Devices and equipment for use in research or patient care can be designed and fabricated by the Materials and Structural Testing Core. Items are fabricated in the core's machine shop by an engineer with more than 20 years of experience. The fabrication laboratory is well-equipped and laboratory staff can coordinate other institutional resources to enhance designs (rapid prototyping, safety checks). Examples of items fabricated include:

  • Custom surgical tools
  • Experimental testing equipment
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Test frames, jigs and forms
  • Molds for parts and tissue scaffolds
  • Implant prototypes
  • Robotic joint simulators, including those for the wrist and hip