Equipment

Characterization equipment
Powder Rheometer FT4
Manufacturer: Freeman Technology
Model: FT4
Available test modes: shear, aeration, permeability, compressibility, consolidation, friction with wall, dynamic flow
Maximum Force: 50N (resolution 0.0001 N)
Maximum couple: 900mNm (resolution 0.02 mNm)
Maximum course: 185 mm
Rotor speed: 120 rpm
Axial speed: 30mm/sec
X-ray diffractometer
Manufacturer: PANalytical
Model: X’Pert Pro

Bragg-Brentano "-" or "-2
Maximum power: 60 kV - 55 mA
Operating temperature range: -170 to 2000°C  
Increment: 0.001 to 1.27 °/sec 
 
Servo-hydraulic traction-torsion machine
Manufacturer: MTS
Model: 858 Minibionix II

Maximum displacement: 114 mm
Maximum force: 15 kN
Maximum rotation: 280°
Maximum torque: 150 N-m
Thermal chamber: -40 to 177°C
Optical 3D digital image corelation (DIC) measurement system
Manufacturer: GOM
Model: Aramis

Measurement surface: several mm2 to several m2
Strain measurement range: 0.01 to over 100 %
Two 5 MP cameras
Maximum acquisition frequency: 15 Hz
Electromagnétic fatigue testing machine
Manufacturer: Bose
Model: ElectroForce 3200

Maximum tension/compression force: ±450 N
Frequency range: 0 to 400 Hz
Maximum stroke: 12.5 mm
Computerize hardness testing device
Manufacturer: Instron
Model: Tukon 2100

Maximum resolution: 0.3 ?m
Magnification: 100x to 600x
Load (Knoop indenter) : 50 to 1000 g
Lpad (Vickers indenter) : 0.5 to 30 kg
Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)
Manufacturer: Perkin Elmer
Model: DMA 7E

Operating temperature range: -170°C to 725°C
Sample mass : 10 to 1000 mg
Scan rate: 0.1 to 500°C/min
Dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA)
Manufacturer: Perkin Elmer
Model: DMA 7E

Operating temperature range: -170°C à 500°C
Maximum force: 8 N
Frequency range: 0.1 to 50 Hz
Manufacturing equipment
Selective laser melting
Manufacturer: EOS (Germany)
Model: EOSINT M280

Approved materials: Ti and alloys, Al and alloys, CoCr, SS, superalloys, tool steel
Build envelope: 250 x 250 x 325 mm
Laser : Yb-fibre, 400W
Laser beam diameter: variable, between 100 and 500 µm
Layer thickness: variable, between 10 and 100 µm
Maximum exposure speed: 7.0 m/s
Atmosphere : argon, nitrogen
3D binder jetting
Manufacturer: ExOne (USA)
Model : M-Flex 3D

Approved powders: metallic (stainless steel) and ceramic (alumina, zirconia)
Build envolop: 400 x 250 x 250 mm
Layer thickness: variable, between 10 and 100 µm
Build speed: 30 s/layer
Precision rolling mill
Manufacturer: Fenn
Model: 4-046

Duo and quatro modes
Maximum rolling thckness: 0.05 m
Maximum rolling width: 100 mm
Maximum separation force: 136 kN
Maximum milling rate: 50 ft/min
Hot isostatic press
Manufacturer: Avure Technologies AB (USA)
Model: Quintus QIH-3 (graphite furnace)

Approuved materials: metal, ceramic or plastic components
Working envelop: 90 mm (ID) x 150 mm (height) mm
Rated temperature range: 600 to 2000°C (in vacuum)
Temperature uniformity: ± 25°C
Mamximum pressure: 200 MPa
Atmosphere : argon, nitrogen
Planetery mill
Manufacturer: Fritsch (Germany)
Model: Pulverisette 4

Capacity: 2 x 80 ml, or 1 x 250 ml, or 1 x 5000 ml
Maximum initial particle size: 10 mm
Final fineness: smaller than 1 µm
Atmosphere : inert
Milling speed: 1000 rpm
Electropolishing/ultrasonic system
Manufacturer: ESMA inc. (USA)
Model : E782-EP

Tank: electolyte, ultrasonic cleaning
Tank dimensions: 300 x 150 x 150 mm
Current and voltage: > 25 A et 24 VDC
Specialized furnaces
Annealing furnace
Manufacturer: Nabertherm (Germany)
Model: H41/H

INternal dimensions: 350 x 500 x 250 mm
Maximum temperature: 1280°C
Atmosphere : argon, nitrogene
Quench furnace
Manufacturer: Borel (Switzerland)
Modele: KN 1050-320

Internal dimensions: 100 x 50 x 250 mm
Maximum temperature: 1050°C
Atmosphere: argon
Quench media: oil, salt solution, water
Sintering furnace
Manufacturer: R.D. Webb Inc. (USA)
Model: RD-G

Internal dimensions: Ø90 x 50 mm
Maximum temperature: 2000°C (vacuum), 2200°C (argon)
Atmosphere : argon, 10-6 mbar
Insulation: graphite
Cooling: air
Conventional furnace
Manufacturer: Pyradia
Model: F300hp

Internal dimensions: 18 x 20 x 15 po
Maximum température: 1250°C
Power: 10 kW