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About the Shop

The Physics and Astronomy instrument shop provides complete professional instrument construction for research at UNC. It is located in Phillips Hall room 115. Our services include:

  • Design consultation
  • CNC programming
  • CNC turning
  • CNC milling
  • Manual machining
  • Electric discharge machining
  • Welding
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Plastic fabrication

Preferred CAD files are SLDPRT, IGES, and STP.

Cost and Payment

Our rates:
$47.00 per hour plus materials
$42.00 per hour plus materials – Intradepartment

Department transfer/journal entry. Please submit work in person. Please have your full Chartfield prepared for billing at the time that work is submitted.

Philip Thompson, 919-962-1183