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Machining and Technical Services (MTS)

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Machining and Technical Services (MTS) is a Research Support Center offering Engineering design, Precision Machining, Fabrication, Rapid Prototyping, Reverse Engineering and Electronics/Instrumentation in the College of Engineering and Sciences.

Download the MTS service request form here: MTS Services Request Form (pdf).

Mission Statement

(MTS) will continually update its personnel training and equipment to provide the College of Engineering and Sciences with the best technical services available.
Our 2-5 year goals include increasing training and capabilities in the 3-D modeling and machining areas, and cross-training several key personnel in order to improve our response time on projects that require the use of specialty equipment.

Operations Format

MTS customers must print out and complete a work request and obtain proper signatures before submital.  Our service goal is to provide the customer with a two-week turn-around time on projects with less than ten hours of duration. We do offer an accelerated next day service at a premium rate for small projects (at Manager's discretion).

Our billing rates are published and are as follows for Fiscal year 2013/2014:

  • Design, layout, fabrication of projects: $35 per hour - Internal Charges Only
    Design, layout, fabrication of projects: $55 per hour - External Charges Only     
  • Priority rate (Next day service - <5 hours): $52.50 per hour - Internal Charges Only
    Priority rate (Next day service - <5 hours): $82.50 per hour - External Charges Only 
  • Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM): $60 per hour - Internal Charges Only
    Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM): $90 per hour - External Charges Only