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Physics


  Microscopy  
 

Transmission and reflection optical microscopes

3 Leica

(DMRX, 2xMetallux 3)

1 Reichert Zetopanpol

Birefringence, interferential contrast, digital photo and video finder, heating equipment (prototype), heating plate, cell under pressure (100 bar max.), visualization for rheometers
 

Transmission and reflection optical microscopes

Olympus PMG3

 
 

Scanning electron microscopes

FEI XL30 ESEM LaB6  
 
ZEISS SUPRA

EDX Oxford/INCA, automatic EBSD T.S.L., Peltier cooling stage :  Philips

  Physical chemistry laboratory  
 

Centrifuges

   
 

Thermal composites compression under vacuum conditions

Prototype

Heating baths 20°C / 250°C , pressure 10 bar
 

Magnetic stirrer hot plate

   
 

pH-meter with selective electrodes

   
 

Thermobains

   
 

High-precision scales

   
 

Air ovens

   
 

Refractometer

   
 

Refrigerators and freezers

   

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  Chemical and structural analysis  
 

AFM

PicoMaps & Pico Plus Molecular Imaging / Agilent

Nanoindentation Hysitron, resiscope module
 

XPS spectrometer

Thermo-Fischer K Alpha

 
 

Infrared spectrometer

Nicolet 370

ATR, grazing incidence microscope transmission and ATR, dichroism
 

X-ray diffractometers
 

N°1
N°2
N°3

X'pert Pro system
PW 1030 - Debye Scherrer chamber
Empyrean de Panalytical, Phase, texture and stress analysis, SAXS mode, In-situ tests in temperature 1100°, mechanical tensile tests until 4 kN
 

Small angle light scattering device

Prototype

 
 

Crystallisation cell at different kinetics

Cristaspeed Prototype

Observation under microscope, temperature 300°C, cooling rate of 1500°C/min
 

Crystallisation cell under high pressure

Cristapress Prototype

Observation under microscope, temperature 300°C, pressure 1000 bar
 

Crystallisation stage under microscope

Prototype

Static crystallisation, with shearing and stretching
 

Lyophiliser

Cosmos 2 Cryotec

Trap down to -85°C, separated from the sublimation chamber
 

Porosimetry

ASAP 2020 Micromeritics

Multi-gas and H2O option

  Physical parameters  
 

Wetting angle measurement

Krüss DSA 100

 

Gonio-spectrocolorimeter

Gonio prototype with STIL spectro

 

Confocal 3D roughness measurement

STIL

Micromesure2 résolution (z) 4nm
 

Image analysis

Visilog 6.5
Mountains map

image sensor, processing and measurement 
 

Thermal exchange measurement device

Prototype

 
 

Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)

Perkin Elmer DSC 8500

Perkin Elmer DSC 4000
Mettler Toledo (Mat Xper)

Temperature -150°C / 600°C ; 0,1 / 700°C/min
Temperature -40°C / 450°C ; 0,1 / 60°C/min
Temperature -70°C / 450°C ; 0,1 / 100°C/min
 

Tension meter

Krüss

Measurement of interfacial tension by pendant drop method and of superficial tension
 

0smometer

Gonotec

 

  Contactless measurement, strain and flow visualisation
 

Injection mould with transparent windows

Prototype

option with Injection moulding machine DK
 

Flat flow birefringence

Prototype

Transparent flat die on Kaufman and Brabender extruders
 

Laser Doppler velocimetry

Prototype

Transparent flat die on Kaufman and Brabender extruders
 

High speed camera

MIRO

800*640 pixels, frequency 1200 Hz
 

Infra-red camera

FLIR

Wavelengths of 3-5µm, frequency 150 Hz
 

Videometric extensometer

VideoTraction

Strain rates of 10-4s-1 / 10-2s-1
 

3D image correlation measurement system

VIC 2D and 3D

Deformation, displacement and thickness

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Mechanical properties - Rheometry - Tribometry


  Mechanical properties  
 

Nano-Indentation

Hysitron

AFM option
 

Microhardness

Buehler microhardness tester

OMNIMET and MHTSA software

Vickers and Knoop tests
 

Macrohardness  

Testwell

Rockwell, Vickers and Brinell tests
 

Instrumented micro-indentation

Prototype

20°C / 800°C ; 0,1 N / 60N ;vacuum and atmosphere control
 

DMTA Dynamic and Thermal Mechanical Analysis

Bohlin

Mettler Toledo (Mat Xper)

Temperature -100°C / 300°C ; Frequency 0,1 Hz / 100 Hz
Temperature -170°C / 600°C ; Frequency 0,01 Hz / 100 Hz
 

Bi-axial tensile tests

ETIFI Prototype

Mono and bi-axial sollicitation, equilibrated or sequential, 500 N, 20°C / 200°C, on quenching option
 

Bi-stretching, bio-materials

Bio-AxePrototype

Mono bi-axial equilibrated sollicitation, force sensors of 50N, cross head velocities of 2µ/s to 7mm/s, immerged environment
 

Pendulum impact tester

CEAST 9050 Instron

Standardized Charpy and Izod tests, 1 and 5 joules
 

Electromechanical tensile tests machines

Erichsen 470

Zwick
Instron 1121


Dedimet Prototype


Instron 5960 (Mat Xper)

2 kN, -60°C / 200°C, videometric extensometer control
2,5 kN, ambiant temperature
10 kN,ambiant temperature, videometric extensometer control
2kN, Resistance heating 1000°C
± 30kN,resistance heating until 1200°C, vacuum or inerting systems, video conrol system
Dic system control
 

Combined tension-compression hydraulic test machines

Instron 1341 H

Dartec HA 250/300
MTS
Zwick high speed

De Mattia Gibrite fatigue test

± 100kN, up to 1200°C, LN2 cooling, video control system
± 300kN, 300mm/s
monotonic or cyclic tests, ±250 kN
tension or impact tests, ±20kN, rate to 20m/s, -100°C / +250°C
16 bands, until frequency of 5Hz, cracking tresholds
 

IR lamps heating

Adamel-Lhomargy

Lampes heating until 1200°C
 

Bending machine

SOFT Prototype

Torque 100 N.m, ambiant temperature
 

Thermal treatment furnace

 

Atmosphere (1200°C)
 

Thermal treatment furnace (MatXper)

Prototype

Controlled atmosphere (1400°C), maximum vacuum of 3.10-5mbar,
 

Thermal treatment furnace (MatXper)

Prototype

Convective furnace 600°C

  Rheometry  
 

Automatic viscometer

Lauda

 
 

Capillary rheometers

RheoArt
Gottfert

With pre-shearing chamber
Rheotester 1000
 

Rotational rheometers

TA Instrument ARES
Anton Paar MCR302
Gemini 150

Strain controlled, wind-up system
Stress-controlled
Stress-controlled
 

Rheo-optical facilities, optical microscopy and light scattering

Prototype

Platine Linkam

Plate-plate, cone-plate, contra-rotative system under microscope,  cylindrical geometry, minitraction
 

Thermo-compressive press

Carver

22 tons, 340°C

  Tribology  
 

Plane strain compression test

Prototype

Tribological measurement in strip rolling
 

Pin-on-disc tribometer

Prototype

Friction modes, static/dynamic angular velocity from 0 to 150 tr/min, temperature -40°C / 100°C
 

Flat die test

Prototype

Tribological measurement in sheet metal forming, velocity from 1 to 100 mm/s
 

Thermo-mechanical contact fatigue

Prototype

Wear of hot forming tools (1000°C)
 

Abrasive wear tribometer

Prototype

Wear of hot forming tools
 

Tribom

Prototype



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Forming


  Forming machines  
 

Micro-extruders

Thermo Scientific Haake MiniLab

Twin-screw, 7 cm3 volume, maximal pressure 2 bar
 

Mini-injection machine

Haake MiniJet II

Chamber volume 5 cm3, maximal pressure 1200 bar
 

Extruders

Single-screw Kaufman

Diameter 40 mm

Single-screw Haake

Diameter 25 mm

Single-screw Brabender

Diameter 19 mm

Twin-screw Clextral BC45

 

Laboratory twin-screw Thermofischer Rheomex

Diameter 24 mm
 

two loss in weight feeders (pellets and powders)

 

Laboratory film blowing die

Thermofischer

die diameter 20, 25, 35mm, take-up speed 0 to 10m/min
 

Laboratory cast film line

Prototype

 
 

Internal mixer

Haake Rheocord

 
 

Injection moulding machine

DK
 
Battenfeld

110 tons, screw diameter 32 mm, pressure 1500 bar
55 tons, screw diameter 18 mm, pressure 3000 bar
 

Injection stretch blow moulding

Prototype

 
 

SLS 3D printing

Sintratec

Printed volume 11x11x11 cm, resolution of 100µm, PA 12
 

Concrete mixing laboratory

Prototype

concrete mixers, moulds
 

Hydroforming experimental device

Prototype Tubes

Prototype Sheets



 

Stamping press

Prototype

30 tons
 

Mini cold rolling

Mario di Maio

LS 100, 4m/mn, roll with 100mm, maximum gap of 7 mm,roll  diameter 54mm
 

Inverse flow forming

Prototype Fluoti

- Mandrel speed 100-400 tr/mn
- Feed rate 0,5 - 2mm tr/mn
- 3D forces (100kN) and torque (250 N.m)
 

Welding

Fronius

MIG 450A
 

Electromagnetic forming

BIMAX

9kV, 20kJ, pancake coil(170mm of diameter)

Workshop, Design department


 

3 lathes

1 with CNC controls

 
 

3 milling machines

2 with CNC controls

 
 

Laboratory milling machine

Charlyrobot

 
 

Plain grinding wheel

Monoprecis

 
 

Steel shears

ARMO EDNOR

Max. thickness  3mm
 

Mechanical press

OREXAD

50 tons
 

Folding machine

JOUANEL

Max. thickness  2mm
 

Sand blaster

DUP

 
 

Band saw

   
 

Drills


 
 

Welding machine + oxyacetylenic oxycutting

   
 

3D CAD

IDEAS MS7

 

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