University of Nebraska at Omaha Core Services
UNO Core Facility Overview
The Machining and Prototyping Core involves the use of three major facilities within the University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building:
The most basic function of the Core is to provide services to those who use these spaces and their personnel and equipment. These services are for professionals in the University of Nebraska system, the local area, but also to people outside our state to progress their research or other projects.
This core can design, prototype, manufacture, and repair, maintain, or install a wide range of devices and instrumentation.
The Machining and Prototyping Core Facility involves the use of three major facilities within the University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building: The Machine Shop, Design Studio, and the 3D Printing Laboratory. The most basic function of the Core is to provide services that utilize these spaces and their personnel and equipment. These services are for professionals in the University of Nebraska system, the local area, but also to people outside our state to progress their research or other projects. This core can design, prototype, manufacture, and repair, maintain, or install a wide range of devices and instrumentation.
The 500 square foot Machine Shop is equipped with both traditional and advanced machinery that allows for the construction and fabrication of woods, metals, plastics, and unique composite materials. Equipment in this space includes:
- A wide assortment of hand tools
- A traditional knee mill
- Metal lathe
- 3-Axis CNC milling machine
- Vertical band saw
- Table saw
- Compound miter saw
- Drill press
- Belt/disc sander
- Bench grinder
- Laser cutter
- High-resolution 3D scanner
In addition to the tooling, several design workstations running the Autodesk Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Solidworks are used by staff and student engineering technicians. The machine shop and adjacent washroom (8’ x 15’) are also designed for typical prosthetics casting with a plaster modification area with grated, recessed flooring, and an oversized fume hood for carbon fiber lamination.
The Electronics Prototyping Workshop has a well-maintained inventory of prototyping supplies that allow for a drastic reduction in lead time for projects requiring complex electrical system components that include Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and embedded systems. This 200 square foot workshop contains an electrostatic dissipative workstation equipped with:
- An Oscilloscope
- Digital Power Supply
- Soldering Station
- Reflow Oven
- Dedicated Programming Workstation
- ACNC PCB Milling Machine
The 3D printing Laboratory is a 300-square foot room equipped with:
- An industrial PolyJet 3D printer
- Two semi-industrial 3D printers
- Stereolithography liquid resin printer
- Eight desktop 3D printers
- Four high-resolution dual extrusion printers
- A large format printing workbench
- One selective laser sintering printer
- A new direct metal laser sintering machine that adds aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel alloys to our wide range of material options
Movement Analysis (MOVAN) Core
The Movement Analysis Core provides resources, education, advisement, and other services related to the analysis of human movement. The Core maintains equipment for techniques such as:
- Motion capture
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Functional near-infrared spectroscopy
- Virtual reality
- High-speed digital video
This is all contained within the 55,000 sq ft Biomechanics Research Building. For more information please visit the Movement Analysis Core page.
Nonlinear Analysis (NONAN) Core
The Nonlinear Analysis Core provides resources and services necessary for the innovative analysis of human movement. These methods go beyond averages by looking at the time-varying characteristics of a time signal. The Core provides access to a multitude of nonlinear analysis tools, assistance in experimental design, data processing, quality assurance, interpretation, and dissemination.
The Core is also actively exploring and validating new techniques and algorithms for future use. In addition to our nonlinear methods, standard analyses can also be performed.