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Richard Willard
Director of Science Services, Machine and Instrument Shop


machine shop

CNC / Manual Milling Machines:
CNC 2 axis (x&y) knee mill with a 34" x 15" table cutting area;
this mill has head-tilting capabilities in two directions.
CNC 3 axis (x, y, & z) bed mill with a 15" x 15" table cutting area.
Supermax Type 2 vertical/horizontal mill with a 13' x 40" table cutting area.

LathesBand Saws
Okuma 24" swing x 48" long machine lathe36" Throat Grob vertical band saw
Hardinge 10" swing x 14" long instrument lathe with taper cutting attachment12" Wells horizontal cutoff saw

Hand ToolsSheet Metal Tooling Equipment
18V & 24V hand drills48" Shear
SawZall36" & 48" Break
Hand grinders
Heat guns

Other Shop Equipment
Drill pressesHigh-speed mini-drill press, 16,000 RPMs
Harig 6" x 18' surface grinderPedestal grinder
Sandblaster/glass beadedParts tumbler/polisher
Miller welder — TIG/Stick, 300Amp AC/DCPower miter box
Hypertherm plasma cutter — 1" thick max steel capacity
Oxygen/acetylene tanks and torchSpot welder
20-ton shop presscomparator
Table sawRadial arm saw

Materials Used in the Shop
Metals: aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, steel, and some specialty metals.
Ceramics: machineable.
Plastic: all types of plastics and polymers.
Type: sheets, rods, tubing, wire cloth.