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

Equipment

Sectioning

Mounting

Grinding and Polishing

Etching

Conductive Coating (SEM)

Ion Polishing (SEM)