Instrumentation

Equipment

Imaging
  • JEOL JSM Scanning Electron Microscope with 5,000 N tensile stage
  • Keyence VR‐3200 –high-resolution 3D, non‐contact, surface measurements
  • Panametrics 300 gallon, 200 MHz 3 ft x 4 ft x 6 ft NDT Immersion System
  • Two custom C‐Scan Immersion System, 5 ‐ 25 MHz, 1/800th mm x‐y‐z resolution, 0.01o resolution in rotation stage with a 160 MHz US‐Ultratek EUT3160 8 channel pulsar/receiver.
  • Two custom C‐Scan Portable Immersion System, 5 ‐ 25 MHz, 1/800th mm x‐y resolution with a 160 MHz US‐Ultratek EUT3160 4 channel pulsar/receiver.
  • Leica binocular/stereo microscope
  • Two MZ7 Microzoom 10x‐1000x far‐focus microscopes, 10 MP video imaging
  • Dino‐Lite Polarizing portable microscopes (two at 20x‐220x and one at 600x‐900x)
  • Non‐contact 3D digitizer/scanner –NextEngine3D
  • Veeco NanoScope V with a Multimode V AFM Microscope
Materials Characterization
  • TA Instruments DMA Q800 –Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
  • TA Instruments TGA Q50 –ThermogravametricAnalyzer
  • TA Instruments M/DSC Q20 –Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • TA Instruments Q400 TMA –Thermomechanical Analyzer
  • Thermo Scientific MARS40 Rheometer
  • Malvern Bohlin Gemini II Rheometer
  • Instron CEAST 9050 Charpy and Izod Impact Tester
  • Desktop Instron with 10lb and 450lb cells
  • MTS Qtest/100, 100kN tensile test load frame
  • Custom 8-foot drop tower with 1 to 25-pound load tray
  • MS‐Tech MST four probe ProbeStation
  • Test Resources 810LE Tensile Stage –15 kN static, 8.5 kN dynamic @ 15Hz
  • Tinius Olsen Meltflow Indexer –MP600
  • Film Sense FS‐1 multi‐wavelength ellipsometer
  • Custom Hall effect station for thin film characterization
  • Thermo‐scientific Nicolet IS5 FTIR
  • Two handheld FLIR imaging systems, FLIR E95 high resolution and calibrated and smart‐phone ready FLIR One Pro
Computational Resources
  • More than 20 high-performance workstations (most are Intel i7/i9 or Xeon 16 to 32‐core), each 3 GHz or higher, with 64, 256, or 512 GB of ram
  • Full access to Baylor’s HPC with 128 nodes of dual Xeon 5355s with 16 GB ram per blade (Baylor resource)
Materials Fabrication/Processing
  • Custom Large Area Manufacturing deposition system for capable of 25 lb/hour deposition rates and pelletized carbon fiber reinforced composites with a 4’ x 4’ by 3’ build area and heated platen
  • K‐Lab Magnetron sputter system for Thin Film Electronic/Flexible Polymers
  • Multiple vacuum pump systems (VARTM) for fabricating laminated composites
  • 5 standard fume hoods (2 – 48” width, 2 – 60” width, 1 – 72” width),  one highly acidic fume hood with ultrafine (SWNT scale) particle filtration, and one glove box mounted to the fume hood exhaust
  • CTE M7000 Constant Speed Mixer, API Spec 10
  • ExOn 8, 12 lb/hr extruder with custom translation system for large volume additive manufacturing
  • Strangepress, 25 lb/hr extruder with custom translation system for large volume additive manufacturing
  • Brabender drive with single screw extruder and 60 mL mixer
  • Ross mixing unit
  • DSM X‐Plore Injection molding machine
  • Makerbot Replicator 2, 2x, and 5, and multiple custom 3D Printers
  • Two Form3 3D SLS 3D printers with UV curing chambers
  • Grizzly G0796 knee mill with DRO with a build volume of 12” x 29” x 16”
  • Compression molding 60-ton hot press
  • CNC with 4 axis capability (dept. resource)
  • Object and Dimension 3D printers (dept. resource)
Sample Preparation and Measurement Devices
  • Blue M LO‐225 Programmable Oven –Interior Dims. 24” x 20” x 30”
  • Thermo‐fisher oven – Interior Dims. 18" x 16" x 24"
  • Carbolitebarrel furnace 3” diameter x 10” cylindrical zone capable of 1400 K with a programmable controller
  • Programmable box furnace is capable of 2000 degC‐ Interior Dims. 12” x 10” x 8”
  • Plasma Etch PE50‐HF
  • Buehler EcoMet Grinder‐Polisher and Buehler IsoMet Low Speed Saw
  • JEOL Smart Coater
  • Multiple National Instruments Data Acquisition cards and chassis
  • Agilent Oscilloscopes and Programmable Power Supplies
  • Four 5 cu. Ft. environmental chambers (35 degF to 120 degF and 0.5% RH to 95% RH)
  • One 5 cu ft hot‐wet environmental chamber (ambient to 175 degF 80% RH to 98%RH)
  • Graphtec GL820 (200 channels) and GL200  (10 channels) data loggers
  • Ametek NIST tracible thermal calibration block
  • Multiple National Instruments DAQ  Chassis for data collection
  • Agilent Oscilloscopes (1 GHz) with function generators
  • Agilent high‐precision (nV) multimeter
  • Agilent AC‐DC high‐resolution low noise power supplies

BRIC

Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative

100 Research Pkwy
Waco, TX 76704

(254) 710-6778

(254) 710-4665