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Research and Development

The Independent Testing Laboratory (ITL) at SVSU serves as a valuable research and development partner for the rich diversity of Michigan business and industry.

ITL provides reliable information and cost-effective services at reasonable turnaround times.


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Metallographic Laboratory

Equipment to section, mount, polish and etch materials.

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Solid Prototyping Laboratory

3D printers for low volume production building high-strength parts in a range of materials.

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Materials Testing Laboratory

Multiple test frames, an environmental chamber, and other mechanical test equipment.

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Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Equipment for the analysis of chemical compounds.

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Machine Shop

Milling machines, lathes, CNC mills, welders and other fabrication equipment.

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Scanning Electron Microscope Laboratory

Scanning electron microscope.

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Fluids Laboratory

Precise measurement Viscometers and air resistance Wind Tunnel.

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Electrical Engineering Laboratory

Oscilloscopes and test equipment for electrical circuit analysis.

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Biology Research Laboratory

Evaluate bacterial growth in products or materials.

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Paper, Patent and Product Searches

Access to research paper databases. Student researchers to read and compile summaries of prototype construction.

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Material and Product Characterization

Testing of base materials for mechanical properties. Chemical evaluation of material content.

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Testing Method Development

Development of new tests to evaluate specific properties. Cross-validation of test methods with other laboratories.

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Product Engineering & Design

Design or refinement of products. A robust process involving students, faculty and staff.

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Prototype Construction

Machine shop for plastic and metal components. 3D printer for plastic components and rapid iteration.

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Quality Assurance/Quality Control Testing

Short turnaround or recurring testing to ensure product conformity.

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Matthew M. Kline
Manager of ITL
(989) 964-4194

Jeremy Bockelman
Director MMTC-NE
(989) 964-2164