The Materials Lab supports instruction for the Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering Analysis courses. It also supports student projects, plus faculty and student research. This lab is about manipulating material structures and conducting various tests using heat treating furnaces, a Charpy-Izod Impact tester, and a hydraulic fatigue-testing frame capable of applying 20,000 pounds of force (20 KIP). The equipment used in this lab is for heat treating metals, ductile-to-brittle transitions in materials, nondestructive testing (NDE), and data evaluation. The Independent Testing Lab also uses this equipment to conduct experiments for their clients.