Resources

Hardware

Load testing machines

Instron Static testing machine
Accessories
  • 500N load cell, precision 0.5 N
  • 50 N load cell, precision 0.05 N
  • A variety of grippers for metal, polymers, elastomers, threads

Fabrication

Sinterit Lisa Pro Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printer
Materials
PA12 (nylon)
Polypropylene (PP)
Flexa-grey (TPU, Thermoplastic polyurethane)
and others…
Formlabs Form 3 3D printer
Special materials (in addition to the standard ones)
Rebound Resin
Formlabs Form 2 3D printer
Special materials (in addition to the standard ones)
Ceramic resin
Makerbot X 3D printer (Dr. Joshi‘s equipment)
Special materials (in addition to the standard ones)
Carbon Fiber filaments
ULTRAFUSE® 316L Stainless Steel
Trotec Speedy 360
Materials
Acrylic
PFTE
Rubber
LENS 500 Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System (Equipment of AMI)
Materials
Stainless steel
Aluminum
other metallic particles between 325 to 100 mesh

Software

Abaqus Color spectrumgit

This creates several color gradients in Abaqus visualization. The colormaps are taken from Matplotlib. Note that one should never use the default colormap in Abaqus for figures (read more here)

Abaqus Truss / Beam analysisgit

This script takes as input a set of nodal coordinates, connectivities (which also contain the beam information, i.e. E, A, I), boundary conditions and creates an Abaqus model with these defined. The analysis can be set to run automatically.

Matlab truss analysis (linear and nonlinear) (Coming soon)

This Matlab script takes as input a set of nodal coordinates, connectivities (which also contain the beam information, i.e. E, A, I), boundary conditions, calculates the stiffness tensor, and then the deformation vector.

Bar network STL generator (Matlab and python)git

Instead of using the native mesher for cylindrical bar network, which will create large file sizes, this code takes the set of nodal coordinates, connectivities and area, as well as the polygon count, and outputs a STL file (ascii or binary) with much smaller file size.

Gcode generator for material testinggit

Generating only fill on the x-y plane oriented at a fixed orientation w.r.t. the x axis, replicated in the z direction. The xy pass overlap and the z pass overlap can be controlled independently.

Chebchev net generator (Coming soon)