UNM Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Biomaterials Laboratory

Our Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Biomaterials Laboratory occupies 672 sqare feet of recently updated mixed laboratory, machine shop, and anatomical specimen prep space in three contiguous rooms in the Basic Sciences Building (Fitz Hall). The lab is equipped for processing, storing, and testing of cadaveric specimens, manufactured bone, orthopaedic implants and associated computational modeling tools. Lab components include the following:

    • Machine Shop: Smithy* tabletop lathe, drill, and mill; X-Carve* 3D carver; Ultimaker 2 Extended+ 3D Printer*; Mark Two Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass/Nylon/Kevlar 3D Printer; NextEngine 3D Scanner Ultra HD; band saw; grinder; belt sander; and an assortment of other hand and power tools and hardware supplies for fabrication of all necessary test fixtures.
smithyx-carve3d printer
NextEngine3DMark Two
    • Mechanical Testing Room: MTS Model 858 Mini Bionix servohydraulic test frame with independent axial and torsional loading capabilities, a Tekscan Dynamic Pressure Measurement System, an 8 camera Opitrack motion capture system, and a Fluoroscan mini C-arm unit (portable x-ray).

MTS              optitrakc-arm

  • Anatomic Prep Room: Freezer and refrigerator capacity, light microscope, and a wide selection of surgical instruments and supplies for dissection and specimen preparation.

*Smithy.com, inventables.com and ideato3d.be photos 

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098