Facilities

  • Advanced Manufacturing & 3D Printing Lab

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    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.

    Equipment
    • Handheld Self-Positioning 3D Laser Scanner
    • EOS Formiga P110
    • Stratasys uPrint SE
    • UP 3D
    • Trinco Dry Blast
    • Edge and Laser ScanArm HD
    • Sand Blaster
    • Edge Arm Portable Metrology Equipment
    • Laser Line HD Scanner Portable Metrology Equipment
    • Vantage Laser Tracker with Track Arm Capabilities Portable Metrology Equipment
  • Advanced Material Processing Lab

    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.

    Equipment
    • Twin Screw Extruder
    • Injection Molder
    • PHI Press
    • Micro Compounder
  • Advanced Material Testing Lab

    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.

    Equipment
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with associated Energy-dispersive X-Ray (EDX) SEM - HITACHI S-3700N Variable Pressure SEM with EDX
    • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
    • Thermal Analysis Units (DSC-TGA)
    •  Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) 
    • Advanced Goniometer/Tensiometer
    • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
    • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • Particle Size Analyzer
    • Qualitest Test Sample Clicker Press
    • Tinius Olsen H25KS Testing Machine
    • CSI IZOD Impact Tester & Notch Cutter
    • Gardner Impact Tester with 4&8lb weights
    • Tinius Olsen MFI Unit
    • Maple Instruments Rheological Dynamic Analyzer
  • Advanced Process Control & Optimization Lab

    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.

  • Bioanalytical Lab

    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.

    Equipment
    • Triple Detection Gel Permeation/Size Exclusion Chromatography unit with viscometer, light scattering and RI detection unit
    • Waters UPLC system with UV/RI/Mass Spec system
    • Perkin Elmer Series II CHNS/O unit
    • AutoClave Engineers Mini Rector
    • 5 L Eppendorf Fermentation unit
    • Centrifuge
    • Multiwave Pro Microwave Digester
    • Microbalance
    • Shaker Incubator
    • Biosafety Cabinet
    • Viscosity bath and viscometers
    • GC-FID
    • Optical Microscope with Camera
    • 30 L Bioreactor
    • In-line FT-IR unit
    • In-line Mass Spectrometry unit
    • HP 1050 HPLC system with RI and VW detector
    • Lambda 1050 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer
    • Ashing Oven
    • Standards & Constant Temp. Utility Bath
    • Flash Point Tester
    • Automated Ash Fusion System
    • Controller and Water handling system
    • Potentiometric Automatic Titrator & Bomb Calorimeter
    • Moisture Analyzer
    • Sieve system
    • Sieve system, Boiling Pot & Oven
    • Sulfur Analyzer Unit
    • VWR Oven
    • Steris Autoclave
  • Distributed Control System Lab

    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.

  • Electrochemical and Nano Material Lab

    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.

    Equipment
    • Mercury Instrusion Porosimeter
    • Potentiostat/Galvanosat
    • X-Ray Diffractometer
    • Battery Analyzer
    • Ezlab Fuel Cell Test Station
    • MTSA-NL Fuel Cell Test Station
    • Gas Chromatogra- pher
    • UV-Spectrometer
    • HMV Microhardness Tester
    • Frequency Response Analyzer
    • Vertical Knee Milling Machine
    • Ultrasonic Processor
    • Mini CVC Tube Furnace
    • Dynatronix Pulse Power Supply
    • Triple Output DC Power Supply
    • Single Output DC Power Supply
    • Solar Simulator
    • Electronic Load
    • VWR Heated Circulating Water Bath
    • Conductivity Meter
    • pH Meter
    • High-Temperature Furnace
    • Low-Temperature Oven
  • Hydrogen Lab

    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.

    Equipment
    • Hydrogen Generator
    • PEM Fuel Cell
  • Information Technology Research Lab

    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.

  • Instrumentation Lab

    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.

  • Microbiology Research Lab

    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.

    Equipment
    • Spectrophotometer
    • Centrifuge, 50ml
    • Incubator
    • Distillation Kit
    • Autoclave
  • Millwright & Welding Shops

    RESEARCH APPLICATION

    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.

    STUDENT-FOCUSED APPLICATION

    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.

  • PLC Automation Lab

    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.

  • Process Simulation Lab

    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.

  • Robotics Lab

    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.

  • Sustainable Smart House

    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.

    Equipment
    • Hydrogen Electrolyser
    • PEM Fuel Cell
  • Water Analysis Lab

    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.

    Equipment
    • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
    • Multi Meter P DC-700L
    • Floc Illuminator Jar Tester
    • Optic IvyMen System
    • Visible Spectrophotometer
    • Hotpack Carbon Dioxide Incubator
    • Hewitt Packard 5973 Mass Selective Detector
    • Injector and GC System
    • Techne Sample Concentrator
    • Dionex Ion Chromatography
    • Drying Oven
    • Weigh Balance
    • pH Meter
    • Flame Ionization Detector
    • Gas Chromatography System
    • Dri-Block Heater
    • UV Spectrophotometer
    • Desiccator
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