Our Machine shop serves both the physics and chemistry departments, has a staff of five, and a complete set of state of the art machine tools. Our foreman, Val Myrnyj, leads the effort. He and Eric Paduch, Ernie Erskine, Billy Schneider, Arvid Knudsen provide highly skilled machine shop support to our department's research and teaching activities.
In addition to a full complement of milling machines, lathes, grinders, etc., our shop has a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling machine and sophisticated equipment for ultra-high vacuum welding. Our CNC milling machine has been used for high volume fabrication of parts for experiments at SLAC, Fermilab, and CEBAF. We have welded several large vacuum chambers for experiments in surface science and condensed matter physics.
We have excellent computer facilities including computer-aided design and manufacturing programs.
Revised November 6, 2000