Tensile Testing

Instron tensile testing machines and other related equipment are part of the DMSE Laboratory for Physical Metallurgy. A list of equipment and their rates is shown below. Please contact Dr. Shaymus Hudson for training and access. 

There is a 50% additional charge for assisted use and for training. An additional 60.5% overhead is charged for personal or non-MIT use. Outside use can be paid via checks payable to MIT, and invoices for outside charges can be issued once a month through the DMSE Finanical Office.

Mechanical Testing Equipment

  • Instron 5984 (150 kN Capacity): $25/hr
  • Instron 4206 (150 kN Capacity): $25/hr



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.