Equipment

EquipmentModelApplication
Contact Profiler #1, 2MDRCBBMethod to measure changes in surface contour for volume wear measurements.
Acoustic Emissions Method to detect and monitor interfacial debonding.
Artificial Resynthesis TechnologyART I,II,IV, MDRCBBSimulation of oral challenges.
Digital Image Correlation SystemLA VisionA powerful tool to visualize polymerization and shrinkage in resign composites
Contact Angle AnalyzerMeasures surface tension of liquids, contact angle of the liquid solid interface, and the effect of liquid absorbencies.
Furnace47900, Thermolyne, Thermo Fisher Scientific Industrial Benchtop Muffle Furnace, which reaches a maximum temperature of 1200°C
Microhardness Testing Machine5104 Micromet, BuehlerMicro indentation hardness tester. Test load range of 10gf-1000fg
Infra-Red CameraSC600, FLIRA tool to see and accurately quantify heat patterns, leakage, dissipation, and other heat related factors in equipment, products, and processes in real time.
Optical ScannerLava Scan ST, 3MNoncontact digital profiler. Accurately digitizes surfaces for measurements in changes in surface volume.
Low Speed SawIsomet 11-1180, Buehler
Materials Testing Machine MTS858 Mini Bionix II, 810 Servo-hydraulic MTS testing systems used as a tool to study failure mechanisms and crack propagation through the measurement of progressive changes in structural compliance during fatigue loading.
Micro-CT MachineH225 X-teck XT, NikonNondestructive way to provide high resolution 3D digital imaging.
SEM-EDS Tabletop Microscope TM3000, HitachiTool to analyze wear patterns on materials which may show surface breakdown, combined with elemental chemical analysis using X-Ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS).
Thermo Cycling InstrumentNH, Sabri Dental EnterprisesThermo-Cycling Testing Instrument with Hot and cold bath units.
PotentiostatDynamic Corrosion Test
BioreactorMDRCBBTool for the development and assessment of preventive and therapeutic agents.
Virtual Dental Patient (VDP)MDRCBBSoftware which provides a realistic simulation of the oral environment.

Service and Equipment availabile for use or rent

Services & equipment available to use or rent upon request.

For information on availability and fees applied, e-mail your inquiries to:

Bonita VanHeel: bvanheel@umn.edu

An analytical request form will need to be filled out and submitted prior to any service provided.