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Mechanical Engineering Equipment Availability

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Student Shop Equipment

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Band Saw

Quantity: 1
Description: Standard band saw
Capabilities: Used for cutting curves
Location: Student Shop
Association:ME222, Student Shop
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Band Saw

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Bench-Top Drill Press

Quantity: 1
Description: standard bench-top drill press
Capabilities: precision drilling
Location: Student Shop
Association: Student Shop
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Bench-Top Drill Press

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Power Sanders

Quantity: 2
Description: Belt and disk sanders
Capabilities: Power sanding
Location: Student Shop
Association: Student Shop
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Power Sanders

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Precision Measurement Tools

Quantity: 1
Description:Precision Measurement Tools such as Vernier calipers and dial gauges
Capabilities:Used to measure length or displacement with precision to 0.01 mm
Location:Student Shop
Association:ME222, Student Shop
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Precision Measurement Tools

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Various hand tools

Quantity: 1
Description:None
Capabilities:Many
Location:Student Shop
Association:ME222, Student Shop
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Various hand tools

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Lathe

Quantity: 1
Description:Medium sized horizontal lath
Capabilities:machining turning processes
Location:Student Shop
Association:ME222, Student Shop
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Lathe

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Milling machine

Quantity: 1
Description:Medium sized vertical mill
Capabilities:3-axis manual milling machine
Location:Student Shop
Association:ME222, Student Shop
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Milling machine

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Cook Hall Equipment

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Tensile Tester

Quantity: 1
Description: Standard tensile tester with a 50k pound force capacity with an ability to mount external instruments for parameter measurements.
Capabilities: (a) Perform low strain rate material testing under both tensile and compressive loads; and (b) couple external measuring devices to the tensile tester to measure variables during the experiment.
Location: Cook Downstairs
Association: ME222, ME333
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Tensile Tester

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Torsion Tester

Quantity: 1
Description: Standard Torsion Tester
Capabilities: Perform material testing under torsion loads
Location: Cook Downstairs
Association: ME222
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Torsion Tester

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Hydraulic Press

Quantity: 1
Description: Rigid Frame with a Hydraulic Press
Capabilities: (a) Perform very simple material testing experiments under tensile loads; and (b) Utilize an attached spring scale to measure the applied loads
Location: Cook Downstairs
Association: ME222
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Hydraulic Press

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Wind Tunnel

Quantity: 1
Description: Aerolab Educational Wind Tunnel (EWT) System (Needs a lot of work)
Capabilities: Airspeed Range - 10 mph (4.5 m/s) to 145+ mph (65 + m/s), Test Section Dimensions - 12"x12"x24"
Location: Cook Downstairs
Association: None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Wind Tunnel

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Fatigue Tester

Quantity: 1
Description: Reversed Bending Fatigue Tester
Capabilities: Perform high-cycle stress based material fatigue testing experiments to determine the test materials fatigue properties
Location: Cook Downstairs
Association: ME444
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Fatigue Tester

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General Instrumentation Lab Benches: Oscilloscopes, Power Supply, Function Generators etc.

Quantity: 1
Description:Various
Capabilities:various
Location: Cook Hall
Association: ME444
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

General Instrumentation Lab Benches

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Charpy and Izod Impact Tester

Quantity: 1
Description:None
Capabilities:Perform standardized high strain-rate material testing to determine the amount of energy absorbed by a material during fracture
Location: Cook Hall
Association: ME444
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Charpy and Izod Impact Tester

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Fluid flow loop

Quantity: 1
Description:System of interconnected tanks, valves and pumps.
Capabilities:Facilitates the investigation of liquid level systems and head loss
Location: Cook Hall
Association: ME222
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Fluid flow loop

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Programmable Logic Controller Device

Quantity: 1
Description:An integrated Programmable Logic Controller, power supply, network switch, light stack and housing.
Capabilities:May be used to develop programmable logic code
Location: Cook Hall
Association: ME222, ME444
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Programmable Logic Controller Device

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Flow visualization Water Table

Quantity: 1
Description:Essentially a liquid "wind tunnel"
Capabilities:Allows the user to observe and visualize water flow around submerged bodies.
Location: Cook Hall
Association: ME333
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Flow visualization Water Table

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HVAC Cycle

Quantity: 1
Description:A condensed and instrumented HVAC cycle
Capabilities:Measure heating, cooling, flow rate and humidity changes during a typical HVAC cycle designed for a building. Perform experiments for the comparison of practical and ideal refrigeration cycles on a pressure-enthalpy (p-h) diagram and establish the energy balance on the condenser and compressor
Location: Cook Hall
Association: ME333
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

HVAC Cycle

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HAAS CNC Machine

Quantity: 1
Description:"The HAAS" is an industry standard, numerically controlled, 3-axis milling machine
Capabilities:The HAAS can execute standard G-Code and perform automated milling operations
Location: Cook Hall
Association: ME444
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

HAAS CNC Machine

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Quarter Car Model

Quantity: 1
Description:Half of the forward suspension of a Honda all terrain vehicle
Capabilities:Hydraulic cylinder input to the tire and accelerometers mounted on the device's two main masses.
Location: Cook Hall
Association: ME444
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Quarter Car Model

Quarter Car Model Control Panel

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ME Shop Equipment

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Lathe: Sharp Model 1440

Quantity:1
Description:Standard lathe
Capabilities:36" Bed 6" chuck
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Lathe: Sharp Model 1440

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Lathe: Clasusing Colchester 15"

Quantity:1
Description:Standard lathe
Capabilities:50" Bed 15" chuck
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Lathe: Clasusing Colchester 15

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Milling Machine: Acer

Quantity:1
Description:CNC Milling Machine
Capabilities:44" bed, 2-axis CNC milling machine
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Milling Machine: Acer

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Milling Machine: Comet

Quantity:1
Description:Standard Milling Machine
Capabilities:38" bed, 2-axis manual milling machine
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Milling Machine: Comet

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Drill Press: Wilton Strand

Quantity:1
Description:Standard Drill Press
Capabilities:Standard Drilling
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Drill Press: Wilton Strand

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Table Saw

Quantity:1
Description:Standard Table Saw
Capabilities:Standard Table Sawing
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Table Saw

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Radial Arm Saw

Quantity:1
Description:Horizontally moving circular saw
Capabilities:12" of travel
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Radial Arm Saw

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Horizontal Band Saw

Quantity:1
Description:Horizontal Band Saw
Capabilities:Cutting thick metal
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Horizontal Band Saw

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Welding Station

Quantity:1
Description:Multiuse welding station
Capabilities:MIG & TIG welding and Plasma Cutter
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Welding Station

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Band Saw

Quantity:1
Description:Band Saw
Capabilities:Band Sawing
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Band Saw

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Surface Grinder

Quantity:1
Description:Surface Grinder
Capabilities:Surface Grindering
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Surface Grinder

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Other Equipment

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Hardness Tester

Quantity: 1
Description:Rockwell/Brinell type hardness tester
Capabilities:Perform material hardness testing experiments to determine the test materials hardness/strength
Location:Unknown
Association: None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Hardness Tester

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Four-Point Bending Tester

Quantity: 1
Description:Standard bending tester
Capabilities:Perform a four-point material bending experiment to determine the test materials flexural strength
Location:Unknown
Association: None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Four-Point Bending Tester

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Supersonic Nozzle

Quantity: 1
Description:Unknown
Capabilities:Unknown
Location:Unknown
Association: None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Supersonic Nozzle

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Fluidized Bed Experiment

Quantity: 1
Description:None
Capabilities:Perform fluidized bed experiments in order to determine: (a) the expansion of solid bed; (b) bed pressure drop; and (c) flow rate of the fluid through the bed
Location:Unknown
Association: None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

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Cross flow heat exchanger

Quantity: 1
Description:Cross flow heat exchanger
Capabilities:Allows user to measure heat transfer characteristics of common heat exchanger designs. Perform cross flow heat exchanger experiments in order to: (a) Determine the pressure losses created by the heat exchange rods; (b) Determine the inlet velocity and the mean velocity through the rods; (c) Determine the rate at which the heated rod cools down, within a bank of rods and by itself
Location:Freeman 111
Association: ME333
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Cross flow heat exchanger

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OBJET24 Desktop 3D Printing System

Quantity: 1
Description:Rapid prototyping of three dimensional parts.m
Capabilities:Rapid prototyping of three dimensional parts.
Location:EIB Basement
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

OBJET24 Desktop 3D Printing System 1

OBJET24 Desktop 3D Printing System 2

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Maxiem Water Jet

Quantity: 1
Description:High Performance hydro cutting device
Capabilities:Precise cutting a wide range of materials. Materials include: plastic, aluminum, steel, tile, glass, stone.
Location:EIB Basement
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Maxiem Water Jet

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Hot Plate Press

Quantity: 1
Description:
Capabilities:
Location:EIB HighBay
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Hot Plate Press

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Wind Tunnel

Quantity: 1
Description:This is much larger than the Educational wind tunnel in the basement of Cook
Capabilities:40,333CFM 22"x22" cross section 200ft/sec (into 5.5"sp)
Location:EIB HighBay
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Wind Tunnel 1

Wind Tunnel 2

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Instron 1128 Screw Driven Machine

Quantity: 1
Description:100K Tension/Compression tester
Capabilities:
Location:EIB HighBay
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Instron 1128 Screw Driven Machine

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MTS - Axial / Torsion Machine

Quantity: 1
Description:Tension/torsion test bed
Capabilities:
Location:EIB HighBay
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

MTS - Axial / Torsion Machine

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Precision Dimensioning Setup

Quantity: 1
Description:Precision Dimensioning Setup
Capabilities:
Location:EIB
Association:None
Contact/Expert: Dr. Todd Schweisinger

Precision Dimensioning Setup

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