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: $11.55/hourly
  • Standard shop rate: $64.50/hourly
  • CNC use: additional $12.25/hourly
  • Free Consultations

Product Gallery

Balanced Disk

Complex Mount


Slide Holder

14 inch Conflat Flange

GPS Adapter

17.5 GHz Wave Cavity

13 GHz Wave Cavity

Steel Bracket

Riser Block

Student Project

Tunable Wave Cavity