Lab for Engineering Materials

Billing Structure

The LEM includes a variety of prototyping and machining equipment available to DMSE  for fabrication of experimental equipment, sample preparation, and general machining needs.

Parts of the LEM:

4-131b:

  • Mills and Lathes: $15 per hour, in half hour increments

  • Universal Laser Cutter: $20 per hour, in half hour increments

  • Dimension 1200 BST 3D Printer: $12 per cu in of material (model and support material combined).

  • Formlabs Form1+ Printer: $0.25 per mL of material printed. $0.50 per mL for Castable or Flexible resins.

4-043:

  • OMAX Water Jet Cutter: $2 per cutting minute

There will be a 50% additional charge for assisted use and for training. There will be an additional 60.5% overhead charge 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.

Please contact 3instructors@mit.edu with any questions regarding training, lab access, maintenance, supplies, equipment reservations and scheduling, supplies, et cetera.

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.