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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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Strata 400S Dual Beam
  • Dual beam systems uses electron beam for imaging and gallium ions for imaging and precise micromachining
  • High resolution imaging down to the nanometer level
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Helios 460F1 Dual Beam
  • Dual beam system uses electron beam for imaging and gallium ions for imaging and precise micromachining
  • High resolution imaging down to the sub-nanometer level
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Helios PFIB Dual Beam
  • Dual beam system uses electron beam for imaging and xenon ions for imaging and precise micromachining
  • Large volume 3D characterization
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Aspex Explorer VP SEM
  • Easy operation in high and low vacuum mode facilitates imaging of any material
  • Auto-mode particle counting, measuring, and chemical identification requires no user input once initiated
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Teneo LV SEM
  • Unique detection system provides high contrast for a wide range of samples
  • Low vacuum mode allows analysis of insulating samples with no conductive coating
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Verios 460L SEM
  • High resolution imaging to the nanoscale with multiple detectors for topographic and compositional material information
  • High flexibility in loading samples gives additional options for analyses
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Tecnai T-12 TEM
  • Nanometer level imaging and elemental analysis
  • Variable accelerating voltage can be customized to suit sample sensitivity
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Talos 200 S/TEM
  • Atomic resolution imaging and elemental analysis
  • Customized fittings available to perform in situ dynamic experiments in real time
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Titan Themis ACEM
  • Single atom resolution imaging and elemental analysis
  • Spherical aberration corrected for the highest spatial resolution
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Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center (PW AMC)

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Wire Electrical Discharge Machining
CNC controlled. Removes parts from the build plate and performs finish machining
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MRF Arc Melter
MRF arc-melter with single-crystal pulling option, gas purification, oxygen monitoring, vacuum casting
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Furnace Rheometer
Viscosity measurements of liquid metals and alloys
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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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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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Camsizer XT
Powder size and shape distribution analysis
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3DSystems ProX300
Laser-based metal additive manufacturing machine
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EOS M270
EOS laser sintering system for the production of tooling inserts, prototype parts and end products directly in metal
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Arcam Electron Beam Melting A2X Machine
Capable of manufacturing large, complex metal parts at high temperatures
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Gleeble 3500
Gleeble 3500 with high-temperature mobile conversion unit and HydraWedge mobile conversion unit
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Pegasus DSC
Differential scanning calorimeter designed for determination of thermodynamic properties of ceramics and metallic high-performance materials.
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Agilent ICP 770
Chemical analysis of inorganic materials
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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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Smartzoom 5
  • Automated digital microscope for QC and failure analysis
  • 2D and 3D imaging and measurement
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Smartproof 5
  • Laser scanning confocal microscope for surface topography measurements
  • Allows for 10nm vertical resolution
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Micrion Vectra 986+
  • Focused ion beam instrument with gas-assisted etching and beam-induced deposition
  • Enables IC circuit edit for debugging microchip designs and accessing internal data of security and encryption microcontrollers
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Orion Nanofab
  • Focus ion beam (FIB) microscope with helium and neon beams
  • Imaging resolution down to 5 angstroms and sub-10nm material removal
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Crossbeam 340 w/ Laser
  • Scanning electron microscope with integrated gallium ion beam allowing nanometer precision material removal
  • Capable of 3D nanotomography, nanofabrication, and precise analytical analysis
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Xradia MicroCT 400
  • X-ray computer tomography system
  • Complements Xradia Versa with lower energy limit, best suited for less dense materials
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Xradia Versa 520
  • X-ray computed tomography with submicron resolution
  • Produces 3D data non-destructively allowing unparalleled insight into internal material structure and sample analysis
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X-Ray Lab

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ZSX Primus IV XRF Spectrometer
  • Quick analysis of the major and minor elements (ppm)
  • Qualitative and quantitative determination from boron to uranium
  • Mapping and multi-point measurements
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SmartLab X-ray Diffraction System
  • Crystal structure of thin films, powders, and bulks
  • High power rotating anode and 2D detector
  • 10+ modes of analysis, i.e. GIXRD, XRR, residual stress, in-situ, and more
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Proof of Concept Center (POCC)

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Universal Robot UR10e
Collaborative Robot 6 axis robotic arm with Robitiq Gripper
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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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Universal Laser Systems ILS 12.150D
Dual laser platform capable of cutting and etching of many materials
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Formlabs Form 2
SLA Benchtop 3D printer that uses a laser to cure solid isotropic parts from liquid photopolymer resin
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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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Stratasys Connex350
Full color multi-material 3D printer capable of jetting multiple assembly of parts at 16 micron resolution
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Haas CNC Lathe
For turning of small parts in metal, plastics, foam, and composites
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Haas CNC Mill
3-axis machining center with tool changer. Capable of cutting metals, plastics, foams, and composites
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3D Scanner and CMM probe
High resolution, large envelope 3D Scan Arm to output 3D scan models to popular design software like SolidWorks, Creo, 3DS Max, Rhino, and more.