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Monroe Hall: Materials Technology Labs

Materials Science Lab

State of the art labs: materials science, composite materials, and engineering design. The labs are equipped with high end technical equipment used in the production of composites, aerospace, and consumer products. Students have built working windmills, race cars, submarines, and guitars in the lab.

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Perfect for: inventors lab | science workshops

Edmonds Community College is pleased to host tours of the lab and demonstrate the capability of the equipment including new technologies such as Additive Manufacturing. 

Come see the high end technical equipment currently being used in the production of composites, aerospace, consumer products, etc.


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This is a partial list of equipment located at Monroe Hall:    

Additive Manufacturing Lab

Additive Manufacturing Lab

Print parts in 3D by binding together powder in layers to form a finished part.

Zcorp Z510 Spectrum
Envelope: 14” X 11” X 10”
Resolution: .007”



Autoclave

Autoclave

Cure advanced composites at high temperature and pressure in order to decrease bubbles and increase strength.

Econoclave 2X4
Interior Size: 2ft. diameter X 4 ft. length
Max Temp: 450F
Max Pressure: 150 psi


CNC Mill

CNC Mill

Create parts carved out of blocks of a wide variety of materials and uses a computerized controller to precisely reproduce designs.

Centroid Accu II
3-Axis Bridgeport type knee mill
Travel: X=29”, Y=9”, Z=7”

 

Computer Design Lab

Create 3D designs using programs such as Solidworks, Rhino, Mastercam and Magics. These designs can then be realized through machinery like the CNC mill and additive manufacturing equipment.

 


Extruder

Extruder

Used for processing thermoplastic products. It melts a resin and pushes it through a die to make rods, tubes or films. This one is fitted with a pelletizer to process recycled plastics for use in the injection molder.

Davis Standard KLB-075
Screw Diameter: .75”
Screw Speed: 12-120rpm
Heat Zones: 3 barrel, 1 adapter, 1 die, 5 total



Filament Winder

Filament Winder

Used to lay up composite cylinders using a spinning mandrel on which carbon fiber is wound in a precise pattern to create a cylinder.

 McClean  Anderson Little Hornet
2 Axis control
Max Diameter: 10”
Max Distance between centers: 40”

 

 


Injection Molder

Injection Molder

Used to create plastic parts by injecting the resin under high pressure into a mold.  This process is used to produce large products such as lawn furniture, as well as small parts like a cell phone the case.

 Arburg 221K
Clamping Pressure:  28 tons
Screw Diameter: 30mm





Mechanical Test Frame

Mechanical Test Frame

Used to analyze the strengths of materials by breaking them. It can pull samples of material apart or press together items with a force of up to 10 tons while precisely logging the stress and strain on the part.


Instron 5582
100 kN load cell
Max Width:  22”
Max Travel:  50”

 

 



Scanning Electron Microscope

Scanning Electron Microscope

Uses a beam of electrons to magnify object by up to a factor of 10,000 times to facilitate the analysis of cracks and failures in materials.
Amray 1830
Up to 10,000X Magnification

 

 


Curing Oven

Curing Oven

Used to process advanced composites at high temperatures and ambient pressure.
Holden

Interior Dimensions: 40” X 40” X 35”
Max Temp: 450F

 

 


Hot Press

Hot Press

Used to cure either flat panel composites, or with tooling compression molded composites.

Accudyne 4 Platen Press
Platen Dimensions: 16” X 16” 
Max Platen Gap: 2.75”
Max Temp: 450F
Max Pressure: 2500 psi

 

 


Environmental Chamber

Environmental Chamber

Used to subject materials to controlled cycles of temperature and humidity usually before destructive non-destructive testing.
Associated Environmental Systems

Interior Dimensions:  20” X 18” X 12”
Max Temp: 377C
Max Humidity: 100%