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Facility: Metal Processing Labs
Name Model Description External Rate Internal Rate
Induction Furnace, Mini-Melt Inductotherm Mini-Melt

Tilt-furnace, for steel-based casting, 50lb max charge, driven by Power-Trak 35kw power supply that is shared with push-up furnace.

$120.00/hr. Self Use
$170.00/hr. Training
$170.00/hr. Assisted Use
$40.00/hr. Self Use
$60.00/hr. Training
$60.00/hr. Assisted Use
Inductotherm Push-up Induction Furnace Induction Furnace, push-up Inductotherm push-up

Push-up furnace, for aluminum-based casting, 40lb max charge, driven by Power-Trak 35kw power supply that is shared with a Mini-Melt furnace.

$120.00/hr. Self Use
$170.00/hr. Training
$170.00/hr. Assisted Use
$40.00/hr. Self Use
$60.00/hr. Training
$60.00/hr. Assisted Use
Nikon Ephiphot 200 Inverted Microscope Inverted microscope with camera Nikon Ephiphot 200

Inverted metallurgical microscope with camera, stage and 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x and 100x objective lens'

n/a n/a
Buehler IsoMet 1000 precision cutter Low Speed Precision Cutter Buehler IsoMet 1000

Precision saw designed for cutting various types of materials with minimal deformation.  Targeted for delicate parts by only using gravity fed force.   Blade speed from 100 to 975 rpm.

$40.00/hr. Self Use
$90.00/hr. Training
$90.00/hr. Assisted Use
$20.00/hr. Self Use
$40.00/hr. Training
$40.00/hr. Assisted Use
Spectromaxx Spark OES Metal Analyzer Spark OES Metal Analyzer SpectroMaxx LMM-14

Stationary metal analyzer with argon purge and several programs for analyzing Al, Cu, Fe, Ni and Mg-based metals.

$120.00/hr. Self Use
$170.00/hr. Training
$170.00/hr. Assisted Use
$40.00/hr. Self Use
$60.00/hr. Training
$60.00/hr. Assisted Use
Instron 5500 Universal Testing Machine Tensile and Compression Tester Instron 5500 Universal Testing Machine

Configure with either 20,000 lb or 50,000 lb load cells for tensile and compression testing

$90.00/hr. Self Use
$140.00/hr. Training
$140.00/hr. Assisted Use
$30.00/hr. Self Use
$50.00/hr. Training
$50.00/hr. Assisted Use
MSC 700D Vertical Band Saw Vertical Band Saw MSC 700D

Saw with 12" vertical space that uses 1" wide blades, no coolant.  Primarily used to cut smaller pieces.  Four T-slots in sliding table for use with step block and clamp set to hold work pieces.

$40.00/hr. Self Use
$90.00/hr. Training
$90.00/hr. Assisted Use
$20.00/hr. Self Use
$40.00/hr. Training
$40.00/hr. Assisted Use
Buehler VibroMet 2 Vibratory Polisher Vibratory Polisher Buehler VibroMet 2

Prepares high quality polished surfaces on a variety of materials, including for electron-backscatter diffraction (EBSD) applications.

$40.00/hr. Self Use
$90.00/hr. Training
$90.00/hr. Assisted Use
$20.00/hr. Self Use
$40.00/hr. Training
$40.00/hr. Assisted Use