Machine Shop Department

The Fermilab Machine Shop Department provides high tolerance prototype and small run machined parts along with certified welding processes to the lab, DOE, and institutions across the world. The department has a wide variety of machine tools from manual lathes and milling machines to full Computer Numerical Control (CNC) horizontal and vertical machines.  The shop also provides hightolerance EDM wire capability.  In addition to all standard machine tools, the Machine Shop has water jet cutting capability of up to 4 foot by 8 foot sheet size holding +/-.002″ tolerance.  The shop also has an engraving machine to produce lamacoid signs using multiple colors, fonts, and designs.  Our team of welders here at Fermilab are certified to weld a variety of metals with the GTAW weld process in the 6G position:

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Titanium

We also use these weld processes:

  • SMAC – (Arc)
  • GMAW  – (Mig)
  • FCAW – (Flux-Core)
  • GTAW – (Tig)
  • PAW – (Plasma Arc)
  • Orbital Welding
  • B – (Brazing)
  • OFC-A  (Oxyacetylene Cutting)  17″ Thickness
  • PAC – (Plasma Arc Cutting)
  • CAC – (Carbon Arc Cutting)
  • CNC Horizontal DeVlieg Milling Machine