Fabric Discovery Center: 34 Resources found

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3D Printer Platform, 3Dn-300
nScrypt
Please email LowellFDC@uml.edu to set up a consulting meeting prior to usage. The 3Dn Series is a 3D Printer capable of employing in series or in parallel of multiple Micro-Dispensing tool heads (gizmos) for material extrusion, micro-milling, pick and place, sintering, heating, UV curing, mapping, or machine vision.The 3Dn-300 consists of a quad-head tool plate and linear brushless servomotors, which provide 300mm x 300mm of travel in the X and Y directions, respectively. These stages have a maximum travel speed of 500mm/s. The Z travel distance is 150mm, and this axis can move up to 100mm/s. The 3Dn-300 machine is equipped with a cast aluminum base plate. There is also an option to situate this machine in line with the roll to roll machine to produce flexible hybrid electronic samples.


Industry Rates
Self:$95/hr
Service:$268/hr
Training:$268/hr
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Balance
Entris
Ancillary Equipment No Additional Charge High-precision laboratory balance to determine the mass of materials in liquid, paste, powder, or solid form. The balance has a rectangular weighing pan with a 6,200 g (about 13-lb) weighing capacity.


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Clothes Dryer, AATCC Compliant, Vortex M6D
SDL Atlas
The Vortex M6D is designed to work in conjunction with the Vortex M6. The instrument is equipped with a quiet, efficient blower system that can generate airflow up to 220 ft3 per meter to test samples quickly: reducing operating costs. Additionally, it provides efficient heating with 5,350 Watts. Material design of the instrument comprises of durable galvanized steel cylinder with an 18-pound capacity. Mechanical controls are implemented to control testing conditions as well as ensure reliable and repeatable testing.


Industry Rates
Self:$25/hr
Service:$198/hr
Training:$198/hr
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Clothes Washer, AATCC Compliant, Vortex M6
SDL Atlas
The Vortex M6 is a commercial grade top loading laundry machine that is designed to accurately wash textiles consistently. It has capabilities to control the bath temperature, water fill, agitation, and spin. The instrument is also equipped with a controller to set custom program profiles to test samples up to 72 hours. The Vortex M6 construction is designed to meet AATCC Monograph home laundry requirements with the heavy-duty variable speed motor, non-locking lid with braking system, porcelain-coated steel wash tub, and a stainless steel basket.


Industry Rates
Self:$25/hr
Service:$198/hr
Training:$198/hr
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Crockmeter/Rubbing Fastness Tester, M238AA (Model CM-1)
SDL Atlas
The Crockmeter tests the color transference from one surface by dry or wet rubbing manually between the two surfaces. Additonally, the crockmeter also performs scuffing, wet/dry abrasion, flexing, powdering dry-cleaning, ink abrasiveness The test specimen is enclosed into the bottom holder and a test cloth is clamped onto the rubbing finger. The test cloth applies a force of 9 newtons onto the test specimen. The stroke length can be adjusted to 50, 76, and 104 mm (2, 3, and 4 inches) in order to accomodate different specimen lengths.


Industry Rates
Self:$25/hr
Service:$198/hr
Training:$198/hr
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Fabric Stiffness Tester, M003B
SDL Atlas
The Fabric Stiffness Tester determines the fabric stiffness by evaluating the resistance to bending for the sample. The fabric stiffness is dependent on the mass, fiber properties, fabric construction, and fabric treatments. Sample testing for this instrument include cutting a rectangular strip of the sample and situating it on top of the horizontal platform, which has a section that is inclined at a 41.5 angle so that the fabric may bend by its own mass. The bending length parameter is determined by correlating the fabric position to the scale on the instrument. Flexural rigidity and bending modulus can be calculated based off the bending length, mass, and unit area of the sample.


Industry Rates
Self:$25/hr
Service:$198/hr
Training:$198/hr
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Fiber Conditioning Unit
Xplore
The Fiber Conditioning Unit is a standalone unit intended to post-process any mono-filament fiber. This instrument uses two winders set at different speeds with a heating chamber situated in between to elongate the fiber in order to alter its material properties.


Industry Rates
Self:$95/hr
Service:$268/hr
Training:$268/hr
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Jacquard Digital Weaving Loom, Thread Controller 2 (TC2)
Tronrud Engineering
The Thread Controller 2 (TC2) is a jacquard loom primarily used for sampling and rapid prototyping of woven textile samples. The loom automates the warp yarns while the weft yarns are inserted manually with shuttles. This loom has a weaving width of 28" wide (72 cm) with 6 modules for a maximum of 90 ends per inch (36 per cm) and up to a total of 2640 ends.The TC2 works with image processing programs such as photoshop to upload a design pattern to the loom to produce a woven sample with specific weave structures. A wide range of fibers can be used as long as the material can sustain the tension in the weaving process. It is recommended to avoid heavy or stiff materials and high pick densities.


Industry Rates
Self:$95/hr
Service:$268/hr
Training:$268/hr
Knitting Machine Design Station, Stoll M1plus Software
Stoll
The Stoll pattern software M1plus® generates patterns for highly optimized knitting processes. The knitting process can take place with just a few clicks and benefit from numerous built-in, ready-to-use, automatic knitting solutions available in the Module Explorer Database.


Industry Rates
Self:$55/hr
Service:$229/hr
Training:$229/hr
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Knitting Machine, CMS 330 HP W TT Sport
Stoll
STOLL CMS 330 HP W TT sport is a compact flat knitting machine designed to produce 2D and 3D fabric samples with various knit formations using the M1 Plus Software. The applied engineering around the CMS 330 HP W TT sport enables rapid prototyping and optimization of fabric samples such as conductive textiles. This machine allows fabrication of complex structures by having complete control of each thread with a working width of 36”.


Industry Rates
Self:$95/hr
Service:$268/hr
Training:$268/hr
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Magnifying Pick Glass Counter
SDL Atlas
Ancillary Equipment No Additional Charge The magnifying pick glass has a dual scale, inches and centimeters, with traversing lens and pointer. It is used to determine the number of yarns/threads per inch (cm) in textile fabrics.


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Martindale M235, Abrasion Tester
SDL Atlas
The Martindale tests any textile specimens for abrasion and pilling resistance by rubbing abradents at low pressures against the specimens. After rubbing, these samples are evaluated by comparing the amount of abrasion or pilling to standard parameters. This instrument is equipped with 8 individual sample holders with each of their own counter and batch totalizer. The multiple sample holders allows for different tests run at the same time. Accelerated tests can be performed by adjusting the speed. To control the pressure of the rubbing, standard top weights of 9 kPa and 12 kPa are available for the testing.


Industry Rates
Self:$55/hr
Service:$229/hr
Training:$229/hr
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Maypole Braider, B10-16
Wardwell
PLEASE BOOK THE TUBE WINDER SEPARATELY, IF NEEDED. The Maypole Braider is vertically oriented braiding machine with 16 carriers. These braiders are designed for braiding with all textile yarns as well as soft wires like bronze, copper, and aluminum. This machine is mainly used to produce braided cord, laces, fishing line, etc. It is also possible to braid around a core material by passing a material through the center of the carrier platform.


Industry Rates
Self:$55/hr
Service:$229/hr
Training:$229/hr
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Micro-compounder, HT 15
Xplore
Please email LowellFDC@uml.edu to set up a consulting meeting prior to usage. The Xplore Micro-compounder 15 HT is a vertically-oriented twin screw extruder with a 15 mL volume capacity. Material construction and design of this extruder enables higher shear rates, process material with higher viscosities, better dispersion and mixing, and improved stability. Specifications include: screw speed range from 1 – 500 rpm, torque limit at 40 Nm for all screw speeds, maximum temperature of 450C, and different processing modes to maintain consistent material throughput. It is also important to note that the instrument normally operates with batch processing; however, a continuous automatic feeder is available for continuous processing. Additionally, Xplore offers multiple accessories to work in conjunction of the Xplore to produce various forms of polymer material samples.


Industry Rates
Self:$95/hr
Service:$268/hr
Training:$268/hr
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Micro-compounder, HT 15 & Cast Film Pro Line
Please email LowellFDC@uml.edu to set up a consulting meeting prior to usage. The Cast Film Pro Line is designed to work in conjunction with the Xplore micro-compounder for processing various polymer materials and additives into film samples. The CPFL involves a heated film die that is installed on the micro-compound along with a system consisting of an air knife and rollers, which affect film properties such as thickness, necking, haze, surface roughness, crystallinity, etc. The air knife controls the film necking as material is extruded through the heated die. The take-up roll (first roll) has adjustable speeds from 100 mm/min up to 5000 mm/min with increments of 1 mm/min. This roll can be air cooled by compressed air for additional processing control. Sequentially, the transport roll (second roll) comprises of one roll with another roll on top to apply mechanical pressure on the film samples to minimize slipping. Lastly, the winder roll (third roll) is torque controlled to collect the film samples evenly with adjustable increments of 1 Nm. The Xplore Micro-compounder 15 HT is a vertically-oriented twin screw extruder with a 15 mL volume capacity. Material construction and design of this extruder enables higher shear rates, process material with higher viscosities, better dispersion and mixing, and improved stability. Specifications include: screw speed range from 1 – 500 rpm, torque limit at 40 Nm for all screw speeds, maximum temperature of 450C, and different processing modes to maintain consistent material throughput. It is also important to note that the instrument normally operates with batch processing; however, a continuous automatic feeder is available for continuous processing. Additionally, Xplore offers multiple accessories to work in conjunction of the Xplore to produce various forms of polymer material samples.


Industry Rates
Self:$142/hr
Service:$402/hr
Training:$402/hr
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Micro-compounder, HT 15 & Fiber Spin Line, Xplore
Please email LowellFDC@uml.edu to set up a consulting meeting prior to usage. The Fiber Spin Line is a modular system that works in conjunction with the Xplore micro-compounder to produce mono or multi-filament fiber. This system has two configurations that incorporate different accessories to accommodate the process to properly collect single or multi-filament fiber. Only a few grams of material suffice in producing ample fiber samples. Control over processing parameters, such as screw speeds, temperature profiles, quench air, draw ratios, and other settings, determine the inherent fiber properties. For the multi-filament fiber setup, it is capable of extruding 12 individual filaments. The Xplore Micro-compounder 15 HT is a vertically-oriented twin screw extruder with a 15 mL volume capacity. Material construction and design of this extruder enables higher shear rates, process material with higher viscosities, better dispersion and mixing, and improved stability. Specifications include: screw speed range from 1 – 500 rpm, torque limit at 40 Nm for all screw speeds, maximum temperature of 450C, and different processing modes to maintain consistent material throughput. It is also important to note that the instrument normally operates with batch processing; however, a continuous automatic feeder is available for continuous processing. Additionally, Xplore offers multiple accessories to work in conjunction of the Xplore to produce various forms of polymer material samples.


Industry Rates
Self:$142/hr
Service:$402/hr
Training:$402/hr
MOCON Clean-up Fee


Industry Rates
Service:$150/ea
MOCON Set-up Fee


Industry Rates
Service:$150/ea
MOCON Water Vapor Transmission Rate Tester
AQUATRAN 3
Please email LowellFDC@uml.edu to set up a consulting meeting prior to usage. Using a patented coulometric sensor, the AQUATRAN Model 3 provides precise and repeatable water vapor permeation data. The instrument complies with ASTM F3299-18 and ISO 15106-3.


Industry Rates
Service:$192/day
Multimeter, 289
Fluke
Ancillary Equipment No Additional Charge



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