Furnaces, Presses

Furnaces and presses in 13-5016 are available for use.


  • Box and Tube furnaces $15/hr
  • Hydrogen Furnace $40/hr
  • Low-energy Ball Mill $60/month
  • Quartz ampoule encapsulation $45/hour
  • Vacuum Oven
  • Hydraulic presses
  • Cold Isostatic Press 



Course III alumni Coleman du Pont, Pierre du Pont, and Charles Hayden provided funding for Building 8 at the time of MIT’s move to Cambridge from Boston.