The Machine Shop

The Bowdoin Machine Shop supports the Physics and Astronomy Department by Constructing Special Apparatuses For:

  • Classroom demonstrations
  • Student use in the teaching laboratories
  • The research activities of faculty and students

Other departments frequently make use of these services. A wide range of requests can be accomplished by this shop as explained on the Shop Work Request Page.

The shop has two computer-controlled machine tools, various conventional machine tools, and welding, sheet metal and woodworking machinery.

Mechanician Bob Stevens at Work