Mechanical Instrument Services

MIS is a well-equipped machine shop staffed by seven instrument makers is available to researchers in the department. In addition to mechanical lathes and milling machines, three computer-driven (CNC) milling machines are used in the construction of original, unique, or commercially unavailable apparatus for the department. Apparatus design, sheet metal shops, and heliarc welding, as well as high vacuum construction and leak testing facilities, are also available.

A fully equipped student shop is available, and instruction is given to students who wish to construct their own equipment.