University of Southern Indiana
Technicians at the Applied Engineering Center, USI

Technical Support

By engaging the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education, CAR can address a host of technical needs using State of the Art technologies and skilled faculty, staff and students.

Engineer reading monitors

3D Printing/ Prototyping Capabilities

Designs can be created and printed in the CAD lab, equipped with 16 CAD stations using AutoCAD and SolidWorks.  In addition, a Zeiss CMM machine and laser scanner can be used to reverse engineer parts.

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Reading frequencies

Product/ Material Testing

With access to the various labs located in the Business and Engineering Center, CAR faculty and staff have the capability to test material composition, strength and durability.

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chemical vile

Chemical Testing and Analysis

The chemistry and biology departments are well equipped with modern instrumentation including a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer, Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer and UV-Vis-Near-IR Spectrophotometer. 

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Engineering Design and Analysis

Staffed with Engineering Technicians, CAR personnel can assist with the design and feasibility analysis.

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  • About previous CAR technical projects:

    Kratochvil car clips
    Spring 2017

    Student engineering technicians at the AEC used reverse engineering to replicate a car trim piece for the client’s 1963 Mercury Comet.

  • About previous CAR technical projects:

    Pacific Press
    Spring 2017

    Computer science and computer information systems worked with Pacific Press Technologies to create a mobile application based on a spreadsheet function that was previously on their website.

Shull Golf Tees

The Center for Applied Research connected Mike Shoal with student engineering technicians to create a prototype of his unique design of a goal tee. We 3-D printed a few samples for him.


USI Theatre Department Windows

In a last minute pinch, students at the applied engineering center were able to cut out wooden windows as a set piece just days before opening night.


Shamrock Technologies

USI Chemistry department worked to complete a chemical analysis of a residue one of their machines was producing to determine where their machine is malfunctioning.


Urban Refuge Gardening

Engineering students worked with client to design digital SolidWorks files of a garden tub that would be ideal for growing plants on an apartment balcony or patio.


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