Mechanical Testing Services
Michael Hast, Ph.D.
Biomechanics Core User Rates
|Performed by Biomechanics Core||Do-it-yourself||Notes|
|Machining||$45/hr||$5/hr||User provides all materials|
|Hands-on Training||$50/hr||N/A||One-time training charge for all new users|
|3-D Printing||N/A||$3/hr||Hourly machining rates apply for CAD services|
These prices reflect expenses incurred by the Core in the execution of each of the above tasks and/or costs for equipment upkeep (do-it-yourself) and research staff time (for work done by the PCMD).
Mechanical testing expenses include regular maintenance and calibration, software and hardware upgrades, and disposables. Data analysis costs cover hardware (workstation) and software upgrades and licenses. Machining expenses include costs for equipment calibration, sharpening, and disposables. Dissection room costs include primarily disposables, but also equipment sharpening and replacement. Microscopy fees cover yearly service and upkeep costs (cleaning, recalibration, and bulb replacement).