The Materials Laboratory houses an MTS screw-driven testing apparatus with a 100 KN load cell. This machine is capable of performing various mechanical tests, including tensile tests, on a variety of materials. Data is exported to software for collection and processing. The laboratory also contains standard metallographic preparation equipment, including a mounting press, polishing and grinding wheels, and a fume hood. An adjacent laboratory is home to several metallography, a stereoscope and an Optical Imaging System.