Rates

The rates provided below apply only to the cleanroom and materials charaterization facilities. Rates for the Digital Manfacturing Laboratory are located HERE.

For Motion Simulation Laboratory rates, please contact Kevin F. Hulme or Don Goralski at 716-645-5151.

Our rate schedule provides a number of options for your project needs, from equipment usage to full-service project consultation and support.

Fees & Services

Academic Users

Industry Users

Initial Orientation / Training

(per person, one-time fee for laboratory users)

$125

$300

User Rates - per hour, for specific tools & equipment

 

 

         Cleanrooms (excluding SEMs)

$25

$100

         Materials Characterization (excluding SEMs)

               Category A Equipment

               Category B Equipment

 

$10

$25

 

$40

$100

         Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs)

See table below

See table below

Technical / Project Support

(per hour, after 3 hours per project, as required)

$30

$75

Project Consultation & Processing

 (per hour, full-service consultation & processing; fees are in addition to hourly tool usage rate, as required)

$30

$75

Note: Rates and equipment categories are subject to periodic change. Laboratory and equipment fees help offset shared facilities' operating expenses (consumables; equipment maintenance, parts and replacement; equipment service contracts, etc.). Salaries of technical and administrative personnel are supported separately.

If required, our staff is available to offer up to three hours of initial technical support to your project, at no cost. Open the collapsible content below for more information including user rate information and equipment lists for cleanroom and materials charaterization facilities as well as scanning electron microscopes (SEMs):

Initial Orientation / Training Fee

New users are assessed an Initial Orientation / Training fee. This fee provides for hands-on orientation to facility operational (laboratory access, scheduling, general use of equipment, etc.) and safety protocols, and training on specific equipment, as needed. It also includes any future training that may be required on any equipment within our four collaborating facilities. Orientation and training is important to creating a safe and efficient experience and work environment for all users.

  • Academic Users    $125
  • Industry Users      $300

Technical / Project Support

If required, our staff is available to provide technical / project support at no cost for an initial three hours on each project. Support is available to both academic and industry users. After three hours, the following per-hour charges will apply.

  •  Academic Users              $30 per hour
  • Industry Users                $75 per hour

Project Consultation & Processing

In some instances, your project may require full-service consultation and processing. If so, our staff is available to assist. In such cases, an hourly Project Consultation and Processing fee of $30 (academic) / $75 (industry) will be charged, in addition to hourly rates for tool usage.

User Rates

Use of laboratory tools and equipment is priced at hourly rates, as noted in the table above. Additional information about tools and equipment at each facility appears below.   

User rates

CLEANROOM FACILITY RATES

Cleanroom equipment is priced as noted below. Note: Scanning Electron Microscopes located within the Davis Hall Electrical Engineering cleanroom are subject to a separate pricing schedule further below.

  • Academic Users    $25 per hour
  • Industry Users      $100 per hour

The following lists the major equipment available in the cleanroom. We also encourage you to search our equipment database to identify the tools and equipment that best meet your needs, as well as the facility location and appropriate contact.

Davis Hall Electrical Engineering Cleanroom: Equipment List

As part of the hourly equipment rate fee, the cleanroom also provides use of additional basic tools & equipment (listed below), Personal Protective Equipment (gloves, cleanroom suit / frock, hair net, beard net, face mask, safety goggles, acid aprons, cleanroom wipes, etc.), basic chemicals (acetone, isopropyl alcohol, methanol, photoresist, developer), most metals (extra charge for Au and Pt), and other miscellaneous items (cleanroom notebooks, pens, markers, tapes, etc.).

Davis Hall Electrical Engineering Cleanroom: Furnace (tube) - LindbergBlue M™ - Thermo Electron Corp; 4-point Probe - Alessi CPS-7089-17; Probe Station - Süss MicroTec PM8; Microscopes (optical); Sputter Coater System (precious metal - gold) - SPI-Module™ (for SEM sample preparation); Ultraviolet Ozone Cleaning System - UVOCS T10x10/OES; fume hoods for sample preparation & cleaning.                                                                                                                                   

MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION FACILITY RATES

Equipment in two materials characterization facilities – the Furnas Hall Materials Characterization Laboratory and the South Campus Instrument Center – is priced as noted below. All rates are per hour. Note: Scanning Electron Microscopes located within the South Campus Instrument Center are subject to a separate pricing schedule further below.

Equipment Category

Academic Users

Industry Users

Category A

$10

$40

Category B

$25

$100

The following are lists of major equipment available in each materials characterization facility. We also encourage you to search our equipment database to identify the tools and equipment that best meet your needs, as well as the facility location and contact.

Furnas Hall Materials Characterization Laboratory

Category A Equipment
Category B Equipment

South Campus Instrument Center

Category B Equipment

* An industry set-up fee of $100 per visit applies to the use of the Atomic Force Microscope System and the Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) & Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC).

As part of the hourly equipment rate fee, Materials Characterization Facilities also provide use of additional basic tools and equipment (listed below).

  • Furnas Hall Materials Characterization Laboratory: fume hoods for sample preparation & cleaning.
  • South Campus Instrument Center: Optical Microscopes; Evaporator (carbon; high vacuum) - Denton DV502; Evaporator (high vacuum) - Edwards 306; Sputter Coater (precious metal - gold; DC magnetron); Bacteriology Lab / Sterilization Assurance Service ($30/hr. Academic users; $30/hr. Industry users).

SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE RATES

Scanning electron microscopes are available at two facilities, the Davis Hall Cleanroom and the South Campus Instrument Center. A listing of SEMs located at each facility, appears below. All rates are per hour.

Davis Hall Electrical Engineering Cleanroom

Scanning Electron Microscopes

Academic Rates

Industry Rates

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) w/ Electron Beam Lithography attachment - JEOL JSM-6500F

SEM Imaging Only:

$25 (unassisted)

$35 (w/technical assistance)

SEM Imaging Only:

$170 (no unassisted use permitted w/o full training)

e-Beam Lithography:

$45 (unassisted)

o  first 20 hours per fiscal year
(July 1 - June 30)

$36 (unassisted)

o  next 30 hours per fiscal year
(July 1 - June 30)

$30 (unassisted)

o  beyond 50 hours per fiscal year
(July 1 - June 30)

$100 per hour (w/technical assistance)

o ad-hoc e-Beam users

e-Beam Lithography:

$200 (no unassisted use permitted w/o full training)

SEM - Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) - Carl Zeiss AURIGA CrossBeam

SEM Imaging Only:

$35 (unassisted)

o  first 20 hours per month

$25 per hour (unassisted)

o  second 20 hours per month

$15 (unassisted)

o  third 20 hours per month

$45 per hour (w/technical assistance)

SEM Imaging Only:

$200 (assisted)

$150 (unassisted)
(no unassisted use permitted w/o full training)

Focused Ion Beam:

$35 (unassisted)

o  first 20 hours per month

$25 (unassisted)

o  second 20 hours per month

$15 (unassisted)

o  third 20 hours per month

$45 (w/technical assistance)

Focused Ion Beam:

$400
(no unassisted use permitted w/o full training)

 

South Campus Instrument Center

Billing

Invoices for charges are billed at the end of each month. Please consult with the appropriate facility manager to arrange billing prior to the start of your project.