The NSF ERC/RMS has established one of the largest academic manufacturing R&D testbeds in the United States. This 12,000 sq. ft. facility houses all of our hardware and equipment, our research and administrative staff, students and some faculty offices.
|“The testbed…probably has the most comprehensive capabilities of any such facility in the US, [and] rivals similar facilities in Europe, and is a valuable resource for other academic and industrial researchers (in Michigan and elsewhere in the US) to validate research.”– NSF Site Visit Report, 2007|
|“The physical facilities that include student space, the lab and testbed facility are first class; one of the best in North America for graduate education and research in manufacturing.” – NSF Site Visit Report, 2002|
|Student Work Area||Penetrating Cylindrical Surface Finish Inspection Probe||Reconfigurable Factory Testbed|
|The Arch-type RMT||Reconfigurable Inspection Machine with Porosity Vision Sub-Assembly|