Specimen Preparation

A variety of equipment and consumables are available to prepare specimens for testing and characterization in the School of Materials Engineering labs. Access to the specimen preparation equipment in the Key Fee Labs requires a monthly user fee to cover costs of consumables used to cut, mount, and polish metal, polymer, ceramic, and composite specimens.

Key Fee

  • MSE: $100/month
  • Non-MSE: $150/month

Training and Lab Access

Request Lab Access

Request Equipment Training (iLab Project Requests)

Equipment Mailing Lists (required for equipment training)




Grinding and Polishing


Conductive Coating (SEM)

Ion Polishing (SEM)