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The Advanced Manufacturing Center

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Testing Lab

The Advanced Manufacturing Center houses the University of Maine Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Hybrid Structures Laboratory and other facilities. The Hybrid Structures Lab is fully integrated within the AMC organization and provides materials testing capabilities ranging from small, intricate composite parts to large scale welded / fabricated components or other objects.  The AMC also houses state of the art Environmental Chamber and Salt Spray Chamber systems.


MTS 458 Universal Reaction Frame System
Axial Actuators +/- 22,000 lb Capacity and a 6 in. Stroke
+/- 55,000 lb Capacity and a 6 in. Stroke
+/- 55,000 lb Capacity and a 20 in. Stroke
+/- 165,000 lb Capacity and a 6 in. Stroke
+/- 300,000 lb Capacity and a 20 in. Stroke
Work Envelope LWH = 11′X13′X20′
Hydraulic Capacity 3,000PSI
Data Acquisition 16 bit, 5kHz
Waveform Generation Analog


MTS 810 Material Testing System
Axial Actuator +/- 110,000 lb Capacity and a 6 in. Stroke
Work Envelope LWH = 30” X 30” X 83”
Hydraulic Capacity 2,000 PSI
Frame Capacity 110,000 lb
Data Acquisition 16 Bit, 5 kHz
Waveform Generation 32 bit digital


Vibration Testing Systems
LDS V875LS Shaker Table 8,000lb Capacity, 1 to 3,000 Hz in 3 axes, 76.2 mm stroke
MB Electronics Exciter Table 250lb Capacity
MB Electronics Exciter Table 25lb Capacity
Modal Test Equipment Spectral Dynamics Jaguar 100 channel
SigLab 2 Channel with MATLAB Integration
DSpace digital signal processor

CSZ Tundra Walk-In Climate Chamber
Chamber Size (L x W x H) 84-1/2″ x 130″ x 96″
Door Opening (W x H) 35-1/2″ x 77-1/2″
Temperature Range C (F) -45 to +93 (-50 to +200)
Humidity Range 10% to 95 % RH
Data Acquisition Configurable, Custom
Construction Stainless Steel


Singleton SCCH Salt Fog Chamber 26SL
Chamber Size (L x W x H) 120″ x 48″ x 36″
Temperature Range C (F) Ambient to +50 (Ambient to +120)
Humidity Range Ambient to 100% RH
Air Exchange Rate 90 to 100 SCFH
Construction Steel


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Contact Information

The Advanced Manufacturing Center
5796 AMC Building
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-2756 | Fax: 207-581-2725E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System