Number of Programs: 2
1449 Engineering Research Ct, B100, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Laser Applications provides innovative research and development services based on its expertise in coating and laser technology. The overall aim of the entire Fraunhofer organization is to bridge the gap between research and industry by providing top notch applied research services that enhance the competitive edge of the customer. Technologies, services, and facilities offered include:
- Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling, Rapid Manufacturing
- Laser Welding
- Surface and Coating Services and Technologies
- Characterization and Testing Services and Facilities
- Contract Research and Development
- Laser Processing Service
- Clean Room Facilities
2580 Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory (NDEL) at
has been at the forefront in the development of innovative solutions to NDE related problems. Nondestructive evaluation is the examination of an object for structural integrity without impairing the future usefulness of the object. The objective of NDE is to detect and characterize internal or surface cracks and corrosion in structures that can result in failure of the structure. The test method ranges from a simple visual one to more complex sensors that involve some form of energy, such as electromagnetic, acoustic, thermal, radiographic, etc. Michigan State University
Research activity in the NDEL is supported by the aerospace, nuclear power, defense, natural gas and biomedical industries, among others. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct research across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation methodologies.