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Phone: 518-276-6241
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Location: SC BW 10

The MultiMedia Services Machine Shop is a full service R&D facility with professional, experienced staff providing engineering, design, fabrication and prototyping assistance for all of Rensselaer's manufacturing needs. We support the full spectrum of Institute and departmental initiatives and projects and welcome external customer projects as well.

We work with Standard and Exotic Materials and State of the Art Equipment

Take an interactive Quicktime tour of our main machine shop and our vertical mill room...click and drag your cursor around the images when they open in the new browsers. (If you don't have the Quicktime application to open these movies, click here to download it free from Apple.)

Very Reasonable Rates
For more information and quotes please fill out our on-line Request Form or contact:

Jim Schatz
Machine Shop Supervisor
Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
SC BW 10
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 110 8th Street Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 518-276-6241
Fax: 518-276-2443

Email: schatj@rpi.edu



We're Experts at Working With Standard and Exotic Materials

Here's a Sampling:
Alumina
Bone
Hastelloy
Inconel
Invar
Kovar
Macor
Molybdenum
Plastics
Rene' 41 (stellite)
Tantalum
Titanium
Tool steel
Tungston
Wood

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State of the Art Manufacturing Equipment

Computer Numerical Controlled

  • Two axis lathe with an 8" turning capacity
  • Vertical machining center
  • CAD/CAM software with full 3 axis surface machining capacity and file importing capabilities

Conventional

  • Vertical milling machines equipped with digital readouts
  • Horizontal milling machine
  • Engine lathes with turning capacities up to 18" in diameter with digital readouts
  • Surface and cylindrical grinders (diamond wheels available for both)
  • Drill presses, cutoff saws and a full range of hand tools
  • Fifty ton hydraulic press
  • Cabinet type sand blaster
  • 6 foot brake
  • 4 foot hydraulic shear

Specialized Capabilites

  • Electrical discharge machining with "straight" cut wire attachment
  • Internal/external grinder with 12" diameter x 30" between centers
  • Plasma cutting
  • Brazing
  • Soft and silver soldering
  • Welding capabilities
  • Oxyacetylene
  • GTAW (Tig)
  • GMAW (Mig)
  • SMAW (stick)
  • Plastic
  • Access to waterjet cutting and rapid prototyping

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