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Support, Scheduling and Training

Use links below to schedule appointments with the M.E. Checkout Support Staff or to learn about and schedule equipment. We also have additional equipment and staff support in the Protoyping Lab .

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    ME Staff - Project and Equipment Support
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    Expertise: All Equipment and Machines, LabView, General Project Help
    Click here to schedule an appointment with Kevin
    Office: 801-422-7446, CB 154
    Cell: 801-592-3519
    Email: cole@byu.edu
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    Click here to schedule an appointment with Curtis
    Office: 801-422-8038, CB 154
    Cell: 208-403-4465
    Email: curtislgarner@gmail.com
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    Click here to schedule an appointment with Quinn
    Office: 801-422-8038, CB 154
    Cell: 949-668-3025
    Email: quinnweverett@gmail.com
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    Click here to schedule an appointment with Derrick
    Office: 801-422-8038, CB 154
    Cell: 817-936-4320
    Email: walker.derricks@gmail.com
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    Distinguished Checkout Room Alumni
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    Stanford Aeronautics & Astronautics MS Student
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    BYU Mechanical Engineering MS Student
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    President & Founder of HadCad Product Development
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    BYU Computer Science Student
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    Capstone Safety Training

    Capstone Safety Training: http://tinyurl.com/h8laups

    Capstone teams will receive a team swipe card permission form at the beginning of the Fall semester. ALL team members follow the instructions to complete the required Y-Train modules and final hands-on training with Dave Laws or Kevin Cole. Swipe card access can then be processed for each team member.

    For other individuals NOT on a Capstone Team: please complete the online training above, then get the Swipe Card Permission Slip (from EB 350) signed by Dave Laws or Kevin Cole (who will verify need for access and go over any applicable hands-on training).

    Card activation usually takes 1-2 days.

    Dave Laws: dlaws@byu.edu, 801-422-2628, EB 380L
    Kevin Cole: cole@byu.edu, 801-422-7446, CB 154

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    Tensile Testers (CB 123)

    ***Research and class projects take priority over personal projects. Students with personal projects may be requested to reschedule if they are preventing research and class projects from printing in a timely manner. If you need to coordinate with other users you can get contact information by clicking on their reservation.***

    Description of Machines

    MTS -Tensile Tester (CB 123)

    Tensile tester for tensile or compressive loads.
    Load Capacity: 110,000 lb.
    Resolution: 10 lb.
    Length of Stroke: 6" (-3" to 3")
    Special Training Required
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule BOTH the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) and the machine(using the link below) for about an hour.
    Reserve Machine

    Instron - Tensile Tester (CB 123)

    Tensile tester for tensile, compressive, or torsional loads.
    Load Capacity: 20,000 lb.
    Resolution: 2 lb.
    Length of Stroke: 4" (-2" to 2")
    Special Training Required
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule BOTH the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) and the machine (using the link below) for about an hour)
    Reserve Machine

    Mini Instron - Tensile Tester (CB 123)

    Tensile tester for tensile or compressive loads.
    Load Capacity: 1,000 lb. or 100 lb.
    Resolution: 0.25 percent of Indicated Force
    Length of Stroke: 36"
    Crosshead position control resolution: 0.133μm
    Special Training Required
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule BOTH the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) and the machine (using the link below) for about an hour)
    Reserve Machine

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    Rolling Mill (CB 123)

    Description of Machine

    Resolution: 0.00005 inches
    Width: 6 inches

    Training: Must Be Completed

    Hands-on training is required.
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

    Other Links

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    Impact Tester (CB 123)

    Description of Machine

    Instron Model SI-1D3
    Weight of Strikers: 13.3, 66.6 lb
    Height of Drop: 1.88, 4.51 ft
    Impact Velocity: 11, 17 ft/s

    Training: Must Be Completed

    Hands-on training is required.
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

    Other Links

    Online Specification PDF

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    Wind Tunnels

    ***Research and class projects take priority over personal projects. Students with personal projects may be requested to reschedule if they are preventing research and class projects from printing in a timely manner. If you need to coordinate with other users you can get contact information by clicking on their reservation.***

    Small Wind Tunnel (CB 116)

    Range of Airflow: 5-110mph
    Cross Sectional Area: 1.5 ft by 1.5 ft
    Door Size: 6 inch circle or 1.5 ft by 2.5 ft

    Other Wind Tunnels

    For access to research wind tunnels with cross sections of 24" x 24" and 36" x 48" please contact Kevin Cole.
    Contact info in ME Staff section above.

    Training: Must Be Completed

    Hands-on training is required.
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule BOTH the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) and the machine(using the link below) for about an hour.

    Other Links

    Reserve Small Wind Tunnel - CB 116

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    Furnace Room (CB 121)

    Description of Machines: Max Temp, Size

    Recco: 2250 F, 9x9x18 inches, Model 7000 Series
    Lucifer Furnace: 2250 F, 9x9x18 inches, Model 7000 Series
    Round Furnace: 1300 F, 5x4x12 inches
    Hoskin's Hot Pocket Furnace: 1800 F, 4x2.5x10 inches
    Bre Vacuum Furnace
    Lepel Induction Furnace
    Thermocouple Welder

    Training: Must Be Completed

    Hands-on training is required.
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

    Other Links

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    Fatigue Tester (CB 123)

    Description of Machine

    Model RBF-200 HT
    200 in-lb. max bending moment
    500 to 10,000 cycles/minute
    1/2 inch Collet

    Training: Must Be Completed

    Hands-on training is required.
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

    Other Links

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    Microscope Room (CB 123C)

    Machines

    Olympus GX51 Inverted Microscope
    Olympus SZX12 Microscope
    Hommelwerke LV-150 Profilometer
    OMIS II Measurement Inspection Station

    Training: Must Be Completed

    Hands-on training is required.
    If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

    Other Links

    GX51 Online Specification

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    Microhardness Tester (CB 123C)
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    High-Speed Camera (CB 154)

    Reserve Machine

    Phantom v1610

    16,000 frames/second (fps) at 1280 x 800 pixels
    650,000 fps at 128 x 16 pixels
    The recording time is governed by the size of the on-camera memory. The higher the frame rate, the shorter the recording time

    Training: Must Be Completed

    Training is provided at the time of checkout.

    Note: the checkout room has two additional cameras that can record HD at 1000fps. Find out more by asking Checkout Room staff (CB 154).

If you have any questions, concerns, equipment problems or need to report broken equipment / lab issues please contact the ME Checkout room using contact info above under the ME Staff section.

Department Resources:

To reserve the department truck, laptops, projectors, conference rooms, please contact the department secretaries at 801-422-2625.