The Composites and Polymer Engineering (CAPE) Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research and education center at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), specializing in polymers and polymer matrix composites. The lab is well equipped to conduct research in:
- Polymer synthesis, processing and characterization
- Composite material processing, characterization and prototyping
The CAPE Lab provides expertise and equipment dedicated to:
Partnership with the CAPE Lab can be on a one-to-one basis or as part of a consortium of organizations. Based on the goals, timeline and other input of sponsors, the CAPE Lab provides a program plan with clearly defined milestones and deliverables. In response to its clients’ evolving needs, the lab is also open to redirecting the research focus of a project in light of new or unforeseen information. Contact the CAPE Lab for more information.
In the execution of research projects, the CAPE Laboratory is able to draw on the expertise and experience of its own fulltime research scientists and engineers, the specialist knowledge of collaborating faculty members from various departments at the university and input from CAPE’s group of graduate students.