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A summary of the services provided by the Penn State Physics Machine Shop.

LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION

Machinists:

Tim Treaster - Email: tjt10 [at] psu [dot] edu

 

2 Osmond Laboratory, Dept. of Physics, University Park, PA 16802

Telephone: (814) 865-4142
 

CAD/CAM

  • Design with AutoCad Mechanical Desktop
    EZCam and/or MasterCam for automatic part programming of vertical machining center 
  • Conversion of standard industry and government formats to geometry for tool path programming, including ASCII, CADL, DXF, IGES, NFL, STL, SAT, VDA, and GEO files

VERTICAL MACHINING CENTER

  • 3-axis CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) vertical machining center with multiple tooling capacity for 2D and 3D contours and automatic multiple part machining (HAAS VF2 20 HP Vector Drive)
  • Overall machining range: X-axis 30", Y-axis 16", and Z-axis 20"

MILLING

  • Two axis milling machines for 2D contouring
  • Milling machines feature vertical and horizontal design, dividing and rotation operations, and digital readouts

TURNING

  • Standard engine lathes with digital readouts for up to 15-inch diameter and 80-inch length
  • Taper turning and boring
  • Inch, metric and tapered thread cutting

WELDING, BRAZING and SOLDERING

  • Electric arc welding
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding for aluminum, stainless steel and other exotic materials
  • Acetylene brazing and soldering

ADDITIONAL CAPABILITIES

  • Surface grinding for areas up to 10” x 20” (ACER AGS-1020AHD)
  • Sandblasting
  • Band saw and chop saw cutting
  • Sheet metal fabrication (shear, brake, and roll)

STUDENT TRAINING

  • Basic short course student training (30 contact hours)
  • Shop safety, mechanical drawing, turning, boring, threading, milling, and CNC machining

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                                                                                 

  • Hours of Operation:  - 6 AM- 4:30 PM Monday-Thursday
  • Rates - $44.50/hour