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The Advanced Structures and Composites Center has an assortment of machining equipment for fabricating test specimens, wood components and metal parts.  One of the foremost pieces of equipment is the abrasive water jet system.  This piece of equipment is extremely useful for cutting composite test coupons without damaging the material.  Another key piece of composites machining equipment is the wet saw.  The wet saw uses its diamond toothed blade to cut composite panels that are too large to fit into the water jet.  Another part of the Center's machining center is the wood shop.  The fully equipped woodshop features a revolutionary new saw stop table saw that protects the operator from injury from incidental contact with the blade.  The wood shop also includes a jointer, planner, sliding compound miter saw, sanding center and drill press.  The Center also has a milling machine, metal lathe and a horizontal metal cutting bandsaw.  The milling machined is used for fabricating wood composite test samples and various other milling operations.  The metal lathe is typically used for general metal fabrication for test fixtures and lab equipment.

Vertical Milling Machine

milling_machine.jpgJET Vertical Milling Machine: Variable speed, manual feed milling machine capable of light to medium duty machining such as end milling, face milling and drilling.


bandsaw.jpgJET Horizontal Bandsaw: Saw has adjustable hydraulic feed control and coolant system. Portable wheeled carriage and quick action vise provide easy operation.  Accepts pieces up to 12".



vertical_bandsaw.jpgDELTA Vertical Bandsaw: Saw has 1 HP motor, adjustable guides, quick release tension lever and precision ground work table.  Can handle work pieces up to 6 ½" thick.








cabinet_saw.jpgSAWSTOP 10" Cabinet Saw: Saw features revolutionary safety mechanism to prevent accidents.  Saw also features quick change guard mounts, large operation switches, and T-Glide fence system.





Bench Grinder

grinder.jpgJET 8" Bench Grinder: Bench grinder has adjustable tool rests, cast iron wheel guards and heavy duty toggle switch.  Useful for deburring and small material removal operations.


sander.jpgJET Combination Belt Disc Sander: Suited for various sanding operations with a 6" sanding belt and 12" sanding wheel, precision ground work tables and a 1 ½ HP motor.




POWERMATIC 22" Planer: Adjustable feed, helical knife insert cutter head, multiple board capability, and adjustable rollers create a reliable planed surface every time.


jointer.jpgGRIZZLY 8" Jointer: This jointer features a precision ground work table, a built in chip chute, easy height adjustment and a 1 HP motor.

Water Jet
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FLOW INTERNATIONAL Bengal Water Jet System: CNC controlled system uses high pressure water stream up to 40,000 psi to cut virtually any material.  25 HP motor can handle work pieces up to 4" thick over a 39" x 19" cutting area. 



Portable band saw mill
Portable band saw mill
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