Instrument Shop Services/Features

  • 4 full-time advanced instrument makers
  • 2 CNC mills, 1 CNC lathe, and various manual machines
  • Design consultation and drawing assistance
  • Precision machining of instruments and components, fixtures, sample holders, reaction chambers, optical mounts, etc.
  • Large inventory of common materials, hardware, and tools
  • Assistance in specifying, locating, and ordering custom or uncommon materials and hardware
  • Assistance in specifying, contracting, and shipping for secondary out-of-house processes (anodizing, heat treating, coating, plating, etc.)
  • Ultra-high vacuum welding and fabrication
  • General fabrication and welding, brackets, mounts, chambers, etc.
  • Custom machined fittings and connections for gas, liquid, and vacuum applications
  • Vacuum pump service and repair
  • Student Shop with manual milling and turning machines, sheet metal equipment, hand tools, etc. Instruction and assistance provided as needed.
  • Sonic Mill abrasive drilling and machining of ceramics, glasses, etc.