Other Services


An Applied Multidisciplinary Research Program Aimed at Increasing Machining Efficiency and Improving Wood Utilization in a Sustainable Manner

Areas are: (1) machine/tool vibration and dynamics, (2) thin kerf sawing, (3) tool materials and tool wear, (4) wood by-product utilization (5) process monitoring and control, (6) surface quality evaluation, (7) abrasive machining, (8) technology transfer, (9) education, and (10) early stage research incubator projects. The multi-disciplinary nature of the WMTRP facilitates the transfer of engineering methods and analytical techniques to wood machining and tooling applications.

NC State Programs Involved In the WMTRP Include:

  • Sustainable Materials & Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute

For more Information contact:

Richard L. Lemaster
Campus Box 8005
411 Dan Allen Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695-8005
(919) 515-1548


Biomass-Energy and Pellet Characterization Service Center

Evaluation of woody biomass materials. Complete assessment of solid fuels, such as pellets and briquettes. Particle preparation, material compaction, and product testing, such as proximate and ultimate analyses and trace element quantification.

Tools include: debarker, splitter, grinder, hammermill, pellet mill, briquetter, furnace and moisture meters.



For more Information contact:

Daniel Saloni
Campus Box 8005
411 Dan Allen Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695-8005
(919) 513-0989