AMP Lab Equipment

The lab is home to a range of state-of-the-art metals deposition and joining technologies, and is well instrumented for data capture of critical process parameters for both research and development and statistical process control evaluations for qualification.

Major Equipment

Equipment-Friction Stir Welding

ISTIR 10 Friction Stir Welding 5-axis System

5-axis Motion with add'l forge and pin actuation for self-reacting and retractable pin tool welding. 7-axis force monitoring. Working envelope: 39” x 120” x 48” (X,Y,Z)
Tool Rotation: 200-2000 rpm
Max. Forge Force: 20,000 lbs
Equipment-MTS

MTS/Optomec 3kW Laser Powder Deposition Sys.

This is a custom LENS based system using a TRUMPF 3kW Nd-YAG laser, and options for 3-6 axis, in or out of chamber, and 3-D printing or cladding, and internal bores to 2 in.
  
Equipment VRCGenIII

VRC Gen III Cold Spray High Pressure System

With the option for hand-held operation, and the  capability to reach 1000 psi and 900 C, this system can do a lot.
 
 
  
 
Equipment-Riftec Spot Welder

Riftec/HFW Refill Friction Stir Spot Welder

Refill Spot Welding system with 1-axis weld head. Produces flush, fatigue resistant friction stir spot welds. Material thicknesses up to 3/16” thick.
Equipment-VDK 3000

VDK 3000 Laser Deposition System

6-axis CAD to motion control by Flexible Robotic Environment
300W Fiber Laser. Minimum Spot size: approx. 50 um.
Working envelope: 16” x 16” x 12” (X,Y,Z)
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VDK 6000 Laser Deposition System

Advanced 6-axis motion system with CAD-to-Motion control using a Flexible Robotic Environment™ and a tool holder for both additive and subtractive, as well as inspection tools.

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Other Equipment

  • Ultrasonic Spot Welder
  • Plasma Wire Deposition
  • Jetline MIG Seam Welder

Supporting Equipment

  • FARO Metrology Arm
  • MTS 5.5 & 50 kip Load Frames
  • Data Acquisition
  • Surface Profilometer
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Maxiem 1530 Water Jet
  • Kent Mill

Other Equipment Available at SDSM&T

Experimental Mining & Experiment Station
Composites & Polymer Engineering Lab
Materials & Metallurgical Engineering Department
Mechanical Engineering Department


Lab Safety

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