Testing Facilities To test and transfer new technologies to industry and the military, CTC facilities occupy approximately 600,000 square feet of floor space. Our offices, laboratories, and demonstration facilities provide more than adequate space for the development, evaluation, and demonstration of new technologies.
The following laboratories, demonstration facilities, and testbeds are available.

Laboratories

  • Biometrics
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Coatings Testing
  • Corrosion Testing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical Property Testing
  • Metallography
  • Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Physical Property Testing
  • Precision Measurements

Demonstration Facilities and Testbeds

  • CAD/CAM/CIM/CAE
    • Architectural, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Design Software and Hardware
    • CNC Software and Hardware
    • Process and Product Modeling
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Solid Modeling and Numerical Analysis
    • Virtual Factory and Manufacturing Simulation Software
  • Collaborative Commerce
    • RFID Testbed
    • Real-Time Electronic Collaboration
    • Virtual Reality for Design, Manufacturing, Assembly
    • Web-Invoicing System (WInS) Testbed
  • Corrosion Measurement and Control
    • Accelerated Corrosion Testing
    • Corrosion Research
    • Long-term Outdoor Exposure Testing
    • Materials Testing
    • Non-destructive Testing
    • Technology Transfer
    • Web-based Corrosion Training
  • Friction Stir Welding (FSW) Facility
    • FSW Tool Design
    • Lab and Production Scale FSW Equipment
    • Materials Weldability and Weld Joint Property Evaluation
    • Process Modeling and Development
  • Fuel Cell Test and Evaluation Center (FCTec)
    • Computer Based Data Acquisition System with Secure Web Access
    • Energy Processing System
    • Environmental Chamber
    • Facilities - City Water, Deionized Water, Cooling Water, Compressed Air, AC Bus, UPS
    • Fuel Supply - Natural Gas, Propane, Hydrogen
    • High Power Load Bank (industrial duty cycles)
    • Low Power Load Bank (residential duty cycles)
    • Mobile Continuous Emissions Monitoring System
    • Motor Load Bank (inductive loads)
    • Process Control System
    • Resistive Load Bank
    • Thermal Load Bank (heat rejection, heat recovery)
    • Vibration Testing
    • Altitude Chamber
    • Electro-Magnetic Interferance Chamber
    • Reformer Test Stand
    • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack Tester
    • Hydrogen Generator
  • Joining
    • Environmentally Controlled Welding Facility
    • Fastener Development
    • Process Demonstration
    • Prototype Fabrication
    • Welding (GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, SAW, FCAW)
  • Metalworking
    • Heat Treatment
    • Joining
    • Machining
    • Physical Modeling
  • Navy Airborne Mine Counter Measure (AMCM) Test Facility
    • Crew Training
    • Data Acquisition System
    • Dynamometer Winch
    • Full Functional Testing
    • Prototype and Advanced Component Testing
    • Safety Reviews and Assessments
    • Sikorsky MH-60S Helicopter Cabin Mock-up
    • Structural and Vibration Testing
    • Test Tower - 25 ft. x 30 ft. x 30 ft. high platform