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Mechanical Prototype Facility Projects and Tools

Mechanical Prototype Facility

Bringing an idea to life is a critical step. Our facility, equipped with an array of equipment and qualified staff, can turn a drawing into a working assembly.

If you are a researcher in the College of Arts and Sciences and need machining, welding, or fabricating services, please consider our Mechanical Prototype Facility (MPF).  Our facility also provides mechanical design assistance, detailing, and CAD drawings as needed.

MPF is equipped with lathes, CNC milling machines, M.I.G. & T.I.G. welders, and other metal and wood working tools. We can machine parts and construct assemblies from metals, plastics, some ceramics, and wood. We also work regularly with local vendors and will coordinate outsourcing of work when necessary. The shop’s two machinists have more than 60 years of combined experience, primarily in research environments.