Materials Science and Engineering

Use Fees

October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020

Updated January 16, 2020

Laboratory or Instrument Michigan Tech Research Commercial
(On Campus)1 w/o Operator (Off Campus)2 w/o Operator
Materials Science and Engineering
Metal Casting/Foundry $67.50/hr. $150/hr
Cold Work/Foundry $30/hr. -
Mechanical Testing $16/hr.3 $50/hr
Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM $42/hr. $130/hr.
Hitachi FB-2000A FIB $50/hr. $170/hr.
FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM $70/hr. $300/hr.
Philips XL 40 ESEM $35/hr. $100/hr.
PHI 5800 XPS $30/hr. $150/hr.
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) $8.25/hr. $20/hr.
Confocal Imaging Facility (CICF) $25/hr.
Atomic Force Microscope Cantilevers $21/cantilever + labor at $12/hr.

1If technical staff are used to operate equipment, staff hourly salary + associated fringe benefits will be charged to user research or incentive indexes. Only certified users can operate equipment.

2External users are not permitted to use the equipment without supervision so will also be charged for labor.

3Limit of $48/day maximum for users exceeding three hours of daily use.