Machining and Welding Center

Machining and Welding Center FAQs

General questions

Yes. Before we begin an approved project will need approval from the department sponsoring the project.

Please contact: Core Facility Business Office

Metal Fabrication

Aluminum is a tricky material to weld. Machining & Welding Center (MWC) has the trained welders with many years’ experience and proper equipment for welding aluminum, even light gauge aluminum components. This applies to ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

Yes. Many of our customers take advantage of our wonderful relationships we have with outside vendors to provide finishing service such as anodizing, passivation, plating, and polishing, grinding, heat treating and hard to find metals.

Yes. We regularly machine PVC, Peek, Teflon, Delrin, and others.

Yes. MWC can machine most carbon-fiber composites, but special tooling is required and experimentation must be done on each new part to set the correct parameters.

Yes. We have our MWC staff dedicated to these sort of projects. Please contact MWC rapid prototyping services for details.

Computer numerical control (CNC) is the automation of machine tools by means of computers executing pre-programmed sequences of machine control commands. This is a contrast to machines that are manually controlled by hand wheels or levers. When the CNC system is activated, the desired cut are programmed into the software and dictated to corresponding tools and machinery, which carry out the dimensional task as specified, much like a robot.