The Test Lab is focused on ensuring quality and precision of our student’s creations. This lab specializes in finding peak loading forces and failure points in products.
The main machines used in the lab are the Instrons; these large machines can accurately test tension and compression, allowing for numerous readouts including load force, distance, strain, and elasticity. Through coding, these machines can be used to produce large data sets based on sample testing. The test lab also provides dozens of handheld tools for university students to use and rent out; these include: force gauges, various scales, torque sensors, accelerometers, multimeters, and a wide range of products that can be used through PASCO programs.