Microscopy

Orion Nanofab

XRADIA MIcroCT 400

Bruker XRD ( Xray Diffraction)

The Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center was established in April 2013 in partnership with Pratt & Whitney, to advance additive manufacturing research and development.

The Center uses advanced powder bed manufacturing technologies and high-powered electron beams and lasers to repeatedly melt fine layers of powdered metals like titanium into one solid integrated piece. This layer-by-layer “additive” process allows for the creation of extremely complex three-dimensional objects without the constraints of the traditional manufacturing process.

Additive manufacturing has nearly limitless potential applications and can be used for a wide range of products - from advanced turbine components for jet engines to personalized prosthetic implants for patients who need them.

 

For further information and other inquiries, please contact the AMIC director, Professor Rainer Hebert.

 

AMIC at The Innovation Partnership Building

In Fall 2017, the AMIC is relocating to a custom-designed, dedicated space within the Innovation Partnership Building. At the IBP, the AMIC center will draw upon Connecticut’s rich heritage as a wellspring of innovation and a cradle of precision manufacturing, and will serve as a hub for research, development and commercialization activities surrounding advanced and additive manufacturing, high performance computing and other aligned activities. Within this space, small, mid-sized and large companies – as well as entrepreneurs – will collaborate side-by-side with UConn researchers and students to advance new technologies.

 

AMIC equipment moving to IPB Fall 2017

AMIC arcam EBM A2x
EOS laser sintering system
3DSystems ProX-300
Camsizer XT
LECO AMIC ONH 836
LECO cs_744
Gleeble 3500 AMIC

AMIC arcam EBM A2x

EOS laser sintering system

3DSystems ProX-300

Camsizer XT

LECO AMIC ONH 836

LECO cs_744

Gleeble 3500

DLF 1600
ODP 868 Optical Dilatometry Platform

DLF 1600

ODP 868 Optical Dilatometry Platform

AMIC equipment moving to IPB Fall 2017 - not pictured

  • One wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) machine (Agie Charmilles), which is CNC controlled and can remove parts from the build plate and perform finish machining
  • Surface profiler
  • High-temperature differential scanning calorimeter
  • MRF arc-melter with single-crystal pulling option, gas purification, oxygen monitoring, vacuum casting
  • Furnace rheometer for viscosity measurements of liquid metals and alloys

Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis

The UConn-Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis (CAMMA) is one of the world’s foremost facilities for electron microscopy. Its microscopy instruments include the Themis Titan for sub-angstrom analysis of materials and the Talos TEM for simultaneous quantitative energy dispersive spectroscopy and analysis to uncover chemical composition of materials. This equipment is available for collaborative research with industry partners including applications for clean energy materials and the testing of additively-manufactured components such as those found in medical devices and polymeric materials for biomedical applications.

 

For further information and other inquiries, please contact the Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis director, Professor Steve Suib.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis at the Innovation Partnership Building

The IPB will house a total of seven instruments from Thermo Fisher Scientific, including the flagship microscope, Titan Themis TEM, which is capable of more than one-hundred million times magnification, allowing scientists to see individual atoms, determine their arrangement and measure their electrical and magnetic forces. The microscopes will move to the IPB in 2018.

Thermo Fisher Scientific equipment moving to IPB in 2018

FEI Talos F200X
FEI Helios PFIB
FEI TeneoLoVac
FEI Aspex Explorer
FEI Helios Nanolab
FEI Verios 460L
FEI Titan Themis

Talos F200X

 

Helios PFIB

 

TeneoLoVac

Aspex Explorer

Helios Nanolab 460F1

Verios 460L

Titan Themis

FEI Tecnai T12 S.TEM
FEI Strata 400S DUALBEAM FIB
FEI Quanta FEG 250
Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffraction System
Rigaku ZSX Primus IV XRF Spectrometer

Tecnai T12 S.TEM

 

Strata 400S DUALBEAM FIB

 

Quanta FEG 250

Rigaku SmartLab X-ray Diffraction System

Rigaku ZSX Primus IV XRF Spectrometer