Facilities

The Bone and Joint Biomechanics Lab uses a variety of tools, both software and hardware, to complete its research tasks. The lab directly owns a variety of these tools and also has access to a wide range of instruments through shared resource or contract labs at the University of Wisconsin. Listed below are several examples of what is available to us.

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Software/Computing
ABAQUS, Mimics, Geomagic, MATLAB, ProEngineer, Unigraphics, Adobe Creative Suite, Multiple High-powered Workstations (16 GB RAM, 8 CPUs)
Hardware
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micro-CT scanner

Laser Scanner

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MTS Insight with Various Load Cell Capacities
Various Pressure Mats from Novel Electronics (pedar and pliance systems)
Available Resources
Materials Science Center - SEMs, TEMs, Atomic Force Microscope, Nanoindentor, Sample Preparation, etc…
BME Shared Labs – Plate Reader, Laser Cutter, Incubators, Fluorescence Microscope, High Performance Centrifuges, etc…
UW Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory - Screw-Driven and Servohydraulic Material Testing Frames for Tension, Compression and Torsional Testing
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research - CT scanner, 1.5 and 3T MRI Scanners, Ultrasound, PET/CT Scanner