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Civil Engineering

Sam Biemann

Sam Biemann

Lab Technologist II
Machining and Technical Services
Civil Engineering

Office: Lowry Hall 137
Phone: 864-656-3328
Fax: 864-656-2670

Email: sbieman@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

AS Machine Tool Technology
Tri-County Technical College

Skills

  • Tool and Die making
  • Experience with precision manual and CNC grinding equipment, holding tolerances to .0002”
  • Skilled in the programming and operation of CNC lathe, CNC mill, manual lathe, manual mill, jig bore, Blanchard grinder, welding, fabrication, heat treating furnaces, and EDM
  • Advanced knowledge of machining tools and techniques along with design, repair, and maintenance of tooling and machinery
  • Consults with engineers in design changes and machining practices.
  • Design part models using AutoCAD, and SolidWorks

Responsibilities

Lab Technologist II, CNC Shop Technician at Clemson University’s MTS department. Consults with faculty, students, and staff to help them achieve their research goals.

Projects

Designed and welded a spreader beam to break 35ft x 6ft x3ft T-beams for bridge research - Dr. Brandon Ross, Civil Engineering

Designed and build Fixtures to break grouted connections in some of Tindall’s preformed beams – Dr. Tommy Cousins, Civil Engineering

Designed and machined a load Cell Distribution plate to calculate the amount of force being applied to a certain area for research on CLT beams – Dr. Weichiang Pang, Civil Engineering

Designed and build concrete molds for grad and undergrad labs – Civil Engineering

Redesigned and fabricated a fixture to be placed over and break a 7ft by 4ft cinderblock wall – Dr. Brandon Ross, Civil Engineering

Built fixtures to attach LVDT equipment to bridges in the area, to be able to record the amount of displacement in the bridge during a load test and also help preform load test on local bridges around Clemson – Dr. Tommy Cousins, Civil Engineering