The Shop's machinists are experienced in all metals and non-metals, plastics, graphite and other materials in the research environment. They are ready to provide high quality, effcient and cost-effective machining.

The Shop offers Harding lathe work ranging from miniature to 20-inch diameter, 80-inch length; welding of all materials, aluminum and stainless steel and providing MIG, TIG, stick and oxy-acetylene; sheet metal work; shearing; bending; and fabrications.


  • Five Bridgeport milling machines with digital readouts
  • Lathes in five sizes
  • Two new state-of-the-art computer numerically controlled (CNC) mill and lathe Haas Machining Centers with all programming developed through Cad-cam software for part design
  • Full-welding set-up for all materials, including a plasma cutter
  • Brother HS3100 Wire EDM