Biomechanical Lab (Room D9-10)

biomechanical Lab

Fisher Scientific Incubator

655D – Fisher Scientific

Incubators are designed to provide precise climate control, temperature uniformity, and contamination prevention for a variety of research and clinical applications.


Digital Eppendorf

Centrifuge 5415 D

The Eppendorf 5415D digital table top microfuge is extremely easy to use with knob control, virtually working as a turn key, walk away machine. Its small footprint and brushless motor conveniently make it maintenance free. The 5415D has a maximum speed of 13,200 rpm and has a digital timer run time of up to 30 minutes. The Eppendorf 5415D has a maximum capacity of up to 24 x 1.5ml tubes (or 36 x 0.5ml). With its space-saving design and user-friendly operating concept, the centrifuge is ideal for everyday routine tasks.


Fiber-Lite 180 Illuminator

150 Watt Halogen Fiber Optic Light Source

The 180 series is an industrial duty 150 watt unit and is compatible with all Fiber-Lite standard fiber optic and custom fiber light guides and is recommended for use in task environments which require quiet unit operation, extreme individual concentration and minimal specimen vibration transfer. The lamp is 21 volts, 150 watts, Model EKE by Ushio. The 180 is the larger and quieter version of the original 170D illuminator. Operating Instructions cover both 180 and 170D.


Digital Microscope Keyence


The VHX-100 integrates advanced functionality into a streamlined, all-in-one unit, launching microscopy into the next generation. CCD & Actuator 18 million pixel, high-resolution CCD. Built-in actuator enables accurate, complex movements. 3D Display Function A standard function on the VHX-100 that enable easy construction of 3D images Depth Composition Create images with deep depth of focus simply by turning the focus-adjustment knob. Multi-viewer System Using this system targets can be observed from all angles. Uses a origin-check mechanism.


Gas Pycnometer AccuPyc 1330


For very precise density measurements of small samples. The MicroMeritics AccuPyc 1330 Pycnometer is a fast, non destructive, fully automatic density analyzer that provides high-speed, high-precision volume and density measurements on a wide variety of materials. This pycnometer is a device that determines the density of small samples by actually measuring their volume very precisely. The sample mass is measured on a high quality balance and entered into the pycnometer software to give the sample density. The volume is measured using the Gas Displacement Technique. MicroMeritics describes it this way: The AccuPyc works by measuring the amount of displaced gas [helium]. The pressures observed upon filling the sample chamber and then discharging it into a second empty chamber allow computation of the sample solid phase volume. Gas molecules rapidly fill the tiniest pores of the sample; only the truly solid phase of the sample displaces the gas.


StereoZoom 5 Binocular Microscope

Bausch And Lomb

The Bausch & Lomb/Leica StereoZoom Microscope offers a .67x-4.0x magnification range.


UV aging machine

Custom Build

The UV aging testing machine is used to simulate the damage of the sunlight, rain, and dew to the non-metal materials which is widely used in the industry such as rubber, printing ink, plastic, paint, packaging, medical and so on. It is used to evaluate the color change overtime on dental composites.




The Brookfield DV-III Ultra is a powerful and versatile instrument. Combining the sophisticated features of a viscosity testing instrument with a yield stress measurement capability make it the best value in the rheometer marketplace today! Features and Benefits The "tool" to easily predict a material's flow, spray, or pumping behavior by studying shear rate profiles. Continuous display of: Viscosity (cP or mPa·s), Temperature (°C or °F), Shear Rate, Shear Stress, % Torque and Spindle.


Toothbrush simulation machine


The device simulates various brushing movements on the surfaces of teeth and material specimen. A maximum of 10 specimens are simultaneously exposed to abrasion in the tooth brushing machine. Each specimen may be different in form and material (hardness), and may be loaded with various levels of contact pressure. The specimen chambers are separated from each other so that each specimen can be operated with its own liquid (e.g. toothpaste-water mix), and individually cleaned.  All the brushes are controlled by a central drive system, and the chosen type of movement is therefore the same for all specimens used in the test. A high-grade motion controller guarantees exact speeds and trajectories which can be adjusted with a very high degree of precision. The motion sequence (teeth cleaning technique) can be freely selected from a combination of forwards, backwards and circular movements. Complex motion sequences can be easily programmed by means of an optional software module.


Chewing Simulator CS-4.4

SD Mechatronik

An antagonist strikes a specimen in accordance with defined parameters. The loading force is produced directly by precise weights, and is transferred to the specimen. The same load values operate in all the chambers. The use of a modern motion controller allows a whole variety of motion patterns to be programmed. This initially enables the user to program freely definable movements in both axes using the application software which is included. This allows for example the antagonist to be set to strike at minimal speed so as to reduce to a minimum the forces transferred to the specimens. The weights are freely mounted on a traverse which is raised or lowered by a servo motor. The traverse connects all the weights together so that the kinematics are identical for all antagonists, with the aim of producing comparable results. As a result of the free mounting of the weights, at the moment when the antagonist strikes the specimen only the force of the weights operates - without any losses and clearly defined. This allows a particularly precise and realistic simulation of the chewing process. The strike speed is adjustable in such a way that a defined momentum which culminates in a defined peak force is fed into the specimen. The chewing simulation in line with this procedure constitutes a standard which is applied on a worldwide basis in universities, dental clinics and by manufacturers.


Chewing Simulator CS-4.8

SD Mechatronik +Thermocycling

The device simulates various chewing movements in the mouth for materials testing of implants, bridges, crowns, composite material and jaw models: Execution of complete chewing cycles by means of linear 2-axis motion; Interpolated circular dual-axis movement for higher simulation frequencies up to 5Hz; Simulation of Bruxism especially to test bite splints; Integrated real-time wear analysis with break detection for every sample station (option); The functional principle of the CS-4 device set standards in pre-clinical screening of material since 1998 but could be further improved and adapted to our customers' wishes:; Kinematics: Particularly precise motion through the use of digital servo drives; Significantly reduced noise when running, so can be used without problems in laboratories; 2-axis operation reduces test times by up to 20% by means of simultaneous reverse motion along both axes; Devices available which have identical specifications but 2 or 4 specimen chambers. This gives; significant price advantages for users with smaller specimen volumes; Various specimen holders, antagonists and special test rigs are available.


Vacuum Oven 280

Fisher Scientific

The Fisher Scientific Isotemp 280A Vacuum Oven offers a temperature range from ambient up to 200°C with internal dimensions of 11.125"D x 9.75"W x 9.75"H. Front-mounted power indicator and dial thermometer with top-mounted analog vacuum gauge. The 280A's hydraulic thermostat controls temperature. Large glass panel front door and stainless steel chamber.