Advanced Materials Lab (AML)

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Basic Specifications
Overseeing Organization Sandia National Laboratories (Water Power)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Laboratory
Testing Capability Type Materials
Testing Capability Characterization, Testing, Manufacturing, Design

Participation in TEAMER
TEAMER Facility Yes
TEAMER Facility Type Bench/Lab
TEAMER Capability Component and Power testing, Test Environments, Composite blade testing, Composite structure (non-blade) testing, General component testing, Indoor water channel or flume testing
TEAMER Description The Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML) is one of seven laboratories that comprise Sandia’s Materials Science and Engineering Center. The Center as expertise in the development and testing of materials and coatings for marine renewable energy. Staff also collaborate with other Sandia programs focused on reliability, non-destructive inspection, modeling and simulation, and systems engineering. AML has capabilities in materials synthesis and processing, additive manufacturing (printing), novel inks for printing capabilities, precursor development, composites, polymers, ceramics, metals, corrosion, coatings, materials characterization & performance evaluation. Corrosion/degradation testing for materials and coatings. Additive and advanced manufacturing and processing is a differentiating strength of the AML. This capability could be employed for the testing of polymer membranes, anti-fouling and corrosion resistant coatings, and high-speed roll-to-roll manufacturing.

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