Machine Shop

Physics & Astronomy Shop
Our large modern Machine Shop.
Physics & Astronomy Shop

Our large modern Machine Shop.

The Physics and Astronomy Department has both a large main shop and student "Maker's Space" that offer machining and technical support for department faculty and student projects. The main shop houses:

  • Haas TM-3P CNC 4-axis computer controlled mill
  • Bridgeport vertical mill and metal lathe w/ encoders
  • Jet 20" band saw, Jet cut-off saw, belt sander
  • MIG and arc welding station
  • 2'x4' precision surface plate
  • workbench plus a variety of:
    • cutters
    • metal bender and shear
    • grinders
    • fastener bins
    • drill presses
  • CAD computer workstation with 50-inch HD monitor

The Maker's Space has:

  • carbon fiber, powder-based 3D printers
  • Trotec Speedy 360 laser cutter/engraver
  • South Bend lathe
  • 3'x3' precision surface plate
  • smaller band saw and coping saw
  • drill press
  • workbench
  • electronics workstation

Contact Scientific Instrument Technician Norbert Vance at 734.487.4146 for further information.

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