The Instron 5944 mechanical testing system can perform tensile, compression, flexure, peel, tear, cyclic, and bend tests on a variety of materials, such as medical devices, biomaterials, textiles, elastomers, food, microelectronics, wire, paper, and plastic film. It features +/-0.5% load measurement accuracy with data acquisition rate option up to 2.5 kHz simultaneously on load, extension, and strain channels. It is ideal for low-force and low-capacity testing up to 2 kN. Tension and compression grips can be added to the mechanical testing device according to user need.
Projects are initiated by a meeting of the user, principal investigator, Core Director and Core Manager. Contact Mr. Tej Shrestha.
The Core provides individual training.
Trained users coordinate instrument use via the Scheduler.
Nanotechnology core facility equipment use is currently free for properly trained persons, with approval of the lab manager. However, a fee structure will be implemented long-term. This fee structure is expected to be similar to that of the other core labs on campus.