MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms manages a unique resource for making and measuring things on length scales from atoms to buildings. It is not a user facility; rather than requiring fees, it is funded by CBA's research programs for use by participating researchers, with the remaining time shared by collaborating programs and classes. The tools are grouped by nano, micro, meso, and macro feature sizes, with instrumentation, biology, computation, and communication capabilities.

Requests from approved projects for periodic training of new users should be sent to, and for flow control these must come from the research group heads. They should include the reason for the request, the institutional status of the person being trained, and what capabilities they want access to. Note that this training provides authorization to work independently; short-term or occasional use is handled by supervision by previously trained users.

Use of these facilities outside of CBA is accommodated case-by-case by request to This is limited by both capacity and compatibility, and is done on a cost recovery basis. Note that our ability to accept these is significantly reduced by the pandemic restrictions on safe operations, which must prioritize core functions.

Nano (nanometers)


Manufacturer: Hitachi

Model: FlexSEM 1000

Specifications: Resolution: 4.0 nm at 20 kV, Accelerating voltage: 0.3 to 20 kV, Variable pressure range: 6 to 100 Pa, designed with separable units for flexible system placement, requires only a standard wall outlet for power, Navigate samples with the use of an optical camera, and deliver accurate correlated Optical and SEM images,accurate and fast Auto Focus Control (AFC) and Auto Brightness and Contrast Control (ABCC) algorithms

Applications: Imaging, elemental analysis, e-beam lithography

Keysight 5500 SPM

Manufacturer: Keysight

Model: 5500 SPM

Specifications: The system has an open-loop AFM scanner with XY scan range of 10 micrometer. It can be used to image the surface of specimens with atomic resolution. The system can be used for scanning in fluids, gases, or ambient conditions

Applications: Atomic resolution imaging, electrochemistry, and electrical characterization

EMS 150TES Sputter Coater

Model: 150TES

Specifications: a combined system for both sputtering and carbon coating. The deposition heads can be swapped in seconds and the intelligent system logic automatically recognizes which head is in place and displays the appropriate operating settings.

Applications: This tool is used for depositing metals and dielectrict materials.

HBO5 Wire Bonder

Manufacturer: TPT Wire Bonder

Model: HB05

Specifications: Modes: Wedge, ball & ribbon bonding, Materials: Gold, aluminum, silver & copper wire (Wire sizes from 17 um to 75 um Ribbon sizes up to 25x250 um).

Applications: Wire bonding.

Micro (micrometers)

Pharos Femto-second Laser

Manufacturer: Light Conversion

Model: Pharos 15W

Specifications: Wavelengths @ Power: 1028nm @ 15W, 515nm @ 9W, 343nm @ 4W, Pulse-duration: 290fs, Repetition Rate: 1Hz - 300kHz

Applications: Ultrafast laser micromachining down to sub-micron feature sizes with almost all materials.

Oxford Solid State Micromachining Laser

Manufacturer: Oxford Lasers

Specifications: 532nm diode-pumped solid-state laser, 150mm XY travel, 50 mm Z travel, 1 micron resolution

Applications: The Oxford Laser has a spot size of approximately 20 microns. The laser outputs approximately 6W of power at 10kHz and can quickly cut through materials typically up to 0.5mm thick. It's used for fine cutting, ablation, engraving, and marking.

Rigaku CT Lab HX130

Manufacturer: Rigaku Imaging

Model: CT Lab HX130

Specifications: 30-130 kV X-rays, 20-300 uA current, down to 2.1 voxel resolution, accelerated 3D reconstruction

Applications: Real-time 2D X-ray imaging and 3D volumetric imaging for process metrology, experimental sample characterization, rapid-prototyping input, and reverse-engineering

Confocal Microscope

Manufacturer: Zeiss

Model: LSM 500

Specifications: Argon laser, mercury arc and halogen lamps, 20, 40, and 100x objective lenses, confocal scanning module, widefield brightfield and epifluorescence

Applications: Topographic and biological imaging, experimental sample characterization, rapid-prototyping input, and reverse-engineering

Meso (millimeters)

Stratasys J55

Manufacturer: Stratasys

Model: J55

Specifications: Round Print Tray with up to 1,174cm2 (182 in2)

Applications: Full color rigid polymer 3D printing

Formlabs Fuse 1+ 30W

Manufacturer: Formlabs

Model: Fuse 1+ 30W

Specifications: Selective Laser Sintering, 165x165x300 mm build volume, 110 micron layer thickness, 247 micron spot size, Nylon 11/12/glass-fiber/carbon-fiber powders

Applications: Printing strong functional parts with complex geometries

Formlabs Form 3

Manufacturer: Formlabs

Model: Form 3

Specifications: 25um XY Resolution, 250mW Laser Power, 25-300um Layer Thickness, 85um Laser Spot Size, 14.5x14.5x18.5cm Build Volume

Applications: Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) with a custom-designed Light Processing Unit (LPU) for high-resolution printing in functional materials

Markforged Mark Two

Manufacturer: Markforged

Model: Mark Two

Specifications: Continuous fiber reinforced plastics

Applications: Applications: The Mark Two is an FDM 3D printer that prints chopped carbon fiber (Onyx) with tunable inlay of continuous fiber, including Kevlar, Carbon fiber and Fiberglass.

Sindox 3DWOX DP200

Manufacturer: Sindoh

Model: 3DWOX DP200 print farm

Specifications: Type: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM); Nozzle Diameter: 0.4m; Max Build size (WxDxH): 210 x 200 x 195mm (8"x8"x8"); Material: PLA, ABS; Layer Thickness: 0.05 ~ 0.4 mm; Filament Diameter: 1.75mm

Applications: 3D Printing

Manufacturer: Prusa

Model: i3 MK3 print farm

Specifications: Type: Fused Depositon Modeling (FDM), Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm, Layer Thickness: 0.05mm -> 0.3mm, Filament Diameter: 1.75mm

Applications: Automatic Mesh Bed Leveling, Automatic Axis-Perpendicularity Compensation, Completely Open Source, Quiet TMC2130 Step Drivers, Removable Magnetic Bed, Orange-ness

Manufacturer: Prusa

Model: Mini

Specifications: Type: Fused Depositon Modeling (FDM), Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm, Layer Thickness: 0.05mm -> 0.3mm, Filament Diameter: 1.75mm

Applications: Automatic Mesh Bed Leveling, Automatic Axis-Perpendicularity Compensation, Completely Open Source, Quiet TMC2130 Step Drivers, Removable Magnetic Bed, Orange-ness

Flashforge Creator Pro 2

Manufacturer: FlashForge

Model: Creator Pro 2

Specifications: Independent dual extruder system, Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm, Filament Diameter: 1.75mm, Print Speed: 10-100 mm/s, Print Volume: 200 x 148 x 150 mm, Layer Resolution: 0.1-0.4 mm, Print Resolution: +/-0.2 mm.

Applications: Dual material 3d printing (great for conductive + flex filaments for example).

Sodick SL400G Wire EDM

Manufacturer: Sodick

Model: SL400G

Specifications: X, Y, Z Axis Travel, inches: (mm) 15.75 x 11.81 x 9.84 (400 x 300 x 250); Wire Diameter Range: 0.002in. to 0.012in.

Applications: Cutting precise parts out of conductive feedstock, including carbon/stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and tungsten carbide. Ideal for making tooling, fixtures, flexures, and tiny digital materials.

Roland Modela MDX40a

Manufacturer: Roland

Specifications: 305(X)x305(Y)x105(Z)mm, XY-axis:0.1 to 50 mm/sec.,Z-axis:0.1 to 30 mm/sec., 0.002 mm/step, 4500 to 15000 rpm

Applications: Precision four-axis machining in plastics and machinabel wax for prototyping and mold making

Roland SRM-20

Manufacturer: Roland

Model: SRM-20

Specifications: 203x152x60 mm, 1800 mm/min, 0.001 mm/step, 7,000 RPM

Applications: Precision three-axis machining, including PCBs down to 0.25 mm feature size, and machineable wax to make tooling for molding and casting

Roland Modela MDX20 CNC Mill

Manufacturer: Roland

Model: MDX-20

Specifications: Max. operation area: 8 inches (X) x 6 inches (Y) x 2 3/8 inches (Z), Mechanical Resolution 0.000246 in./step (0.00625 mm/step), Revolution speed 6500 rpm

Applications: Milling (circuits, wax, etc.), Scanning.

Roland GS-24 Vinyl Cutter

Manufacturer: Roland

Model: GS-24

Specifications: Resolution: (0.025 mm/step), Distance accuracy: error of less than max(+/- 0.2 % of distance traveled, +/- 0.1 mm), Blade force: 30 - 350 gf, Cutting speed: 10 to 500 mm/sec, Material width: 50 to 700 mm (2 to 27-1/2 in.)

Applications: Flexible circuit boards, vinyl decals, sand blasting masks, pop-up cards, screen printing masks, antennas

Lynx Evo Projection Microscope

Manufacturer: Vision Engineering

Specifications: 6x-60x zoom with additional 2x magnifier, 1.5x or 0.6x objective, 1600x1200 HD camera

Applications: Metrology and inspection for micro-assembly and manipulation. Eyepiece-less technology gives a stereo view with large depth of field.

Brother SE1800 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Manufacturer: Brother

Model: SE-1800

Specifications: Maximum Embroidery Area (X x Y): 5" x 7", Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches Per Minute): 650, Built-in Embroidery Designs (Non-License): 136, Built-in Alphabet Fonts: 6, Quick-Set Bobbin, USB or Brother Memory Card input, Automated Upper and Lower Thread Cutting, thread sensor

Applications: Sewing and programmable embroidery

Buehler IsoMet 1000 Diamond Wafering Saw

Manufacturer: Buehler

Model: IsoMet 1000

Specifications: Cutting Capacity: 2.00[in], Wheel Diameter: 7.00[in], Cut Action: Gravity Fed Chop, RPM ranges from 100-975 to provide cut quality for varied materials, Great versatility in holding all types of sample shapes and configurations, 514mm (l) x 394 mm (w) x 305mm (h)

Applications: Sectioning tool capable of cutting virtually any material including brittle or ductile metals, composites, cements, laminates, plastics, electronic devices and biomaterials.

Adams Maxwell Coil Winder

Manufacturer: Adams Maxwell

Model: 1201-3AR

Specifications: Up to 500rpm, 14-56 AWG wire, 24" maximum traverse length, 1 in/sec, DC Motor, Triac Type Motor Speed Circuitry, Dynamic Braking, Multi-Range Electronic Foot Control, 99 User Defined Presets, 10 in" x 12 in" x 10 in"; 24lbs

Applications: Precision winding for making custom electromagnetic coils.

Orion PA 230

Manufacturer: Orion

Model: PA 230

Specifications: Pulse-arc, micro and spot mode. 45 preset, 15 save slots, Power adjustments by 1% (1 to 230 joules), Three weld modes:Pulse-Arc, Micro Pulse-Arc, Spot Resistance

Applications: Welding thin materials. Relays, Mold and die repair, Coil termination, Pencil coils, Transformer coils, Solenoids, Actuators, Inductors, Seam welding, Thermocouple welding, Nuclear Fuel Rod Assembly

Mechatronika M10V Pick and Place Machine

Manufacturer: Mechatronika

Model: M10V

Specifications: 1500 CPH Pick and Place Machine with Downward and Upward Facing Cameras.

Applications: Short-Run surface mount assembly of circuit boards. The M10V has downward and upward facing cameras so it can find loose parts to pick up from a tray, so that ICs do not need to be ordered in bulk reels or jedec trays.

Macro (meters)

Zund G-3 L-2500

Manufacturer: Zund

Model: G3 L-2500

Specifications: Repeatability +/- 0.03 mm, position accuracy +/- 0.1 mm/m, working area 1800 mm x 2500 mm, high speed router 3.6kW 50,000 rpm

Applications: A range of modules provide the capability to cut, score, crease and mill. Use cases include origami/kirigami for rapid cutting-and-folding of structures with tunable properties, two sided milling for press fit furniture and cutting of carbon fibre fabric for composite lay ups.

Omax 5555 Waterjet Cutter

Manufacturer: Omax

Model: Omax 5555

Specifications: X-Y Travel 4'7" x 4'7", Tilt-A-Jet, MAXJET 5i Nozzle .012", 7/15 Mini MAXJET 5 Nozzle, Precision Optical Locator, Pneumatic Drill

Applications: Cuts complex flat parts out of most materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramics and composites up to 6" thick directly

Desktop ShopBot

Manufacturer: ShopBot

Model: Desktop


Applications: 2 and 3 axis CNC machining

Shopbot PRS Alpha

Manufacturer: ShopBot

Specifications: 120in. x 60in. x 6in. 3.05m x 1.52m x .20m Step resolution of .0004in. Positional accuracy of +/- .002in., cutting speeds of up to 600 inches per minute (depending on cutting bit and material) and rapid transit speeds of 1,800 inches per minute, Z-zero Touch-Off Plate and XY Proximity Switches

Applications: 2 and 3 axis CNC machining

Manufacturer: Shaper

Model: Origin

Specifications: Hand-Held CNC Router uses computer vision to perform local tool position correction given rough positioning by the user.

Applications: Makes things that are larger than itself. Can Bootstrap Fablabs. Furniture.

Vertical Milling Machine NC X Y Z axis

Specifications: Table Size-50in. X 10in., Table Travel -32in., Saddle Travel-15.5in., Knee Travel:-16in., Ram Travel-24in., Maximum Quill Travel, machine-5in., Maximum Quill Travel, CNC – 4.25in., Quill Diameter-3 3/8in., Spindle Taper-R8in.

Applications: Manual and CNC milling of metal

Bridgeport Series 1 Trak AGE CNC Mill

Manufacturer: Bridgeport

Specifications: Table size 9in. x 42in., Spindle speeds variable 60 - 4200 RPM , Spindle taper R-8, Longitudinal travel 27in., Cross travel 13in., Knee travel 14in., Quill travel 5in., Motor 2 HP, A.G.E Auto Geometry Engine calculates missing intersections and arc centers, Teach mode to manually machine parts and reproduce exact actions.

Applications: Milling, drilling, boring

3D Fablight

Manufacturer: FabLight

Model: 3000

Specifications: 3kW laser, working area of 25in. x 50in. and tubes of diameter 0.5in. to 2in. Capable of cutting Steel, stainless steel, spring steel, aluminum, copper, brass, titanium. Repeatability of 0.0005 in., accuracy of +/- 0.001 in./foot.

Applications: FabLight.

Trotec Speedy 400 Laser Cutter

Manufacturer: Trotec

Model: Speedy 400

Specifications: 40W CO2 laser Working area 1000 x 610 mm (39.4 x 24.0 inch)

Applications: marking, engraving, screen printing, press-fit construction

Trotec Speedy 100 Flexx Laser Cutter

Manufacturer: Trotec

Specifications: 40W CO2 and 20W Pulsed fiber laser Working area 610 x 305 mm (24in. x 12in.)

Applications: marking, engraving, screen printing, press-fit construction, circuit board etching

Epilog Laser Cutter

Manufacturer: Epilog

Model: Legend 36EXT

Specifications: 120W CO2 Working area 914 x 609 mm (36in. x 24in.), State-of-the-art, digitally controlled, air-cooled CO2 laser tubes are fully modular, permanently aligned and field replaceable, Air assist, Red dot pointer, High-speed, continuous-loop, DC brushless servomotors using linear and rotary encoders

Applications: Marking, engraving, screen printing, press-fit construction

GCC Spirit GLS

Manufacturer: GCC

Specifications: Work Area 38 x 24 in. (960 x 610 mm), Laser Source 30W 10.6 microns sealed CO2 Laser, Maximum Motor Speed 80 IPS, Closed-loop DC Servo Control Drive, Up to 16 color-linked speed settings per job, 256-level gray scale image processing capability, 2.0" focus lens, up to 1500 DPI, Automatic Z-Axis movement

Applications: marking, engraving, screen printing, press-fit construction

Harrison Alpha 330S Lathe

Manufacturer: Harrison

Model: Alpha 330S

Specifications: Swing over bed 330mm (13in.), Swing over cross slide 210mm (8 1/4in.),Height of centers 167mm (6 9/16in.), Bed length 635mm/1000mm (25in./ 40in.), 10 HP motor, 2 axis CNC control, Four modes of operation, including manual, semi-automatic, AlphaLink and full Fanuc G-code programming, Class 9 Gamet taper roller spindle bearings, 1" precision ballscrews and full digital motors, drives, control and ultra thin flat screen from Fanuc.

Applications: CNC and manual cutting cylindrical stock

Universal UR10 Collaborative Robot Arms

Manufacturer: Universal Robots

Model: Two UR10s

Specifications: 6 degrees of freedom, Reach: 1300mm, Joint ranges: +-360 degrees, Payload: 10kg, Typical speed: 1 m/s, Repeatability: <0.1 mm

Applications: Loading/palletizing, assembly, surface prep, welding, etc.

Famco Hydraulic Shear

Manufacturer: Famco

Specifications: 48 in cutting bed,3 H.P. motor, self-contained hydraulic power unit, motor starter, electric solenoid valve, foot switch, stroke control, and heavy duty hydraulic cylinders, all-steel construction

Applications: High speed mechanical shears for cutting metal, circuit board and other plastic materials

Finger Brake

Model: BPO.412-6

Specifications: 48" bending length, Adjustible fingers, up to 12 GA mild steel, up to 16 GA stainless steel, 90" (L) x 53" (W) x 60" (H), 5x 3" fingers, 2x 4" fingers, 5x 5" fingers

Applications: Bending sheet metal

Vacuum Former

Manufacturer: Formech

Model: FM660

Specifications: Forming Area (mm / inches): 620 x 620mm / 24.5 x 24.5", Sheet Size (mm / inches): 660 x 660mm / 26 x 26", Max Depth of Draw: 250mm / 10.0", Max Material Thickness: 10mm / 0.40", Twin Heaters with Ceramic Elements

Applications: Vacuum forming PET sheets

Cold Saw

Model: VS 350 LT

Specifications: 5 HP motor, up to 350 mm blade, double self-centering vise, coolant pump and 7-gallon coolant tank, Miter 90 degrees or 45 degrees to the left or right with a few quick and simple adjustments, Operator Controlled Trigger Switch, Worm Wheel of Top Quality Bronze, Chip drawer

Applications: Cuts metal using a slow rotating toothed blade

Jet Horizontal Band Saw

Manufacturer: Jet

Model: Horizontal Band Saw

Specifications: 8 x 14 Horizontal Gear Head Bandsaw, Heavy-duty geared head transmission for quick speed changes, Easy accessible control panel for operator use

Applications: Cutting metal stock


Artec Leo

Manufacturer: Artec

Model: Leo

Specifications: Working distance 0.35-1.2 m, Angular field of view HxW 38.5x23 degrees, 3D resolution up to 0.5 mm, Texture resolution 2.3 mp, 3D reconstruction rate for real-time fusion up to 22 fps, Data acquisition speed up to 3 mln points/sec, Structured light source VCSEL, Position sensors built-in 9 DoF inertial system, Multi core processing NVIDIA Jetson TX1, ARM Cortex-A57, NVIDIA Maxwell 1

Applications: Real-time high-resolution 3D scanning wiith automatic onboard processing

Creality CR-Scan Ferret Pro 3D Scanner

Manufacturer: Creality

Specifications: S24-bit full-color scanning captures the original colors and brings every intricate detail to life - Scan black/metal(non-reflective) objects without scanning spray - 0.1mm accuracy - Wireless scanning via WiFi 6 - Anti-shake 3D imaging technique dramatically improves the scanning success rate - Support Mac, iOS, Win, and Android - Outdoor scanning allows scanning anywhere(<30k lux) - High-quality & fast scanning - Portable and easy to use - Low power consumption

Applications: The *Creality 3D Scanner* is a portable 3D scanner whose scan size is 150mm (~6") to 2000mm (~78"). It has a battery life of 2.5 hours and comes with a variety of perches/mounts for aiding in the scan process. Indoor and Outside scanning options are both supported.

Immersion 3DLX Microscribe 3D

Manufacturer: Immersion

Model: Microscribe 3DLX

Specifications: 66 in. sphere workspace, ultra-precison mechanical tracking technology, counterbalanced mechanical arm is equipped with precision bearings for smooth, effortless manipulation. Each joint uses digital optical sensors, which are immune from any environmental noise and interference. Can work in almost any environment and be used with objects of any material.

Applications: Reverse Engineering, Modeling: Animation/Games, Parts Inspection, Marine Design, CAD/CAM, Tube Inspection, Rapid Prototyping, Graphics Design/Arts

Krontech Chronos 1.4 High Speed Video Camera

Manufacturer: Krontech

Model: Chronos 1.4

Specifications: 1.4 Gigapixels per second (1280x1024 @ 1057fps, 640x96 @ 21649 fps, 38kfps max frame rate), Global shutter down to 1/500,000 s exposure time, C/CS lens mount, 1.75h battery run time, Remote trigger, Frame syncing, 2 channel 1 Msps waveform capture, Gigabit ethernet, HDMI output, eSATA 3G, 2x USB Host port, 5" touch screen,

Applications: Characterization of impact behavior and energy return, kilohertz scale actuator dynamics, transducer design, fracture analysis.

Micro-Epsilon NCDT2300-10 Laser Displacement Sensor

Manufacturer: Micro-Epsilon

Model: NCDT2300

Specifications: 10mm measurement range (30-40mm from sensor), 2um linearity, 150nm resolution, 49.140 kHz data rate, diffuse and specular measurement modes, Ethernet/Ethercat/RS422 interfaces

Applications: Actuator characterization, coordinate measurement, validation, process control

Keyence TM-X5000 Telecentric Measurement System

Manufacturer: Keyence

Model: TM-X5006

Specifications: 6 mm x 4 mm measurement range, >100 Hz update rate, +/- 0.2 um accuracy, automated feature recognition.

Applications: High-accuracy non-contact measurement of small opaque parts.

Instron 5985

Manufacturer: Instron

Model: 5985

Specifications: 250 kN (56,200 lbf) , 10kN load cell, 10kN grippers, extensometer (25mm gauge), capacity 1930 mm (76.0 in) vertical test space. Load frame with integral controller. Load cell mounted to the crosshead. Grips for tension testing or table-mounted anvils on a platen for compression testing. Instron approved computer system with Instron Bluehill software.

Applications: Materials characterization, structural testing, load cycling

Instron 4411

Manufacturer: Instron

Model: 4411

Specifications: 5N, 500N, 5kN load cells, Capacity: 5kn 1125 lbs. Load Weighing Accuracy: 0.01% of full scale or 0.5% of reading (whichever is greater) +/- 1 count on the load display. Load weighing system meets or surpasses the following standards: ASTM E4, BS1610, DIN 51221, ISO 7500/1, EN10002-2, AFNOR AO3-501. Strain Measurement Accuracy 0.05% of full scale or 0.5% of reading (whichever is greater) +/- 1 count on the strain display. Strain measurement system meets or surpasses the following standards: ASTM E83, BS3846, ISO 9513, EN1002-4

Applications: Load testing

Karl Suss PA-200 Probe Station

Manufacturer: Karl Suss

Model: PA200

Specifications: Travel: 50x50 mm, Resolution: 0.25 microns

Applications: DC Parameter testing, Failure Analysis, High Frequency, Temperature Probing, Low-Level Signal Measurements

10 Gs/s oscilloscope

Manufacturer: LeCroy

Model: 7300A

Specifications: 10 GS/s single-shot sample rate, up to 3 GHz with 50 Ohm and 1 MOhm inputs, up to 48 million data points per channel memory, 1 ps jitter noise floor

Applications: Development of high-speed and high-frequency electronics

HP 8720C Network Analyzer

Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard

Model: 8720C

Specifications: 1 Hz frequency resolution, Integrated switching test set measures all four S-parameters with a single connection, Vector accuracy enhancement

Applications: The Keysight 8720C vector network analyzer characterizes RF and microwave components down to 50 MHz and up to 20 GHz. This analyzer includes a fast-sweeping synthesized source, S-parameter test set, tuned receiver, and large color display in a single package.


Manufacturer: tousimis

Model: SAMDRI795

Specifications: Solid-state circuitry and simple push button operation.

Applications: This tool is used for sample drying (SAMDRI) at the critical point to preserve and stabilize the ultrastructure of delicate samples. Critical point drying is one of the most common SEM sample preparation methods, employed to avoid structural damages or changes due to surface tension forces while drying.



Manufacturer: Baker

Model: SterilGARD e3

Specifications: Usable workspace: 44" x 19 5/8", UV germicidal lamp, Vertical airflow control for sterile working conditions by 99.99% HEPA filtration on 0.3 micron size particles, Minimum intake air velocity: 75 FPM

Applications: Class II Type A2 biosafety cabinet for handling immortalized and primary mammalian cell lines.


Manufacturer: Shel Lab

Specifications: Capacity: 5 Cu.Ft., Temperature uniformity: +/-0.25°C at 37°C, Relative Humidity Range: up to 95%, CO2 Recovery Rate: < 5 minutes, CO2 Sensor:IR, CO2 Range:0-20%

Applications: Growth environment for culturing immortalized and primary mammalian cell lines.

Milli-Q Direct 8 Water Purification System

Manufacturer: EMD Millipore

Model: Direct 8

Specifications: Make-up flow rate: 8 L/h; Flow Rate: 8 L/h; Product Water Resistivity at 25 °C; Pure Water: Type 3; Ultrapure Water: 18.2 MΩ·cm; Product Water TOC < 5 ppb; Voltage 100–230 V / 50–60 Hz

Applications: Converts tap water to deionized and ultrapure water.


Manufacturer: Thermo Fisher

Specifications: Format: 0.2 ml tubes, 12-strip wells; Peak Block Ramp Rate: 6.0°C⁄sec; Reaction Volume Range: 10-80 µl; Sample Ramp Rate: ± 4.4 °C⁄sec; Temperature Accuracy: ±0.25°C (35°C to 99.9°C); Temperature Range: 0 to 100.0 °C; Temperature Uniformity: <0.5 °C (20 sec after reaching 95 °C)

Applications: Thermal cycling reactions.


Manufacturer: Implen

Model: NP80

Specifications: Wavelength Scan Range: 200 – 900 nm; Measure Time For Full Scan Range 3.5 seconds; Wavelength Reproducibility ± 0.2 nm; Wavelength Accuracy ± 0.75 nm; Stray Light < 0.5% at 220 nm using NaI;

Applications: Spectrophotometry for measuring concentration of biomolecules and density of bacterial cultures.


Manufacturer: BioTek

Specifications: Detection modes: UV-Vis absorbance, Fluorescence intensity, Luminescence, Fluorescence polarization, Time-resolved fluorescence, Alpha; Microplate types: 6- to 1536-well plates, 1- to 384-well (luminescence); Temperature control: 4-Zone incubation to 65 °C; +0.2 °C at 37 °C

Applications: Fluorescent, luminescence, and absorbence spectrophotometry for experiments in multi-well plate.


Manufacturer: Beckman Coulter

Model: Allegra X-15R

Specifications: Max Speed: 4,750 rpm (Swinging Bucket Rotor), 10,200 rpm (Fixed Angle Rotor); Temperature Control: +/-2° C of set termperature; Rotor Capacity: 4 x 750 mL

Applications: Separating components in solution by their density.


Manufacturer: Beckman Coulter

Model: Avanti J-E

Specifications: Speed Range: 300 to 21,000 rpm; Temperature Control: +/-2° C of set termperature

Applications: Separating components in solution by their density.


Manufacturer: INFORS-HT

Specifications: Dimensions (W x D x H): 1070 x 870 x 550 mm; Maximum capacity: 6 x 5 L Erlenmeyer flasks; Speed ranges: 30–400 rpm; Temperature range: 6°C above RT to 65°C (without cooling), 12°C below RT to 65°C (with top cooling), 15°C below RT to 65°C (with side cooling)

Applications: Incubation of bacterial cell cultures.


Manufacturer: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Model: E-Gel

Specifications: Viewing dimensions 12 x 15 cm, only blue light base available; Orange filter (ethidium bromide and SYBR Safe DNA Gel Stain); Operating system: Windows XP

Applications: Image capture of fluorescent samples (e.g., gels).

METTLER TOLEDO SevenMulti S40 pH Meter

Manufacturer: Mettler Toledo

Model: S40

Specifications: High Performance pH, mV/ORP Meter

Applications: This instrument is used for measuring the pH, and oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) of liquid solutions.


Multipoint Control Unit

Manufacturer: Cisco

Specifications: 160 video ports, SIP/H.323 video and audio, H.239 content, Selectable modes: full high-definition (HD)1080p, HD 720p, or standard definition (SD), Compatibility with all major vendors' endpoints, Comprehensive wideband audio support, The MSE 8000 Series provides up to 180 ports of HD 1080p multipoint and up to 720 standard-definition ports.

Applications: distributed classes, meetings, conferences


GPU Server

Manufacturer: Nvidia/Thinkmate

Specifications: 8GPUs/16CPUs ~70TFlops

Applications: Deep learning, GPU accelerated computations, rendering


Hurco VM10U 5-Axis CNC

Manufacturer: Hurco

Model: VM-10U

Specifications: X, Y, Z Axis Travel, inches: (mm) 21 x 16 x 19 (533 x 406 x 483); Table Size, 7.8 x 7.8 in. (198 x 198mm); Max Weight On Table, lbs (Kg): 330 (150); Max Part Diameter, inches (mm): 12.6 (320); Tools: 20; Positioning, inches (mm): 0.0002 (0.005); Repeatability, inches (mm): 0.0001 (0.0025)

Applications: Precision 5-Axis CNC for use with a variety of different metals and plastics.

Stratasys J850

Manufacturer: Stratasys

Model: J850


Applications: Full color rigid polymer 3D printing

APSX Plastic Injection Molding Machine

Manufacturer: APSX


Specifications: 30 cu-cm injection volume. 345 BAR injection pressure. 5 tons clamping force. 4.8"x6" mold size. Opening stroke w/ & w/o ejector plate 5.5-7"

Applications: Low rate production, in-house, injection injection molding. Compatible with 3D printed molds made from high temperature resistant materials like FormLabs High Temp Resin, MarkForged Onyx or Stratasys PolyJet.

Nikon Metrology XTH160 Micro CT

Manufacturer: Nikon Metrology

Model: XT H 160

Specifications: 30-160 kV X-rays, 3 micron focal spot size, 5-axis manipulator, video radiography, accelerated 3D reconstruction

Applications: Real-time 2D X-ray imaging and 3D volumetric imaging for process metrology, experimental sample characterization, rapid-prototyping input, and reverse-engineering

Universal Laser Cutter

Manufacturer: Universal Laser Systems

Model: X2-600

Specifications: 100W CO2 Working area 813 x 457 mm (32in. x 18in.)

Applications: Cutting of cardboard, paper and thin plastics

Kalamazoo Horizontal Band Saw

Manufacturer: Kalamazoo Saws

Model: Horizontal Band Saw

Specifications: 4 speed step pulley with worm gear speed reducer, Heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder with precision ground hinge support, Cast iron bed, Adjustable stock stop, Easy blade change with front access at

Applications: Cutting metal stock

Dimension Elite 3D Printer

Manufacturer: Stratasys

Specifications: Model material - ABSplus. Support material - Soluble Support Technology (SST). Build Size - 203 x 203 x 305 mm (8 x 8 x 12 in.)

Applications: Fusion Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing

Large Format 5 Axis Milling Machine

Manufacturer: ShopBot

Model: 5-axis

Specifications: Work area 82in. X (864mm) x 34in. Y (864mm) x 24in. Z (610mm), Step resolution of .0004in., Positional accuracy of +/- .002in.

Applications: Milling forms for molding, casting, and composites, Automated cutting, drilling, trimming.

Sindox 3DWOX 2X

Manufacturer: Sindoh

Model: 3DWOX 2X

Specifications: Type: Dual Nozzle Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM); Nozzle Diameter: 0.4m; Max Build size (WxDxH):

Applications: Dual material 3d printing, dissolvable support

Kniterate Digital Knitting Machine

Manufacturer: Kniterate

Model: Kniterate

Specifications: Desktop 36", 7-gauge, 512-needle V-bed weft knitting machine. 6 yarn feeders with adjustable tension. Single-system, 3-way knit/tuck/miss technique: all needles individually controlled. Automatic transferring and splitting from both beds. Programmable racking, stitch size, and dual-roller fabric takedown. Stop motions for knots and yarn breakage. Top speed of 725mm/s.

Applications: Clothing, footwear, functional fabrics, carpets, architecture, upholstery

Stratasys Object260 Connex3

Manufacturer: Stratasys

Model: Objet260 Connex3

  • SYSTEM SIZE AND WEIGHT 87 x 120 x 73.5 cm (34.2 x 47.2 x 29 in.); 264 kg (581 lbs.) Material Cabinet: 33 x 117 x 64 cm (13 x 46.1 x 25.2 in.); 76 kg (168 lbs.)
  • BUILD SIZE 255 x 252 x 200 mm (10.0 x 9.9 x 7.9 in.)
  • LAYER THICKNESS Horizontal build layers as fine as 16 microns (.0006 in.)
  • ACCURACY Up to 200 microns for full model size (for rigid materials only, depending on geometry, build parameters and model orientation)
  • BUILD RESOLUTION X-axis: 600 dpi; Y-axis: 600 dpi; Z-axis: 1600 dpi

Applications: Very fine detail 3D printing with an assortment of materials- rigid, flexible, clear, opaque, bio-compatible, etc.. with the abilitiy to print more than one model material within a job, allowing for multi color parts and parts that have both rigid and flexible features

Roland Benchtop 4 Axis CNC Mill

Manufacturer: Roland

Model: MDX-540

Specifications: Loadable workpiece size 7.0 in. Diameter x 14.6 in. Length, positional accuracy +/-0.004 in./12 in., repeat accuracy +/-0.0019 in., spindle speed 12,000 rpm

Applications: Precision 4-axis milling machine with a 4-tool automatic tool changer capable of cutting plastic, resin, wood and non-ferrous metals

Tuttnauer Brinkmann 2540E Autoclave

Manufacturer: Tuttnauer

Model: 2540E

Specifications: Chamber Volume: 23 L; Reservoir Volume: 3 L; Max Pressure: 2.76 bar (40 psi); Sterilization temperature: 250 F (121 C)

Applications: Sterilization of glass and polypropylene. Polyethylene will melt!

Juki DNU-1541-7 Single Needle Lockstitch Machine

Manufacturer: Juki

Model: DNU-1541-7

Specifications: 3,000sti/min, adjustible vertical stroke of the presser foot and walking foot, 9mm max stitch length, 36mm needle bar stroke, Horizontal-axis full-rotary double-capacity hook, automatic reverse feed

Applications: Sewing

3D Systems Cubify Sense 3D Scanner

Manufacturer: 3D Systems

Model: Sense Cubify

Specifications: Scan volume Min: 0.2m x 0.2m x 0.2m Max: 2m x 2m x 2m; Dimensions 5.08(w) x 7.08(h) x 1.3(d) inches 12.9(w) x 17.8(h) x 3.3(d) cm; Operating range Min: 0.2m Max: 1.6m; Depth image size 640(w) x 480(h) px; Color image size 1920(w) x 1080(h) px; Field of view Horizontal: 45 degrees Vertical: 57.5 degrees Diagonal: 69 degrees; Spatial x/y resolution @ 0.5m 0.9mm;Depth resolution @ 0.5m 1mm

Applications: The Sense 3D scanner delivers accuracy close to 1 mm with resolution at 1 mm and an unprecedented color resolution of 1920 x 1080 for perfect color texture mapping. Sense has a generous scan range of between 7 and 72 inches to allow rapid 3D scanning of a wide range of objects.

NextEngine 3D Scanner

Manufacturer: Nextengine

Model: 2020i

Specifications: SizeCompact 8.8" x 3.6" (letter size) desktop footprint. 10.9" high. Approximately 7 lbs.

Applications: 3D scanning small to medium sized objects (think chess piece to basketball scale)

Formlabs Form 2

Manufacturer: Formlabs

Model: Form 2

Specifications: Build Volume: 145x145x175 mm, Layer Thickness: 25–100 microns, Laser Spot Size: 140 microns, Laser Power: 250 mW, Automated Resin System, Self-heating Resin Tank, Auto generated supports, Machine size: 350mm (L) × 330mm (W) × 520mm (H)

Applications: High resolution SLA 3D printing, investment casting

Stratasys Objet Eden 260VS

Manufacturer: Stratasys

Specifications: Method: It works a bit like inkjet document printing, but instead of jetting drops of ink onto paper, the print head jets microscopic layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray and instantly cures them with UV light. Net Build size: 255 × 252 × 200 mm (10.0 x 9.9 x 7.9 in.)

Applications: Very fine detail 3D printing with an assortment of materials- rigid, flexible, clear, opaque, bio-compatible, etc...

Omax 2652 Waterjet Cutter

Manufacturer: Omax

Model: Omax 2652

Specifications: X-Y Travel 52in. x 26in. (1321 mm x 660mm)

Applications: Cuts complex flat parts out of most materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramics and composites up to 6" thick directly from a CAD drawing or .DXF file.

VIVID 3D Scanner

Manufacturer: Konica Minolta

Model: VIVID 910

Specifications: Measuring method: Triangulation light block method, Scan Range (Depth of field): 0.6 to 2.5m (2m for WIDE), Laser Scan Method: Galvanometer-driven rotating mirror, Accuracy: TELE X: 0.22mm, Y: 0.16mm, Z: 0.10mm to the Z reference plane, X Direction Input Range: 111 to 463mm (TELE), 198 to 823mm (MIDDLE)359 to 1196mm (WIDE)

Applications: Non-contact 3D scanning

Roland MDX-50

Manufacturer: Roland

Model: MDX-50

Specifications: Operating range X:400mm Y:305mm Z:135mm, Feed rate XY: 7 to 3600mm/min Z: 7 to 3000 mm/min, Mechanical resolution 0.01 mm/step Spindle rotation speed 4500 - 15000 rpm

Applications: Precision four-axis machining, including and machineable wax to make tooling for molding and casting and prototyping

Roland CAMMJet Pro 2 CJ-540 Plotter

Manufacturer: Roland

Specifications: 54" width, Printing / Cutting width 185 to 1346 mm, Acceptable media widths 210 to 1371 mm, vinyl cutting knife, Piezo ink-jet. Dye based ink in black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, and light magenta. Max. 1440 dpi.

Applications: Signs, pop-up cards, screen printing, flex circuits, antennas

FEI Strata DB-235 Focused Ion Beam

Manufacturer: FEI

Model: Strata DB-235

Specifications: dual beam SEM/FIB system combing a scanning electron microscope (SEM) with thermal emission tip for high resolution imaging and a focused ion beam (FIB) with gallium metal ion beam source for nanoscale cutting. High Resolution SEM image with resolution ~3 nm, Nanoscale cutting of structures using focused ion beam while simultaneously monitoring the progress using SEM,

Applications: Electron microscopy, EDAX, Ion beam etching/deposition

Z-Corp Spectrum 510

Manufacturer: Z-Corp (now 3D Systems)

Model: Spectrum 510

Specifications: Model material: ABSplus in ivory, white, black, red, olive green, nectarine, fluorescent yellow, blue or gray. Support material: Soluble Support Technology (SST) Build Size: 203 x 203 x 305 mm (8 x 8 x 12 in.)

Applications: models with color, visualization

Beam Dynamics LMC10000 Laser Cutter

Model: LMC10000

Specifications: 48"x48" cutting area, 12" vertical travel, 500W (1500W peak), .001" overall accuracy, 2000" in/min max cutting speed (3600" in/min max traverse speed), Automatic focus, Interlocked exhaust, water chiller and assist gas to protect machine and operators, Sealed beam path to protect optics and prevent vapor distortion of laser beam

Applications: Cutting, marking, welding in metals, woods, plastics, fabrics, composites.

JEOL 200CX Transmission Electron Microscope

Manufacturer: JEOL

Model: 200CX

Specifications: Guaranteed resolution: 0.14 nm lattice, 0.35 nm point to point; Accelerating voltage: 80, 100, 120, 160, 200 kV; Magnification: 6000 x - 120000 x. electron source is a tungsten filament (brightness = 2 x 109 A/m2 sr), which allows quick, convenient imaging from low magnification (100 times) to moderately high (330 000 times). It has four specimen holders including motorised double-tilt, non-motorised beryllium double tilt, two double-sample single-tilt holders and an Oxford Instruments double-tilt heating holder (up to 1000C). The camera uses negatives (50 plate capacity) for large field of view (FOV), high-density image capture.

Applications: electron microscopy imaging (bright-field and dark-field) and diffraction (selected area and convergent beam)

Resonetics RapidX250L Excimer Laser

Manufacturer: Resonetics

Model: RapidX250L

Specifications: 200mm x 200mm XY, 80 Watts at 248nm laser wavelength and 50 Watts at 193nm

Applications: Resonetics RapidX250-L Series is an excimer laser-based laser micromachining system designed to fabricate micro-machined components as small as 1 micron feature size. The system can laser machine polymers, glass, sapphire, ruby, silicon, ceramics and metals among others.

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

Manufacturer: Ultimaker

Model: 2+

Specifications: Build volume: 223 x 223 x 205 mm, Layer resolution: 0.80 mm nozzle: 600 to 20 micron, XYZ accuracy: 12.5, 12.5, 5 micron, Build speed: 0.80 mm nozzle: up to 24 mm3, Build plate: Heated glass build plate

Applications: Prototyping

Sun Fire x2200 Computer Cluster

Manufacturer: Sun (now Oracle)

Specifications: 25 dual quad-core Opterons

Applications: Computationally intensive design, simulation, optimization, and inference

FEI XL30 Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope

Manufacturer: FEI

Model: XL30

Specifications: Resolution ~20nm, Schottky-emitter, automatic gun configuration control,optimized for the whole voltage range, 0.10 to 30 kV accelerating potential (focus compensated) and 1pA to 25 nA beam current, stable to better than 0.2% per hour. 50 mm x 50 mm X-Y travel, 360 degree rotation, -15 degree to 75 degree tilt (-15 degree to 45 degree for large specimens), compucentric rotation, 1 to 60 mm working distance, all five axes are under computer control

Applications: electron microscopy, e-beam lithography

Anatech Plasma Bonder/Cleaner

Manufacturer: Anatech

Model: Anatech


Applications: oxygen plasma chamber to clean substrates and to bond polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and glass (borosilicate, fused silica)

Wire Bonder

Manufacturer: WEST·BOND Inc.

Specifications: three-axis micromanipulator; one bond tool head

Applications: Bonds aluminum or gold wires ranging from 0.0007 in. to 0.002 in. with the wedge-wedge technique using ultrasonic energy to attach aluminum wire at room temperature and adding work piece heat for gold wire

APS L40 Pick and Place

Model: L40

Specifications: Placement rates up to 4800 cph, Placement accuracy to 0.001 in., Resolution of 0.0000787 in. (2 microns) and accuracy to 0.001 in. Accurately places virtually all SMT components including discretes, SOICs, PLCCs, QFPs, and BGAs, Interchangeable tape, tube, bulk or tray feeders

Applications: Automated circuit board assembly