Laboratory for multiscale mechanics (LM2)

Contact Us

Daniel Therriault, Ing. Ph.D.
Full professor
Phone : (514) 340-4711 ext. 4419
daniel.therriault@polymtl.ca

Martin Lévesque, Ing., Ph.D.
Full professor
Phone: (514) 340-4711 ext. 4857
martin.levesque@polymtl.ca

Frédérick Gosselin, Ing., Ph.D.
Associate professor
Phone : (514) 340-4711 ext. 3747
frederick.gosselin@polymtl.ca
Site  : www.fgosselin.com

Yanik Landry-Ducharme
Physical technologist
Pav. Princ. C-305.5 
Phone : (514) 340-4711 ext. 3701
yanik.landry-ducharme@polymtl.ca

Microsystems and Advanced Materials Laboratory

Additive manufacturing
Micro-deposition station
 

Components

  1. Cartesian robot : I&J Fisnar 2200N-4
  2. Dispensing system : EFD UltraTM2400 series
  3. Microscope with camera 
    • Olympus SZ2-STU1 with B&W Retiga 2000R
    • Olympus SZ2-STB1
  4. Heating light

Main features

  • Dispensing pressure : 0 to 700 psi
  • Diameter of the dispensing nozzle 
    • Stainless steel nozzle : 50 μm to 3 mm
    • Glass nozzle : 0.5 to 30 μm
In-house extruder sets on the micro-deposition station
Ultraviolet‐assisted direct-write

Co-extrusion

Spray

Micro-deposition station

Components

  1. Translation platform : MICOS VT-80
  2. Dispensing system : EFD Ultimus IV
  3. Microscope with camera (not shown in the photo)
    • Olympus SZ2-STU1 with Evolution VF

Main features

  • Translation platform
    • Resolution : 0.2μm
    • Speed : 0.001-20 mm/s
  • Dispensing pressure : 0 to 700 psi
  • Diameter of the dispensing nozzle
    • Stainless steel nozzle : 50 μm to 3 mm
    • Glass nozzle : 0.5 to 30 μm
Air bearing gantry system

 

Main features

  • Build Volume: 765 × 425 × 150 mm
  • Accuracy: ± 2 µm
  • Open source software/hardware
  • Technologies: FFF (fused filament fabrication), DIW (direct ink writing), Multinozzle printing.
FFF 3D printer
Raise3D LM2 FDM

Description

 

The Raise3D Pro 2 printer supports dual extrusion and is compatible with a wide range of materials, thanks to its extrusion temperature up to 300°C.

 

Main features

  • Compatible filaments : PLA / ABS / HIPS / PC / TPU / TPE / NYLON / PETG / ASA / PP / PVA / PVA / Filled with fiberglass / Reinforced with carbon fiber / Filled with metal particles / Filled with wood
  • Nozzle diameter : 0.2/0.4/0.6/0.8/1.0 mm
  • Maximum extruding temperature: 300°C
  • Printing bed temperature: 110°C
AON M2 LM2 FDM

Description

 

The AON3D M2 printer allows the precision manufacturing of high performance thermoplastics, thanks to the active heating capability of the mounting chamber (up to 120°C).

 

Main features

  • Compatible filaments: PEEK, PEKK, ULTEM TM, Polycarbonate, Nylon, etc...
  • Maximum nozzle temperature: 400 °C
  • Heating chamber dimension: 18" x 18" x 25"
  • Chamber temperature: 120 °C
  • Two independent printing heads
  • Several nozzle sizes available
SLA 3D printer
Formlab Form2 SLA LM2

Description

The stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer, Formlabs, Form 2 is used to create solid isotropic parts from a liquid photopolymer resin.

Main features

  • Build volume: 145 x 145 x 175 mm
  • Layer thickness: 25, 50, 100 μm
  • Laser spot size: 140 μm
  • Compatible materials: classic / flexible / high temperature / high resistance photopolymer resin, etc...
Fanuc 6 axis robot arm
Fanuc_LM2

Description

This 6-axis Fanuc robot arm is used to handle custom designed printheads. With a reach of 1.8 m, we use it to print large parts made of thermoplastic and thermosetting materials at high speed on non-planar surfaces.

Main features

  • Arm reach: 1853 mm
  • Maximum tool tip speed: 2 m/s
  • Maximum wrist weight capacity: 25 kg
  • Type of print heads available:
    • High pressure direct write (up to 65 MPa)
      • Use of thermosetting materials
    • Low pressure direct write
      • Up to 2 heads at the same time
      • Nozzles diameter: variable
    • FFF : can be used with base materials (PLA, ABS, etc.)
      • Up to 2 heads at the same time
      • Nozzle diameter: 0.2/0.4/0.6/0.6/0.8/1.0 mm
Material processing
Three roll mill  


    Description

    The three roll mixer is used for the dispersion of nanoparticles in polymers with electronic controller of all the mixing parameters (roll spacing and rotation speed), which allows a high reproducibility.

    Components

    1. Rolls
    2. Electronic controller

    Main features

    • Model : EXAKT 80E
    • Rolls : stainless steel
    • Speed : 10 - 300 rpm
    • Roll spacing: 5-150 µm
    Ball mill  

    Description

    The Spex 8000M ball mill is a compact and efficient laboratory device capable of mixing samples. The mill can be used to grind hard and brittle samples to particles, mix powders, and make emulsions or mechanical alloys.

    Components

    1. Lid
    2. Motor
    3. Vial clamp
    4. Control panel

    Main features

    • Capacity : 0.2 to 10 gram
    • Speed : 1080 rpm
    Twin screw micro-extruder  
     

    Description

    The DSM Xplore twin screw micro-extruder 5 ml is used to mix thermoplastics.

    Main features

    • Screw rotation speed : 1 to 400 rpm
    • Maximum torque : 6 Nm
    • Number of temperature control zones : 6
    • Maximum operating temperature : 450°C
    • Batch size : 5 cm3
    Noztek Xcalibur Extruder  
     

    Description

    The Xcalibur extruder melts a wide range of polymers, including high temperature thermoplastics and combinations of metallic powders.

    Main features

    • Number of temperature control zones : 3
    • Srew : stainless steel
    • Motor speed and torque : 57 rpm, 22 Nm
    • Maximum temperature : 600°C
    • Capacity : 1.25 kg
    • Extrusion speed : 6-8 m/min
    Polisher   
     

    Description

    Manual laboratory polisher for polishing different types of materials.

    Main features

    • Model : Buehler METASERV 2000
    • Speed : 50-500rpm
    • Available sandpaper grades: 60/120/320/400/500/600/1000
    Blender  
     

    Description 

    The LBC15 laboratory mixer is equipped with a stainless steel container with rubber seal. 

    Main features

    • Capacity : 4L
    • Speed : 15 800 tr/min, 18 000 tr/min, 20 800 tr/min
    Optical characterization
    Stereo microscope  

      Components

      1. Microscope Olympus SZX-12
      2. Evolution VF digital camera (color)

      Main features

      • Light source : transmitted white light / relected UV light / fill light
      • Maximum magnification : 230X
      • Imaging type : traditional / fluorescent
      Optical microscope  

      Components

      1. Optical microscope Olympus BX-61
      2. Camera Retiga 2000r (black and white)

      Main features

      • Light source : white (transmitted / reflected), UV (transmitted / reflected)
      • Magnification: 1.25X to 100X
      • Vertical motion of the platform: motor controlled
      • Imaging type: traditional / fluorescent / three-dimensional
      Supporting instrument and equipement
      Analytical balance  
       

      Main features

      • Brand : OHAUS Explorer Pro
      • Model : EP6101
      • Capacity : 6100 g
       

      Main features

      • Brand : A&D
      • Model : GH-200
      • Capacity : 10 mg -220 g
      Centrifuge  
      Centrifugeuse LM2

      Description

      The SCANVAC centrifuge makes it possible to mix and deaerate solutions. 

      Main features

      • Model : SCANVAC, Scan Speed 32
      • Capacity : 300 ml
      Ultrasonic cleaner  
      Bain ultrason LM2

      Description

      This ultrasonic cleaner allows the dispersion of nanoparticles in polymers.

      Main features

      • Model : Cole-Parmer, EW-08891-11
      • Capacity : 280ml
      • Frequence : 42 kHz
      • Heating option available, timer up to 60min
      Digital stirring hotplate  
       

      Main features

      • Model : Super nuova Thermo Scientific
      • Temperature range : 60-500°C
      D33 meter  
       

      Description

      The SINOCERA YE2730 d33 meter is a special instrument for the direct measurement of the piezoelectric constant d33 of piezoelectric ceramics, polymers and single crystals. It is suitable for samples of various sizes and shapes.

      Main features

      • D33 range : 10 to 2000 PC/N
      • Force frequency : 110 Hz
      • Amplitude : 0.25 N
      Glovebox   
       

      Description

      The glovebox allows the use of dangerous particles or powders. 

      Main features

      • Model : LABONCO Xpert Weigh box
      • Dimensions: 52.7"w x 31.6"d x 40.0"h
      Oven  
       

      Description

      The high temperature vacuum oven achieves temperatures up to 280 °C and a full vacuum with an error of 0.2 inch Hg. It is equipped with a large full view window to monitor samples continuously.

      Main features

      • Model: Cole-Parmer 282A Vacuum Oven
      • Temperature: ambient temperature to 280°C