Shop Work Request

Contact our machinists to get started on your project. 

Contact the Shop

  • Phone: (207) 725-3610
  • Email: rstevens@bowdoin.edu
  • ... Or just drop by the shop in the Searles Hall Basement, Room 20
  • Be sure to contact 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 mechanic 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.
  • Necessary 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.