Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Lab

Houses LMIC’s design and fabrication space for rapid prototyping, integrated systems engineering, and industry-focused research and development activities


  • 3D Platform 400 Series Work Bench Large Scale 3DPrinter
  • uPrint SE Plus Fused Deposition Modelling 3DPrinter
  • EOS Formiga P110 Selective Laser Sintering 3DPrinter
  • 3D Platforms 400 Series Workbench Xtreme 3D Printer
  • Sindoh 3DWOX1 Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printer
  • Prusa i3 MK3S Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printer
  • Edge Arm Portable Metrology Equipment
  • Laser Line HD Scanner Portable Metrology Equipment
  • Vantage Laser Tracker with Track Arm Capabilities Portable Metrology Equipment
  • CAMSIZER X2 (Particle Size and Shape Analyzer)
  • Formlabs Cure L
  • Formlabs Form 3BL Biocompatible LFS 3D Printer
  • Ruwac DS1000 Workhorse Explosion Proof Vacuum and EOS Powder Sifting Station
  • Trinco Dry Blast - Sand Blaster

Canadian Extrusion Research Lab

A comprehensive research lab functioning as the “access point” for SMEs to work with the College to develop, improve, optimize or enhance their industrial material related technologies and methodologies, including green materials, recycling technologies and materials, smart materials and composites.


  • Xplore Micro compounder
  • Milling Unit
  • Xplore Injection Molding
  • Hot/Cold Pressing
  • Environmental Chamber
  • TGA
  • DSC
  • DMA
  • Shibaura Electric Injection Molder 85TON  
  • 3D Platform's 400 Series WORKBENCH XTREME  
  • Drying oven
  • IZOD impact tester
  • Tensile Analyzer
  • Elongations Analyzer
  • Melt Flow Index
  • Rheological Dynamic Analyzer
  • Anton Parr Viscometer
  • AFM
  • Weather-Ometer
  • Leistritz ZSE-12 Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruder
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Prototype and Fabrication Lab

A comprehensive prototype lab for building prototypes for research purposes. The lab is fully supplied with tools and is supported by 3D printers, CNC units, and the machine shop. 

Advanced Material Testing Lab

Part of applied research activities in the area of advanced material development. This lab is equipped with many different facilities to perform various tests including tensile, tear, elongation, Melt Flow Index (MFI), Rheology Dynamic Analyzer (RDA) and FTIR for films.


  • Thermal: TGA, DSC, DMA, ash fusion oven
  • Mechanical: IZOD impact tester, tensile analyzer, elongations analyzer, hardness, melt flow index, particle size analyzer, hydraulic press
  • Rheology: rheological dynamic analyzer, Anton Parr viscometer,
  • Brookfield viscometer
  • Microscopy: AFM, SEM-EDX, digital and optical microscopes

Advanced Material Processing Lab

Dedicated to the use of polymer and biodegradable materials and advanced manufacturing technologies.


  • Leistritz ZSE 27MAXX- Twin Screw Co-Rotating Extruder
  • KM50 Kawaguchi Micro compounder
  • PHI Press
  • Tinius Olsen Melt Flow Indexer
  • Leistritz 3 Roll Film Sheet Take Off
  • Nelmor Grinder
  • Precision Mechanical Convection Oven
  • Scheer Bay BT25 Pelletizer
  • Tenney Environmental Chamber
  • Atlas Ci3000+ Weather-Ometer

Nanotechnology Lab

Site of ongoing research in energy generation and storage technologies including: spectography, chromatography, storage cycle characterization and fuel cell testing equipment


  • Hitachi SEM 3500
  • Optical Tensiometer, Biolin Scientific
  • Surface Area  Pore Size Analyzer, Quantachrome Autosorb iQ
  • UV-Vis Spectrometer, Shimadzu UV-2600
  • Zeta Potential Analyzer, Malvern Zetasizer Nano-ZSP
  • Raman Spectrometer and Confocal Microscope with Three Lasers, Horibal LabRAM Soleil
  • X-Ray Diffractometer / Rigaku Miniflex 600
  • Scanning Electrochemical Microscope, AMETEK Scientific Instruments

Instrumentation and Control Research Lab

Used to carry out maintenance, diagnostic, configuration and calibration of various measurement and indicating instrumentation (pneumatic, analog, digital, etc.) in a variety of replicated industrial settings.

Lambton College Building

Sustainable Smart House

Centre for research in renewable energy resource management and optimization and serves as a showcase for solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy, geothermal heating, and a sophisticated energy management system. The Sustainable Smart House serves as a research laboratory for new projects in testing, optimization, and validation of the performance of prototype and commercial solar panels, electrolyzers, hydrogen-storage vessels, hydrogen fuel cells, and other renewable energy system components.


  • 9 kW PV Tracking System
  • GC 600 Hydrogen Generator (Electrolyser)
  • Proton Energy System
Western Sarnia Research Park
1086 Modeland Road, Sarnia, ON N7S 6L2
519-479-2372 · lmic@lambtoncollege.ca
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