The Advanced Manufacturing & 3D Printing Lab houses BTAC’s design and fabrication space for rapid prototyping, integrated systems engineering, and industry-focused research and development activities. Features of this Lab include an EOS Formiga P110 selective laser sintering 3D printer, a uPrint SE Plus fused deposition modeling 3D printer, and a FARO Edge Robotic Arm and laser line probe for precision measurement and product modelling.
Lambton College's Advanced Materials Processing Lab is dedicated to the use of polymer and biodegradable materials and advanced manufacturing technologies. The lab consists of a pilot scale twin-screw extruder, an injection molding machine, modern test equipment and a sophisticated process control system.
The Material Testing Lab is part of applied research activities in the area of advanced material development. This lab is equipped with many different facilities to perform various tests including tensile, tear, elongation, Melt Flow Index (MFI), Rheology Dynamic Analyzer (RDA) and FTIR for films.
The Advanced Process Control and Optimization Lab provides expertise and houses facilities to carry out research in advanced process control, optimal control and process optimization. The Facility has state-of-the-art simulation, advanced control, communication and optimization software packages in addition to up to date and industrial scale hardware.
In support for the Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre, the Bio-Analytical Laboratory is equipped for the characterization of biofuel and biochemical feedstocks and products to aid companies in optimizing their industrial processes.
The Distributed Control System Lab’s main focus of research is on the design, operation and control of bench to large scale complex processes. This lab is equipped with various industrial and research hardware and software including DeltaV, Foxboro and Experion systems. Various control structure are designed and examined in this lab for training and research purposes.
The Electrochemical and Nano Material Lab is the site of Lambton College’s ongoing research in energy generation and storage technologies. Including spectrography, chromatography, storage cycle characterization, and fuel cell testing equipment, this facility provides a variety of research capabilities to Lambton College and its Industrial Partners.
Located in the Lambton Energy Research Centre’s Sustainable Smart House facility, the Hydrogen Lab provides a test-bed for fuel cells, renewable energy generation and storage, and intelligent building systems applied research. This Lab incorporates hydrogen generators, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, and a robust gas and electrical infrastructure for the rigorous testing of prototype instruments and equipment. In addition, the Hydrogen Lab houses Lambton College’s proprietary “RECSR” power management and microgrid simulation system to characterize and validate innovative technologies in power generation, storage, and utilization.
The Information Technology Lab serves as a hub for IT-focused activities across each of Lambton College’s Research and Entrepreneurship Centres. Outfitted with an array of workstations and communal conferencing spaces, this collaborative work environment provides a launch-pad for novel ideas in Information Technology to be actualized in close partnership with Industry Partners and commercialization support agencies.
This facility contains many state-of-the-art technical training and research facilities dedicated to the study of instrumentation necessary for the high-tech petrochemical and power industries as well as many others. In this lab, researchers and students use the technical skills and knowledge to carry out maintenance, make a diagnosis, configure, calibrate and maintain various measurements and indicating instrumentation (pneumatic, analog, digital, etc.) in a variety of replicated industrial settings.
The Microbiology Research Lab serves Lambton College’s Water Centre and Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre with sample preparation and synthesis for various research applications. This lab is utilized to perform both collaborative applied research and fee-for-service analyses in support of technology and product development in the fields of water/wastewater and industrial biotechnologies.
Lambton College’s Millwright and Welding Shops have extensive capacity and expertise on offering prototyping and manufacturing services to local industry and businesses. The students and technicians in this lab are familiar with machining, blueprint preparation, hydraulics and pneumatics, electronic, power transmission and lubrication, materials science, preventative and predictive maintenance, and project management.
Students looking for hands-on skills will definitely find that in Lambton College's welding and machine shops. These labs are equipped with the actual tools and equipment used in the workplace including ten lathes and ten mills.
The PLC Automation Laboratory has been used for various applied research projects in the water and energy sector on designing and implementing the PLC systems. Major equipment in this Lab includes, 13 PLC Training Stations Allen Bradley 5000, Control Logix Software, 13 Panel View HMI, 1 KOYO PLC and C-More HMI, Indusoft SCADA software, various communication software and multiple fabricated process system units.
The Process Simulation Lab has the capacity to perform two types of simulation: industrial and advanced theoretical. Industrial simulation software uses Honeywell hardware and software with approximately 1000 input/output channels. Advanced theoretical simulation utilizes various software applications, including gProms, ProDyn, GPS-X Pro and Matlab/Simulink.
The Process Simulation Lab provides students with valuable experiences working with modern technologies that simulate many types of plants. The systems used in this lab are applicable to real-world computer applications being used by future employers.
The Robotics Lab is where researchers and students work on how to utilize six CRS F3 Robotic Arms for various applications. They are specifically programming the codes and configuring the data acquisition and communication.
Third-year students in the Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology program are exposed to the CRS F3 Robotic Arm in the Robotics Lab. As part of a project in the final year of their program, students spend a considerable amount of time in the Robotics Lab learning how to program in a fun and creative atmosphere while still learning the skills required in a variety of industrial environments.
The Sustainable Smart House is the centre for Lambton College’s research in renewable energy resource management and optimization and serves as a showcase for solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy, geothermal heating, and a sophisticated energy management system. The Sustainable Smart House serves as a research laboratory for new projects in testing, optimization, and validation of the performance of prototype and commercial solar panels, electrolyzers, hydrogen-storage vessels, hydrogen fuel cells, and other renewable energy system components.
The Water Analysis Laboratory (WAL) is part of the Lambton Water Centre (LWC) and serves to function and support all of the current and ongoing LWC Research Projects. The WAL is outfitted with an IC, ICP, GC-MS, HPLC along with additional industry standard analytical equipment and glassware. The WAL has the capacity to evaluate the physical, chemical and microbiological properties of drinking water, groundwater, storm water, wastewater and industrial/domestic effluents.