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Physics and Astronomy

Shop Work Request

Contact the shop
  • Phone 207-725-3610, Email:rstevens@bowdoin.edu, 0r just drop by the shop
  • Early in the conceptual phase of the project
  • Provide specifications or basic requirements
Involve the Machine Shop from concept to finished project
  • The project may be designed to take advantage of shop capabilities and materials on hand to save cost
  • The mechanician will make suggestions to simplify the design or to add more complex features if in either case it will enhance the experimental research or the quality of teaching.
  • Design features that you may think are overly complex to produce may not be so given early input from the shop
Priorities
  • The Physics Department work has top priority when all the jobs have similar urgency
  • The shop accepts request for work from all departments
  • Some rush or emergency requests are unavoidable. Whenever possible, such work will be done within normal priorities due to our commitment to the support of all programs
  • The more lead time that you give the shop the easier it will be to find a block of time to do your project
Cost of shop services
  • No labor charges to any department for work performed within normal priorities
  • Labor at time and a half when the urgency of a job adversely impacts prior shop commitments
  • Required Materials not presently on hand with all leftover materials remaining in shop stock for use on other projects
  • Neccesary consumable tooling such as cutting tools, abrasives, and welding rod not presently on hand
  • Nonconsumable tooling, measuring instrumentation and machinery needed specifically for the job. To be discussed at the time of the work request