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Charlie Bossart Machine Shop

The Aeronautics and Astronautics shop offers the campus community a wide array of fabrication services for your research needs.  We can assist in your design, prototype and fabrication during all phases of your project.  We have a range of modern machining tools.


  • Fabrication, ranging from prototypes to production runs
  • Precision machining in traditional materials (stainless, aluminum, brass, steel, copper, plastics, carbon fiber, phenolic, fiberglass)
  • Precision machining in exotic materials (titanium, magnesium, molybdenum, macor, ceramics, chromium copper)
  • Requirements ranging from ultra-high vacuum chambers, probe designs
  • Consulting services available for manufacturing, tooling and assembly

Shop Rate

Shop Rate Classes and Student Projects Rate
$62/hr* free

*Applies for setup and any additional support.

Experienced Staff

Machine shop staff has 20+ years of experience specializing prototype, fabrication and design.


Qty Description
1 Fortus 400mc 3D printer
5 lathes
2 band saw
2 drill press
3 CNC mill
3 mill
1 CNC lathe
2 Micro drill press
1 sand blaster