Wood Research Laboratory
The Wood Research Laboratory is located in the Forest Products Building located on the Purdue University main campus. This laboratory addresses timely research and technology transfer topics in the areas of product and process engineering of wood based products; wood composites; and the use, reuse and care of wood in historic preservation and restoration.
Facilities include: Model 40 Thermwood CNC router; Controlled environment room housing: An electro-hydraulic, computer controlled 55-kip MTS testing system, A 30-kip universal testing machine with computer-based data acquisition capability; A 60-kip universal testing machine; Computer simulation facility for process engineering of furniture; Structural performance tester of furniture and cabinets; Computer-based NDE facility; Many one-of-a-kind testing and test support apparatuses, e.g., computer-aided dimension measurement Station and linear variation measurement instrument; Walk-in, controlled environment chambers; Zeiss light microscope and access to electron microscopes; Complete specimen preparation shop.
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
175 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
Office: FPRD 111A
Phone: (765) 494-3619
Fax: (765) 496-1344