Below are links to safety resource guides at Oregon State University and a full list of instructional labs in the School of MIME.

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Composites Materials Manufacturing Lab

Lab: Graf 107
Faculty: Roberto Albertani, Brian Jensen
A facility dedicated to manufacturing using fiber composite materials supporting MFGE 438/538 (Composite Materials Manufacturing), ME 583 (Composite Materials) and the Formula SAE team. Students can also use the lab for completing capstone design projects and various research-related projects. Equipment includes ovens for high-temperature curing, vacuum bagging equipment, distributed vacuum, freezer, vacuum-leaks detection and ultrasound non-destructive inspection.

 

Computational Design Studio

Lab: Dearborn 100
Faculty: Matt Campbell, Bryony DuPont, Chris Hoyle, Bob Paasch, Rob Stone, Irem Tumer
Primarily a graduate research studio, the Computational Design Studio serves as an interactive research and meeting space for the Design Engineering Lab, and hosts classes such as Complex Systems Design, Decision-Based Design, and Optimization in Design I and II. The studio has desktop computers with Matlab, Abaqus, Ansys, Icemaker, Teams RT, Dymola, OpenModelica, NASA OpenMDAO, Altair Hyperworks, Phoenix Model Center, and Sandia DAKOTA.

 

Instrumentation & Data Acquisition

Lab: Rogers 330
Faculty: Jonathan Hurst
Primarily an undergraduate teaching laboratory, supporting ME 451 (Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurement Systems), ME 453/553 (Structure and Mechanics Laboratory), and capstone design project work. Equipment includes multiple data acquisition stations with National Instruments hardware and LabVIEW software, a variety of signal conditioning modules and transducers, and a medium-capacity materials testing system.

 

Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement Lab

Lab: Covell 117
Faculty: Chinweike Eseonu
Primarily a teaching laboratory for graduate and undergraduate students. The lean lab supports MFGE 436 and MFGE 536 and ad hoc lean manufacturing simulations and demonstrations. The is a reconfigurable facility with supports for manufacturing scale simulations, including TimeWise simulations to demonstrate the impact of "pull" versus "push" systems, the communication, financial, process, and morale impacts of traditional versus lean manufacturing, and strategies to sustain lean implementation. The lab supports teaching and research activities.

 

Machining & Product Realization Lab

Lab: Rogers 118
Faculty: Brian Jensen
A facility for helping students develop the practical side of their engineering skill set and for preparing them as work-ready engineers and proficient researchers. In addition, MPRL staff support the work of MIME faculty and others across campus by designing and fabricating parts and components needed for teaching and research.

 

Manufacturing Engineering Educational Lab (MEEL)

Lab: Rogers 126
Faculty: Karl Haapala
Primarily an undergraduate teaching laboratory supporting ME 413 (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing), MFGE 336 (Production Engineering), and MFGE 337 (Materials and Manufacturing Processes). Equipment includes standard engineering measurement and metrology tools (calipers, micrometers, dial test indicators, surface plates, and gages), as well as eight laboratory benches with computers, power supplies, sensors, pneumatic actuators, and nanoPLC controllers for modeling industrial control systems. The lab has an reconfigurable classroom for instruction or lab activities.

 

Materials Characterization Laboratory

Lab: Dearborn 201
Faculty: Dave Cann, Brady Gibbons
Primarily a graduate research lab, but with prior approval and training also available to undergraduates taking select materials courses, engaged in materials research, or completing materials-related capstone design projects. Equipment includes an X-ray diffractometer, spectroscopic ellipsometer, atomic force microscope, Nomarsky optical microscope, low-load small-sample fatigue tester, microhardness tester, and impulse excitation elastic tester.

 

Mechanical Testing Instructional Lab

Lab: Dearborn 001E
Faculty: Melissa Santala 
A facility for the mechanical testing of a wide range of materials used in mechanical design. Undergraduates use this lab during ENGR 322 (Mechanical Properties of Materials) and, with prior approval and training, for completing capstone design projects and other course assignments. The lab is also a resource for graduate and undergraduate research. Instrumentation equipment includes an Instron servo-mechanical testing machine (for tensile and compression testing), Charpy pendulum testing machine (for fracture energy testing), Rockwell hardness testing machines, optical microscopes, and heat treatment furnaces.

 

Metallography Laboratory

Lab: Dearborn 001D
Faculty: Melissa Santala
A resource for undergraduate and graduate research and for several senior- and graduate level materials courses, the lab provides basic equipment needed for preparing materials samples for microstructural examination by optical or electron microscopy, including tools for sample cutting and sectioning, metallurgical mounting, and grinding and polishing, and a chemical fume hood for attack etching of materials.

 

Robotics Education Lab

Lab: Rogers 330
Faculty: Jonathan Hurst
A shared space for OSU robotics project courses, including ENGR 299 (Introduction to Robotics), ENGR 421/521 (Applied Robotics), and ME539 (Actuator Dynamics). Resources include commercial robot arms, desktop computers, power supplies, soldering stations, and a variety of miscellaneous components such as motors and bearings for students to use in building robots.