Instrument Shop

Machining and Fabrication - Your Design or Ours

One of the many aspects of scientific and medical research is the need for specialized hardware. The nature of modern research requires a vast array of type, size and complexity in the design of this hardware, some of which can be assembled from off the shelf items. Frequently, acquisition of this hardware requires the services of a facility with unique capabilities.

Duke's Physics Instrument Shop is a full service design and fabrication machine shop staffed with experienced craftsmen and state of the art machinery. Our use of CNC machine tools and CAD/CAM software allows us the ability to produce complex designs in a wide variety of materials in a timely and cost effective manner. We work directly from blueprints or drawings provided by our customers or take ideas from individuals and engineer their particular needs. Our capabilities include a wide and diverse collection to serve the entire university, from simple to complex and precision in the scientific, medical, mechanical and artistic disciplines.

Let us supply your non 3D printed plastic parts like Teflon. Services include machining, welding, plastics fabrication and light sheet metal work. We can arrange access to vendors for waterjet, laser and commercial coatings.

Please e-mail, call, or drop by if you are interested in services or products.


The Duke University Physics Instrument Shop:

055 Physics Building
Box 90305, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0305

Bernie Jelinek, Manager
Phone: 919-660-2531