Polishing Lab


Location: 3355A Hoover Hall

The Polishing Lab is used by undergraduate and graduate students for sample preparation. This lab includes a wide array of grinding and polishing wheels, mounting presses, a sectioning saw, and a sample etching fume hood station. A sample goes through each of these steps before it can be finally viewed under a microscope.

For equipment questions, lab concerns, safety problems, or general help in this room, contact mselabs@iastate.edu.

Some equipment is available to use on a Fee For Service basis and requires in-person training. To sign up for training, please visit our Equipment Training & Cost website.

Polishing Lab Equipment