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Materials Testing Lab


The Materials Testing Lab was built in 2012 as part of SAIT’s three-building, 740,000-square-foot Trades and Technology Complex.

Research area and purpose

The lab’s equipment can analyze the components of any material, enabling researchers to conduct non-destructive and destructive tests on materials to determine their structural integrity and capabilities.

Facility highlights

The Materials Testing Lab is housed in the Aldred Centre along with the majority of Applied Research and Innovation Services' research and technology development facilities.

The lab includes

  • Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for materials characterization (LIBSCAN50)
  • Tensile, compression and fatigue testing with support for environmental chambers
  • Small-scale injection molding (NISSEI HM7-C, 7-ton capacity)

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