Student laboratory in 1125 Bainer and Machine laboratory in 1334 Bainer

Machines, test stands, power tools:

  • Hahn grinding machine (OD, ID, rotational dressing) built by R.S. Hahn (kindly donated by WPI, MA), under refurbishment
    • Leveling feet (kindly donated by Mason Industries)
    • OD and ID spindles
  • Strasbaugh 6de-dc-1 polisher
  • Grinding test rig:
    • Belt grinding and grinding with grinding wheel (Baldor)
    • Different gas environments
    • Feed system (kindly donated by Bosch Rexroth)
    • Anti-vibration table
  • Vibratory Finisher VB150 (Burr King)
  • Power tools:
    • Sanders and grinders (kindly donated by 3M)
    • Hand-held rotary tool (Dremel)
    • Turbine Grinder (kindly donated by Mannesmann Demag)


  • Glossmeter (60°, 20°) (kindly donated by Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments)
  • Microscope with camera
  • Mitutoyo BRT504 Coordinate Measurement Machine
  • White light interferometer (kindly loaned by University of Kaiserslautern)
  • Roughness measurement (Mitutoyo)

Process monitoring:

  • Power metering (Watts Up meter, Yokogawa, and kindly donated by SystemInsights)
  • Force measurement (Kistler)
  • Rotational speed measurement (Monarch Instruments)
  • Temperature measurement (National Instruments)
  • Pressure and flow rate of fluids and air (IFM, CS Instruments)
  • DAQ-Card and LabView (National Instruments)
  • ST SensorTile kit

Additional equipment:

  • Robot modules (Barobo)
  • Vortex tube cooling kit (kindly donated by Exair)
  • Fanuc robot arm

Access to shared facilities: UC Davis Engineering Student Design Laboratory (ESDC), confocal microscopes, metallography, 3D printing machines

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