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Composite Materials Manufacturing Science Lab

The Composite Materials Manufacturing Science Laboratory is a facility for composite materials product and process development. Pilot- or full-scale prototypes of beams, girders, panels, pipes, connections and other products can be manufactured to develop new products or to optimize existing product lines. A variety of composites processes and curing methods is available, as is 3-phase, 480-volt power. The CMMS Laboratory includes a Resin Infusion Laboratory, a Composites Extrusion Pilot Plant, Strand Composites Pilot Plant, variety of presses, and machining capabilities.

 
Water Jet Machining Center

Water Jet Machine

Flow International;
Bangal, 40,000 psi cutting table;
26" x 42".


 
Simplex Presses

Simplex Press
25 and 50 ton hydraulic H-frame presses.

 

 
4 x 8 Erie Mill & Press

Erie Press

1800 ton Hydraulic Press  - PLC controlled, with complete data collection for printout of press scheduling data and graphs.  The press can be controlled in either position (to within 0.003”). Energy is provided either by hot oil (up to 450 Fº) heated platens or radio frequency (10 KV, 30 KW system).

 

 
50' Mechanical Cold Press

Mechanical Cold Press

Multiple frames, allows glulam manufacturing up to 50' long and  4' deep.

 

 
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(207) 581-2123
composites@umit.maine.edu