Mechanical Core

Upcoming Event

Johnson & Johnson Mechanical Testing and Analysis Summit 
Robb Colbrunn, Ph.D., Guest Speaker
Director of BioRobotics and Mechanical Testing Core
Medical Device Solutions (MDS) Cleveland Clinic
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
September 18-20, 2018
Syracuse, IN

BME GUEST SPEAKER SEMINAR
"Back to Metabolism Basics:Transport and Bioenergetics in Tumors and Brain Endothelial Cells"
Lester R. Drewes, Ph.D.
Professor of 
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director, Graduate Programs, MSD
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
Hosted by Chaitali Ghosh, PhD.
September 28, 2018



The Mechanical Prototype staff is highly skilled in a variety of fabrication, customization and repair services for mechanical devices and equipment. We are proficient in precision machining of metals and plastics, welding of structural and exotic metals, instrument refurbishing and mechanical repair.

Our personnel can work from concept sketches to design and fabricate new devices, test research fixtures and equipment. Documentation of the newly created part or device is also available through two-or three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) drawings. We also use SolidWorks and AutoCAD software. CAD drawings can be converted into computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs that are directly fed into the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines or Rapid Prototyping machines to fabricate the desired parts.
Mechanical Prototype Machine Shop

The Mechanical Prototype Machine Shop is located on the first floor of the ND Bldg in the Lerner Research Institute. The shop contains approximately 20 Machines and tools worth four million dollars. Equipment shown from left to Right includes a 4-axis Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe, 4-axis Wire EDM, a 5-axis CNC Milling Machine and a CNC CMM. Read More

Plastic Assembly

Plastic Assembly. This device is used to fractionate cells. Antibody-magnetic particle conjugates are used to separate cells into separate compartments. View Portfolio

Left ventricular assist pump housing made from a solid block of titanium. The engineering tolerances for these devices have to meet exacting standards. Read More

Base for a shoulder tensioning device designed and built to allow for controlled tensioning of the muscle and tendons during shoulder repair surgery. Read More

Vascular dilators used by cardiothoracic surgeons to size arteries for surgery. These instruments feature specific curvatures to match the anatomy of the different blood vessels. Read More