LOCATION: [map] Jones Science Center
SHOP HOURS: Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Arthur Illingworth, Mgr.
Allen Frye, Asst. Mgr.
Mechanical Prototype Facility
The Mechanical Prototype Facility provides machining, welding and fabricating service to support research in College of Arts and Sciences and the University of South Carolina. The MPF will also provide mechanical design assistance and detailing and CAD drawings as needed.
The facility is equipped with lathes, CNC milling machines, M.I.G. & T.I.G. welders, and other metal and wood working tools. We can machine parts and construct assemblies from metals, plastics, some ceramics and wood. We also work regularly with local vendors and will coordinate outsourcing of work when necessary. The shop’s two machinists have over 60 years combined experience primarily in research environments.