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Grinding and Machining Research Laboratory

Grinding and Machining Research Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the leading centers in the US involved in fundamental research and application of grinding. This comprehensive research program has been undertaken at the University since 1986. Overall objectives include: Fundamental research on the science and technology of grinding; Practical application of grinding fundamentals; Solution of industrial grinding problems

Department(s): 

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

College/Unit: 

College of Engineering

Contact: 

Stephen Malkin

Location: 

Engineering Lab Building

Resources: 

cylindrical grinder interfaced to a computer, CNC creep-feed grinder, instrumented honing machine, instrumented superfinishing machine

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Engineering Shop Facilities

College of Engineering has the services of a full machine shop, wood shop, electrician, and welding shop, employing six full time technicians. Shop facilities are available in the College of Engineering to fabricate a wide variety of experimental apparatus for research and instruction.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

College of Engineering

Resources: 

Wood-Working Shop, Metal and Welding Shop (CNC machining tools - lathes, drilling and milling machines - as well as surface and plunge grinders, and an aluminum extruder), Electronics Design and Fabrication Equipment

Availability: 

Private

Research: