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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, Computing and Applied 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, Computing and Applied 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 submittal.  Our service goal is to provide the customer with a two-week turnaround 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 the Fiscal year 2021/2022:

  • Design, layout, fabrication of projects: $48 per hour - Internal Charges Only
    Design, layout, fabrication of projects: $72 per hour - External Charges Only     
  • Priority rate (Next day service - <5 hours): $72 per hour - Internal Charges Only
    Priority rate (Next day service - <5 hours): $100 per hour - External Charges Only 
  • Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM): $60 per hour - Internal Charges Only
    Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM): $100 per hour - External Charges Only

Capabilities

Engineering design and drafting assistance
Using the latest version of AutoCAD and SolidWorks

Charmilles Electro-Discharge Machining (E.D.M.)
Including 4 Axis wire, and hole popper machines

Precision traditional machining
Including Bridgeport milling machines, Hardinge tool room, Clausing Colchester, and Monarch lathes.

Computer Numerical Controlled Machining (CNC)
Including 2 Axis turning, and 4 Axis Milling

Precision surface grinding
Including Okamoto 12-24, 6-18, and Harig 6-12 machines.

Sheet metal and plastics fabrication and welding
Including arc, MIG, TIG, gas, plasma cutting

Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Instrumentation Design
Including repair and installation

Rapid Prototyping

  • Fuse Deposition Modeling - Stratasys Fortus 360mc
  • 3D Color Printing - Spectrum Z510 Color Printer
  • Polyjet 3D Printing - Objet Connex350
  • 3D Printed Wax Patterns For Investment Casting - 3DSystems ProJet CPX 3000plus

Reverse Engineering

  • 3D Scanning - Konica-Minolta Vivid 910, Creaform MAX SCAN & EXASCAN and NextEngine 3D Scanner
  • Contact Digitizing - MicroScribe MX 3D digitizer & HighRES software
  • Reverse Engineering - RapidForm XOR, RapidWorks (exclusively for NextEngine scanner), and Geomagic Studio & Qualify