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High Tech Equipment

IPB equipment is available for collaborative research between UConn researchers and students and industry partners, small, mid-sized and large companies, as well as entrepreneurs. For further information and other inquiries, please contact the respective research center director.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis (CAMMA)

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CENTER: CAMMA
Strata 200S Dual Beam
Gallium focused ion beam milling and SEM
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CENTER: CAMMA
Helios 460F1 Dual Beam
Gallium ion milling and high resolution SEM
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CENTER: CAMMA
Helios PFIB Dual Beam
Xenon ion high volume milling and SEM
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CENTER: CAMMA
Aspex Explorer VP SEM
Automated particle counting and analysis
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CENTER: CAMMA
Teneo LV SEM
Low vacuum SEM capable of imaging any solid material
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CENTER: CAMMA
Verios 460L SEM
High resolution surface imaging and elemental analysis
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CENTER: CAMMA
Tecnai T-12 TEM
General purpose TEM
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CENTER: CAMMA
Talos 200 S/TEM
Very high resolution imaging and elemental analysis
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CENTER: CAMMA
Titan Themis ACEM
Single atom resolution imaging and elemental analysis

Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center (PW AMC)

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CENTER: PW AMC
Wire Electrical Discharge Machining
CNC controlled. Removes parts from the build plate and performs finish machining
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CENTER: PW AMC
MRF Arc Melter
MRF arc-melter with single-crystal pulling option, gas purification, oxygen monitoring, vacuum casting
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CENTER: PW AMC
Furnace Rheometer
Viscosity measurements of liquid metals and alloys
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CENTER: PW AMC
LECO CS 844
Carbon-sulfur impurity analyzer
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CENTER: PW AMC
LECO ONH 836
Oxygen-nitrogen-hydrogen impurity analyzer
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CENTER: PW AMC
TA Instruments ODP 868
Optical determination of thermal expansion, melting, and sample flexure to 1,600 degrees celsius
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CENTER: PW AMC
TA Instruments EM DLF1600/2800 (Laser Flash)
DLF 1600 with 2800 environmental module for thermal diffusivity measurements
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CENTER: PW AMC
Camsizer XT
Powder size and shape distribution analysis
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CENTER: PW AMC
3DSystems ProX300
Laser-based metal additive manufacturing machine
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CENTER: PW AMC
EOS M270
EOS laser sintering system for the production of tooling inserts, prototype parts and end products directly in metal
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CENTER: PW AMC
Arcam Electron Beam Melting A2X Machine
Capable of manufacturing large, complex metal parts at high temperatures
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CENTER: PW AMC
Gleeble 3500
Gleeble 3500 with high-temperature mobile conversion unit and HydraWedge mobile conversion unit
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CENTER: PW AMC
Pegasus DSC
Differential scanning calorimeter designed for determination of thermodynamic properties of ceramics and metallic high-performance materials.
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CENTER: PW AMC
Agilent ICP 770
Chemical analysis of inorganic materials
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CENTER: PW AMC
IPG Laser Printer SLM
Laser-based metal additive manufacturing machine with vacuum, pre-heating, fully open architecture and configurable hardware options.

Reverse Engineering Fabrication & Non-Destructive Evaluation (REFINE)

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CENTER: REFINE
Smartzoom 5
Wide-field confocal microscope designed for fast, precise, and repeatable surface analysis. Provides topographic information that guides further analysis with other lab microscopes.
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CENTER: REFINE
Smartproof 5
Fully automatic digital microscope for quick topographic analysis. Utilized before and after SEM/Fib in order to obtain larger scale information.
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CENTER: REFINE
Micrion Vectra 986+
Ion beam integrated circuit editing.
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CENTER: REFINE
Orion Nanofab
Helium and neon ion microscope capable of high resolution fabrication and imaging.
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CENTER: REFINE
Crossbeam 340 w/ Laser
An FE-SEM/FIB/fiber laser system capable of high-resolution 3D analytics. Combines multi-scale milling and imaging.
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CENTER: REFINE
Xradia MicroCT 400
X-ray CT system similar to the Xradia Versa 520. Has a range of source voltages working in tandem with the Versa 520.
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CENTER: REFINE
Xradia Versa 520
Non-destructive X-ray CT imaging system with in situ testing capabilities. Images are reconstructed forming a 3D tomographic data set with high resolution.

X-Ray Lab

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ZSX Primus IV XRF Spectrometer
X-ray fluorescence for qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis from beryllium to uranium, mapping and multi-point analysis.
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CENTER: X-Ray Lab
SmartLab X-ray Diffraction System
Powder diffraction, thin-film diffraction, high-resolution X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray reflectivity, grazing incidence XRD, in-plane scattering, reciprocal space mapping, pole figures, residual stress and in-situ XRD

Proof of Concept Center (POCC)

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OMAX Protomax Waterjet
Cuts virtually any material up to 1 inch thick. 30 ksi pump pressure drives the fastest and most efficient cutting for its size
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CENTER: POCC
Universal Laser Systems ILS 12.150D
Dual laser platform capable of cutting and etching of many materials
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CENTER: POCC
Formlabs Form 2
SLA Benchtop 3D printer that uses a laser to cure solid isotropic parts from liquid photopolymer resin
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CENTER: POCC
Stratasys Design F370
Fusion deposition modeling 3D printer capable of creating complex, functional parts in ABS, PLA, ASA, and PC for prototyping, manufacturing jigs, fixtures and tools
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CENTER: POCC
Stratasys Connex350
Full color multi-material 3D printer capable of jetting multiple assembly of parts at 16 micron resolution
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CENTER: POCC
CNC Lathe (future)
For turning of small parts in metal, plastics, foam, and composites
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CNC Machining Center (future)
3-axis machining center with tool changer. Capable of cutting metals, plastics, foams, and composites
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3D Scanner and CMM probe (future)
High resolution, large envelope 3D Scan Arm to output 3D scan models to popular design software like SolidWorks, Creo, 3DS Max, Rhino, and more.