Heat Treatment Lab


Location: 3362 Hoover Hall

The Heat Treatment Lab houses many furnaces that are necessary for synthesis or thermal processing of ceramic and metallic samples used in both teaching and research. The lab ovens are routinely used for drying samples and glassware. One oven has the capability to be used with a vacuum pump to create a vacuum atmosphere. 

Also in this lab, the Fourier Transform InfraRed and UltraViolet-Visible Spectrometers are excellent analytical tools for studying optical properties and identifying and quantifying the components of a variety of materials. 

This lab also houses a recent addition to additive manufacturing capabilities: the 3D Printer. The Ultimaker2 3D printer’s versatility allows for an endless variety of applications to obtain near-net shaped products.

For equipment questions, lab concerns, safety problems, or general help in this room, contact the lab coordinator. 

Lab Coordinator: Michelle Grawe, 2220BB Hoover Hall, 515-294-3304

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Furnace Lab