As a Massachusetts-based manufacturer, ADMET has strong ties with colleges and universities in the Boston area and Northeastern University is one of them.
ADMET testing machines have become integral to the early undergraduate academic experience, helping to transform from theoretical to experiential the ways in which civil and environmental engineering students think about materials and experimentation.
Northeastern University’s recent post discusses the ways Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) students have benefited from learning foundational engineering principles by exercising their own creativity in a hands-on manner. Click here for further information.
The ADMET / Northeastern Relationship
ADMET CEO Richard Gedney is an alumnus of Northeastern Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Through a partnership with ADMET, Northeastern Engineering faculties have incorporated state-of-the-art material testing machines into their curriculum and research.
Northeastern University students benefit from hands-on lab courses and conducting research projects on ADMET equipment. eXpert 2600 series dual column and eXpert 7600 single column universal testing systems equipped with multiple fixtures are used to run a variety of testing such as tension, bend, and compression.
Their labs also incorporate an ADMET environmental chamber equipped with nickel coated grips and fixtures allow for research topics that require low or high-temperature testing.
eXpert 2600 testing system with an environmental chamber
An eXpert 8600 series testing machine is used to run biaxial tests common in biomedical applications.
eXpert 8600 running medical testing
Northeastern’s MicroTester is used for research and development applications that require measuring the mechanical properties of miniature samples.
eXpert 4000 with a bath
ADMET has also designed custom testing systems for faculty members that have put together grant proposals that require novel testing capabilities.
The BioTense Bioreactor, a tensile testing stage that is designed to sit atop an inverted microscope, is co-developed with Professor Jeffrey Ruberti and is utilized in tissue engineering research.
Click here to learn more about Professor Ruberti’s research.