Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

  Machine Shop

Sodick AQ325L Wire EDM
The Physics Department’s Machine Shop team is involved in the University of Mississippi’s daily operations and serves as a resource to physics colleagues around the country. We are responsible for the design and fabrication of physics test equipment, machines, fixtures, and other devices. We have been involved in many research projects, both in the U.S. and internationally. Our goal is to contribute realistic end products to physicists’ ideas and dreams. Design is carried out using AutoCad and a variety of CAM software to support our CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines. Implementation is accomplished by modern collaboration techniques that follow the process from design, through manufacturing, quality control, and finally shipment to our customers.

New mill

Team members:

Software:

  • AutoCad
  • Bridgeport EZ-Cam
  • EGS Featurecam
  • 3D Workshop
  • ESPRIT
  • Pro/E

Romi CNC lathe

Equipment:

  • Sodick AQ325L Wire EDM
  • FADAL VMC 15-XT Machining Center
  • FADAL VMC 5020A Machining Center
  • Bridgeport CNC mills
  • Romi CNC lathe
  • Hansvedt EDM
  • Small-batch aluminum anodizing
  • Various manual machines

Machine Shop Projects

Recent Projects:

Test Absorber: Windows and Manifold. (FNAL)

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convex_10 convex_complete convex_counterbore convex_fixture convex_fixture1
convex_on_fixture convex_on_milling_machine convex_program convex_side convex_window2
convex_window4 convex_window6 convex12 test_window_blanks test_window_fixture
turning_tool window_assembly_1 wire_seal

Pixel detector. (FNAL)

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201 MHz Muon Collider Prototype.

NOSE-RING1

Nose RingFinal machining of Copper and S.S. Rings after brazing.


COPPER_RING

Copper RingMachined to accept S.S. Ring

SS_RING

SS RingMachined to accept copper ring and to accept Beryllium Window upon completion.


Stiffner

StiffenerProduced to add stability to the 201 MHz main cavity.

NOSE_ASSY1

Nose AssemblyCopper and S.S. Rings ready for Vacuum brazement.

HCAL HO boxes. (CERN)

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vw_1

HO Proto-type

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HO_1

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HO_2

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cb1

vw_5

cb2

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HO_8

vw_7

HO Proto1

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HO_7

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Past Projects:

Crystal blanks and 2 Q.C. machines (calibration and standards) for BABAR. (SLAC)

Fiber optic welders. (FNAL)

RF Cavity (Muon Collider). (University of California — Berkeley)

HCAL HB electronic boxes. (CERN)

HCAL HE boxes. (CERN)

Pixel detector prototype. (FNAL)

Pill Box cavity. (University of California — Berkeley)

Impedance Tube. (Richard Raspet and Tim Simmons)

Low Temperature Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy. (Veerle Keppens and Michael McGuire)

More information on this project can be found at NCPA’s site.
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Kennon Observatory restoration. (University of Mississippi)

 

Job Requests

Our services are available for other departments on campus, as well as other educational institutions.

Job Request Hardcopy Form: (PDF)

Job Request Webform

Machine Shop Job Request Form

 

Verification

 

We are located in the basement of Lewis Hall’s research wing.

Phone: (662) 915-5327

Fax: (662) 915-5326

Email: shop@phy.olemiss.edu

 New FADAL