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Machining and Technical Services

William Simmons

Bill Simmons

Lab Technologist II
Machining and Technical Services
Precision Machinist
Machine Shop

Phone: 864-656-5546
Fax: 864-656-7922


Educational Background

Machine Tool Technology
North Georgia Technical College


  • Tool and Die making, Mold Maker
  • Experience with precision manual and CNC equipment, holding tolerances to .0002”
  • Skilled in the programming and operation of, CNC mill, manual lathe, manual mill, jig bore, heat treating furnaces, and EDM
  • Consults with engineers in design changes and machining practices
  • Design part models using AutoCAD, and SolidWorks


Lab Technologist II in the MTS department. Consults with faculty, students, and staff to help them achieve their research goals


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 components for the Intelligent River Project, which builds, deploys and monitors buoys and sensors along the Savannah River to gather data on water quality and quantity-Dr. Christopher Post, Environmental Information Science Forestry, and Environment Conservation Department

Machined and maintained autoclave components for photonic crystal research, Dr. Joseph Kolis, Chemistry

Machined wear testing components for total joint replacement materials and surfaces, Dr. John Desjardins, Bioengineering