Fabrication and Instrumentation

Much of the equipment used in experiments is design and built in our machine, welding, and wood shops. Various sensors and measuring devices are developed in our instrument and electronics lab.

The metals and welding shop contain various tools needed for cutting, bending, and assembling various metals and alloys. The shop is invaluable for the creating machines, parts, and structures from various raw materials.

Metal fabrication projects range from handheld to heavy equipment and machinery used for research. Specific emphasis is put on creating fire and heat resistant sensors and containers as well as large equipment used to fortify the research conducted. The fabrication process includes cutting, burning, welding, machining, forming, forging and stamping as well as assembly to create the final product.

The woodshop and laser cutting room is used to support research projects by constructing materials used in crib burns, tilt table burns, and other project resources. These materials can be made with wood or cardboard and cut with our laser cutter.

The electronics and instrument lab contains electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes, integrated circuits, and other equipment associated with electrical and instrumentation technologies. The shop is a valuable environment involving the creation of support instrumentation needed to support the lab's research.

Metals shop
Instrument produced in electronics and instrumentation lab