Composites Manufacturing and Research Laboratory

The Composites Manufacturing and Research Laboratory is part of the Composites Education and Research Center (CERC). The lab is located in the Manufacturing Research Center and consists of a 5,000 square foot high-bay area, which houses industrial polymer and composites processing equipment, and a 1,000 square foot chemistry and non-destructive testing laboratory. The lab is used for a wide variety of research programs in composites manufacture and testing, covering the span between polymer synthesis through compounding, pre-preg formation to product manufacture, and mechanical and non-destructive testing.

For more information, please contact
Professor J. Colton (404) 894-7407 jonathan.colton@me.gatech.edu
Professor J. Muzzy (404) 894-2882, john.muzzy@che.gatech.edu

Equipment

Date of Purchase

Powder Fusion Coating Line (Georgia Tech Development)

1985

75 Ton Injection Molding Machine (Van Dorn, model 75-RS-5F)

1973

75 Ton Injection Molding Machine (SHI Plastics Machinery Model SG-75)

1992

Variable thickness mold for IMM (MUC Systems, Inc.)

1988

Mold Heater for IMM (Conair-Churchill, model 9-300)

1988

Mini-Reaction Injextion Molding Machine (computer controlled)

1988

Ultrasonic C-scanner Automation Industries/Sperry Product Div,

1985, 1988, 1992

Model US A450 Laboatory Scanner, Model M90 Reflectoscope Ultrasonic C-scanner (Physical Acoustics, model UltraPak II, computer
controlled, color output)

1992

Instron Model 1125 Testing Machine with accessories
(High temp oven, hight temp fixtures, computerized data acquisition)

1985 - 1990

Pultruder (Vermont Instrument Co., model VPT-1)

1988

Computer controlled extruder and attachments (twin-screw, single-screw, mixer, dies)(Haake-Buchler Model 40)

1980 - 1988

Filament Winder (McClean Anderson, model W1)

1969

Filament Winder (Entec, model PW18WX-036-2)

1992

Resin Transfer Molding (Liquid Control)

1991

50 ton Vacuum Hot Press (Wabash, model V50-1818-2TMX)

1992