Who We Serve?

The Materials Testing Facility offers services for:

  •  UB Students 
  •  UB Faculty 
  •  Researchers at Other Academic Institutions 
  •  Government 
  •  Industry

Technical Capabilities:

Dental research Lab Tech.
  • Static Mechanical Testing
    • Loads of up to 100 [N], 500 [N], 1,000 [N], and 10,000 [N]
  • Cyclic Mechanical Loading
    • Loads of up to 8 [Kg] and 10,000 [N]
  • Chewing Simulation
    • Loads of up to 8 [Kg]
  • Micro Hardness Testing
    • Knoop and Vickers
  • Micro Shear Testing
  • Finite Element Analysis of Static Mechanical Systems
  • Digital Scan Metrology and Manipulation
  • Visible Spectrum Colorimetry (reflection)
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques
  • Small Scale Thermocycling
  • Small Scale Laser Welding
  • Blue Light Controlled Bonding Room
  • pH Testing
  • Toothbrush Wear Simulation
  • Material Sectioning
  • Material Grinding/Polishing
  • Basic Wet Chemistry Capabilities
  • Basic Optical Microscopy
  • Radio Frequency Glow Discharge Cleaning
  • Small Autoclave

Services:

  • Research Study Design and Guidance
  • Routine testing of materials for quality control and assurance
  • Failure analysis
  • Product research, development and testing
  • Consultation for analysis strategy
  • Facility orientation
  • On-site technical assistance
  • Remote technical consultation

Rates:

Payments can be made through Interdepartmental invoice, check, or revenue transfer.

University at Buffalo Faculty and Students
Rate
Lab Usage $20.00/hr
Lab Assistance $20.00/hr
Chewing Simulation or Thermocycling $1.20/hr
Incubation $1.20/hr
Consumables are project specific charges TBD
Industry Clients Rate
Lab Usage $50.00/hr
Lab Assistance $20.00/hr
Chewing Simulation or Thermocycling $2.40/hr
Incubation $2.40/hr
Consumables are project specific charges TBD

Acknowledgements

To demonstrate the importance of this facility to research at UB and aid in the procurement of future equipment and the maintenance of current equipment, we ask users to please acknowledge the Materials Testing Facility in your publications, and to inform the facility director at the time of publication.  Thank you for your help.

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday - Friday
9 AM - 5:00 PM
*Users are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment*

Calendar:

Materials Testing Facility
320/324 BRB
University at Buffalo South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Mailing Address
Attn. Steven Makowka
222 Squire Hall
3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214