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The Mechanical Development Group (MDG) of the Department of Physics specializes in designing, creating, testing, modifying and repairing research equipment and teaching apparatus, i.e., mechanical, electro- and opto-mechanical devices, vacuum chambers and pressure vessels, molds, models, electronics enclosures/test specimens. By coupling the efficiency of CNC machining with the high precision of Wire & Ram EDM we can create unique or difficult-to-fabricate components. We produce prototype or production quantities of fixtures, fabricated assemblies and complex precision parts. Tolerances of +/- .0001" (.025 mm) are achieved by any of our skilled associates operating in our climate-controlled 14,500 sq. ft. facility. The MDG has three primary support activities: engineering, fabrication and materials sales.

The MDG is a self-support operation, i.e., all costs associated with projects and activities will be billed to the organization requesting services. Rates include labor, materials, tools, and time required to set up and clean up for each project.

LOCATION : Room 0305 of the John S. Toll Physics Building (Bldg. #082) at the University of Maryland's College Park Campus.

We ask that all visitors to the MDG observe posted safety notices, practices and guidelines.

HOURS : The hours of Operation are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We do follow observed University of Maryland holidays.

CONTACTS :

Engineering Services:
Richard Terlisner, Senior Engineer
0220D Physics
(301)405-5969
terlisne@physics.umd.edu

Fabrication Services:
Dave Cogswell , Supervisor, Technical Support Services
0305 Physics
(301)405-5966
drcogs@umd.edu

Raw Materials Stores:
Robert Woodworth, Stores Coordinator
0305 Physics
(301)405-5968
rtwoodwo@physics.umd.edu


ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION:

Billing inquiries:
Francoise Santos Priest
1102 Physics
(301) 405- 5962
fsp@physics.umd.edu

Project status:
Dave Cogswell
0305 Physics
(301)405-5966
drcogs@umd.edu

Electronics Support:
Aaron McQueen and Jack Touart
0204 Physics
(301)405-5947
mcqueena@umd.edu

Faculty Supervision of Shop Facilities:
Dr. Steve Rolston, Associate Chair
1107 Physics
(301) 405-5947
rolston@umd.edu

Administrative support :
Lorraine DeSalvo
1109 Physics
(301)405-5948
desalvo@physics.umd.edu

Department of Physics - Services
http://www.physics.umd.edu/services/

 

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