Monroe Hall: Materials science Technology Labs
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.
- Rapid Prototyping lab
- CNC Mills and Router
- Computer design lab
- Composites Lab
Perfect for: inventors lab | science workshops
- Do you need to produce a prototype of a product quickly?
- Are you trying to design a unique item?
- Are you an inventor?
- Do you need a low cost solution for a manufacturing need?
Edmonds Community College is pleased to host tours of the labs and demonstrate the capability of the equipment including technologies such as 3D Printing.
Come see the high end technical equipment currently being used in the production of composites for industries such as aerospace, maritime, consumer products and more.
Rapid Prototyping Lab
Print parts in 3D - using one of three different 3D printing technologies. Printers
include TAZ 6, FormLabs, UPrint and more. We also have a Laser cutter in our Rapid
Cure advanced composites at high temperature and pressure in order to decrease bubbles
and increase strength.
Interior Size: 2ft. diameter X 4 ft. length
Max Temp: 450F
Max Pressure: 150 psi
Create parts carved out of blocks of a wide variety of materials and uses a computerized
controller to precisely reproduce designs.
Computer Design Lab
Create 3D designs using programs such as Solidworks, Rhino, and Mastercam. These designs can then be realized through machinery like the CNC mill and 3D printers.
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 an injection molder.
Davis Standard KLB-075
Screw Diameter: .75”
Screw Speed: 12-120rpm
Heat Zones: 3 barrel, 1 adapter, 1 die, 5 total
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”
Used to create small plastic parts; molds for this machine can be designed and then
printed on a 3D printer.
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.
100 kN load cell
Max Width: 22”
Max Travel: 50”
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.
Up to 10,000X Magnification
Used to process advanced composites at high temperatures and ambient pressure.
Interior Dimensions: 40” X 40” X 35”
Max Temp: 450F
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