Support, Scheduling and Training

(Use links below to schedule appointments with Support Staff or to learn about and schedule equipment)

 

ME Staff - Project and Equipment Support

ME Staff - Project and Equipment Support

Kevin Cole

Kevin Cole, Checkout Room/Equipment Manager

Expertise: All Equipment and Machines, LabView, General Project Help

           Click here to schedule an appointment with Kevin

           Office: 801-422-7446, CB 154

           Cell: 801-592-3519

           Email: cole@byu.edu

 

 

 

Greg Bird

Greg Bird, Checkout Room TA

Expertise: LabView, Tensile Testers, ShopBot, Super Mario Bros, Dad jokes, Country music

Click here to schedule an appointment with Greg

Office: 801-422-8038, CB 154

Cell: 720-438-9181

Email: bird.greg17@gmail.com

 

 

 

Derek Knowles

Derek Knowles, Checkout Room TA

Expertise: Introductions to subject matter experts who can answer your questions, Labview, Python, Arduino, Laser Cutter, Tensile Testers

Click here to schedule an appointment with Derek

Office: 801-422-8038, CB 154

Cell: 405-471-4285

Email: knowles.derek@gmail.com

 

 

 

curtis

Curtis Garner, Checkout Room TA

Expertise:

Click here to schedule an appointment with Curtis

Office: 801-422-8038, CB 154

Cell: 208-403-4465

Email: curtislgarner@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Quinn Everett, Checkout Room TA

Expertise:

Click here to schedule an appointment with Quinn

Office: 801-422-8038, CB 154

Cell: 949-668-3025

Email: quinnweverett@gmail.com

 

 

 

Distinguished Checkout Room Alumni

Ryker Haddock

Ryker Haddock, President & Founder of HadCad Product Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connor

Connor Lindsey, Computer Science Student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capstone Safety Training

Capstone Safety Training

Capstone Safety Training: http://tinyurl.com/h8laups.

  • Capstone teams will receive a team swipe card permission form at the beginning of the Fall semester. ALL team members follow the instructions to complete the required Y- Train modules and final hands-on training with Dave Laws or Kevin Cole. Swipe card access can then be processed for each team member.
  • For other individuals NOT on a Capstone Team: please complete the online training above, then get the Swipe Card Permission Slip (from EB 350) signed by Dave Laws or Kevin Cole (who will verify need for access and go over any applicable hands-on training).
  • Card activation usually takes 1-2 days.
  • Dave Laws: dlaws@byu.edu, 801-422-2628, EB 360L
  • Kevin Cole: cole@byu.edu, 801-422-7446, CB 154

 

3D Printers, Laser Cutter, Shopbot, Vinyl Cutter (EB 117)

3D Printers, Laser Cutter, Shopbot, Vinyl Cutter (EB 117)

Responsibility for these machines has transferred to the BYU Projects Lab. Please see them in EB 117 or their website for more information: http://byuprojectslab.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage.

 

 

Tensile Testers (CB 123)

***Research and class projects take priority over personal projects. Students with personal projects may be requested to reschedule if they are preventing research and class projects from printing in a timely manner. If you need to coordinate with other users you can get contact information by clicking on their reservation.***

Tensile Testers (CB 123)

MTS Tensile Tester

Description of Machines

MTS - Tensile Tester (CB 123):

  • Tensile tester for tensile or compressive loads.
  • Load Capacity: 110,000 lb.
  • Resolution: 10 lb.
  • Length of Stroke: 6" (-3" to 3")
  • Special Training Required
  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule BOTH the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) and the machine (using the link below) for about an hour.

Reserve Machine

Instron Tensile Tester

Instron - Tensile Tester (CB 123):

  • Tensile tester for tensile, compressive, or torsional loads.
  • Load Capacity: 20,000 lb.
  • Resolution: 2 lb.
  • Length of Stroke: 4" (-2" to 2")
  • Special Training Required
  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule BOTH the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) and the machine (using the link below) for about an hour.

Reserve Machine


Tensile Tester

Mini Instron - Tensile Tester (CB 123):

  • Tensile tester for tensile or compressive loads.
  • Load Capacity: 1,000 lb. or 100 lb.
  • Resolution: 0.25 percent of Indicated Force
  • Length of Stroke: 36"
  • Crosshead position control resolution: 0.133μm
  • Special Training Required
  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule BOTH the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) and the machine (using the link below) for about an hour.

Reserve Machine

 

 

Rolling Mill (CB 123)

Rolling Mill (CB 123)

Description of Machine

  • Resolution: 0.00005 inches
  • Width: 6 inches

Training: Must Be Completed

Hands-on training is required.

  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

Other Links

 

Impact Tester (CB 123)

Impact Tester (CB 123)

Description of Machine

  • Instron Model SI-1D3
  • Weight of Strikers: 13.3, 66.6 lb
  • Height of Drop: 1.88, 4.51 ft
  • Impact Velocity: 11, 17 ft/s

Training: Must Be Completed

Hands-on training is required.

  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

Other Links

Online Specification PDF

 

Wind Tunnels

***Research and class projects take priority over personal projects. Students with personal projects may be requested to reschedule if they are preventing research and class projects from printing in a timely manner. If you need to coordinate with other users you can get contact information by clicking on their reservation.***

Small Wind Tunnel (CB 116)

  • Range of Airflow: 5-110mph
  • Cross Sectional Area: 1.5 ft by 1.5 ft
  • Door Size: 6 inch circle or 1.5 ft by 2.5 ft

Other Wind Tunnels

  • For access to research wind tunnels with cross sections of 24"x24" and 36"x48" please contact Kevin Cole.
  • Contact info in ME Staff section above.

Training: Must Be Completed

Hands-on training is required.

  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule BOTH the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) and the machine (using the link below) for about an hour.

Other Links

Reserve Small Wind Tunnel - CB 116

 

Furnace Room (CB 121)

Furnace Room (CB 121)

Description of Machines: Max Temp, Size

  • Recco: 2250 F, 10x6.5x19 inches, Model R1220, Argon Capability
  • Lucifer Furnace: 2250 F, 9x9x18 inches, Model 7000 Series
  • Round Furnace: 1300 F, 5x4x12 inches
  • Hoskin's Hot Pocket Furnace: 1800 F, 4x2.5x10 inches
  • Brew Vacuum Furnace
  • Lepel Induction Furnace
  • Thermocouple Welder

Training: Must Be Completed

Hands-on training is required.

  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

Other Links

 

Fatigue Tester (CB 123)

Fatigue Tester (CB 123)

Description of Machine

  • Model RBF-200 HT
  • 200 in-lb. max bending moment
  • 500 to 10,000 cycles/minute
  • 1/2 inch Collet

Training: Must Be Completed

Hands-on training is required.

  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

Other Links

 

Microscope Room (CB 123C)

Microscope Room (CB 123C)

Machines

  • Olympus GX51 Inverted Microscope
  • Olympus SZX12 Microscope
  • Hommelwerke LV-150 Profilometer
  • OMIS II Measurement Inspection Station

Training: Must Be Completed

Hands-on training is required.

  • If you would like to be trained on this machine, schedule the instructor (use links for ME Staff above) for about an hour.

Other Links

GX51 Online Specification

SZX12 Online Specification PDF

 

Microhardness Tester (CB 123C)

Microhardness Tester (CB 123C)

Reserve Machine

 

 

High-Speed Camera (CB 154)

High Speed Cameras

Reserve Machine

Phantom v1610

  • 16,000 frames/second (fps) at 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 650,000 fps at 128 x 16 pixels
  • The recording time is governed by the size of the on-camera memory. The higher the frame rate, the shorter the recording time

Training: Must Be Completed

  • Training is provided at the time of checkout

Additional Specs

Phantom v1610 Online Specification

 

Note: the checkout room has two additional cameras that can record HD at 1000fps. Find out more by asking Checkout Room staff (CB 154).

 

 

If you have any questions, concerns, equipment problems or need to report broken equipment / lab issues please contact the ME Checkout room using contact info above under the ME Staff section.

Department Resources:

To reserve the department truck, laptops, projectors, conference rooms, please contact the department secretaries at 801-422-2625.