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Packaging Dynamics Laboratory

Oct 6th, 2011 -- research

Equipment and Capabilities

The equipment used in the Packaging Dynamics Lab is listed below, with a brief description of usage:

• Shock tester: Used to determine product fragility.

• Pneumatic Drop Tester: Used to simulate handling in a distribution environment.

• Lansmont Hydroelectrolic Vibration Table: Used for simulating transit vibration.

Print and Materials Analysis Laboratory

Oct 6th, 2011 -- research


Specific services include comparative print performance analysis, color printing and raw material audits, defect analysis, and competitive benchmarking. In addition, PMAL supports industry sponsored programs including the IDEAlliance Proofing Certification Program, and the ColorLok, and ColorPro media evaluation programs.

Additional capabilities of PMAL include:

• Comprehensive evaluations of materials, performance, product, etc.

Print Research and Imaging Systems Modeling Laboratories

Oct 6th, 2011 -- research


Some of the capabilities of the PRISM labs are:

• Toner Optics: Investigation of the interaction between the fusing process and material properties of toners as well as meaningful measurement of gloss and gloss variation.

• Image Quality: Analysis of the image quality differences between digital printing technologies and offset lithography.

RIT Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory

Oct 6th, 2011 -- research


The capabilities of the SMFL include:

· Wafer cleaning, ion implantation and diffusion, and high temperature processing both with conventional tube furnaces and RTP systems.

· CVD / PECVD deposition capabilities are available for oxides, nitrides, and polysilicon. A variety of vacuum systems are available for sputtering and thermal evaporation of metals and dielectrics.

Toyota Production Systems Laboratory

Oct 6th, 2011 -- research


The Toyota Production Systems Laboratory allows for the study of the following elements of production:

• Production Line:

Line balancing, workstation design, self‐balancing lines (“bucket brigades”), job location and cycle time, throughput, WIP accumulation, queue size per station, idle time, and station utilization.

• Receiving Functions:


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