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Brinkman Machine Tools and Manufacturing Laboratory

Oct 6th, 2011 -- research


The Brinkman Laboratory allows for research into various aspects of machining and production, including:

• Optimization of process parameters on RAM EDM

• Modeling of surface roughness on abrasive machining

• Adaptive monitoring of tool loading and work using computer vision

• EDMing of new materials, such as ceramics

• Fixture design and development

• Assessment and redesign of machine controller interface



The lab has a wide array of equipment that can be used for machining, fabrication, and metrology.

The fabrication equipment includes:

• Okuma MA-400HA Horizontal Machining Center

• Okuma Multus B300 Multi-Function Turning

• Okuma Captain L370 Turning Center

• Okuma MU-400VA 5-Axis Machining Center

• Okuma MB-46V 3-Axis Vertical Machining Center

• Okuma LU300-M 4-Axis Twin Turret Turning Center

• Tsugami BE-20-V Swiss Turn

• Davenport HP 5 Spindle Screw Machine

• Mazak Super Quick Turn 18M-Y 5-Axis Turning Center

• Hardinge Cobra 42 Turning Center

• Bridgeport Interact Vertical Machining Center

• Hansvedt MS-50C RAM EDM

The metrology equipment includes:

• Mitutoyo SJ-401 Stylus Profilometer

• Starret HB350 Optical Comparator

• Roland PICZA LPX-250 3D Laser Scanner

• Roland Modela 3D Scanning and Milling

• Pixelink Digital Microscope

• National Instrument Vision System CV-M50

• Brown and Sharpe Coordinate Measuring Machine



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