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Materials, Manufacturing, Testing, and Evaluation Facility (MMTEF)

Materials Manufacturing, Testing, and Evaluation Facility (MMTEF)

The Materials Manufacturing, Testing, and Evaluation Facility (MMTEF) at Louisiana State University consists of a 6,000 square-foot facility capable of mechanical testing and non-destructive evaluation of materials, replication-based micro- and nano-fabricsation, thin-film/coating manufacturing, and alloy powder synthesis. The MMTEF is a founding member of the Central Users Facilities (CUF) of the Consortium for Innovation in Materials and Manufacturing, a cooperative agreement funded by the National Science Foundation and the LA Board of Regents. The MMTEF site is still under development and more specific information regarding its capabilities will be forthcomming. In the meanwhile please contact Dimitris Nikitopoulos ( if you require more information.

AMMF Capabilities & Equipment



The AMMF provides

  • manufacturing and machining services in support of research at reduced rates,
  • resources and services in support of the Capstone Design Program courses (i.e., ME 4243, ME 4202, ME 2212) and project-based learining in general, and
  • resources and services in support of manufacturing courses (e.g., ME 3633).


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Milling Machines

Kern EVO CNC Micromill
Kern MMP CNC Micromill
Four Haas Minimills CNC Mills
Haas VF2 CNC Mill
Haas TM1 CNC Mill
3 Bridgeport NC Mills
2 Atrump CNC Mills
WEBB Knee Mill
Two Sharp Knee Mills

Safety Rules


Miller Syncrowave 250 DX Tig Welder
7 Miller Millermatic 180 Welders
Miller Diversion 165 Tig Welder
Miller Millermatic 300 Mig Welder
Miller Trailblazer 301G Welder
Miller Millermatic 350P Mig Welder
Miller Millermatic 251 Mig Welder
Miller Millermatic 252 Mig Welder
6 4’X4' Welding Tables
Porter cable 6kW Generator
Acetylene Rig

Safety Rules

3D Printers

Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R, PBF Metal 3D Printer
Markforged Metal X, Atomic Diffusion 3D Printer
In-House Robotic Wire Arc Metal 3D Printer
Markforged X7 Composites 3D Printer
Stratasys Objet 260 Connex 3 Polyjet 3D Printer
Stratasys Objet 30 Pro Polyjet 3D Printer
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus FDM 3D Printer
Stratasys Mojo FDM 3D Printer
2 Formlabs Form 2 SLA 3D Printer


Two "Frank H. Walk" Haas TL1 CNC Lathes
"Frank H. Walk" Haas TL-3 CNC Lathe
Seven Acer Dynamic 1440G Lathes
Supermax 16” Chuck, 6’ Bed Lathe
Kingston 18” Chuck, 6’ Bed Lathe

Safety Rules

Sheet Metal & Piping

 Pexto Sheet Metal Brake
Sheet Metal Shear
Sheet Metal Roller
"Joe Wink" Tube Shark Tubing Bender
Miller Spectrum625 Plasma Torche

EDM and Water-Jet Machining

 Mitsubishi MV2400S Wire Electronic Discharge Machining System
Yougar YGS-43Z "Hole Popper" Electronic Discharge Machining System
WARDJet 5' x 10' Waterjet Machining System


Dayton Horizontal Bandsaw
GROB Inc. Band Saw
Marvel Band Saw
Doall Band Saw
Acra Band Saw
Delta 10” Blade Table Saw

Safety Rules

Fabrication Tables & Workstations

 Three Heavy Duty Fabrication Tables
Twenty Eight Fabrication Workstations equipped with tool boxes, cabinets, work benches
Four "Frank H. Walk" Knnack identical “war-wagon” mobile Fabrication Workstations

Grinders & Sanders

Six Pedestal Grinders
Sharp SG618 18” x 6” Surface Grinder
Kalamazoo 4 x 36 Belt/Disc Sander

Safety Rules

Drill Presses

Wilton Strand Drill Press
Rockwell Delta Drill Press
Manhatten Drill Press

Safety Rules


Proserv-Yale 3-ton Overhead Crane

Information Technology

7 Computer Design Workstations
HP Printer


Ingersol Rand Type 30 Air Compressor
Quincy QT 54 Air Compressor
Portable Air Compressor