McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Equipment

The Structure and Composite Materials Laboratory (SCML) can assume a wide range of experiments. From characterizing a material to testing its mechanical properties, the equipment available in the lab allow complete studies of a material. The full list of tools of the SCML can be found on the CREPEC website.

Young woman is loading the rheometer with a sample using a syringe

Materials Characterization

Equipement What for? Specifications

DSC 8000

(Perkin Elmer)

Glass transition temperature , Fusion, Crystallization, Heat of reaction, Degree of cure

Temperature: 25C to 700C  (-80C with the cooling unit Intracooler II)

Samples size: 15mg

Modulation available

Rheometer MCR 302

(Anton Parr)

Viscosity, Shrinkage

Temperature (with ETC): 25C to 600C

Fixtures Available: Parallel plates ɸ25mm & ɸ40mm, torsion

DSC Q100

(TA Instruments)

Glass transition temperature , Fusion, Crystallization, Heat of reaction, Degree of cure

Temperature: 25C to 725C (-70C with the cooling unit RCS90)

Samples size: 15mg

Modulation available

DMA Q800

(TA Instruments)

Loss and Storage Modulus behavior, Glass transition temperature 

Temperature: 25C to 600C (-90C with the external liquid nitrogen tank)

Clamps available: Dual & Single Cantilever, 3 pt bending, compression, film & fibre tension

TMA Q400

(TA Instruments)

Expansion Coefficient, Glass transition temperature 

Temperature: 25C to 700C (-70C with the cooling unit RCS90)

Probes available: Penetration, MacroExpansion, Expansion

TGA Q500

(TA Instruments)

Degradation temperature

Temperature: 25C to 1000C

Samples size: up 100mg

Permeability fixture

Transverse Permeability

Room Temperature

Sample: ɸ3in

Microscopy

Visual observation of samples characteristics (voids, phases, interfaces,

particules distribution, sizing, etc...) 

Objectives x5—x50

Mosaic creation available with the automatic stage

 

Young man loading a sample in a 5kN tensile machine

Mechanical Testing

Equipement  

What for? Specifications
MTS 5kN Tensile tests, 3 & 4 point-bending, Curved beam, Peel test, Iosipescu shear test, Compression 

Load Cell: 5kN, 500N

Environmental Chamber available (Temperature)

MTS 100kN

Tensile tests, 3 & 4 point-bending, Compression 

Load Cell: 100kN

Environmental Chamber available (Temperature + Humidity)

MTS 250kN

Tensile tests, 3 & 4 point-bending, Compression, Sample molding

Load Cell: 250kN

 Hands loading a filament in a 3D printer hot head

Processing

Equipement  

What for?

Specifications

Macrodyne Press

Part Manufacturing, Sample molding

Temperature: 25C to 250C (water cooling)

250 tons

Different molds available

Addition of heating cartridges to the mold or vacuum possible

Aon 3D Printer Part Manufacturing

Temperature: up to 200C 

Printing size :450 x 450 x 640 mm

Conditioning cabinet available

Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D Printer Part Manufacturing

Temperature: up to 300C

Printing size : 25×21×21 cm

Conditioning cabinet available

Blue M Oven - Big Chamber Curing, Drying

Temperature: 25 to 200C
48in x 24in x 36in

Blue M Oven - Small Chamber (*2)

Curing, Drying

Temperature: 25 to 200C

25in x 20in x 20in

Secotom 50

Cutting

Cutting capacity: 165 x 50 mm

Rotational Speed: 300 - 5000 rpm

Diamond cutting blade specific to materials

 

For any inquiry or future project please contact lucie.riffard [at] mcgill.ca (Lucie Riffard).

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