Equipment – CAMP - Montana Tech

Equipment

Analytical Lab Equipment

 

Tescan MIRA 3 GMU – TIMA X field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) with an EDAX Octane Elect energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer, EDAX TEXS wavelength dispersive X-ray spectrometer, EDAX DigiView electron backscatter diffraction detector, and a Tescan panchromatic cathodoluminescence detector.

scanning electron microscoptGary Wyss with the SEM

 

Thermo iCAP-6500 Duo View

Thermo iCAP-6500 Duo View

 

Rigaku Ultima IV, with HT 1500 high temperature attachment, (up to 1500 °C). Can be operated in air, gas, or vacuum.

Rigaku Ultima IV, with HT 1500 high temperature attachment, (up to 1500 °C). Can be operated in air, gas, or vacuum.

 

SPECTROMAXx Arc Spark Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) Stationary Metal Analyzer. Equipped to provide the bulk chemical composition of aluminum, steel and titanium.

 Arc Spark Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES) Metal AnalyzerSPECTROMAXx Arc Spark Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) Stationary Metal Analyzer. Equipped to provide the bulk chemical composition of aluminum, steel and titanium.
Montana Tech’s Dr. Nathan Huft, Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
supports CAMP in an advisory role.
 

TA Instruments SDT-650 for Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)

TA Instruments SDT-650 for Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)

 

TA Instruments Q500 Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA)

TA Instruments Q500 Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA)

 

Netzsch DIL 402C Push-Rod Dilatometer for Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)

Dilatometer

Materials Laboratory Equipment

Mechanical Testing Lab Equipment

 

Instron 3369 11 kip (11,250 lbf) (50 kN) tabletop mechanical test frame

Universal Test Frames

MTS Landmark 55 kip (55,000 lbf) (250 kN) floor-standing mechanical test frame

MTS Landmark 55 kip (55,000 lbf) (250 kN) floor-standing mechanical test frame

 

TA Instruments Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

 

Tinius Olsen, IT 542, Charpy configuration with 542 J (400 ft•lbf) maximum available energy

“Charpy” Pendulum Impact Tester

 

REL SURE-Test System, with heating chamber (up to 500 °C)

 Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB)REL SURE-Test System, with heating chamber (up to 500 °C)

 

TecQuipment SM1090

 Rotating Fatigue Machine

 

Mituyoto Hardmatic HH-334 Durometer, for Shore D hardness of composites, plastics and rubber

 Hardness Tester

Mineral Processing Lab Equipment

 

Crushing by Sturtevant Laboratory roll crusher, jaw crusher, Marcy Gy-Roll gyratory crusher for mineral applications, and Hosokawa Systems granulator for plastics, electronics recycling and biochar applications.

Grinding by Titan ball and rod mills, BICO bond mill, Sturtevant jet mill (micronizer) and Union Process attritor mill.

Titan Processing Equipment Limited Rod Mill

Titan Processing Equipment Limited Rod Mill

Union Process Attritor Mill

Union Process Attritor Mill

  • Splitting by Jones type riffle splitter and Sepor 24” rotary sample splitter.

Sepor 24” Rotary Sample Splitter

 

Flotation by Wemco Laboratory Floatation Cell, Denver Laboratory Floatation Cell, Montana Tech Hi Fidelity Fully Instrumented Flotation Cell, and Eriez 3” Column Flotation Cell.

 

Classification by FLSmidth hydrocyclone test rack and custom cross flow separator (hydrosizer).

Cross Flow Separator (Hydrosizer)

Cross Flow Separator (Hydrosizer)

 

Gravity Separation by Wilfley table, Mozley Laboratory "Super Panner" table, Roche spiral concentrator, and Knelson KC-MD3 concentrator.

Wilfley “Shaker” Table

Wilfley “Shaker” Table

Mozley Laboratory "Super Panner" table, with flat and V profile trays

Mozley Laboratory Super Panner table, with flat and V profile traysMozley Laboratory "Super Panner" table, with flat and V profile trays

 

Magnetic Separation by magnetic belt, dry drum, wet drum or wet high intensity magnetic separator (WHIMS).

Electrostatic Separation by surface charge using an electrostatic separator.

Eriez Rare Earth Dry Belt Magnetic Separator

Eriez Rare Earth Dry Belt Magnetic Separator

Eriez 24” Permanent Magnet Multi-Element Dry Drum Separator

Eriez 24” Permanent Magnet Multi-Element Dry Drum Separator

 

Particle Size Analysis by Sieve, Zetasizer, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). 

Ro-Tap Motorized Sieve Shaker

Ro-Tap Motorized Sieve Shaker

Zetasizer Nano ZS

The Zetasizer Nano ZS measures particle size (in nanometers to micrometers) from 0.3 nm to 5 µm, molecular weight in Daltons from 342 Da to 2 x107 Da, and Zeta potential in millivolts for particles with a diameter from 3.8 nm to 100 µm. 

 Zetasizer Nano ZS

SEM Image showing particle and grain size analysis data

Particle and Grain Size Analysis by SEM

Metallography Lab Equipment

 

Cutting includes use of an Allied Powercut 10 and Techcut 4. Hot mounting uses the LECO MX400 mounting press. Polishers and grinders include Metlab, Ecomet and Pace Technologies.

LECO MX400 Mounting Press       

LECO MX400 Mounting Press

Metlab Metpol-1V and 2V Grinder-Polishers

Metlab Metpol-1V and 2V Grinder-Polishers

Ecomet 6 Variable Speed Grinder-Polisher with Automet 2 Power Head

Ecomet 6 Variable Speed Grinder-Polisher with Automet 2 Power Head

Pace Technologies GIGA-900S Vibratory Polisher

Pace Technologies GIGA-900S Vibratory Polisher

 

Leica DM IL LED Inverted Reflected Light Microscope, magnification up to 100X.

 Leica S8AP0 Stereo Microscope

Leica S8AP0 Stereo Microscope, magnification up to 80X.

 Leica S8AP0 Stereo Microscope, magnification up to 80X.

HiRox Digital Imaging Microscope

HiRox Digital Imaging Microscope

 

LECO LM300AT Digital Microindentation Tester for Vickers Microhardness Testing

LECO LM300AT Digital Microindentation Tester for Vickers Microhardness Testing