Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

Process Evaluation Lab

The Process Evaluation Laboratory supports measurement and testing, primarily in the areas of plastics processing and metal casting. The climate-controlled atmosphere enables the testing of mechanical, thermal, chemical, and physical properties of industrial materials. The lab features state-of-the-industry Melt Index, Thermal Distortion, Tensile/Comprehensive, Hardness, UV, and Sand testing equipment.

Students gain hands-on experience in standardized industrial testing procedures sanctioned by organizations such as the American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM) and the American Foundry Society (AFS).


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
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