The Department of Physics has a staffed machine shop for use by faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants across campus for work on projects relating to research.

Request to reserve a machine

Request for quote and machining

Opportunities for technical machine shop work from off-campus entities are possible, please contact the machine shop manager directly for more information.

Machines Available and Services Offered

  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Mill and CNC Lathe
  • Conventional Mills
  • Conventional Lathes
  • Drill Presses
  • MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welder
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication Equipment
  • Band Saws (vertical and horizontal)
  • Sand Blaster
  • Grinders
  • 2′ x 3′ precision granite table
  • Mechanical design and mechanical troubleshooting

Safety Policies

  • The buddy system is strictly required. No one is allowed to work in the machine shop without another person present.
  • Everyone must sign in and sign out when they use the shop.
  • Anyone new to the shop must be trained on the equipment and must also go through safety training.
  • Please review the safety manual and print it before you arrive at the shop.

Operation Hours

Weekdays 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Contact Information

Shop Manager: Jeff Breitschopf
Phone: (970)491-4130


Glover 136
451 Isotope Drive

Shop Rates

  • Approved student shop use: $11.20/hourly
  • Standard shop rate: $62.60/hourly
  • CNC use: additional $11.90/hourly
  • Free Consultations

Product Gallery

Balanced Disk

Complex Mount


Slide Holder

Steel Bracket

GPS Adapter

17.5 GHz Wave Cavity

13 GHz Wave Cavity

Riser Block

Sheet Metal Bracket