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Machining and Technical Services

Dustin Gravley

Dustin Gravley

Lab Technician III
Machining and Technical Services
Assistant Shop Manager

Phone: 864-656-5135
Fax: 864-656-6338

Email: gravley@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

AS Machine Tool Technology
Tri-County Technical College

BS Forest Resource Management
Clemson University

Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of programming, operation, and setup of CNC mills and lathes to manufacture complex academic and industry related research projects
  • Create part models, technical drawings, and assemblies using Solid Works and AutoCAD
  • Consults with engineers on design changes and machining practices to benefit the manufacturability of the products
  • Skilled in the operation of manual lathe, manual mill, Blanchard grinder, laser engraver, MIG welder, fabrication equipment, & heat treating furnaces with the ability to hold tolerances of .0001
  • CNC and manual machining instructor for Greenville Technical College and Tri-County Technical College

Responsibilities

Lab Technician III, Assistant Shop Manager at Clemson University’s MTS department. Consults with faculty, students, and staff to assist them with the machining and design needs of their research.

Projects

Worked closely with Clemson’s Bioengineering and packaging science researchers to machine fixtures for evaluating whether Innegra-based composites could provide superior head protection to athletes involved in contact sports – Dr. Gregory Batt and Dr. John DesJardins, Packaging Science and BioEngineering

Aided in the design and machined multiple diffusion cells that are used in testing underground storage methods for radioactive wastes on an intermediate scale in real-world conditions for the Department Of Energy - Dr. Brian Powell- Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Science

Machined components for the Lignin project, which examined how a waste byproduct from the paper manufacturing industry could be converted into a useable source of energy - Dr. Mark Thies, Chemical, and Biomolecular Engineering

Machined parts for the Clemson University Formula SAE racecar which students design and build them for a competition in the spring – College Of Engineering and Science