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Engineering: Machine Shop

The LASP Machine Shop creates to-order components for space instruments using a combination of craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. (Courtesy LASP)

The LASP Machine Shop specializes in the creation of instrument components using a variety of materials, such as aluminum, magnesium, stainless steel, ceramic, plastic, and titanium. Our shop achieves close tolerances of 0.0005 of an inch. Experts work from prints, sketches, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) solid models, then import that information using Master Computer Aided Machining (MasterCAM) software to program our machining centers. We have four-axis capability, in addition to numerous manual lathes and milling machines for secondary operations.

Equipment and capabilities include:

  • Computer numerically controlled high-speed machining centers
  • Manual milling machines
  • Manual lathes
  • Deltronic video comparator
  • Brown and Sharpe micro height and Ziess Coordinate Measuring Machine for instrument metrology; also see Metrology Laboratory

Production Facilities
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