Powell Family Structures and Material Laboratory

Overview

The Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory (or the Powell Lab as we call it) is modern, well equipped, and supports research across a spectrum of hazards, including hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and human-devised threats. Originally constructed in 2006 to support blast engineering research, the facility has expanded to include signature experimental testing apparatuses for multiple hazards. In 2012, an annex was added that doubled the footprint of the facility.

Operations Manager

Scott Powell
(352) 273-0187

Address

2070 NE Waldo Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32609

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Major Experimental Resources

Fabrication Equipment

  • 3D Printers
    • CubeX Duo
    • 3D Systems ProJet 3510 SD
  • 3D CNC Router
    • Multicam Apex 3R 5' x 10' x 6" computer controlled Router
  • Lathes
    • Boye and Emmes 16 inch swing / 5 horsepower
    • South Bend 14 inch swing / 1 ½ horsepower
    • South Bend 4 inch swing / ½ horsepower
  • Vertical Mills
    • Bridgeport 2 horsepower / 48 inch by 9 inch bed
    • Bridgeport 1 horsepower / 42 inch by 9 inch bed
  • Drilling
    • Powermatic 1½ horsepower / 6 inch stroke
    • Grosiger 1½ horsepower / High capacity table
    • Delta ¾ horsepower / 6 inch stroke
  • Cutting
    • Do-All vertical band saw with 36 inch throat
    • Kalamazoo 9A horizontal band saw 9 inch by 16 inch capacity
    • ESAB PCM-875 60 amp plasma cutter
    • Oxy-acetylene cutting up to 2 inch
    • Sheet metal shear with 14 gauge capacity
  • Forming
    • Sheet metal roller 4 foot width/ 1/16th inch capacity
    • Sheet metal Brake 4 foot width / 1/16th inch capacity
  • Welding
    • Shielded metal arc
    • Gas metal arc
    • Gas tungsten arc
    • Flux core arc
    • Up to 300 amps