About Us

Senior Laboratory Mechanica Jeff Smith

The Machine Shop is only open for walk-in consultations, questions, and other assistance during our regular hours.  During morning hours, the shop staff is busy working on projects for clients. Please limit your drop-in visits to the afternoons to maximize work flow. However, if you have an urgent need to speak with our staff, please knock after 8:15 am.

We offer consulting services in the following areas:

  • Ideas
  • Time
  • Parts
  • Cost
  • Manufacturability
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Resources
  • Alternatives
  • Tools
  • Sketches
  • Processes
  • Durability


  • $59/hr: Flat shop rate for labor and services.
  • $20/hr: Labor charge for unattended machining (wire edm, cnc machines, etc.).
  • $1/lb- Garnet charge on waterjet.
  • Minimum charge of $10/job for use of EDM wire.