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Machining and Technical Services

Dustin Gravley

Machine Shop | MTS

Dustin Gravley

DUSTIN GRAVLEY is a Lab Technologist III and Assistant Shop Manager in the Machining and Technical Services' Machine Shop. He regularly consults with faculty, students, and staff to assist them with the machining, 3D modeling, and design needs of their research.


A.S. Machine Tool Technology
Tri-County Technical College

B.S. Forest Resource Management
Clemson University


LIGNIN PROJECT: 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

DOE WASTE PROJECT: Aided in the design and machined multiple titanium 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

FORMULA SAE RACECAR: Machined parts for the Clemson University Formula SAE racecar, which students design and build for a competition in the spring – College Of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

INNEGRA-BASED COMPOSITES: Worked closely with Clemson’s Bioengineering and packaging science researchers to design and 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


Freeman Hall exteriorLab Technologist III
Machining and Technical Services
Assistant Shop Manager
Machine Shop

Phone: 864-656-5546


  • 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


The services are available to internal and external clients, including researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and industry partners. We work closely with clients to understand their specific needs and requirements and provide customized solutions to meet the customer's budget and time frame.

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