The Composites Lab is open for student use as of Spring 2021
The new Composites Lab enables students to post-process their cured composites projects safely and effectively. The lab is located in the Engineering Centers Building (ECB) Room 1063C, inside of the Phil Myers Automotive Center.
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Hours & Access
The composites lab is available for student use by reservation only, between 8am-9pm 7 days/week. Schedule reservations here, up to 7 consecutive days at a time.
Capabilities & Equipment
This facility is set up for students to safely perform post-processing procedures on cured composites. Because composites, like cured carbon fiber, can produce very fine particulate matter when abrasive processes are performed, the safest way to perform these operations is to utilize an industrial downdraft table. The downdraft table uses a vacuum and filtration system to suction particulate matter away from the operator and leave very little particulate matter in the air. Efficacy is further improved by the use of a snorkel, which further aids in suctioning particulate matter away from the operator.
Equipment & Tools available for use:
- Diversitech Industrial Downdraft Table, fitted with snorkel
- Explosion-proof vacuum
- Wide variety of pneumatic shaping and cutting tools
All students who wish to use the composites lab must:
- Be up-to-date on their biannual Materials Fee for the D+I Labs
- Possess at least a Red Permit
- Complete the online Composites Lab Training, which is self-paced and shouldn’t take more than 30-45 minutes
Safety is our top priority, and we will ensure that all students using the composites lab have all the training and personal protective equipment necessary to use the lab safely and effectively.
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