Infrastructure | Universidade Feevale


The Materials Technology and Industrial Processes Master of Science Program have access to the laboratory infrastructure described below and we highlight the 10 most important equipment used to develop research and graduate work. These devices are distributed in the Institute of Exact and Technological Sciences facilities, in Feevale University Campus II.
  • Scanning electron microscope, which includes Microsonde for dispersive energy X - ray spectroscopy;
  • Thermogravimetric scale;
  • Mass spectrometers coupled to gas chromatography;
  • Atomic absorption spectroscope with graphite furnace;
  • Volumetric and coulometric Karl-Fischer titrators;
  • Potentiostat / gavanostat Autolab PGSTAT302N;
  • Himaco Model Apta 80 Injector;
  • Extruder SEIBT Model ES25 NS. A56 / 11;
  • Differential calorimeter;
  • Laboratory Fluid Master Industrial Equipment Model FLD-12;
The equipment is of collective researcher use, within their competences. Most of the equipment was obtained with external funds. Furthermore, Feevale has always been open and willing to discuss investing resources, complementing or even including them in the University budget when such an intervention can bring benefit to knowledge generation activities and technology.

The laboratory infrastructure, the library and other indispensable places for activity development related to the course are listed below.


Feevale University is distributed in two campi, located in the municipality of Novo Hamburgo, occupying a constructed area of 63,097m². Campus II, where the Professional Master in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes core is implemented, has a built area of 48,136m². In it, there are 04 institutes (Exact and Technological Sciences - ICET, Health Sciences - ICS, Human Sciences, Letters and Arts - ICHLA and Applied Social Sciences - ICSA), buildings destined for administration, central library, entertainment, fraternization areas and laboratories, these facilities and state of the art equipment support the accomplishment of the course’s teaching and research activities.

The Institute of Exact and Technological Sciences, which is the seat of the course, has also made available for its students the Tests and Metallography Laboratory, Metrology Laboratory, CAD / CAM Laboratory, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Laboratory, Structural Laboratory, Design Laboratory, Footwear Laboratory, Machining and Robotics Laboratory, Instrumentation Laboratory, Transport and Unitary Operations Phenomena Laboratory, Raw Materials Development Laboratory, Improvement Laboratory and Prototype Laboratory. These laboratories are linked to the Institute’s various courses and attend to researches in their various needs, with physical infrastructure and support staff. The structure available in 2010 was expanded in 2011 with the creation of the Materials Simulation Laboratory and the Heat Laboratory. For the Material Simulation Laboratory, which is in the consolidation phase, ten (10) microcomputers with excellent processing capacity were installed. These machines were installed by University staff and are in operation. These machines are equipped with the Gaussian 09 and GaussView 5.0 programs. This laboratory has every necessary infrastructure for computer operation in the Technological Office.

The Heat Laboratory is in implantation phase. This laboratory is part of the Advanced Studies in Materials Laboratory and already has a volumetric/coulometric Karl-Fischer Titulator, a tensiometer and a camera/camcorder operating in the infrared region, as well as other equipment that is yet to come, such as a bench rheometer.

These laboratories were made possible through resources obtained through the Rio Grande do Sul’s Scientific and Technological Parks Program - PGTec. The professors involved in the project are Prof. Angela B. D. Moura and Prof. Fernando Dal Pont Morisso. The implementation of these areas in Feevale University facilities, was delayed due to changes in the VALETEC staff, and, at the end of 2011, the purchases of equipment began at a total of R$ 671,380.00. The equipment and software acquired met the technological research demands of the University, the Professional Master's Degree in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes and the companies associated with VALETEC, installed in the Technological Park, Campo Bom Unit.

The Institute, besides having chemistry and physics laboratories mainly for undergraduate education and the laboratories mentioned above, has also an Analytical Center that performs activities of service rendering and research support. In this sense, the Central Analytical has registered with FEPAM (State Foundation for Environmental Protection) to carry out tests related to the area and absorbs the demands of the various Materials Research Group research projects and other groups working in the Institution. It is where the Environmental Analysis, Microbiology, Atomic Absorption, Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Thermal Analyzes and Spectroscopy Laboratories are located. The Central Analytical Laboratories have the following equipment: magnetic stirrer, agitator for leaching, vortex stirrer, autoclave, analytical balances, precision balance (16 kg), semi-analytical balance, ultrasonic bath, Kjedhal, vacuum pumps, laminar flow hood, tabletop centrifuge, heating plates, conductivity meter, digital burette, turbidimeter, water deionizer, water distiller, ultra water purifier, Nitrogen distiller, semi-automatic Kjeldhal distiller, crude fiber digester, vacuum oven, bacteriological stove, circulation oven and air freshener, sterilization and drying oven, rotary evaporator, flame emission photometer, BOD incubator (Colilert®), sealing machine, jar-test, electric blankets, shaker table, optical microscope, hammer mill, knife mill, muffle, depth thermometer, eckman 3kg stainless dredger, gas chromatograph with FID / TCD / ECD detectors equipped with automatic sampler.

The Advanced Materials Studies Laboratory, previously located in the Central Analytical Center, is now in its own space with an area of 160 m², exclusively destined for the Materials Research Group and where the projects in execution general activities are developed, individual researcher's projects, or projects developed by the Master's Program student.

This laboratory has heating blankets for 250 mL Fisatom, 300GC Quimis Drying Oven, Fisatom 752A magnetic stirrers with heating, analytical balance AR 2140 OHAUS, Quimis Q400AS benchtop, PHTEC PHS-3E benchtop pH meter, Hameg triple programmable current source HM8142, 500V / 500mA potential / current source, differential resistor, Agilent 34401A 6-digit digital multimeter, Sanchis electric oven, G-type high pressure cylinder WHITE MARTINS, Multipro 395JU micro rectifier, Autolab PGSTAT302N potentiostat/gavanostat, nobreak Lacerda MS2000 (2KVA), Pump Pump brand (200 w), a kiln for sterilization and drying OdontoBras brand, as well as glassware and other consumables.

The laboratory also has a JSM-6510 LV Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with a Thermo Scientific X-ray Energy Scattering Spectrometer (EDS) - Ultra Dry 6742A - 1UES-SN. To form the MEV accessories set were acquired a Denton Vacuum - DESK V - Standard metallizer, Lacerda EB 5KVA stabilizer and stabilizer SEC 5000VA MOD SEC 205.

In addition to these devices, the Laboratory recently acquired a Karl Ficher Volumetric Titrant - 870 KF Titrino Plus Metrohm and a Coulometer - 899 Coulometer Metrohm, which are also in operation, and a Dataphysics tensiometer.
Other laboratory equipment are distributed in several dependencies linked to the Professional Master in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes are allocated in the Machining and Robotics Laboratory. In this sense we have an IMACO Plastics Injector, a Universal Testing Machine EMIC, a resistive furnace and a semi-analytical balance, all of which were acquired with external support in the previous period. In addition to these accessories, we have a Fate 1000/3A Tubular Furnace for thermoelectric tests allocated to the Metallography and Testing Laboratory, and a table for flow mortars consistency determination and an Electrolux microwave oven in the Constructive Techniques Laboratory were acquired. It is important to clarify that these devices and materials were acquired by the Material Research Group with funds from projects approved with development agencies, mostly, and some cases through internal development.

It is also important to mention that currently a cast of 11 permanent teachers and 3 employees, 21 postgraduate students and approximately 15 students with Scientific Initiation grants attend this laboratory and make use of its equipment, linked to the nature of the activity, along with the rest of the structure. Undergraduate students are also welcome to semi-annually carry out their course completion work linked to research projects, becoming potential candidates for the Master's selection.

In addition to these environments, the Institute of Exact and Technological Sciences’ Technological Workshop has a structure that is also used by Program members and is arranged as follows:

Laboratory of Design Practices, divided into sectors:

  • Adjustment sector: In this workshop sector the activities developed are pertinent to making of molds or models, mainly. It has work benches fitted with visors with max. 110mm; FG-13 and FG-13 SETRA bench drills as well as Walviwng TC-5 bench scissors.
  • Carpentry sector: this sector is for works that use and/or create processed wood artifacts and non-metallic materials. It features workbenches and Barbero brand CBM19 spindle, Volan ribbon saw 600mm SF-3 Balda Braffemam, ribbon saw Volam 600mm SF-3 Balda mod. SF600, SCMA maski circular saw, Kufo CH-S22 saw, Acerbi DES-2 trowel, TCF-90 900MM Fundi bench saw, Acerbi LX-2S belt/disk sander, N.1 100HM vise fixer .Nad.1-F Brand Adri and dust collector/wood mod. UFO-80.
  • Conformation sector: this sector develops activities of conforming sheets and tubes and has a circular saw mod. SSFP-2C with Starken brand table, manual knife for FA-100 Aga. Plate, 10T PEP-10 Braffemam baler, tube bender DCM-1 s/col. Molte, Moltecni tube bender column, manual calender C-1250 with V.Gen. bench, Embry motor 1.0cv Med-8 Jowa brand, calender profile for Newcorte pipes, multifold Alwema mod. MD20 and Navasul modular anvil brand.

Welding Process Laboratory
This is a sector dedicated specifically to processing welding metallic materials, both for sub-assemblies manufacture and for complete equipment assembly. This sector consists of Tig Heliarc 355 ESAB welding machine, Prostar oxygen soldering assembly, Collerio K873-1 cooling unit with motor, Superbanta M402 ESAB welding rectifier, Tig WC8 torch cooling unit, Sumig 320 torch, 10KVA spot welding / TWP brand Transweld, welding source 250E brand Smashweld ESAD, regulator for argon C25 R-9ARG Record, welding point 10KVA S-10 Sigel brand, special type T cylinder for 10MN, adapter torch TIG OXIMIG (soldering) and exhaust fan with hood for room soldering.

Conventional Machining
This is the sector that aggregates conventional manufacturing processes with chip removal. It covers manufacturing mechanical parts activities, from the study of methods and processes to the operational completion of operations required to complete the part. The sector features Schulz 300W emery motorcycle, spherical end mill carbide diam. 1MM / 2MM / 6MM, Mello cylindrical grinding machine, Magnun flat grinding machine, Morgon column drill mod. MDP-435V, universal lathe mod. TM 280, milling machine mod. FF-750II Sanches Blanes, Fagor 3-axis digital milling machine, angular headstock with milling cutter and cam follower, rotating base vise and clamping kit Polaquini, mechanical universal lathe Sinitron SI4110, vertical tool milling machine Veker 430, universal lathe CT-918 With engine, granite performance 1000X630X150 with stand, universal plate 3 nuts 5 inches, cone 40 DIN2080 DIN6499 series 40 caliper holder, hook wrench diam. 58/62 calipers S40 (HN9/63), caliper case series 40 diam. 4/26MM, ISO cone 30-2080 milling cutter blade diam.22MMX400MM, universal splitter for milling machine mod. FF-750, cone 40 DIN2080 tool holder comb. Diam. 32MM, 827 STARRET edge locator and 15KVA three-phase transformer.

Painting industry
This sector is intended for the process of finished parts in general and includes the painting of pieces up to 1,5m in length with paint spray guns and water curtain. They are available in the motor pump category for paint booth, paint spray gun ARPREX MAJAM mod. 02, compressed air compressor MSL 10,0 / 175ML, spray gun ARPREX mod 2 medium pressure and paint booth with water curtain.

Metallography, Testing and Injection Laboratory
Micometros Neomet Binocular with camera, Tempopress Panambra Hydraulic Press, Metalgraphic Cutting Machine, Versat 1000 Universal Testing Machine, Pantec Pananbra raslb Countertop Durometer, Impact Machine - Mic Model, Fault Detector for Ultra Sound mod.ud9900, Ultra Reference Transducer 0084, Miniature angular transducer cod.s4t 70 9x10 u0084, Tubular Electric Furnace model Esp Sanchis NS1517, Miniature wall digital hygrometer Minipa mt-241, Manual metalographic sanding machine Umida mod. Pnlix-4, Polypropylene Sander lpv, Digital thimble-thimble-thi 130, Metallographic sanding machine maxi-s manual solotest, Capture plate pixelview play tv box 4 NS782515072047, Semi-analytical balance Schimadzu bl 3200, Electric oven Sanchis mod. Special, Bain-marie Fisatom Mod 557, Politriz metalic sander, Himaco Injector Model Apta 80, Extruder brand SEIBT mod. ES25 NS. A56 / 11, Mill brand SEIBT mod. MGHS NS. A2 / 11.

Shoe workshop
In this sector it is developed all the activities inherent to the practice of footwear physical development and it is equipped with horizontal MSV air compressor, industrial rotary column sewing machines, and wrinkle removal machine mod. TR1 master, profile eyeliner D 36, plastic mold making machines Kehl, fixed mounting vise VD maq. Metal stamping machine with security system CED MAQ CM 05, cutting machete with table, slitting machine, Concordia pneumatic flat press machine, MRC 1700 sewing machine, split machine with simple gauge, electronic chamfering machine , Sheet metal press mod. CM01, vertical sander LXV 125, doll sander LXB 60, drying and reactivation horizontal conveyor, pneumatic press Eberle, conventional pneumatic press mod. M-6, heel conforming machine mod.M-11, pyrograph to record leather and wood palante, suction system and waste filtration with motor.

Computer Resources
Feevale University has computer resources that facilitate the teaching/learning process at all academic levels, from elementary school in the School of Application to Strictu Sensu Postgraduation at Doctoral level, including the Professional Master's Program in Materials Technology and Industrial Processes. Thus, the institution has 109 computer labs divided into 37 Academic Information Center Computer Laboratories (free access to students).

The Feevale Library System consists of two units, one on Campus I and one on Campus II. Together they have the physical collection of 169,112 copies of 77,897 book titles in physical format in different areas of knowledge. The collection also includes 1,858 national and 342 international journals, as well as 5,398 copies of other printed and multimedia materials, including videos, CD-ROMs and electronic games related to various areas of knowledge.

The digital collection cataloged in the Library Management System consists of 773 book titles, 280 periodicals and 788 titles of several other types of materials. There were also daily subscriptions of nine (9) national, state and regional newspapers.

The Campus II Library includes: 119.36 m² of administrative area; Other spaces (toilets, hall, storage, etc.): 156.76sqm; 93.07 m² of Research and navigation laboratory; 12.08 m² of video room area; 20.62 m² of Reprography; 1052.73 m² of Area allocated to the collection; 142.98 m² of areas intended for individual studies; 177.47 m² of areas intended for group studies; in a total area of 2.085,83 m².

The Campus I Library includes: 57.50 m² of administrative area and technical processing; 454.42 m² of Area assigned to the collection; 42.08 m² of research and navigation laboratory; 10.36 m² of areas intended for individual studies; 55.50 m² of areas intended for group studies; in a total area of 619.86 m².

Since 2002, Feevale has signed the Proquest Informational and Learning Academic Research Library, a multidisciplinary database. This database contains more than 2,500 periodicals titles, 1,700 of which are full texts, covering publications from 1986 to current publications.

In 2007, EBSCO Publishing acquired access to the Database Environment Complete, which specializes in the areas of public policies, social impacts, urban planning and others. This database currently has 1,957,000 bibliographic references, 1700 titles, of which 680 scientific journals and 120 full-text monographs.

Since 2009, investments have been made in the expansion of the digital collection with subscriptions to two new international databases: 1) (E-books in technology and business), allows access to 100 e-books in the area of technology and business. It includes major publishers such as Adobe Press, IBM Press, Microsoft Press, Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, among others. Every month it will be possible to exchange part or all of the 100 E-books for other titles in the total package, which contains about 5,500 books; and 2) (Scientific journals in the healthcare field and related areas of study, which includes environment), is the world's most comprehensive source in specialized medical journals, has a full body of almost 1,370 journals indexed in MEDLINE, of which more than 1,340 are indexed from cover to cover.

In 2012 Feevale subscribed to the Virtual University Library, a platform that provides access to a collection of digital books with approximately 2,000 titles in more than 40 areas of knowledge. It allows access to tablets (iPad and Android), selection of favorite books, electronic annotations on pages and sharing of content in social networks.

In addition, Feevale University received, in early 2009, permission to gain free access to CAPES Periodicals Portal of Science Direct periodical collection composed of more than 2,000 full-text journal titles in all areas of knowledge. It has also gained access to Elsevier Publishing House SCOPUS reference database, containing some 38 million records, of which 19 million were abstracts and references produced since 1996 and another 19 million records published from 1823 to 1995. It includes searches on 23 million patents and 433 million pages of reliable scientific content on the internet, as well as ASTM International that provides more than 12,000 active technical norms on materials, products, services and systems. Norms are used for standardization in the areas of design, industrial production and commerce, and are used by researchers and technicians from academia and the productive and government sectors in more than 120 countries.

Another source of research available is ICAP - Shared Indexing of Journal Articles of the Pergamum Network. With constant updating, it has 123 scientific journals from 34 Brazilian Teaching and Research Institutions that are users of Pergamum software; Access to 13,161 articles, of which 4,761 are online.
It should be noted that the institutional policy provides for the permanent expansion and updating of the libraries' collection. In this sense, the Policy for the Acquisition and Updating of the Feevale Stricto Sensu Collection was established, which defines the procedures for acquisition and determines that the library collection constitution, for the Stricto Sensu Graduate programs, should be oriented towards the adequacy, timeliness, variety and comprehensiveness of both book and journal titles, so that students have a significant collection for their training.

Another important point to note is that the Feevale libraries provide electronic bibliographic productions of teachers and students. As such, the Academic community has access, through the online catalog, to final papers, graduate monographs and dissertations, and theses of Feevale professors, defended in other national or foreign institutions. The Postgraduate Program in Environmental Quality students’ dissertations are also available for consultation through this system.

The number of computers available in the libraries is adequate to users' demands, making a total of 62 devices that facilitate electronic search, as well as sending and receiving messages by e-mail. Both libraries are covered by wireless network.

It is also noteworthy that the Bibliographic Commutation service, which offers students the possibility of requesting documents that are not available in the University’s libraries, other institutions on a national or international level, from the COMUT or the Inter-Library Loan.

Other information

The physical infrastructure of Feevale University, designed to support Stricto Sensu Postgraduation, has different spaces that serve administrative, teaching and research functions, and deserve to be highlighted. Feevale has a space reserved exclusively for Stricto Sensu Postgraduation, with reception/secretariat, where the administrative and academic actions of the Course are carried out, the advisory room for the Postgraduate course, individual rooms for different courses’ coordinators, study room and exclusive research facilities for students, equipped with 14 points of Internet networks access and 10 microcomputers, as well as a 40-seat auditorium where dissertation defenses, seminars and lectures take place, and 02 meeting rooms. In order to attend to the sector’s bureaucratic functions, which include those related to the Master’s Course, there are currently three employees. There is also an exclusive advisor for matters related to Stricto Sensu Post-graduate, in addition to an employee who acts directly in the Course’s bureaucratic functions. The Masters Program have 03 specific classrooms, which are equipped with audiovisual resources such as multimedia projector, overhead projector, TV, DVD and wireless internet access. The rooms are equipped with air conditioners and vary in size, which can accommodate from 20 to 30 students. In situations where greater physical space is required, in addition to the Stricto Sensu Post-graduate Auditorium, the Course can provide the Institution’s 04 auditoriums and spaces suitable for exhibitions.

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